Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Making Hokey Pokey


The experience of making Hokey Pokey Ice Cream was great. If you would like to make it at home or at school then you can go on the internet and find a recipe. Make sure you follow it as it says and if you are not sure ask a teacher or an adult. The ingredients that you will need are baking soda and golden syrup. Holly Room Eight.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Melville Intermediate - How to Make Maori Poi

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On June 14th 2010 Rachael, Annalize, Anahere and Fauiki produced the following video on how to make a Maori Poi.   The students followed the Room 8 Digital Process, they created a brainstorm about what information they wanted to convey, planned and prepared the script.  They then rehearsed and prepared the presentation before recording this in the school library (thanks to Matua Mike and Mrs Langman).  The great idea behind this video is for students to create their own Poi by watching this video.   

Melville Intermediate - Hot Air Balloon

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By the looks of the Hot Air Balloon I had little hope on this project thinking it would go up in flames the moment the lighter hit the fuel! But its successful flight proved me and the others who doubted it wrong!

As soon as it lifted off it was as good as seeing the first New Zealand made rocket.  It has truly been a great experiment and it gives me the advantage to make other Hot Air Balloons in the future.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Melville Intermediate - How to make Pavlova

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For our unit of study this term we have been studying New Zealand Icons.  For the end of term the big task for our students was to create an icon project and as part of that project produce a piece of ICT related work.   Cullen was studying Pavlova and with assistance from Bradley, Kieran and Jaden brought the ingrediatents to school and with the help of Mrs Brown who loaned the Cooking room, was able to make Pavlova.  This video was produced by the students themselves to detail their work. A fantastic effort!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Room 14's Slideshow


We've received some very positive feedback from those of you who loved the Room 14's Poi E/Matariki video. This slideshow was shot on the day by Codie from Room 8. If you still haven't seen Room 14's brilliant video then you can do so by clicking here.

Melville Intermediate - AIMS 2010 Games here we come.

Next term in week eight in Tauranga, 4,000 students at Y7/Y8 level will be competing in 14 different sports in the 2010 Associate Intermediate and Middle Schools (NZ AIMS) tournament.  Melville Intermediate will be there as the defending National Girls Basketball Champions, and we're also entering Soccer (Football) with our Boys team who came third in the Inter-Intermediate Waikato Competition.   Our third and final team competition will be Hip Hop which comes under the umbrella of Gym-sports for the competition.  Finally we have individual competitors in Swimming and Cross Country.  We will be updating our preparation for this major tournament regularly on this site, and also be reporting live from the event next term.  We have some major fund raising under way to take part.  In the mean time if you want to view the current defending champions you can view footage of the final when Melville Intermediate defeated Hastings Intermediate by 30 points here.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Melville Intermediate - School Choir Perform at Glenview School

This is footage of the Melville Intermediate School Choir during their performance at Glenview School, Hamilton as part of the Arts display. This was filmed by Matua Michael at the show.
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Teaching students in Dunedin Maori

This week in class we've been learning the days of the week in Maori, taught to our students by our University of Waikato teacher, Matua Mike.   We were thrilled to learn yesterday that after we skyped with the Super Scoopers from St Claires School in Dunedin that the students that we'd spoken to had taken the words that we'd taught them and passed them onto students at their school in Dunedin.   Great collaboration between our students.  You can click and visit their wonderful blog by clicking here and seeing their post.  Dont forget if you haven't checked out some of our other wonderful work from the class in the past few weeks you can see our amazing Maori Poi videos by viewing them on this blog here, part one the introduction and the start and then part two the second completion of the Poi Making.

Melville Intermediate - R14's take on Boy

This is going to be updated shortly.

Room 14 Matariki Video: Poi E from myles webb on Vimeo.

In our classroom we have been learning lots about Matariki the traditional Maori new year celebration. One way of celebrating Matariki is by making this video, we used as our inspiration the movie 'Boy' the music in the video is the song Poi-E by the Patea Maori Clube. Report and filming by Tyler, Room 14.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Room 14 Poi E Preparation Video.


Poi E - Preparation Video from myles webb on Vimeo.

This is the video when we were preparing for our dance video. The Boys all had Moko (Maori Tatoos) drawn on their faces. Our video is a way for us to celebrate Matariki which we have been learning about for our topic for the last three weeks in our classroom. This video was filmed by Tyler from Room 14. Thank you Whaea Faith.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Glenview Primary School Show

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This is the introduction to the Glenview Primary School Show from the 18th of June.  The video features Cleveland from Room 8 in 2009 during the introduction and then members of the Melville Intermediate School CPA group who were performing at the local primary school.  Mr Fawcett from Glenview is in the background!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Technology Classes

Melville Intermediate - Music Performance at Glenview School

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On Friday 18th June 2010 Melville Intermediate School held a special performance at Glenview Primary School.  The CPA and other groups performed.  This is footage of Jaida and Ashton performing to the students of Glenview.  Mr Bell the Melville Intermediate School Music Teacher is the other performer. 

