Kitty planters

Week 5 20th February 2018 The students in the McAuley Makerspace are now onto their 3 project for the year.  They are making Kitty Planters out of recycled 2 litre milk Bottles.  Both the top and the bottom of the milk bottle is used, creating a self watering pot for a small plant. Here are…

Macrame Keyrings

15th February 2018 The McAuley MakerSpace has been a hive of activity during the first 4 weeks of term.  Students have enjoyed creating paper flowers, pom poms, name badges and this week they are learning the skill of Macrame. Creating their own key ring out of natural cotton cord or jute and adding a couple…

Recycled Plastic Bottle Poppies

13th February 2018 Our current workshop is all about upcycling.  The students are creating poppies out of recycled plastic soda bottles. We are hoping to have a beautiful display for Anzac Day next term, so we are starting to make and collect as many poppies as possible. The workshop is fun and the students can…

Basket Weaving

13th February 2018 Here are some of the finished projects. More to come. 9th February 2018 During week three, the students were introduced to basket weaving.  They were able to choose between raffia, twine and wool. Using different techniques such as coiling and blanket stitch weaving. It was a very social workshop with the students…

It’s a Computer Bug’s World!

5th February 2019 Our first week of Cre8 Lab workshops was last week, with our Computer Bugs being booked out.  The students were very excited to create their individual bugs, using computer parts and electronic bits and pieces, watch parts and steam punk cogs.  There was plenty of creative flare and imagination. Although the week…

3D Printed Cupcake Key rings

22nd November, 2017 During the week, members of the library staff were asked to run an activity for a Year 9 ICT class.  This was an end of year treat for the class who had finished all their assessments.  The best activity to suit the timeframe was to teach the students the basics of Tinkercad,…

Makerspace Activities Term 1 2018

  17th November, 2017 We have many activities for the students in McAuley Makerspace beginning in Term 1 of 2018.  Some of the activities have been repeated because they proved to be popular this year.   The students will have to sign in to some of the ongoing projects, but there is always something to…

Holiday Reading December 2017

17th November, 2017 The 91-story tree house   Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton Join Andy and Terry in their ridiculous 91-storey treehouse! Go for a spin in the world’s most powerful whirlpool, take a ride in a submarine sandwich, get marooned on a desert island, hang out in a giant spider web, visit the fortune…

Cre8 Lab Workshops term 1 2018

15th November, 2017 Another year is upon us and it is now time to organise the workshops for next year. Here is a quick look at the exciting things we have planned for the Cre8 Lab students for the first 5 weeks of term 1.  

Holiday Reading Dec 2017

Some of the new books in the Potter library for Christmas Holiday reading.  1917 – Kelly Gardiner ‘The German planes patrolled in hunting squads. They flew fast fighting craft streaking across the sky in tight formation. The greatest of them was the Red Baron, the deadliest ace on the Front. He’d shot down twenty-one of…

BOOKFACE Photo Challenge

15th  November, 2017 Both the Potter library and McAuley library held a BOOKFACE photo challenge during the last 3 weeks of October.  We had some great entries in both libraries. The challenge was divided up into 3 sections: Junior Senior Staff All entries were submitted before the 1st of November and our Judge was Lynette…

Cre8 Lab Showcase

15 November, 2017 On the 24th of October, the Potter library hosted the Cre8 Lab Showcase and Stop Go Claymation Premiere. The students were very excited to see their mini movies played on the large screen in the library forum.  Teachers and parents were invited to drop in and view the movies, as well as…