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

Melville Intermediate - CPA at Wintec Graduation

On Thursday 21st October 2010 the Melville Intermediate School CPA Group performed at the Wintec Graduation for 2010. There were two thousand or so people in the crowd who got to see an amazing performance!

Melville Intermediate - Bradleys Slideshow

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.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Ritsumeikan Powhiri

Ritsumeikan Powhiri on PhotoPeach

These photos are from the Ritsumeikan Keisho Junior High School Powhiri which took place on Melville Intermediate School on Tuesday 18th October 2010.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Skyping with Broadlands School

On Thursday students from Melville Intermediate School Skyped with students from Broadlands School near Taupo. They are having a Marae visit this week and wanted an opportunity to practice their Mihi (greeting/introduction) with other students before their stay. We set up Arahia and Alkana from Room One in the library and they spent nearly an hour online with the students! This video contains some of the highlights from the conversation.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Melville Intermediate - School Talent Quest 2010

Students at Melville Intermediate School are excited that it was announced last week that we would be again having 'Melville's Got Talent' talent quest for the school. This will take place in Week Six of the School Term on Thursday. Students will be able to perform a dance, song or as part of a group. Students are currently preparing their acts for the auditions and although you can't be there MIR8 will be, we will be recording all the auditions and of course on the big night we will be filming the show! We also thought that it would be a good time to show some of the highlights from our 2009 show, this is the winners of the group section: Jayda, Alyssa and Ashton.

MGT - Group Winners 2009 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Learning Russian in NZ

One of the blogs that our students have always enjoyed interacting with Lyudmilla Kansk and her students wonderful Friend Blog from Krasnoyarskiy kray, in Siberia, Russia. They've just started posting a series of 'Learn to Speak Russian' lessons on their class page from Krasnoyarskiy kray, Russia.

This is a really great idea, so we, here in New Zealand have started to learn Russian! We've only just started and the students are enjoying it. In class on Friday we started by learning some of the words in Russian, and students had to be able to say 'Goodbye' in Russian before they were able to go outside of the classroom at lunchtime. Using our connections with the classroom over the other side of the world has exposed our students to a language and culture that we know very little about.

If you have a chance to visit their wonderful blog then you really should do so.

Early in the year we created a series of Maori Mihi videos and her students responded by learning a Maori Mihi and they posted it online. This was a hugely powerful moment for our students and one they still talk about as a highlight of the year. One of
the difficulties that we discovered with learning Russian is that the words are not necessarily phonetic, which is why you can see the words sounded out from our whiteboard! We intend to carry on learning how to speak Russian for the remainder of the year using Friend blog as our inspiration! The video featured below is from March when students from Siberia learnt a Maori Mihi (Greeting/Introduction) from the work created by students in Hamilton, New Zealand. A great example of using the internet and classroom pages to connect with students around the world!

We were excited with this video also created in Siberia from students speaking Maori.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Melville Intermediate - R2 Team Assembly

Room Two hosted Y7 Team Assembly on Friday in the School Hall. They did a fantastic job opening with a beautiful Waiata and following that up with a tribute to Michael Jackson by presenting their version of 'Thriller'. The rest of the Y7 syndicate loved their performance which you can see below. Well done Room Two!

R2 Team Assembly 15th October 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Job Vacancy for 2011

In the last few days we've had a special task at Melville Intermediate. Mr Cooke our Principal has given us a task to create a video that advertises a teaching job vacancy that we have a Melville Intermediate School in 2011. We all worked on the plans for this in the classroom and three students were able to film sections yesterday, today Mr Cooke approved the final version which were proud to present for you here.

2011 Interview for School Position from myles webb on Vimeo.

The vacancy for the teaching position for Melville Intermediate School closes on October 29th. You can click on this link to see the job on the Education Gazette. The physical address of our school if you would like to visit is Mount View Road, Melville, Hamilton, Waikato.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Student Blogging Challenge

This is our introduction to Melville Intermediate for Miss W and the Student Blogging Challenge it was filmed today by Kelly, Nathalie and Lana and talks a little about Melville Intermediate School for those of you who are visiting us for the first time, there was a little wind that you can hear on the microphone when the girls recorded the video but I still think they did a great job!

Blogging Challenge Tour of Melville from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Lunch for Miss Tyler Smiths Class

Lunch in NZ 12th October 2010 on PhotoPeach. Also the resources for Landforms are here.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Mihi Tutorial

Last year we had a series of Skyping Tutorials available to students and classrooms around New Zealand, and the world teaching them Maori Language with our team of student tutors.

We're pleased to announce that Arahia has agreed to do this again for 2010 with a group of students available to help your classroom and your students. If you would like to be contacted about this learning opportunity then please leave a comment here, or email Mr Webb at to arrange a time that best suits. We are able to cater for all levels and also if you have any particular needs for your classroom or your school (such as learning colours or numbers) then please let us know as soon as possible. This is an opportunity for specialised teaching from the students responsible for the #1 Google Search result in New Zealand for 'Mihi', 'Mihi Example' or 'Mihimihi Example'!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Further School Production Highlights

The second and final video from our school production highlights from 2010. Detailed written recounts of the students involved in this production are going to appear here next week as the students of Melville Intermediate School, and all of New Zealand are currently on their School Holidays. The production was called "The Egg Files" and was a parody of Star Wars (amongst other things!)

School Production Part Two from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Melville Intermediate - School Producton Highlights

Highlights of the Melville Intermediate School Production 2010 that was held in the School Hall at the end of last term. Students involved in the production are going to be writing recounts at the start of next term, which will go with the video. Our students in New Zealand are on their second and final week of the school holidays before term four starts.

School Production Highlights 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Melville Intermediate - AIMS Highlights 2010

The 2010 AIMS Sports Tournament that was held in September was the biggest in New Zealand this year, there were over 100 schools competing in 14 different competitions with nearly 3000 students. Melville Intermediate were part of that, and this video shows highlights of the 2010 Opening Ceremony from Sunday September 5th.

AIMS 2010 - Opening Ceremony Highlights from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Cook Island Group 2010

This is footage from the Cultural Performing Arts Group (CPA). During our 2010 School Production the CPA had several performance spots. This was filmed on the Wednesday night performance from the audience by Mr Webb on Wednesday 16th September 2010.

Cook Island Cultural Group at School Production from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Shaylee at School Speech Finals

On Wednesday 22nd September 2010 Melville Intermediate School had their Speech Finals for 2010. There were six finalists together, three from Year Eight and three from Year Seven. The winner as you will know, was Amos from Room 12, who goes through to the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Speech Finals next term. The Runner Up was Eric from Room 13 and the third place getter was Shaylee from Room 13, this is her speech at the School Finals.

Shaylee School Speech Finals from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Basketball vs. Chinsnallwood Intermediate

These highlights are from the 2010 AIMS Games Tournament. Its footage of Melville Intermediate's game against Chisnallwood from Christchurch on the first day of competition. Melville are in the half red, half green uniforms and Chisnallwood are in the Green dominated uniforms. You can find out information about the tournament by clicking here. Melville won this game 32-18

Melville Intermediate Girls Basketball from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Room Seven 2010

Hamish from Room Seven was one of the finalists for the 2010 Melville Intermediate Speech Competition. He did a fantastic job with his speech, which you can read by watching the video here, filmed by Terrina and Shania on Wednesday 22nd September 2010 at Melville Intermediate School Hall.

Hamish Speech at Finals from myles webb on Vimeo.