Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Goodbye Mr Barlett

On Thursday 15th December 2010 Melville Intermediate held the first of their two 2010 Prize Giving Assemblies. It marked a sad occassion for the school as well as we farewelled a number of staff who are leaving our school such as Mrs Graham, Mr Day and Mrs Taylor. Also leaving us to take up the role of Principal in Aitutaki, the Cook Islands was Mr Barlett. He farewelled the school by way of a special performance, performing with Donovan, Samuel and Mansun a version of Albatross the instrumental song by Fleetwood Mac. Good luck Mr Barlett and thank you for all the work that you have done for the students of Melville Intermediate School.

Goodbye Mr Barlett from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Melville Intermediate - See you in 2011

Thank you for the visit to this class page, the students of Melville Intermediate School are currently on their end of year 2010/11 School break (as are all other students in New Zealand). We are returning to school after our Summer holidays in the first week of February 2011. We will be getting in contact with all our networked classrooms when we return. In the meantime we have a significant amount of footage and work that we are publishing on our page during the break. Mr Webb (the Room Eight Classroom Teacher) is available and can be contacted through his email address at: myles.webb@gmail.com. Thank you very much for your visit and all the best for Christmas and the new year.

Mr Webb and students of Room Eight, Melville Intermediate School, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Melville Intermediate - School Ball Part Two

The final major event of 2010 for students of Melville Intermediate was our School Ball. In preparation for this students spent a term preparing for the learning the dances. On the night the students were in awe of the amazing preparations and hard work that had been put in by the Y8 classroom teachers. We had a sound box crew of Y7 students who shot some recording during the evening, using the 'night shot' camera and this is the second in the series of Ball Highlights videos. Shot by Gareth and Shaylee on December 15th 2010.

School Ball 2010 Part 2 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Melville Intermediate - School Ball 2010

The second to last major even of 2010 for our Y8 students was the 2010 School Ball. This years theme was 'Around the World in 80 Days' and involved a huge amount of background work preparing the food, decorating the hall and with the Y8 students learning the dancing. Gareth and Shaylee manned the Sound Box and shot this footage on the evening of Wednesday 15th December 2010.

School Ball MIS 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Counting in Maori

In this new series of videos Ora and Kaea take you through the process of counting in the Maori Language. In the Maori language the key numbers are one through ten (which the video for will be uploaded tomorrow). There are no 'teen' numbers like in English so 'Eleven' is ten plus one. This is explained by the students so listen carefully to the pronunciation. Filmed at Melville Intermediate on Tuesday 14th December 2010.

Counting in Maori Part Two from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Y8 BDO Part 2

This video is further footage from the Y8 Big Day Out at Finlay Park Adventure Camp. Our students finish school in New Zealand this week, with the School Ball taking place Wednesday night followed by final Assembly on Friday lunchtime. This was recorded on Monday 13th December 2010.

Y8 BDO 2010 Part 2 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Y8 BDO 2010 Photos

Monday, December 13, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Y8 BDO 2010

Today the Y8 students of Melville Intermediate School held their 2010 Big Day Out, as school finishes for the year this Friday. Students spent today at Finlay Park Adventure Camp in the Waikato and were able to take part in a large number of exciting activities. This video features footage of students on the 'Blob' which is a massive inflated shape in the Lake, while one student is balanced on the end two other students jump onto the far end, the pressure of which should send the first student flying through the air to land in the lake! Have a look anyway and you will get the idea! Filmed today, Monday 13th December 2010.

Y8 BDO 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Rachael Tours Music Room

Rachael is updating this description tomorrow, is her tour of the School Music Room which she had filmed on December 9th.

Rachael R8 @ Music from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Melville Intermediate - CPA December 8th Show

Its fast approaching the end of the year already, to finish the school year next Friday we have our end of year prize giving and final assembly. The School CPA (Cultural Performing Arts Group) held their final shows this week on Wednesday 8th December the students performed at a local Hamilton Rest Home for the Elderly Residents. This footage was filmed by Holly and Annalize form Room Eight. This is our Cook Island Group performing.

