Friday, 30 December 2016

Music in Parks: Pt England Reserve

Mai Summer Jam with Sons of Zion, Che-Fu, Three Houses Down and more

Line-up: Sons of Zion, Che-Fu, Three Houses Down, Bailey Wiley, Mikee Mayz and Ty
Genre: Urban, Reggae
Date: Saturday, 28 January 2017
Time: 1pm-5.30pm
Venue: Point England Reserve, Point England Road, Point England
Accessibility: Some designated mobility car parking available with mobility toilet onsite
Event updates: (optional) RSVP on Facebook for the latest news and announcements
Join us for a massive fun free day out for the whole whanau.
Mai presents live music by Sons of Zion, Che Fu, Three Houses Down, Bailey Wiley, Mikey Mayz and Ty.
Tamaki Regeneration brings you an array of family and kids activities, cultural performances and more.
Bring a picnic or buy kai onsite but plan to come and be entertained for the whole afternoon.
Stay tuned for event updates or follow Mai on Facebook.
This is an alcohol-free event.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes in Matter in the Maker Space!

Liquid was probably the matter we noticed the most in term four because of the foamy, bubbly, slimy, oily glorious exploding mess all over the Maker Space.

 The Liquids we used included  water, milk, detergent, cooking oil, hydrogen peroxide, PVA glue, hair conditioner and food colouring.
However we also included Solids including cornflour, butter, cardboard, PLA filament (3D printing 'ink') and wire in our experiments.

Of course we would not have been able to change matter without the invisible Gasses of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide.

 The change in temperature that the friction of our hands, the reacting chemicals , the hot 3D printer and the even hotter sun provided the final, essential ingredient! 

Monday, 12 December 2016

End of year Maker Space Party!

Thanks to all the Screenminions, 3D Team, Labyrinth and Manaiakalani Film Festival production who came along to our end of year Maker Space party yesterday!

Friday, 9 December 2016

Chris Berthelsen Visit and Interview

On November 22, artist Chris Berthelsen visited the Maker Space and experimented with bubbles.

 Thanks to Delijah and Mamarei for their interview about what inspired Chris to become an artist and whether he enjoyed his time at Pt England. Thanks also to Ava for filming and editing the video.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Urbanesia PolyCultural Storm at Te Oro Saturday November 26

Check this out at Te Oro in Glen Innes!

Urbanesia Polycultural Storm

I'll be going along to see all the events and ask if  Pt England can join in at the Art Market next year. I look forward to seeing others there!  

Wednesday, 9 November 2016


What happens to the lonely chromebook boxes when they are thrown away???

Pt England School's Maker Space debuted its very first Manaiakalani Film Festival feature this year to find out...

Check out...GOOGLY EYES

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Maker Space Movement- Core Education PD

Making Masks

Making Healthy Food

Team One has been learning how to make healthy food in the Maker Space!

Core Education Maker Space breakfast seminar

In term 3 I attended a Core Education  breakfast seminar on the 'Maker Movement' and how this can be applied to the the classroom and school environment.

This was very interesting listening to and talking with the the facilitator Mark Osborne especially as I was one of few teachers attending who had a full time role as a Maker Space teacher.

The pedagogy and projects covered were inspiring and I am keen to bring what I had observed to Point England. I realised however that my own digital and technical literacy needs to be increased and was very glad to hear of a Maker Space evening club which I will be joining to learn, design and have fun!

Feel free to check out the Core Education Maker Space slideslow