Sunday, May 31, 2009

Melville Intermediate- Girls Rugby Vs. Te Awamutu

This is the final 2009 Girls Rugby Highlights video our final pool game was against Te Awamutu Intermediate, having to win this to make the semi-finals (and then for Te Awamutu to beat Maeroa Intermediate) Melville took a strong lead when Kendall scored twice in the opening minutes, before the game settle. Aria then scored her first try of the tournament before Kendall completed her hat-trick seeing the score to 21-7. Te Awamutu then went on and defeated Maeroa meaning Melville indeed qualified for the Semi-Finals. Filmed at Memorial Park, Cambridge on Tuesday 26th May 2009.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Rugby Vs. Fairfield Intermediate

This is footage from Tuesday 26th May of the Melville Intermediate Girls Rugby team in action this time against Fairfield Intermediate. Coming into this game Fairfield were undeafted where-as Melville had only a draw from their first three 2009 outings. Things didn't look good to start with when Fairfield took a quick 10-0 lead, however strong plays and three tries, two to Jonaha and one to Kendall, plus a vital conversion by Aria saw Melville triumph 17-15. Filmed as with all games at this tournament at Memorial Park, Cambridge.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Rugby Vs. Tokoroa

Highlights from Tuesday 26th May at Memorial Park, Cambridge the Girls Open Grade Rugby Union game of Melville Intermediate (Green) vs. Tokoroa Intermediate (Red). Tokoroa ended up having an amazing tournament - they were the second alternative qualifiers for the Semi-Finals then defeated Morrinsville Intermediate to earn a place in the final against Peachgrove Intermediate. This game was to end in a 12 all draw when both conversions from either team bounced off the cross bar!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Soccer Skills

This video features two students from Room 8 Kaleb and Nick. In it they will be looking at various Soccer Skills that you can learn. The first is ball juggling. The students will be juggling a soccer ball continuously without stopping. How many juggles do you think they will do? How many can you do? Filmed by Arahia at Melville Intermediate Wednesday 27th May 2009. Scripted by the students themselves, this is the first video that the students have produced in this series.

Melville Intermediate - Rugby vs. Peachgrove Intermediate

These highlights are from game three of the recent Inter-Intermediate Girls Rugby Finals. In this game Melville Intermediate (Green) took on Peachgrove Intermediate (Purple). Peachgrove had already won 2009 Girls Touch and 2009 Girls Soccer and were in red-hot form running into this game. The tournament was held at Memorial Park in Cambridge, run by Cambridge Middle School. Footage was filmed on Tuesday 26th May. Peachgrove Intermediate had a slide show on their Room 11 Blog of the tournament and also video footage of the winners being acknowledged at assembly, you can click the links above to their school.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Girls Rugby Highlights

Highlights of the first games of the 2009 Inter-Intermediate Rugby 2009, a brief glimpse of the Melville Intermediate vs Morrinsville Intermediate game, and highlights of the Maeroa Intermediate - Melville Intermediate second game of the tournament, includes a huge runaway try from Kendall who top scored on the day with 8 tries! Filmed at Memorial Park in Cambridge on Tuesday 26th May 2009.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Girls Rugby Results

Today Melville Intermediate took part in the Inter-Intermediate Waikato Girls Rugby Competition. First up we played our friends at Morrinsville Intermediate - Melville started strongly taking a half time lead of 12-7 but Morrinsville dominated the second half winning the game 21-12. Next up Melville played against Maeroa Intermediate. A 15 all draw indicates how close that match was. Following this Melville had to play red hot tournament favourites Peachgrove Intermediate. Peachgrove won 26-0. Needing to dig deep to make the semi-finals Melville then had to play the undefeated Fairfield Intermediate. Fairfield took an early 0-10 lead before Melville were able to score three tries and take control of the match, winning it 17-15. They then drew with Tokoroa Intermediate 12-12 before finishing the tournament with a win against Te Awa Mutu Intermediate 24-7. We took footage of most of the games and will be releasing the highlights online over the next few days. Well done team!