CPA - December 8th Shows from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Melville Intermediate - FInal Show for CPA of 2010

This is footage from our final CPA show of 2010, the CPA performed a final, very special show for one of the students Grandmother. Next week we're releasing a compilation DVD of the years show which you can order from the office at Melville Intermediate School. This will help our students raise money for 2011.

CPA - Final Show of 2009 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Melville Intermediate - CPA December Shows 2

Two days ago the CPA and the school choir went to Selwyn Sunningdale to do a performance. We we arrived we were all excited to just get in and perform our best. We walked in and got our costumes ready then Whaea Guzzo said "get ready". Our first number was Maori. We rocked it! When we finished the Maori performance Mrs Stewart said "although the crowd is small still raise the roof!". We went through a couple more numbers then we sung 'Silent Night' and it was so beautiful to hear! Report written by Eva Room Two.

CPA 8th December 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Kate Shows off the Mural

This video was filmed by Ridwan, Rachael and Kate from Room Eight. They were talking about the School Mural that was created by Room 12 and is currently located outside the staff room by the Library. Filmed on Wednesday 8th December 2010.

School Mural Presentation from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - CPA at Alphacare

Melville Intermediate CPA and Choir Groups performed at two retirement villages, Hilda Ross and Alpha Care. CPA's part of the show consisted of Kapahaka, Hawaiian, Cook Island and Samoan Dancing. As CPA dancers changed into their fantastic costuming the Choir group sang songs such as The Rose, Ba Ba and Getting Stronger. We also had Karlene who danced with different Hawaiian implements.

For our final number we ended on a Christmas note by singing 'Silent Night'. We saw lots of smiles and tears from our elderly audience. That made us feel really proud and happy that our school took time to go and spread some Christmas Cheer by sharing our talents with them.

CPA 6th December 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Melville Intermediate - CPA December Shows

Melville Intermediate - Week Nine Commenting

We're settled now into the Room Eight Classroom, nearly three months after we moved out into our pre-fab, you commenting task for this week is to locate two classrooms from our Classroom links sections on the blog, leave comments on two pages, then leave a comment on this post stating where you left your comments. Finally you are to locate a third class page from one of the other pages that you visit, one you haven't been to before and one that you find interesting, when you list the other two pages you've left comments on here include the link to the new page you have discovered! There's quite a bit to do here, if you get stuck or are unsure then see Mr Webb!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Melville Intermediate - School Shows at Local Rest Homes

Melville Intermediate has two weeks left of teaching in the school year. Today as part of our run in to the end of year our school Choir and our Cultural Performing Arts Group went and performed two shows at local Hamilton rest homes for the residents. The shows were nearly an hour in length and for the benefits of the residents as Christmas approaches. The show was filmed by Annalize and Rachael from Eight, today Monday 6th December 2010. This is highlights of the Maori section of the show.

CPA 6th December 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Photostory Creation Story

This is Lana's Photostory demonstrating the work that a group of students has completed with Matua Hone on the Maori Creation Story.

Bjork wrote this report about working with Matua Hone. When we were with Matua Hone we did things like learning how to play Maori instruments. When we learnt how to play them we played them in a drama about Rangi and Papa and the six brothers and the baby. I had to play the Puririhua and I didn't want Rangi and Papa together (in the story) and when they got separated I went with the Father.

Nathalie wrote this. A few weeks ago we got to have a new teacher called Matua Hone. He was really cool and fun. Matua was here for four weeks. In that four weeks Matua Hone had a drama class. In that drama group there was Lana, Kelly, Chase, Kieran, Isaac, Shania, Samm, Tereina, Bjork, Benita and me. We had to act out this drama for a book called 'The Children of Rangi and Papa'. We all a a character each. Each actor had a special power for example Ruaumoko had earth power and he was me. We all played an instrument each for our background noise. We put the instruments together with our drama and thats how we made our drama.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Inter Intermediate Athletics

On Tuesday 30th December 2010 at Porritt Stadium in Fairfield the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Schools held their 2010 Athletics competition. The twelve Intermediate Schools in Hamilton were all represented in a variety of competitions. We had a school team there competing, these are some of the highlights.

