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.