Melville Intermediate - Girls Rugby 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Melville Intermediate - For Destyn's Nana

At the start of the year we were in contact with Mr Lamsheds Boys Class in Adelaide Australia and we helped them with thier Mihi's. Mr Lamsheds class is a Boys only class at a Primary School (Y7) in Adelaide. A number of the Boys are Maori or part Maori.

Today they're auditioning for the Adelaide Schools Performing Arts Show. They decided to do a Boys Haka for the show. The original video is here. We saw this and thought it would be positive to help them so as well as leaving them comments we had Destyn and Cleveland complete a video to help them as the Boys thoughtg that they needed a few tips, this wonderful video can be viewed by clicking here. The School in Australia then re-filmed themselves doing the haka, and you can watch that here and look for the improvements! They also said some wonderful things about our school on their site in Australia. The last thing they wanted was some help with the Pukana, which Destyn and Cleveland filmed the other day.

Were hoping they'll get selected to perform and need our help a bit more as they keep improving!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Colin Meads Supper

On Friday 22nd of May Melville Intermediate held a fund-raising sporting supper with a special guest speaker - Sir Colin Meads. Guest for the evening were also entertained by Ben Lummis, who was the winner in 2004 of the first New Zealand Idol competition. The purpose of the evening was to raise funds for our school (see attached video). A huge amount of work went into a very successful evening. There were many highlights amongst the 53 items and many satisfied 'customers' by the end.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Wacky Hair Day

Today at School we had a fund-raiser called "Wacky Hair Day" students for $2 got to come in Mufti Uniform and decorate their Hair if they wished for a chance to win prizes. All money that was raised from Melville Intermediate students went towards the Westpac Trust Helicopter. This Helicopter is based at Waikato Hospital and is a rescue chopper to rescue people injured or sick.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Count Past 1000 in Maori

This video teaches you how to count past 1,000 in Maori. You need to listen to the prompts from your hosts Arahia and Vitolina. This was filmed by Bailey, and he did be a little creative with the filming. Filmed at Melville Intermediate on Wednesday 20th May 2009.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Technology Winner

The prize for guessing what the students made in Woodwork goes to Mrs Heatons Class in South Carolina, USA. The correct answer was of course a bird feeder.

Melville Intermediate - Colin Meads

This Friday Melville Intermediate are having their special fund-raising supper with Sir Colin Meads. There are a huge number of items that are being auctioned that are being donated from local businesses and communities in the Hamilton area, and also signed items from sports teams like the Silver Ferns, the Chiefs and the New Zealand Warriors. There are also extra special items and prints signed by Tiger Woods, Scott Dixion and the Rugby Union World Cup Winning Captains. A huge amount of work is going into this and as a result we'll be posting a little less than usual this week! All the money raised from this fantastic fund-raiser will be going towards sports and sporting equipment at Melville Intermediate School.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Hackham East Haka

This is a video response to the latest Hackham East Boys Haka video from Destyn and Cleveland.
It was filmed at Melville Intermediate on Monday 18th May 2009 by Arahia. The purpose of this video is to communicate with Mr Lamsheds class in Adelaide and also to give a demonstration of the Pukana.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Boys Haka Update

Those of you following the progress on this blog will be are of some of the current international inter-action going on between ourselves and Mr Lamshed's Class at Hackam East Boys School in Adelaide, South Australia. For those of you who haven't Mr Lamshed's Class are performing a Maori Boys Haka for the Adelaide Schools Cultural Festival. The original video was fantastic and you can locate it by clicking here. At Melville Intermediate we're lucky to have students who thought that they could help. We had a Haka from the students in Room 1 and 2 which. At the end of last week Room 8 students created a short tip video for the Boys then on Thursday Destyn and Cleveland created a second and performed their version of the haka. Now Hackam East School Boys have responded by posting thier new and improved Boys Haka. We're going to be viewing this in class on Monday, and as their requested additional tips will be filming a further tutorial for them as soon as possible. Its fascinating watching this interaction in action and wonderful to see the students taking the lead in developing cultural links with studentsin another country. Stay tuned for additional developments!

Melville Intermediate - 4,000 Milestone

According to Google Analytics this site will shortly receive its 4,000 visitor. As it been running since February 2nd, when the school year started everyone at the site is very excited about this development. We have many programs and material to still post and we haven't even reached the halfway point in the New Zealand School year! (this will happen in another month and a half!)