Inter-Intermediate Athletics 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - 2010 Edublogs Nomination

We were very humbled today to see the short-list for the 2010 Edublog Awards, and to find that our class page had been short listed for best use of visual/video.

This is a huge honour for this site, and first we'd like to thank the three sites that nominated us, Mrs Bee from the Super Scoopers, Stephen from the Ins and Outs and Miss W. This is a huge award to be nominated for, we're currently one of three New Zealand sites that have made the short-list, so we'd also like to congratulate the Ins and Outs and Room 17 at Bailey Road School.

But it doesn't end there, some of the other class pages that we've networked with in the past year are also on the short-list including Mr Chamberlain from the USA and Mrs Yollis from Califorina.

You can click here to see the entire list of nominations or click here specifically to see the finalists for Best Educational Use of Video.

Voting Closes on December 14th and only opened today so its a very exciting time for everyone in Room Eight!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Super Scoopers Room 7

Room 8 Dance Collaboration

The Room 7 Super Scoopers are making a collaborative dance with different classes and blogs around the world.

The song they are dancing to is “I Got A Feeling” by “The Black Eyed Peas”. The song is about 3:40 to 3:50 minutes/seconds. There are a lot of people collaborating on this dance, so the dance we are to do should be about 10-15 seconds long.

It is a limited space of time. Just because there isn’t that much time for us, we still have a lot to do practising the dance.

The Room 7 Super Scoopers are doing a live performance in 2 weeks time. They have been skyping with other classes teaching others how to do the dance.

Mr Miller Classroom in Califorina have already completed their contribution to this video, its really worth seeing what they have done and you can view their video by clicking here.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Were Learning Russian

Just as Lymulias Class from Siberia, Russia have been learning to speak Maori from some of our video tutorials (which you can watch by clicking here!) in the spirit of collaboration we've started learning to speak Russian based on the videos on their class page. Lana been researching Siberia and where their classroom is, she also filmed some of the students of Melville Intermediate School as they are starting to learn Russian!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Melville Intermediate - School Rock Band

School Rock Band Performance from November 23rd 2010. The final act of the 2010 School talent quest was the two school rock bands performing for the audience. This is 'Acid Rock' performing 'Seven Nation Army' by the White Stripes. Nearly all of the students just learnt their instruments this year through Matt our School Rock Band Tutor and Mr Bell our music teacher, which is an amazing achievement for the students! Filmed by Thomas and Dillion.

Acid Rock - Student Rock Band from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Sumdog

At Melville Intermediate School we stream all Y7 students for Mathematics based on results carried out in testing. In 7MW for Mathematics we are always looking for ways to extend the students and keep them excited about learning. One of the most popular sites with students at the moment is sumdog.com for its interactive Mathematics games. They're always adding new Maths games to play the latest one that students are liking is Tower Climber. You can click on the link to Sumdog and check it out here. As with any other site we promote or make people aware of, its completely free!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Simple Maori Greetings

As regular followers of this class page will be aware we've been using it to post videos and skype with classrooms teaching Maori language. This video has been created for Pukekohe East Primary School, one of the classrooms were working with. They've got junior students and were looking for some Maori phrases to learn to converse with each other. In this video filmed by Sita and presented by Kaea you need to list for the following Maori Phrases:

  • Tino Pai - I'm Good
  • Kei te pehea koe? - How are you?
  • Kia Ora - Hello/Hi
  • Ka Kite - Bye/See You!
  • Miri Kirihimete - Merry Christmas!
The words will appear on screen in English and Maori at the correct time so you can learn and practise with the presenters!

