Thursday, September 30, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Options 2010 Part Two

This is part two of our options tour. All students of Melville Intermediate School have an elective each Thursday afternoon. They are able to choose from a wide variety of subject options. This video, created on Thursday 23rd September 2010, the second to last day of term was created by Samm and Kelly, touring around the Options classes so you could have an opportunity to see inside what our students get to experience.

Electives Tour Video from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Were #1 Finally!

A special occasion has occurred today, we've been tracking since early in the year the position of our Maori Mihi video, which the students create at the start of each year at Melville Intermediate School.

Maori Mihi Tutorial from myles webb on Vimeo.

A Maori Mihi is a greeting to introduce yourself. In March this was right from the start one of the most viewed videos on our page. Today the video finally reached the '#1' spot for Google searches in New Zealand. A very proud moment, but also on the same day Room Eight scored their second #1 success as Maori Mihi Template, a slide show that we created in 2009 also finally went to '#1' on the Google Search Engine.

These are huge successes for Room Eight @ Melville Intermediate School and we will be sharing these with the students when we return to school next term, in little over a week.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Student Blogging Challenge!

Its the School Holidays in New Zealand, we're currently nearing the end of our first week of a two week break. Our students will be back at school Monday 11th October. In the meantime, the Edublog Student Blogger Challenge is continuing. Now with our students on holidays you would think that we wouldn't be able to participate, but as it happens one of our classroom activities has been made as a suggestion and has been taken as a challenge for all the contribution classrooms!

You can click on the link to the week two challenge here. Our part that we contributed to is the video 'challenge'.

'3. Create a quick brief tour of your classroom or school (walking around showing the grounds/playgrounds/classroom) and then embed it or upload it to the classroom blog. You might use vimeo , a slideshow, photopeach, YouTube, Smile Box etc. Next week visit other classes who did the same activity and compare your schools or classrooms. Thanks Mr Webb for this suggestion.'

Firstly, have a look at 'Part Two of the Music Room from 2010' this was created by Shania, Kelly and Nathalie from Room 8 and is a tour showing people around the world what goes on in our School Music Room, it also features the school music teacher Mr Bell.

Music Room Tour 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Classrooms around the world participating in the blog have to create a video of their school as an introduction. Students of Room Eight will remember this task from the start of the year back in February. It seems so long ago but then we had students create the following work.

This video was Samm tour of the confidence course and created back in March, Samm was too shy at this point to do the presentation so she handed the responsibilities over to Nathalie from Room Eight, as this was an introductory lesson the focus was on the school confidence course.

Samm Tour of Confidence Course from myles webb on Vimeo.

Also Room Eight Students don't forget that we have two classroom pages that we are regularly commenting on as part of the Edublog Challenge, the ones that are above and below us on the classroom link (you can click on that here). The first is Mr Ferreirae Class in the USA and the second is Mrs Theriault in Quebec, Canada.

Finally this last Tour of Melville Intermediate School video is a bit special this was created in 2009 by three students, Destyn, Kaiya and Cleveland, this was the very first video that they ever created and we used it (and still use it now!) as a test video to discuss before we publish work! Kaiya is now a member of Room Seven, Cleveland is now part of Room One but they are still fondly remembered.

Melville Intermediate - Tour of School from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Melville Intermediate - MIS Option Lessons

On Thursday afternoon all students of Melville Intermediate School have an elective, or an option of lessons that they can choose from. There is a huge amount of choices for the students to select, one of the most popular from Room 12 being the Jewellery making. This insight into Jewellery making was filmed on Thursday 23rd September 2010 by Samm and Kelly.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Melville Intermediate - School Speech Finals 2010

This is Eric's speech from the 2010 Melville Intermediate School Speech Finals that took place on Wednesday 22nd September 2010 at our School Hall. It was filmed by Shania and Terrina from Room Eight. Eric was declared the runner up for the competition and did a fantastic job!

