Makerspace Magic

What is a makerspace?

A makerspace is designed to help students develop the 5 Key Competencies and cover a range of school subjects.

It can be a table in the corner of your classroom, a dedicated space in your library or its own fully stocked room. The goal is to give your students all the tools and space they need to learn, problem solve, plan, collaborate and create.

From consultation, to design, to the implementation, our Specialists can help you develop the ideal makerspace for your school:

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Innovative Products

Choose from a wide range of products that drive real educational outcomes.

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STEAM Resources

We have a range of resources including lesson plans to help you kick start your STEAM learning.

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Education Leasing

Talk to us about Lease-To-Own STEAM equipment.

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Specialist Support

Take advantage of our locally based Education Account Managers and ongoing support from our Specialist Education Helpdesk.


Meet the team

Andrea Desmond

Andrea Desmond

Education Buyer
Andrea has been with the OfficeMax team for 27 years. As an experienced Buyer, her expertise lies in identifying and sourcing education products that align with the New Zealand Curriculum. She specialises in securing the best competitive pricing for her customers.
Furniture Buyer Alka Sharma

Alka Sharma

Furniture Buyer
Alka has been a part of the OfficeMax team for over five years, primarily specialising in the Furniture category. Her expertise revolves around selecting and including furniture that aligns with the evolving needs of the education system, adapting to changing spaces and teaching methodologies.
STEAM Specialist Felicity Rea

Felicity Rea

Learning Consultant
Felicity Rea is an experienced teacher and school leader. As a Learning Consultant for OfficeMax, she collaborates with our education team to ensure they are fully equipped with the knowledge and tools to help schools find the right solutions to meet their current needs and goals. 

Patrick Dobson

Patrick Dobson

Technology Buyer
With over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Patrick has been bringing his expertise to the OfficeMax team for 9 years and counting. He specialises in sourcing products and solutions that meet the changing needs of New Zealand's education facilities.



Makerspace Gallery

4 Basics you need for your makerspace

Are you building a makerspace? Here are 4 basics you should consider before you start.

4 Basics you need for your makerspace

The secret to a great makerspace

Discover what a makerspace is,
the benefits of having one and what you need to get set up.

The secret to a great makerspace

The essentials you need to build your makerspace

All the things you need to
get started on your own makerspace

The essentials you need to build your own makerspace


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