Simple Maori Greetings from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - School in Summer

Summer at Melville Intermediate on PhotoPeach. Kate from Room Eight was given the task of taking a series of pictures around Melville Intermediate School that represent 'Summer', armed with the school digital camera this is what she came up with.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Inter Intermediate Athletics 2010

Today at Poritt Stadium in Fairfield the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Athletics Competition was held. It was a huge day of events organised by our friends at Peachgrove Intermediate School. Melville Intermediate had 31 students at Y7 and Y8 level competing in Long Jump, Shot Put, Discus, High Jump, Cricket Ball Throw, Relays, 100m, 200m, 1000m and 1500m. We'll be publishing the full results shortly well done to all students on the day and special congratulations to Te Awamutu Intermediate who won the overall competition.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Maori Creation Story

In November 2010 I had the privilege of working with some students while on practicum at Melville Intermediate School. This group of Room 8 students studied the Māori Creation Story – Ranginui and Papatūānuku. The students learnt by listening and reading the creation story, using artworks to depict the kaitiaki (guardians / Gods) and learning about each kaitiaki in Te Reo Māori. Collaboration between Matua Hone and the students enabled a music piece to be set against the re-enactment drama that the students performed. The majority of the music soundtrack was Taonga Puoro (Māori musical instruments), the only exceptions being the heartbeat and the eruption sound at the end. The students played an instrument and their sounds can be heard within the music track. A fantastic group of students to work with and the results show that.
Mauri ora, Matua Hone.

The Maori Creation Story from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Melville Intermediate - R13s Christmas Assembly

On Friday 26th November 2010 Melville Intermediate School Y7 syndicate held their regular team assembly, hosted by Room Thirteen. As Christmas is fast approaching Room Thirteen decided with the assembly to do a performance of 'Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, complete with a guest appearance by Father Christmas (note: don't worry he was not hurt during the filming of this movie although he does take a tumble near the end!)

R13 Assembly Christmas Performance from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Rainbows End Part Three

Rainbows End - Part Three from myles webb on Vimeo.

This is footage from the Y7 big Day Out at Rainbows End in Auckland on Tuesday 23rd November 2010. This was the end of year trip for Y7, nearly 130 students from Melville Intermediate spent the day at Rainbows End. Students travelled to Auckland for the day and were able to go on a variety of rides and had a wonderful time. If you watch this video closely you will see some of the other schools who were there on the day including some students from Tamaki Intermediate in Auckland.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Melville Intermediate - MGT 2010 Highlights

MGT - 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

This is Anneka and Shynia from Room Two singing at the School Talent Quest on Thursday 18th November 2010, filmed by Dillon and Thomas from Room Twelve.

Melville Intermediate - Rainbows End 2010

Rainbows End by Kelly Ho
Fun. That’s a word that would describe most of the things that we did yesterday on Tuesday 23rd of November. The Y7 Big Day Out. The rides I went on were the Gold Rush, the Invader, Pirate Ship, Corkscrew Roller Coaster, Log Flume, Fear Fall and Powersurge. I went on the rides with Lana, Samm, Shania, Nathalie and Tereina.
During the day I bought some Candy Floss for three dollars. I ate it before going on the Fearfall. When I got off the Fearfall I felt fine, but later I started feeling sick. I still managed to go on the Power Surge. We had a private pinic area booked called El Dorado.
We had pink tickets around our wrists. Our departure time was around 8:10am and we arrived at Rainbows End at 10:00am. At 12:00pm we had to sign back in for lunch. We regrouped again around 2:00pm then we left for school. That was my first time at Rainbows End but like people say theres a first time for everything.

Rainbows End One - Bumper Cars from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Rainbows End 2010 Part 2

Pirate Ship 2010 - Rainbows End, Y7 Big Day Out.

Rainbows End Recount by Holly Formosa
Yesterday we all went to Rainbows End and it was fun. We first got there we had to line up in the car park with all the other schools. We then got in our Picnic spot before we moved off. We went to the Gold Rush first, Annalize, Teegan, Rachel went on there but it looked a bit scary for me so I didn’t go on it. Then we went onto the litter Fearfall, then the Dragon ride. Then we went on the big Fear Fall. I got up the top and I said to myself “this is it, I can’t get down’. Then bang! I was screaming it was so much fun. I went on the Corkscrew Roller Coaster. We got our seats then the ride started. The first bit was the hill, it went clack, clack then whoosh! Suddenly we went into a loop , then it was all over! Then we went back to the picnic area and back to school.

