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

28th March 2018 The McAuley Makerspace students have been asked to make decorations for the annual Mother’s Day High Tea, which will be held in the Brisbane City Hall during May. The girls are very excited about making giant flowers in pink. First step is cutting out of many petals that will be used to…

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…

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

Makerspace Workshops Term 4 2017

5th September 2017 Check out the Makerspace activities for next term.  Students will have to sign up for most of the activities, however there are a few ongoing activities in the morning session. We also have a competition “Book face” later in the term.