This week at Melville Intermediate we have Basketball after school on Tuesday at the YMCA league with both our Boys and Girls teams looking to continue their winning ways following their 30 point victories last week. Our inline skating team will be looking for their third straight win on Wednesday evening. In Hockey we're likewise undefeated following two consecutive wins (and this according to coach Mrs Basset is two more than last year!). Also this Friday see our huge fundraising dinner with Colin Meads for the School on Friday... it goes without saying it will be another big week for the school.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Classroom Technology Challenge

On Friday for our Classroom Construction Challenge students had to get into groups of four, and construct a object where they could launch an egg the furthermost distance without the egg shattering. Despite a fatality for one of the pilots before the classroom had even been left when the dust settled, the straws had been cut and the construction completed there could only be one winner and it was the Boys team of Bailey, Prashant and Bradyn who stood tall, proud and victorious.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Girls Soccer Highlights

This footage is from the 3rd/4th play off between Melville Intermediate and Cambridge Intermediate at Wednesday Soccer Tournament. Melville are in their tradition Green and Red strip while Cambridge is in the Blue. The game ended up being 1-0 to Cambridge, although Melville had strong claims for a penalty turned down early in the match.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Maori Haka

Today something special happened in Room 8. As you know our students are very excited about Mr Lamshed's class and his Boys Haka preparation for the upcoming Adelaide Arts Festival. Well having viewed their Haka numerous times online Destyn and Cleveland decided to model their own Haka for our friends in Australia and produce it here. That was the filming idea that they planned for, what I didn't expect was them to invite Tavita the Room Eight Teacher Aide to join in and also to do such an amazing performance. While this was filmed in the Hall the rest of Room 8 was in the classroom - I could hear the noise from the CLASS, which is a considerable distance away and I thought that they'd had a group of Boys doing Kapa Haka. Its an amazing intense performance and I am so, so proud of the Boys. Mr Lamshed and class this is for you.

Melville Intermediate - Inter Int. Soccer

Melville Intermediate - Girls Soccer Report

Inter-Intermediate Girls Soccer Report

“Go Melville” shouted the people on the sidelines, the ball was passed to the Melville Intermediate Girls team to start off. I was playing defence a the back, the other tackled and nudged us but we got the ball and headed straight for the goal. The goalie saved the ball from going in the goal.

Their goalies kicked to the other half and Bailey ran with the ball through the other players and kicked it through the other teams goal. The referee called half time and we had a little break then we went back on the field and played for another ten minutes. The game was over the Girls team won. We were all really happy we had won against Te Awamutu Intermediate 1-0.
Our second game was against Berkley School , the ten minutes passed fast and the other team were leading one nil at half time. In the second half the other team scored another so they had scored twice and we hadn’t. We were disappointed but still kept our heads held up high with the result.

Following this game we played against Fairfield Intermediate and beat them 2-0 we were very excited by this result as it meat that we qualified for the semi-finals.
In the semi-final we played against Peachgrove Intermediate and they kept tackling us for the ball. In the first half Peachgrove Intermediate scored one goal and in the second half they scored again to win 2-0.

We had a long break for an hour and a half and we watched the Boys play. They lost but worked really hard when they were playing. We stated our last game which was against Cambridge Intermediate for 3rd and 4th and we lost this by only one goal to nil. We ended up coming 4th place overall.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Inter-Intermediate Soccer

Today we had the Inter-Intermediate Soccer Tournament at Galloway Park. Melville Intermediate was fielding two teams in competition in the Boys and Girls events. There are full reports from this day following, as well as video footage from the play off between Cambridge Intermediate and Melville Intermediate Girls! We had the camera's at the venue as well and took a large number of photographs, the slide shows of which will appear over the coming days.

Boys Inter-Intermediate Soccer Report
On Wednesday 13th May 2009 our School Soccer team went to Interschool Soccer competition at Galloway Park. Our team was made up of Blair Aaron, Hyrum, Nick, Jacob, Taylor, Raukawa, James, Rex, Kaiya and Nick.

