The HIVE is more than a STEM/STEAM Makerspace, it is a space where the Curriculum Merges into one, a space where learner engagement is at its peak and work is infused by four main Vic Curriculum areas: Digital Tech, Design and Tech and critical and creative thinking. A space where collaboration and innovation is taught, nurtured and expected.

The Hive space where collaboration and innovation is taught, nurtured and expected. Each grade will have a session in the HIVE each week working in collaboration with their grade teacher and our expert STEM leader Mr. Dean Darmanin. Our students are a BUZZ with excitement about the new HIVE space!

Some of the learning that students from Prep to 6 will experience in the HIVE are:

  • Coding
  • Game design and development
  • Robotics- Building and programing
  • Design Thinking
  • Creative Thinking
  • Construction and Building
  • Engineering
  • Working Collaboratively
  • And much, much more…

This video explains a little of what the Hive is about!

The HIVE was launched to educators in our industry, here is a sneak peak of how the night went.



STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering and
  • Mathematics.

The Hive will have a collaborative and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world.

Development of STEM skills at all stages of life will also inspire curiosity and creativity and

drive innovation and growth throughout our economy. Through an exciting and engaging STEM education, learners of all ages can acquire skills that will give them an edge – so they can be smarter and more innovative, and use new and emerging technologies to solve problems and extend their knowledge and understanding.

For more information access the Melbourne Maker Fair website and watch the video.



Coding Day @ Taylors Lakes Primary School

Four students from Mackellar Primary School, to represent us for the St Albans/Keilor Network coding day. We are starting to develop leaders of code in our schools/network in 2018 by having a coding day at Taylors Lakes Primary School for Grade 5 students. Our students worked together to complete a couple of critical thinking/coding activities. They will bring this learning back to Mackellar and other students.

What were they doing?

Students completed a few critical thinking and coding activities. They designed a contraption to complete a challenge using a variety of materials available.