Rainbows End - Part Two from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Y7 BDO 2010

Rainbows End by Ridwan Mohammed
Yesterday on Tuesday 23rd November we went to Rainbows End as a school. It was awesome. I loved the Fearfall. Teegan went on the Fearfall three times! Tamara and Isla went on the Fearfall once with us. It was so scary being on the Fearfall. The Power Surge was so scary I screamed my head off. Teegan and I had to make a deal that I didn’t scream the next time. I did it. Watea was with us she was screaming on the Power Surge. I was just laughing at her. Next we went on the Roller Coaster and that was fun. Teegan and I made a bet with the attendant that we wouldn’t hold on at all so we didn’t. We did it two times and loved it! Then we went on the Gold Rush. Teegan and Tamara were in the front and Isla and myself were in the back. It was so much fun. Teegan was laughing so hard that she cried. Then we went to the Candy House and had three packets of Candy Floss before getting back on the bus and returning to school.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Sappahire 'Hey Soul Sister

On Thursday 18th November 2010 Melville Intermediate School held their School Talent Quest in the School Hall. There were eleven acts altogether performing a variety of styles. One of the highlights of the night was Sapphire from Room Fourteen singing. Filmed by Thomas and Dillon from Room Twelve.

Sapphire - MGT 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Hangatiki Collaboration

On Friday we had a group of students from Room Eight, Justin, Cullen, Luke and Chase cooked a meal, but not just any meal, the recipe was from on Hangatiki Room 2 Class blog! Bradley found the original on their web page and unfortunately on the day he was absent, so Justin stepped into the breach and led the cooking team, they've got a series of posts about the experience coming in the next few days and also took video of the event. Stay tuned!

Melville Intermediate - Melvilles Got Talent 3rd Place

This is 3rd place from our 2010 School Talent Quest, Moesha from Room 12 singing 'Ave Maria'. Filmed by Thomas and Dillion from Room 12.

School Talent Quest - 3rd Place from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Melville Intermediate - They're Learning Maori in Russia thanks to us!

Once again we've found a great video from our friends in Lyudmila Kansk's classroom in Krasnoyarskiy kray, Russia. We produced a video of the Days of the Week in Maori for Pukekohe East School, but our friends in Russia have also learnt from it. We've also been learning Russian based on the videos they've put on their wonderful class page, that you can visit by clicking here.

Melville Intermediate - Talent Show Winners 2010

On Thursday 18th November 2010 Melville Intermediate School had its School Talent Show 'Melvilles Got Talent' in the evening. The show featured 11 acts from Melville Intermediate School students in a variety of acts from singing to dancing to playing instruments. The winners for 2010 were Jayda and Ashton who performed the song 'Bubbly'. Filmed by Dillion and Thomas from Room 12.

Melvilles Got Talent 2010 - Winners from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Melvilles Got Talent 2010

On Thursdays 18th November we held Melvilles Got Talent 2010 our school talent show. We had eleven acts competing for the title. The runner up in the competition was Gary who was showing off his instrumental skills learned drumming. This is the footage from the show filmed by Thomas and Dillion from Room 12.

MGT 2010 - Runner Up from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Days of the Week in Maori

We're currently communicating with Schools around New Zealand and helping them with their understanding of Maori language. One of the schools were helping is Pukekohe East Primary in Counties (near Auckland). They've asked to help learn the Days of the Week in Maori and have been speaking to the students in one of our digital Maori Classrooms (Room Two). Today in ninety seconds (yes really) Raearna from Room Two recorded Kaea from Room Two going over the Days of the Week in Maori for PEP. Later in the week when they talk to Miss Morton and her class their going to go over them again and check how the students learning is going!

Days of Week in Maori from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Creation Art Explained

The group of Room Eight students who have been working with Matua Hone about the Maori Creation story have been working hard on their artwork associated with the unit. They are nearly completed and spend yesterday working on their art. They all introduce their particular character from the story and talk about it in this video. Recorded by Matua Hone on Monday 15th November 2010 at Melville Intermediate School.