Our first game was against Matamata Intermediate, and we drew 0-0. Then we had our break. An hour later we had our second game against Tokoroa Intermediate. We dominated possession but still weren’t able to get the ball past their keeper. Our closet chance was when Kaiya hit the crossbar. We drew with Tokoroa 0-0. Our third game was against Cambridge Intermediate. We hardly were in this game in the first half. We ended up losing this game 0-3. Our last game of our pool was against Peachgrove Intermediate. They dominated the whole game. They scored a header in the last minute and were celebrating like crazy. We lost this again 0-3. We made it to the play offs between 7th and 8th. We played against Fairfield Intermediate. Our best chance was when Aaron passed it to me then I shot but missed. I was a little mad at myself. Fairfield scored again and again. We ended up losing 2-0 and came eight. We were very tired at the end. We would like thank Mr Bell for coaching us.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Mr Lamsheds Haka

Mr Lamsheds Class in Adelaide, Australia is one of our favourite class blogs. The students at the moment are preparing for the Adelaide Arts Festival where they will be performing the Maori Haka 'Ka Mate'. We've been giving the Boys feedback as they prepare and helping as many different ways as they can. Cleveland and Kalem decided to film themselves discussing some tips for the video, which was filmed by Arahia this afternoon on Tuesday 12th May. If you haven't visited Mr Lamsheds site you must do so!

Melville Intermediate - ANZAC Day Poems

This is the second Poem from our Y8 Students from Room Five that was entered in the competition on ANZAC Day for the Poetry reading. This is by Yasmin.

We Will Remember Them

We wake up at 5:30am,
Shake the dust from our eyes,
Going to hear a tragic story,
Where not many survived.

The ANZACs reached the shores,
in their destination - Turkey,
As they walked along the sandy cove.
They were in Gallipoli.

Look at those boys at war in thier teens,
They used to think it was fun,
If they'd have known what it was like,
They'd never use that toy as a gun.

Sitting down in a trench,
With stubby pencil in hand,
Writing letters of hate and sorrow,
To be sent across the land.

As mother Elizabeth stands by the door hearing the telegram boy,
So many things go through her head,
As the tears well up in her eyes,
Whispering "please dont Johnnnie be dead"

She hears the knock on Mrs Parkison's door,
And breates a sigh of relief,

There's a mournful cry "not my Eddie"
She goes over to share their grief.

Much heartache later,
These boys get off a train,
They went to war without a care,
However their life won't be the same.

Mothers waiting no one to greet
They try to show their gladness
Their smile is pure but the eyes don't shine
They are windows to their sadness.

Another mother waiting
She set the table for four
But there will only be three dining tonight
As darling Alfie is no more.

Many years have passed now,
With tales of loss and regret
So we gather together on Anzac day,
least we forget, least we forget.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Y7 Options

Twice a week students at Melville Intermediate School have Y7 Options. In these options students have a choice of further extension lessons to take. During Mr Webb's creative computing class on Monday afternoon Chase R14, Arahia R8 and Sadera (R14) went around with a camera to give you a taste of what some of the students at Melville Intermediate School are up to at this time. The following questions were put to the students that we interviewed:
- What are you doing? - What are your goals/what do you want to achieve? - What is your favourite part about this option?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Melville Intermediate - ANZAC Day Poetry

The following Poem by Rebekah, a Y8 Student from Room Five was entered in the Waikato Museum's ANZAC Day Poetry Competition, it was read by Rebekah at the Museum on April 25th.

This A is for the Australians that fought for me
This N and Z is for New Zealanders that made us free
This A is for the anguish as they marched to their death
This C is for their cry as they took their last breath.

This D is for the danger they did face
This A is for the anger from our race
And this Y is a question
Why did it have to be?
I hope your ANZAC DAY is stunning,
But remember why we're free.

I hope your Anzac Day us brilliant but as you drink your cup of tea
I ask a little favour please - remember why we're free.
Remember what happened on those gray and dusty nights
Remember all those soldiers dirt and blood stained sights
Remember all the wives at home in bed
Remember all the worries as they sat and read.
Remember all the tears that fell like rain.
Remember all the wishes that got washed down the drain.
Remember all the lives it did cost.
Remember all the arms and legs that were lost.
But remember also something happy
Don't just get sad and sappy.
Remember all the survivors with tales to share
Remember all the soldiers - how they did care.
Remember how they fought for you and me
Remember how they fought so we could be free.
So next time you are sad or down in the dumps,
Just remember these things - it will give you sad and happy goose bumps.

