Wire Wrapped Rings

11th February, 2019 The week of wire wrapping was very successful with each student making at least 3 different styles. We were so busy that we didn’t get as many photographs as we would have liked. 5th February 2019 This is the first week back for the Cre8 Lab, and the students are really keen…

Makerspace Activities Term 4 2018

The last term for 2018 is going to be full of interesting activities in the McAuley Library.  Have a look at what we have organised for our year 5 and year 6 students.

Steampunk Top Hats

6th September, 2018 All the top hats are finished now, and we really have a variety of styles.  Check them out! 28th August, 2018 The students have been very busy last week and this week with the last workshop for the term, Steampunk Top Hats. The girls had to construct their top hat using black…

Kooky Cone Critters

  30th July, 2018 During the second week back this term, the Makerspace students have been very busy creating Kooky Cone Critters. Using a pine cone for the body and pipe cleaners for some crazy hair effects, the girls are enjoying the challenge of keeping the cones upright as well has a box full of materials…

Foam Sock Puppets

7th August, 2018. All the Foam Sock Puppets are complete and the students have had a wonderful time creating them.  During the following week they are working on a short film starring the puppets within the grounds of the school.  I have given them a challenge, encouraging them to use the 360 cameras that we…

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…