Sunday, December 27, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Christmas Competition

Merry Christmas to all our viewers around the world! Our 2009 Christmas Competition involves this song performed by the Melville Intermediate School Rock Band on the second to last day of School for 2009! All you need to do to enter is to leave a comment below the video correctly identifying the song that they are singing! After the Holidays Mr Webb will select the best answer to receive a Melville Intermediate School Prize Pack! Including Postage! The video was filmed by Vitolina and Janice from Room 8 at Melville Intermediate School Hall on Lunchtime Monday December 14th 2009.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Happy Holidays

Thanks so much for your visit to this site. Students in New Zealand are currently on their Summer Holidays as School finished for us for 2010 on December 15th 2009. Students will be returning for the 2010 School Year from the 1st of February. We would love to hear from you in the mean time, and will get back to you and your class site once were back! Happy Holidays!

Mr Webb and the Students of Room 8 - 2009. (Our new [2010] class will also be using this address!)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Rock Band Finale

For the second to last day of School for 2009 our Melville Intermediate School Rock Band held an impromptu performance at lunchtime in the school hall. The Rock Band ran through various material that they'd worked on with their tutor Matt during the year. This is there take on the Green Jelly Little Pigs Song. Melville Intermediate will continue with their wonderful rock band in 2010 although all members will have to be new as the remainder have gone onto High School! Filmed by Vitolina and Janice from Room 8 on December 14th 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Melville Intermediate - It's All Over Now!

Tomorrow marks the end of the school year for students of Melville Intermediate School. On behalf of the class to everyone who has visited us, left a comment or viewed a piece of work that we have created thank you very much. We look forward to getting in contact with you at some point in the future, and will keep you posted about how you can do that. In the meantime we will be still posting throughout the New Zealand Holidays to catch up with all the work we have yet to put online.

Thank you once again for your visits and contact, have a great Christmas, a Happy New Year and Goodbye.

I would especially like to acknowledge all the students of not just Room Eight but also Melville Intermediate School who contributed work and material to this blog during the course of the 2009 School year and made it the success that its become.

Mr Webb on behalf of Room 8, Melville Intermediate School, 2009, Waikato, New Zealand.

Melville Intermediate - Ball Photos 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Paper Hot Air Balloons

This report was written for this blog by Liam and Grace from Room Seven. It describes the steps that they went through to create Tissue Paper Hot Air Balloons and then launch them at school last week.

We made Hot Air Balloons using tissue paper and PVA glue. Step One - cut four large sheets of tissue paper out. Step Two - Cut the corners off. Step Three - Glue the sides together, but careful not to glue the sides together where you cut the corners. Step Four - make sure their are no holes. Step Five - Cut some cardboard into the shape of a square, the size of the hole at the bottom of the hot air balloon. Step Six - Cut out the inside of the cardboard square so there's only 3cm of a border. Step Seven - Glue the border/cardboard square to the bottom of the hot air balloon. Step Eight - Stick another piece of No 8 wire through the side of the cardboard to make a cross/plus sign. Step nine take it out on a cold early morning with no wind or breeze that is a location suitable for launching a balloon. You must have a adult or teacher present. Step Ten: get some Methylated Spirits and Cotton Balls and some more wire. Put some methylated spirits on the wire. Step Eleven - hold the Hot Air Balloon at the top and light the cotton balls. Hold it until you can feel the heat from the inside of the Balloon lift it up then the wind should catch it and it should launch! Here's a video of our classes attempt to lauch them!

(Note, no students were harmed in the launching of these Balloons and it was done under close teacher supervision).

Melville Intermediate - Y8 Ball Preparation

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Melville Intermediate - School Ball Preparation

On Thursday of this week Melville Intermediate had their annual School Ball for the Y8 students at school. There was a huge amount of work that went into the night from the teachers and students which made for a very special event. Part of the night included a meal prepared by Mrs Brown, our school cooking teacher and a group of Y7 students who were volunteers. Nicole from Room 8, was one of the students helping. She filmed this video of the food preparation, she filmed this behind the scenes video.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Y8 Ball Highlights

This week on Thursday night, Melville Intermediate School held their School Ball. The students had been learning the dances for a number of weeks at school, and a huge amount of work and organisation had gone into the preparation and decoration of the hall by Mrs Taylor, Mrs Bleakin and the other Y8 teachers. Mathew from Room 12 was in the Sound Box running the electronics for the evenings and also filmed some highlights including this of the dancing. Well done to everyone who was involved and participated!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Skyping with Mr McClungs Class

Today in class we had a Skype Conversation with Mr McClungs Class. The students were excited once again to be talking to other students around the world. Its another opportunity to network. We also had some visitors in class, part of our Girls Basketball Team Kelsey from Room 3, Te Mania from Room 5 and Ashley from Room 5. They had never taken part in a Skype Conversation before, it culminated with Mr McClungs Class demonstrating the Pledge of Allegiance before spontaneous renditions of the New Zealand National Anthem, sung by the Girls and the Star Spangled Banner from our friends in Arkansas! A great, great moment in ICT Interaction! If you have not visited Mr McClungs wonderful site you can do so by clicking on the linked picture. Thanks again for making your class available.