Maori Creation Art Explanation from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Melville Intermediate - School High Jump Finals 2010

Today we had the Y7 School High Jump Finals. The Inter-Intermediate Waikato area sports competition is taking place at Porritt Stadium, on Tuesday 30th of November. Todays competition saw Holly from Room Eight in the Girls Final and a close competition between Hone and Jake from Room Fourteen and Richard from Room Six. The Boys had three attempts at each height with 1.30m proving to be a stern test. The students had three attempts at it but only one student would jump to claim the title. You'll have to watch to find out who! Filmed by Daniel from Room 18 on Monday 15th November 2010 at Melville Intermediate School Gym.

High Jump 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Melville Intermeidate - Art Technology

This is Henry from Room Six explanation about what he was doing in Art Technology last week. Filmed by Matua Hone on November 9th 2010.

Henry's Art Explanation from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Traditional Maori Instruments 2

Room Eight@Melville Intermediate have been very lucky to have Matua Hone working with our classroom. Amongst the work that he's been doing is working with a special group using traditional Maori instruments. The students have been thrilled with the results, these are some of the instruments being used by the students.

Melville Intermediate - Traditional Maori Instruments 4

Footage of Room Eight students using a variety of traditional Maori instruments for a project that they are working with Matua Hone with. Filmed on 12th November 2010.

On Wednesday we had a class with Mauta Hone involving traditional Maori Instruments (Taonga Puoro). Such as Putatara, Karanga Manu, Putorino, Koauau, Purerehua, Porotiti, Bone and Hue from New Zealand. We had never played any of these instruments that Matua Hone brought in for us to try. It was a pleasure for us to experience them especially ones from our home country. Chase.

Traditional Maori Instruments 3 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Melville Intermediate - School Sprints Final 2010

On Friday 12th November 2010 Melville Intermediate School had a special afternoon when the finalists for the Inter-Intermediate School Athletics team were selected in the 100m and 200m races. Students were looking to secure a top two placing to make the school team (out of 150 students!) for each event. It was an awesome finish to the week, highlighted when a team of teachers (including Mr Webb!) took on the students in a 4x100m relay, needless to say the teachers won...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Hotiki Waiata

The chords for Hotiki are D B G and A.
The words of Hotiki are below in Maori (in Black) and a translation in English (in Red)

Hotiki hotiki
Let him tie his own shoes

Kia tika ka uru, ka puta nga puare
Let the open choices be choosen

Ka taea kumea ki a tika
He is almost there

E kore E taka kore rawa e
So now he can do it himself.

Hotiki Waiata - Take Two from myles webb on Vimeo.

This video was filmed by Terrina from Room Eight. Originally Ashton from Room 1 who is playing guitar, was going to read out the chords at the end of the song. However you can see Ora taking a piece of paper and ripping it in half during the song, this is the paper that Ashton had the chords on!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Traditional Maori Instruments

The group of Room Eight students who have been working with Matua Hone today were able to play a series of traditional Maori instruments. These are the results.

Traditional Maori Instruments from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Room 7's Dance Videos

Melville Intermediate Room 8 aren't the only class with a class page. Room Seven's been doing some wonderful work recently and one of the things the Year Eight students at Melville Intermediate have been doing is practising for the school ball. This video shot by Room Seven is of them rehearsing some of the dances and was shot today. You can visit their wonderful page by clicking on the link here.

Ball Practice from Michelle Patterson on Vimeo.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Special Legend Preparation

Room Eight currently are very lucky to have Matua Hone with the classroom. He's working with a group of students on a special project. Its just started but there's a sneak preview available here. This footage is of students in the classroom working and Matua Hone testing in the Music Room some of the special musical instruments that we were lucky he brought into the classroom. Stay tuned as Benita will keep updating this project as it continues.

Legend Preparation from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Geo-Caching with Mr Miller

Were very excited in Room Eight at the moment, we Skyped last week with Mr Millers Classroom in the USA and they are about to send us a travel bug! Its being sent to us by Mr Millers Class and we are able to track it online by following the link on Mr Millers page.