Melville Intermediate - ANZAC Day Poetry

Melville Intermediate - Jacks Slideshow

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Y7 Singing

Twice a week at School the Y7 Syndicate has Singing Assembly. At these Mr Bell the music teacher has his electric guitar set up and the microphone for two students to sing. This footage is part of our 'Around Melville Intermediate Series' and was filmed by Rachana from Room Eight.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Melville Intermediate - New Zealand National Anthem

As part of their current unit of work the Y8 students in R7 are looking at things that make New Zealand Unique. Following a brainstorming session earlier in the week a team decided to research the New Zealand National Anthem and research information about it. As a link to this the students decided to film our students at full School Assembly singing the National Anthem. This is footage shot in our school hall on Thursday 7th May 2009. This was filmed by Hemi, presented by Andrew and written by Souem. You can find out more information about the song by clicking here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Woodwork Projects

Students from Room 8 have just completed their two weeks of work for Woodwork. THIS is the finished product - WHAT is it? Well that's not something that we're prepared to say at this point, What we'd like you to do is study the photographs carefully and we'll send something special to the first person who can identify what it is that our students created! International friends included!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Colin Meads

At our school we have a very special evening coming up - we have a fund raising supper for Sports at Melville Intermediate School. On May 22nd we are having a supper at the Marist Club Rooms in Hamilton East. The guest speaker for the evening is Colin Meads.

Colin Meads
is one of New Zealand s most famous ever rugby players, and in fact was named as All Black of the Century. He played for the All Blacks between 1957-1971 and was capped 55 times for the All Blacks.

We also have a singer named Ben Lummis, who won the first ever New Zealand Idol Competition performing as well as auctioning items such as Chiefs signed jerseys and Rugby Balls, All Black jerseys and tickets, and a whole lot of other prizes. It will be a huge night for the school and all the money raised will be going towards our School Sports Equipment and Tournaments.

There are still some tickets for this event available. If you are interested you need to leave a comment on this site and Mr Webb will pass on the information to you. We are still looking for donations too if you are able to help out in any way leave us a comment.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Count to 100 in Maori

This is the second lesson in the series. In the first Arahia and Bailey show you how to count from 1 to 10. In this short video Arahia and Vitolina show you how to use that knowledge to count from 11 to 99. In the Maori language their are no 'teen' numbers so 11 is literally ten and one (Tekau Ma Tahi). Twenty Five is Rua Ma Rima etc. The Girls will go through some examples to help you with this, but once you get the idea its easy! Just as your learning this online its something that Room 8 is doing for our Te Reo Maori Language Work. Filmed at Melville Intermediate on 4th May.

Melville Intermediate - Samoan Dance: CPA

Our Cultural Performing Arts Group (CPA) are preparing for their trip to Australia later in the year. At the moment all the different cultural groups are preparing by practising and putting in a huge amount of time into training. This footage was filmed on Friday the 1st of May at Melville Intermediate and is highlights of Fridays Samoan Group rehearsal. Filmed by Nick and Dylan from Room 8.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Tour of Woodwork Room

This is Destyn's Guide to the Woodwork Room at Melville Intermediate. It includes an interview with Mr Yardley, and was filmed by Kalib H. This is both students first online work and the purpose of this video was to demonstrate some of the different opportunities available to students of Melville Intermediate School.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Introducing Room 7

These images were created by students from Room 7 at Melville Intermediate School. Room Seven are just taking their first online steps over the next few weeks and the students will be working on some introductory online projects. We're looking for an international school to network with, if your interested drop us a line in the form of a comment and we'll set something up.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Melville Intermediate - R7 Montage

This Montage was created by two students of Melville Intermediate School from Room Seven - Jennifer and Gella.

They were sent around the school with a brief to capture the essence of Melville Intermediate for our audience. We them used shape collage to put the photographs into an interesting and different display.

Shape Collage is a utility for the display of photographs and you can locate the resource by clicking here.