Minecraft at the VIBE.

Two different computer based games were engaging our students and visitors alike: Minecraft and Code Combat.

The first session was Minecraft.

                                                                                                                                                                               The second session was Code Combat.

 

VIBE Festival 2019 – Shh! There are spies everywhere!

Our Senior School Library is Always a Bit VIBEy!

The VIBE Festival is on again – the annual event that allows visitors to join us and see what College is like. As always, the Senior School offered a range of events, two of which occurred in our Winifred Berry Information Centre.

 

my VIBE T- shirt gets another airing!

Our theme this year was Spies and we talked about Nancy Wake (The White Mouse) and her heroism in World War 2. Nancy recently passed away in her nineties. She is Australia’s most militarily decorated woman of all time.

Nancy was not alone. There were 10,000 people working on code breaking at Bletchley Park in the UK and over 75% of them were women. In Melbourne, and Brisbane: “The secret work that took place in Monterey – and complementary intelligence slog in a suburban house named Nyrambla in Ascot, Brisbane – changed the course of the war in the Pacific.” Tony Wright, who grew up near Portland and went to school in Hamilton, has recently written about their work, click here to read more.

The IT room hosted Minecraft, see more here

 

 

VIBE 2018

This year’s VIBE Festival activity was titled Planking The VIBE.  It was set up so that groups of students were challenged to construct a specific object from a pile of planks. Planks are all the same size and weight and come from a Melbourne Company called Green hat Workshop. 

Working in small teams and within a tight timeframe, students were challenged to construct a bridge, a face, a word with minimum length, and copy a picture from a card.

The collaboration between students from our school and visitors they may not have met before was wonderful.

The challenge, make a face saw Donald Trump joining us!

The method of constructing face varied between 2D and 3D:

Our intrepid judges would issue the challenge, start the timer, then make structures of their own, in between checking out the action and warning of the impending end of time. Thanks Angus and Lach!

The last devious test set up by the judges was to construct a word to describe the session of more than 6 letters. We had some creative solutions:

Fanplankuous!

Well done everyone. Thanks to Cam at Green Hat Workshop for suggesting the timed tasks.

 

VIBE – its a Great Sensation!

Years 5- 7:

Vibe festival has been and gone in a flash! We had fun today with some challenges which started like this:

The VIBRARY challenge:

Our session started with: You need to crack the code to access what’s inside your group’s locked box. The clues are quite close by!

Then you should work together with your team to create the item specified using the materials with which you have been supplied.

There was then a list of statements about the Library at the Senior School which led to the code to open the locked box for each group.

Once inside the box, students found a range of materials: Strawbees, Planks or Makedo tools! We now have some great creations in our Library space!

Mrs. Nettleton, working in the Reference Area ran a session using Makey Makeys

Here is how the day unfolded!

Strawbees
Green Hat Planks
And when the recipe fails, make it up!
Nearly finished and the roof fell in!
Strawbees and concentration!
Makedo kit workers!
How do you use these??
Go the mast up and then it all fell down!
Makedo owl in flight!
Makey Makey music
Proud makers of an owl in flight
Cracking the code.
Not quite Makey Makey music yet!
Code cracked, box open – unpacking the Makedo screws.
Head right in the job here!
Every photo of this group has captured someone moving fast to get the job done.
Kangaroo wins, boys defeated!
Floor tactics
Chair tactics

Immersed in their Strawbee construction!
Proud makers of an owl in flight
Concentration