This is a wonderful example of inter-acting with a classroom and students on the other side of the world. You can visit Mr Millers wonderful blog by clicking on the link here. We will keep you updated with progress about the travel bug and we will be following its progress with HUGE excitement, and we will be naming the travel bug this week!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Inter-Intermediate Volleyball

Footage of Melville Intermediate who defeated Berkley Normal School at the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Volleyball Competition for 2010. Filmed by various students from Room 18 on the day at the Te Awamutu Events Center.

Melville Girls Volleyball 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Y7 Athletics 2010

Today the Y7 syndicate at Melville Intermediate School had the first part of their school athletics for 2010. Each class completed four out of the five activities for Athletics - Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, Discus and Cricket Ball throw. The event was run by the students from Room 18 who did a simply phenomenal job. The top students for each event will compete in the Inter-Intermediate Athletics competition which is being held at Porrit Stadium, Hamilton, later in the year.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Waiata for Meadowbank School

As we approach the end of the year for 2010 Melville Intermediate School students are using our knowledge of Te Reo Maori and helping other schools and students around New Zealand with their understanding of Maori Language. Meadowbank school in Auckland have asked us to post a couple of Waiata for their students to learn.

Waiata - Hotikihotiki from myles webb on Vimeo.

We asked our friends in Room Two to help out, and Ora, Terrina and Sita volunteered to help. Ashton from Room One played the guitar. The above Waiata (Song) is Hoiki. We also asked them to come up with a second Waiata and they came up with Hehonere. The Girls made themselves available at very short notice and did a beautiful job. We are going to be posting the words for each song tomorrow.

Waiata from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Tutoring with Burham School

On Friday students of Melville Intermediate School are going to connect with students in Burham School in Christchurch. Although there's a distance of over 900km between our two schools we will be communicating together.

Melville Intermediate School has two digital Maori Classrooms, and three of these students spent a few moments before they started Technology this afternoon creating a short video with the phrases that Burham School would like to learn, this gives a chance for their students to practise before our schools talk on Friday. Normally we would rehearse with a lot more finesse but we are talking Friday and wanted to give Burham a chance to practise before we talk. It was filmed by Nathalie and Terrina from Room Eight and filmed in Room One on Wednesday 3rd November 2010.

Burham Primary School Language Video from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Inter Intermediate Softball Slideshow

Melville Intermediate - Inter Intermediate Softball

Melville Intermediate competed in the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Softball Competition at Resthills Park, Melville. The Girls played Te Awamutu Intermediate first being defeated 6-10, they then defeated Matamata Intermediate 11-6, before in their best game of the tournament defeating Peachgrove Intermediate (the eventual champions) 5-3. A final game against Maeroa Intermediate
would have meant Melville would have made the Semi-Finals.
Unfortunately it was not to be with Maeroa winning 3-5.

The Melville Intermediate Boys team had managed to place 2nd in 2009 and were keen to take a further step forward. They started the competition in dominating fashion defeating Matamata Intermediate 14-4. They then defeated Te Awamutu Intermediate 13-4. The followed this up by defeating Maeroa Intermediate 5-2. Their final pool game was a defeat of Berkley Intermediate 12-1. Their final pool game was against last years finalists, Peachgrove Intermediate this game was tied at 4-4 going into the final innings when Peachgrove won 6-4.
The 2010 Boys Final was a rematch of 2009 and also the final pool game as our Boys played Peachgrove Intermediate yet again. It was a very close affair, as it was only in the final innings that Peachgrove were able to break away and win the competition.

Melville Intermediates School team really put their best effort into the tournament today and had a wonderful time. Their behaviour was exemplary and the boys can be proud of finishing 2nd and the Girls making 3rd place.

