Generally, a magazine is a type of large think book with a paper cover that one can buy every week or month containing articles, photographs, etc. It can be published by any institution or news agency.
In this way, when a particular school publishes a magazine it is called a school magazine. Every renowned school publishes a magazine. A school magazine serves to focus the attention on the corporate life of the school. Students get an opportunity to express their feelings through it. A student should not confine himself to book reading only. He should be encouraged to take a wider view of things. A school magazine reflects the dormant talent of the student. So it should be made with a view to improving the academic and social life of the students and effort must be made to induce the largest number of students to contribute to the magazine.
A school magazine is normally published with a view to expressing the ideas of the students and it also tells about the various affairs of the institution.
Before publishing a magazine, a committee is a must. The headmaster of the school is the chief patron or the chairman of the committee. An experienced teacher has been assigned as the editor of the magazine.
The functions of the editor are the most important. He has to be much more responsible, clever, and talented. An editor collects writings from different students and teachers. Sometimes he has to write an editorial too. The editor is considered the soul of the magazine.
Publishing the magazine in the right way is a major concern. Publication requires a lot of money which is normally funded by the school itself. Sometimes, the local conscious people contribute something. The students also play a major role in the publication. The school magazine embodies the ideas, thoughts, the imagination of the students. When they see their writings published in the magazine, their joys known bounds. It inspires them to continue their writings. By a well-organized school magazine, we can know about literature, history, science and many other things from it. The views and news of sports and games, boy-scouts activities, excursion reports, and other extra-academic activities can be expressed through it. Moreover, by writing in a school magazine, the students become accustomed to writing, which will help them to become a great writer in the future.
Every school should have a school magazine of its own. Because it develops the dormant thoughts of the students, it helps them how to think and express their ideas.