Dream Catchers

5th October 2017 The McAuley Makerspace students are having fun making dream catchers this week.  They started with a circle made of recycled coat hangers and wrapped them with jute, then using string created a web in the center with beads scattered throughout. After this, the students decorated with ribbons and feathers. Some of the…

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.  

ESCAPE TO EVERYWHERE PHOTO BOOTH

21ST AUGUST 2017 The All Hallows’ Libraries are celebrating book week this week with a number of activities during lunchtime and before school. In the Potter Library we have a photo booth set up for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday  with props from places around the world for the students to “escape”.   McAuley Library has…

NEW BOOKS FOR MCAULEY

Artie and the Crime Wave by Richard Roxburgh Year 6 Literature Circles Text Artie and his best friend Bumshoe have stumbled upon a Cave-of-Possibly-Stolen-Stuff, and along with it a gang of shady characters including scary Mary, fang-toothed Funnel-web and the devious Mayor Grime. Artie and Bumshoe’s attempt to solve the mystery sparks a chaotic chain…

Most popular E books October 2016

The merchant of Venice edited by William Baker and Brian Vickers.  (2005) The Merchant of Venice has always been regarded as one of Shakespeare’s most interesting plays. Before the nineteenth century critical reaction is relatively fragmentary. However between then and the late twentieth century the critical tradition reveals the tremendous vitality of the play to…

New Books @ McAuley

Aurora and the Popcorn Dolphin (The Songbird Cafe Girls 3) by Sarah Webb Perfect for fans of Cathy Cassidy and Jacqueline Wilson. The third book in The Songbird Cafe Girls series about friendship, family and a very special cafe. After the death of her mum, Aurora struggles to care about anything until she meets Click the dolphin. (Goodreads)…

MCAULEY NEW FICTION 2016

A Handful of Stars, by Cynthia Lord When Lily’s blind dog, Lucky, slips his collar and runs away across the wide-open blueberry barrens of eastern Maine, it’s Salma Santiago who manages to catch him. Salma, the daughter of migrant workers, is in the small town with her family for the blueberry-picking season. After their initial…

POTTER AND MCAULEY NEW FICTION HOLIDAY READING 2015

The 26-storey treehouse – Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton If you’re like most readers, you’re probably wondering just how Andy and Terry met. Well, it’s a long story, but a pretty exciting one, and it’s mostly true! Come on up, choose a hammock, and they’ll tell you all about it (just don’t go in the maze…

MCAULEY NEW FICTION 2015

The Adventures of Stunt Boy and His Amazing Wonder Dog Blindfold – by Lollie Barr HE’S A BOY WHO DOES STUNTS. Someone was out to get my dad. Everyone said it was an accident but I didn’t believe them, not even for a second… and Stunt Boy is going to prove it. With his amazing…