Melville Intermediate - Creative Student Dance

This is the third and final video from our students Creative Dance Group. Twice a week students have 'Options' which are 90 minutes specialised lessons. For our fourth and final term for 2009 the students had four weeks of Options lessons. In that time each of the dance groups was able to plan, rehearse, choose the music for and then perform a creation of their own. We were lucky enough on Thursday 3rd December to have the performances from the three Y8 Dance Options, and have Keegan there with a camera to record the entire event.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Senior Girls 4x100m Relays

This is footage of our 4x100m Senior Girls team at the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Athletics Day that was held on Tuesday 1st December 2009. The final event of the day was the 4x100m Relays and this is our Senior Girls Team running in that event.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Student Creative Dance

Our Y8 option students performed their dances to the Melville Intermediate School whole school Assembly on Thursday 3rd of December. This is the Girls group performance to the new song by 'Muse'. Filmed by Keegan from Room 8.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Inter-Intermediate Relays

This is footage from the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Athletics Finals. Its footage of the Melville Intermediate 4x100m Junior Girls Relay team - you really need to watch Atela fly in this race! Filmed on the day, Tuesday 1st December 2009 at Porritt Stadium, Waikato. Melville Intermediate are in the Green/Red combination uniforms.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Y8 Dance Option Part 1

Students at Melville Intermediate School twice a week have 'options'. These are lessons in addition to the regular class program that allow students to involve themselves in special curriculum areas. In the block of options that has just finished there were a group of Y8 students who were performing dance. At school assembly on Thursday 3rd of December the Y8 dance option performed for the school. Keegan from Room 8 filmed it. This is the Boys Tribute to Michael Jackson.

Melville Intermediate - Inter-Intermediate Athletics 2

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Inter-Intermediate Waikato Athletics

Yesterday was the Interschool Inter-Intermediate Waikato Athletics competition. My events for the Athletics were shot put and cricket ball throw. I did really well in both events and was having fun as well. I really concentrated on my events.

The best part of the day was the relay running. Even though we didn't come first or second for the relays, but who cares at least we did our best. Everyone had fun and some people had to wait around. I was enjoying myself because I didn't want to stay at school and do work. Every single school were cheering for the people that represented them in the events they were in. Like sprints, shot put, running, long jump, high jump and all the other events. Yesterday was really cool.

Out of all the schools that were there, we came fourth. This is the best result for Melville Intermediate School in the past six years! Our school was the hosts for athletics.

Recount by Vitolina Room 8.

The following students were placed in the top three for their events for Melville Intermediate School Athletics for 2009:
Kendall 3rd in Senior Girls Shot Put, Donovan 2nd in the Junior Boys Shot Put, Kalib who was 2nd in the Junior Boys 1000m, and 3rd in the 1500m. Terrina was 2nd in the Senior Girls 1500m and 3rd in the 100m, Travis finished second in the Senior Boys Cricket Ball Throw. we also had two students win their events Hamish in the Senior Boys Criket Ball Throw and Corbyn in the Senior Girls Cricket Ball Throw.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Athletics 4x100m Relays

Filmed at Porritt Stadium, Hamilton, on Tuesday 1st of December 2009. Junior (Y7) Boys 4x100m Relays. Melville are in the Red/Green combination.

Melville Intermediate - Inter-Intermediate Athletics

This is the video of the Y7 Girls relay team from the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Athletics finals at Porritt Stadium, Hamilton Waikato filmed on Tuesday 1st December 2009.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Inter-Intermediate Athletics

Today at Poritt Stadium in Hamilton the final event of the 2009 Inter-Intermediate Sports Calendar took place - Inter-Intermediate Athletics. There were 11 Schools there in total competing a variety of events in an action packed day. So many highlights but it included a win in the Senior Girls Cricket Ball throw to Corbyn from Room 5... Terrina from Room 1 finishing as runner up in the Senior Girls 1500m and also coming 3rd in the 1000m.... Kalib from Room 12 finishing as runner up in the 1000m and 3rd in 1500m... Atela coming 5th in the 100m... it was a jam packed day of action (and mainly good weather thank goodness)... there are some very brief highlights from the day... coming soon... Melville Intermediate School ended up finishing 4th out of 11 Schools for a job very well done on a great day! Our warmest congratulations to our friends at Peachgrove Intermediate School who dominated proceedings!

This is the video of our Senior Boys in action for the 100m - Thamer and Elijah in their heats and then the Boys 100m Final.