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…

SLIME!!!

23rd October, 2017 Last week the Makerspace had a SLIME activity during lunchtimes.   It coincided with Science week, and the activity was booked out every lunchtime, with some students missing out.  We have never seen the makerspace so busy. The first slime that the students made was Chalkboard Slim, and when it was stretched…

Stop Go Animation Landscape

23rd October 2017 All the students have finished the Landscape and are on to the filming workshop for the stop go animation. The miniature worlds look fantastic and the LEDs give it a little bit of sparkle to the scene. Each student was given a large piece of wood, moss, rocks, foliage and other bits…

Stop Go Clay Animation

14 November, 2017 The Students have since finished their Stop Go Claymation movies and we had our Premiere last month.  Here are the short movies they created   23rd October, 2017 The students are coming along with the Stop Go animation.  We have two students left to film, the others are working in Adobe Premiere…

Clay Animation Bug

9th October, 2017 Almost finished the bugs,  some students have decided to create two bugs… check them out. 5th October, 2017 Meet Jack, the Cow bug… he was the first off the production line. Here is Rainbow Bug… she is so cute The Making of Ballet Bug Others that are still in the making 4th…

Dream Catchers

23rd October 2017 Most of the students have finished their dream catchers now, with some of the girls adding LEDs.   The project proved challenging for some and was not a quick process.  But for those who persevered, they now have a lovely dream catcher for their bedroom.   5th October 2017 The McAuley Makerspace…

Computer Bugs

Prototypes A couple of the prototypes ready for the Computer Bug activities in the McAuley MakerSpace next term. The students will be using discarded computer parts, wire and watch parts/cogs to create a wonderful fantasy bug. From This To This