We'd also like to extend our warmest congratulations to Peachgrove Intermediate who won both the Boys and the Girls competition for 2010.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Skyping with Burham School

Later this week students of Melville Intermediate School will be Skyping with students in Room Two Burham Primary School in Christchurch. We're going to assist them in their learning of Te Reo Maori. They've published this Google Docs on their class page, its a discussion that we think is a wonderful idea! We're going to view this as a class tomorrow to work out how we can help them! If you want to visit their wonderful class page then click here.

Melville Intermediate - Photo Task

Kei hea o tatou hiho? on PhotoPeach

Today Tereina, Kate, Chase and Matua took photos around the school. All the photos had to have a part of our class donkey in it. In our photos our class donkey had to do a speech, play hide and go seek, play the drums, climb trees and was playing on the playground

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Melville Intermediate - MGT 09 Individual Winner

Next week we have the auditions for Melvilles Got Talent 2010. Students will be entering in one of three categories, and were very proud to show you the individual winner from 2009 Summer. Filmed by Alex and Liam (who was in Room Eight in 2009).

Summer - MGT 2009 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Melville Intermediate- Cook Islands Wintec

This is the final section of our 2010 Wintec Show, the Cook Islands Group from Melville Intermediate Schools CPA (Cultural Performing Arts). Due to a technical issue the recording of the entire act was not possible, but it is still very much worth a view. Filmed by Annalize from Room Eight., filmed on Thursday 21st October 2010.

CPA at Wintec Cook Islands from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Room Eight Preview

As you know in Room Eight we are currently in temporary accommodation, looking to have a new super improved Room Eight finished sometime before the end of the year. We can't obviously have people inside a building site but we were able to have Shania under the supervision of Mr Webb make a quick walk through of the new Room Eight (and Room Seven) today using the Bloggie. It gives you an idea of the wonderful space being constructed which we can't wait to get into! Stay tuned for further building updates!

Room 8 Preview from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Ritsumeikan Junior High School

Tomorrow we farewell the students from Ritsumeikan Junior High School who will be leaving Melville Intermediate School after their two week stay. Students have been buddied up in each classroom with Melville students and we have enjoyed having them very much. The students have taken part in a number of activities in their time here. This video was shot by Mrs Basset and includes footage of the Ritsumeikan JHS students taking part in creating Bone Carvings with Matua Peter and also working in the cooking room with Mrs Brown!

RITS Students Bone Carving and Cooking from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Inter Intermediate Waikato Champions

Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Volleyball team from Melville Intermediate who triumphed on Tuesday at the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Volleyball Finals. Melville won both competitions defeating Berkley School in the finals. Well done to Mr Day and the teams!
Reports on the events as well as highlights will be following shortly.

Melville Intermediate - Ritsumeikan Exchange

Ritsumeikan Exchange Students. on PhotoPeach

Melville Intermediate - Samoan CPA at Wintec

Wintec CPA Show - Samoan Section from myles webb on Vimeo.

Continuing our highlights from the 21st October Wintec Show by our Cultural Performing Arts (CPA) Group. This was filmed by Annalize from Room Eight.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Melville Intermediate - School Talent Quest 2009

Students of Melville Intermediate School are getting very excited about the 2010 episode of 'Melvilles Got Talent' and entries are coming thick and fast in Mr Bell (the music teacher). In just two and a half weeks the full auditions will take place before the finalists are announced. To get you thinking about the finalists and the competition we've got another highlight from 2009 this is the runner up in the solo spot with Teorangi from Room Two singing 'Pokarekareana'. Filmed by Liam and Alex October 2009.

MGT 2009 - Individual Teorangi 'Pokarekare' from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Melville Intermediate - CPA at Wintec 2010

On Thursday 21st of October 2010 Melville Intermediate students were able to perform during the Wintec graduation for the end of the year. Our CPA (Cultural Performing Arts) group put on a full show for the audience (nearly 2,000 people graduated) for those people. Filmed by Annalize from Room Eight.

School CPA at Wintec Graduation from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Hokkaido New Zealand Comparison

This was created by Chase from Room 8 and student from Japan. We currently have three students from Ritsumeikan Keisho Junior High School in Japan who are with us in the classroom experiencing New Zealand and New Zealand Schooling for another week.