McAuley Author Visit

14th September, 2018 Students from Junior school were lucky enough to attend workshops with Nicholas Lochel, co author of Zakora, today in the McAuley Library. Nicholas Lochel grew up in Brisbane, Australia, along with his two brothers and sister, Alison, with whom he is co-writing the ZARKORA series. It was the close bond he shared…

Black Out Poetry Competition

6th September, 2018 Last week the winners of the Black Out Poetry Competition were announced.  We had two competitions running: Junior Competition with two categories – Junior Winner and People’s Choice Winner Senior Competition with two categories – Senior Winner and People’s Choice Winner. Scroll down to see both the Junior and the Senior entries. …

McAuley Spring Holiday Reads

The Most Marvellous Spelling Bee Mystery by Deborah Abela India never wanted to enter the Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee, but with the encouragement of her town, her family and some newfound friends, she overcame her fears, made it all the way to the grand final at the Sydney Opera House and won! Sepron vs Narga…

Spring Holiday Reading 20

The Case Study of Vanitas, Chapter 1 by Jun Mochizuki Step once more into the imagination of Jun Mochizuki, creator of New York Times-bestselling PandoraHearts! A tale of vampires and curses set in a whimsical and dark steampunk Paris unfolds! (Goodreads) The Case Study of Vanitas, Chapter 2 by Jun Mochizuki Jun Mochizuki, acclaimed creator…

Makerspace Activities Term 4 2018

The last term for 2018 is going to be full of interesting activities in the McAuley Library.  Have a look at what we have organised for our year 5 and year 6 students.

Steampunk Top Hats

6th September, 2018 All the top hats are finished now, and we really have a variety of styles.  Check them out! 28th August, 2018 The students have been very busy last week and this week with the last workshop for the term, Steampunk Top Hats. The girls had to construct their top hat using black…

Kooky Cone Critters

  30th July, 2018 During the second week back this term, the Makerspace students have been very busy creating Kooky Cone Critters. Using a pine cone for the body and pipe cleaners for some crazy hair effects, the girls are enjoying the challenge of keeping the cones upright as well has a box full of materials…

Foam Sock Puppets

7th August, 2018. All the Foam Sock Puppets are complete and the students have had a wonderful time creating them.  During the following week they are working on a short film starring the puppets within the grounds of the school.  I have given them a challenge, encouraging them to use the 360 cameras that we…

Makerspace Activities Term 3, 2018

We have an action packed term 3, with great activities for the year 5 and 6 students.  Book week will be held in the middle of the term, and the theme this year is “Find your Treasure”, so we have incorporated a Hidden Poetry competition for the students to “find” the poem within the words…