Eric School Speeches 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Goodbye Room Eight

Today we said Goodbye to Room Eight for two reasons. Firstly its the school holidays in New Zealand, we have two weeks off school. Secondly we're having the rear wall of Room Eight demolished during the holidays and some of next term, we've had to move as a result into Room Nine. We're really excited about the move because it means that our new Room Eight will be rewired and able to work more consistently with our computers. So onwards and upwards for the future.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Intermediate School Speeches

Yesterday at School we had the Melville Intermediate School Speech Finals for 2010. We had the six finalists (five of whose speeches have been posted online here over the last week or so) speaking for a chance to represent Melville Intermediate at the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Speech Finals 2010. It was an extremely close competition with the winners being announced at assembly this morning. The sixth and final speech in the competition belonged to Amos from Room 12, who was also a finalist last year. This is his school speech in its entirety, recorded by Fauiki and Terrina from Room Eight and filmed on Wednesday 22nd September 2010

School Speech Finals 2010 Amos from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Melville Intermediate - School Speech Examples

Tomorrow we have the Melville Intermediate 2010 Speech Finals. Already in place to compete for the Y7 Syndicate are Shaylee, Eric and Eva. The Y8 Syndicate had their finals on Tuesday with three competitors making it through to the final stage, two of these were from our next door neighbours Room Seven. We'd like to congratulate Mrs Paterson and her students for their wonderful achievements, this is the speech from Rebecca in Room Seven:

Rebecca Y8 Room 7 2010 Speech from myles webb on Vimeo.

Also Room Seven had a second student who was adjudged to have had the best speech out of the 150 so students from the class. Hamish from Room Seven, we sent Robert and Jordan from Room 8 to the Hall to film their speeches so they could review them prior to the finals. We done again, Room Seven!

Hamish Room Seven, Speech 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Eva's Y7 Syndicate Speech

The third and final speech selected for the School Finals next week was from Eva from Room Two. As with the others in the competition it took place on Friday 17th September 2010 at the Melville Intermediate School Hall. Recorded by Shania from Room Eight.

Eva Room Two Speech at Y7 Finals from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Erics Y7 Speech

On Friday 17th September 2010 the Y7 Syndicate had their School Speech Finals in the School Hall. Two speakers from each classroom took turns to perform their speech in front of an audience of 150 students with the goal being one of three students who would be selected to advance through to the school finals next week. In a tight competition Eric from Room 13 was one of the three selected students to go through to the finals. This is his speech. Filmed by Shania from Room 8.

Our students were in Mufti (non-uniform) as it was a fund-raiser for the Earthquake Relief efforts for Christchurch.

Classroom Speech Room 13 - Eric 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Student Blogging Challenge

Melville Intermediate are very proud to be involved in the student blogging challenge that students all around the world take part in. Its based from Australia but it is a great way to connect with students, teachers and classrooms all around the world. Teachers who are interested in participating in this challenge can click on this link here. The challenge information and the information for the challenges can be found by clicking here. We've already taken part in the March Challenge, you can view that by clicking here. Also the September Challenges will soon be up here.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Shaylee's Y7 Speech 2010

This is Shaylee's Speech for the Y7 Speech Competition 2010 which was held at School on Friday. Her topic was "One persons trash is another persons treasure". This was filmed by Shania from Room Eight on Friday 17th September 2010.

School Speech - Kaylee from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Good Luck Otis

On Saturday Otis from Room 8 is travelling to Serbia in Europe. Otis is traveling there with his brother to compete in the World Kick Boxing Championship. Otis is competing in the Under 47kg Under 12 Competition. In addition to training Otis and his family have done a huge amount of fund-raising.

On the way back from this event Otis will be travelling through Dubai and then Thailand, where he will be doing some Mai-Thai Kick Boxing training on the way back. We are hoping to be able to Skype with Otis from Serbia and also there's a Facebook Page set up for the Trip with results and footage from the event in Serbia. We will post a link to it on this site.

Otis is pictured above left, with his brother Don who is also attending the World Champs. We are excited for them to have such a wonderful opportunity and wish Otis and his brother the best of luck. (Credit: Photo is from

Melville Intermediate - School Production 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Week Nine Commenting

Room 8 are currently getting back into commenting on some wonderful blogs around the world and viewing some wonderful students work. We're looking by this Friday to have all left comments on Mr Millers Blog in California, Mrs Bee's Super Scoopers Blog in Dunedin and Mrs Wydham-Smiths Blog in South Africa where our students will need to leave their South African Questions in the form of a comment. Its current week nine of a ten week of the third term, we have school holidays in another week and a half before our final term starts. Finally one of our very favorite blogs has just started posting again, the Ripple Effect in Canada, you can click on their wonderful blog and leave them a comment by doing so here.

