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…

Mechanica Creations in Photoshop

4th June, 2018 Several year 7 students who have been involved in an interschool writing extension workshop, have been busy creating fantastic mechanical creatures using Photoshop.  Lance Balchin, the Author and Illustrator of “Mechanica, a Beginner’s field guide”, shared his expertise in Photoshop with the students at the first workshop.  The second workshop will be…

All Hallows’ School Open Day

25th May, 2018 AHS Open Day is this weekend, Sunday 27th May.  The school is expecting a record crowd, and our Libraries are busy preparing for the day.   The Potter Library Cre8 Lab is ready with two large display cabinets full of students work and examples of the past workshops. We also have an…

Google Expeditions

28th March 2018 Last week in the McAuley Makerspace the students were introduced to Google Expeditions. Imagine staring into the eye of a Category 5 hurricane, or swimming amongst the beautiful coral and fish in the Caribbean. Google Expeditions provides students with the opportunity to be engaged in immersive lessons where the outside world meets…

Mother’s Day High Tea Flowers

25th May, 2018 Blooming Lovely – May Morning Tea. The giant flowers, were internally lit with mini LED bulbs and used to decorate the photo booths, the main stage, information boards and tables at the event held at Brisbane City Hall.  the Makerspace flowers were greatly admired by all and the Mothers’ Network were very…

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…

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…

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…

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…