Melville Intermediate - Melville Primary

Yesterday we had the first dress rehearsal of our School Production for 2010. The audience was a special group of people, the students from Melville Primary School! They got to see the production in full as it was performed for the first time. There are two big nights of performances tonight and tomorrow, and all of the students involved have put a huge amount of work into it. We've taken a small section of highlights from the show, the performance of our School CPA (Cultural Performing Arts Group) and are publishing that here. We hope to see many of you at the show tonight and tomorrow. Filmed by Otis and Robert, Tuesday 14th September 2010.

CPA at School Production 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Hip Hop Gymsport Nationals

Last week on Wednesday our School Hip Hop Team preformed in the Gymsports Competition at the 2010 AIMS (Association of Intermediate and Middle School) Games. The team put in a huge effort with their routine and ended up coming fourth by the slimmest of margins (only 0.5 out of a hundred separated us from third and the bronze medals!) It was a mighty performance, which you can view on the video here. Filmed at Tauranga Intermediate School on Wednesday 8/9/10.

Melville Intermediate Hip Hop 2010 AIMS Games from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Melville Intermediate - If you Experienced the Earthquake...

If you experienced the Christchurch Earthquake, then there are schools around the world that are willing to hear about your experiences and what its meant for you. We've just discovered a new blog in Canada, All Things Quebec, they've asked for information or experiences about the big South Island Earthquake.

Also we're very excited in Room Eight to see that Melville Intermediate Room Seven have been working hard at their class blog. Its really coming along nicely joining the Room 1/Room 2 Te Ao Ipurangi Blog as the third major involvement of Melville Intermediate Online, you can view the Room Seven Class page by clicking here.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Melville Intermediate - AIMS 2010

AIMS 2010 on PhotoPeach

Melville Intermediate - Gymsports Aims Games Highlights

On Wednesday night Melville Intermediate School competed in Hip Hop as part of Gym Sports at the 2010 AIMS Games. Our team ended up coming Fourth by the slimmest of margins, 0.50 of a point and the team can be very proud of their efforts. This is the official highlights of all the events.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Hip Hop 2010

This is our final rehearsal for Hip Hop for the 2010 AIMS Games. The students have put a huge amount of effort into this performance in making themselves available and the tutors from Melville High School have been outstanding. Filmed by Lana on Friday 3rd September 2010.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Melville Intermediate - AIMS Games Semi-Finals Day

Today Melville Intermediate Basketball Girls team had their last pool games and semi-finals of the 2010 AIMS Games. Playing Orewa College to confirm a spot in the semi-finals an extremely close game went down to the wire with Orewa edging Melville 18-22. This meant in Pool A of the Girls Basketball Competition there was a three way tie for first place, between Melville Intermediate, Orewa College and Kaitoa Middle School. On a points count back Melville Intermediate were placed first, Kaitoa second and Orewa third. The semi-finals in the afternoon saw Melville taking on last years 3rd place team Kura o te Koutu. The Kura dominated from the start both offensively and defensively, taking a 23 point lead into half time, which proved too much for Melville to recover. The final score was 21-49 to Kura o te Koutu, worthy winners who now advance to tomorrows finals. Melville Intermediate School now has a play off for the bronze medals in the competition at 12:00pm on Thursday afternoon. The Boys Soccer team will be playing off for 18th-20th position. Our Hip Hop team performed at the Gymsport last night, and unfortunatly did not place.

Melville Intermediate - Samoan Sasa

Our Cultural Performing Arts Group has an important role in the School production in week nine. As that's the case our students have been rehearsing furiously to get ready and prepared. To check if they were prepared they were filmed by Room Eight students on Friday to asses! This was filmed by Shania from Room 8 at Melville Intermediate School on 3rd September 2010.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Melvile Intermediate - AIMS Games Results: Day Two

Today Melville Intermediate had our second day of competition at the New Zealand AIMS Games Sporting Competition. We found out at the start of the tournament that this event is the biggest sporting event in New Zealand with over 3,800 compeditors in 14 sports. \

The Melville Intermediate Boys Football continued their good results from yesterday with a 6-0 win against Tahatahi Coast School in Pool Play. The Girls Basketball team from Melville continued their unbeaten run in the competition defeating both Waihi College and Aqunias College. This means that Melville play for a Semi-Final spot tomorrow at 10:30am against Orewa College from Auckland. A win will see Melville advance to tomorrow afternoons semi-final against Rotorua Intermediate, Kura o te Koutu or Tauranga Intermediate, depending on results. Tomorrow is also the Hip Hop competition at Tauranga Intermediate, don't worry if you cant be there in person tomorrow on this page we will be publishing our Hip Hop teams routine!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Melville Intermediate - LIVE from the 2010 AIMS Games

Melville Intermediate School had their first day of competition at the 2010 AIMS Games in Tauranga today. Melville had students competing in Boys Football for the first time. Our Boys opened their tournament with a narrow 0-2 loss to Cambridge Middle School. They then followed this up with a 3-3 draw against Whakatane Intermediate before finishing the day with their third fifty minute game against Whangarei Intermediate. In this case Melville had a significant win, winning three nil. Tomorrow the Boys play against Albany Junior High and Tahatai Coast School

In Girls Basketball Melville Intermediate Girls had an opening game against Kaitoa Middle School which Melville won 37-22. They also won their second game of the tournament against Chisnallwood Intermediate 32-18. Tomorrow Melville Intermediate Girls have games against Waihi College and Aquinas College.

All the students are very excited about their upcoming events and games. Mr Webb is in Tauranga this week with the team, hence the posting of the site and the commenting will be back to normal next week.

Melville Intermediate - Ridwan Tours Sewing

Last week Ridwan from Room 8 was teaching some students to create a tour video of a classroom. She did such an awesome job instructing the students of Room 7 that we thought that it was worthwhile to post her video here as well!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Melville Intermeidate - School Production Preview

Early last week Melville Intermediate students were busy preparing for some of the events that are occurring as we head towards the end of term. One of the big school events is the School Production. This is taking place on Wednesday and Thursday night of Week Nine. Part of the production is super secret by were able to show you a preview due to our students being there to film a separate event. This is exclusive food of the 'Angels' rehearsing their dance for the show. Filmed by anonymous from Room 8 at a time last week.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Melville Intermediate - AIMS Games 2010

Starting on this Sunday Melville Intermediate School are participating in the 2010 AIMS (Association of Intermediate and Middle School) Games in Tauranga. Melville Intermediate have three teams in competition, the Boys Football (Soccer) team competing for the first time and against teams from Cambridge Intermediate, Albany Junior High School, Auckland Normal Intermediate, Tahatahi Coast School, Whakatane Intermediate and Whangarei Intermediate, along with another 21 possible opponents.

Our School Hip Hop team is competing in the group competition on Wednesday night, and its the first time that we've entered this.

We've also got our Girls Basketball team. They have games against Aquinas College, Waihi College, Orewa College, Chisnallwood Intermediate and Kaitoa Middle School. There's also another pool of six competitors that we may have to play, the Girls go into the tournament with the knowledge that they are the defending national champions having defeated Hastings Intermediate in the final last year! A final that you can check out by clicking on the link here.

Mr Webb will be in Tauranga at this tournament as the manager of the Girls Basketball Team, we will be still posting on this site and hopefully be updating some of the score from the tournament.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Melville Intermediate - First Day of Spring 2010

Right outside Room 8 at Melville Intermediate School is a beautiful Cherry Blossom Tree. Yesterday was officially the first day of Spring in New Zealand and the tree has come alive in the last few days, with some wonderful colour and life. We've been a little transfixed by the tree and Holly came up with the idea of sharing it with visitors to our blog. Isla did an amazing job as presenter and they were assisted by Ridwan from Room 8. Filmed on Wednesday 1st September 2010.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Melville Intermediate - School Speeches 2010

This week the students of Melville Intermediate School have to preform their classroom speeches for assessment. They've got to be three minutes long on one of the five topics that have been selected. As part of the warm up for that we're going to rewind back to 2009, and in 2009 we had the School Speech Finals as part of assembly. One of the four speakers was Amos who was in Room 12. This is the video of his speech for the finals.

Amos Class Speech 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

The other Y7 finalist in 2009 was one Bailey. This student used to be in Room 8 in 2009 (its the same Bailey from Bailey and the Magic Cowbell!) This is his speech at the School finals:

Baileys Class Speech 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.