Melville Intermediate - New Zealand Vs. Italy

This morning we have had New Zealands most significant ever Soccer/Football result with a 1-1 draw with reigning World Champions Italy.  It means New Zealand now have a chance of advancing through to the next stage if they beat Paraguay in their last pool game this week.  Because of time difference the game kicked off at 2am here in New Zealand but it was a thrilling result for the national team.  You can read a match report from a New Zealand perspective by clicking here.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Art Highlights from Berkley Intermediate

Melville Intermediate - Arts show at Glenview School

On Friday 18th June 2010 Melville Intermediates CPA Group, School Choir, Rock Band and other students went to Glenview Primary School to perform an Arts Showcase.  There were plenty of highlights from the day, this is one of them the performance of our Cultural Performing Arts Group CPA!
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Friday, June 18, 2010

Melville Intermediate - How to make Maori Poi 2

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This is the second lesson in the tutorial series, created by our students.  The first lesson concentrated on the plaiting of the wool for the handle.  This is the construction of the main part of the Poi.  You need to watch yesterdays video first as it had the start of how to make it and this is the second part, created by students of Melville Intermediate on Friday 18th June 2010.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Melville Intermediate - How to make Maori Poi

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This lesson is a description and the step by step instructions on how to create or make a Maori Poi for Maori cultural dances.   This is created by Annalize, Holly and Fauiki.   They go through the equipment that you need to create a Poi, and the steps that you need to create one.   This is the first half of two lessons the second of which will be uploaded tomorrow.  Thanks to Matua Michael for his help.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Inter-Intermediate Art Day at Berkley Normal School

On the 8th June 2010 I went to Berkley Intermediate with four other Melville Intermediate students to participate in the Inter-Intermediate Art Day. We left about 8:30am in Mrs Van Der Lingens car.
I was very happy to be recognised as a talented artist.  When we arrived at our destination we were all really excited about working with clay. When we got to the art room we got straight into the art. My groups first activity was making little clothes out of clay to hand up on a make believe washing line. Our next task was to draw a face of a Taniwha into a slab of thick brown clay with sharpened ice block sticks as carving tools. I drew a bird. For our next activity we went outside and met Mr Powley. We had to choose a pot from a box (some of us were allowed to make one on the spinning wheel) and put different coloured glaze all over the pot. Next we put it in a fire. In our last activity we had to construct a 3D house and put some scenery around it like cars, trees or animals. The arts day was a great experience, and I would love to do it again. Recount by Bradley, Room 8.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Trash to Fashion: Restyle 2010

As we've been featuring over the past few weeks students of Melville Intermediate School have an elective option on Thursday afternoons.  One of the most popular at the moment is the Restyle:Trash to Fashion Show.  Last week Meighan and Jamie, ex Room 8 alumni took care of filming a video about their option.  This is Jamie's video from the class.  Filmed at Melville Intermediate School on Thursday 10th June 2010.
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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Maggi Cook Off Voting Now Online!

Earlier this term as you will know by following this blog we had the Maggi Cook Off Competition at our School, we are competing in the national competition for Intermediate students. The voting for this competition has gone online now, you can check out the entrants by clicking on the link here.  You can click on the link for Melville Intermediate School by clicking here!  

Melville Intermediate - New Zealand at the Soccer World Cup

The greatest sporting even in the world is taking place in South Africa at the moment and New Zealand, for the second time in our history, is at the Soccer World Cup.  The All Whites (our national teams nicknames, owing to the 'All Blacks' being our Rugby Team and the colour of the uniforms!) play their first pool games this week.  Given that we have two goals to our names at the world cup due to goals against Scotland from 1982 we are optimistically hoping we will do well.  The BBC has a fantastic world cup website set up where you can view all the information about the games, players and the teams, you can link to the New Zealand section by clicking here.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Wearable Arts 2010 Preview

Meighan and Jamie who were in Room 8, in 2009 presented, filmed and produced this promo about their current option which is Wearable Arts.  They are currently working on their piece on Thursdays during our School Wide Option.  Filmed on Thursday 9th June 2010 at Melville Intermediate School.
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Friday, June 11, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Bone Carving Option: Part Two

This is the first video in our series explaining Bone Carving at Melville Intermediate, which is one of the most popular options on Thursday afternoon.  On Thursday 7th June 2010 Cullen from Room 8 filmed Chase from Room 8 as he moved around the workshop, there are machines going as well as many students so you will have to listen carefully! Filmed at Melville Intermediate School.
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Learning Te Rakau in California, USA!

Mrs Yollis Classroom from California, USA is one of the classroom that we've been learning from and interacting with.  We received a comment today from Mrs Yollis talking about a video her students had created from learning how to use Maori Rakau sticks from a video that we made! You have to see this, its such a wonderful, wonderful video! Firstly, lets recap on the original tutorial video that was created by Anahere, Benita and Nathalie from Room Eight.

Raukau Stick Game Two from myles webb on Vimeo.

Well we've had lots of people view this video, its been downloaded a few times and we've also put it up in a few other places. This is the video from Mrs Yollis students in California that we've just seen today:

Melville Intermediate - Link to "Mind Reading" MathsT

This is the link to the "Mind Reading" the credit goes to Allannh K and her wonderful class blog Motorua. We looked at this today in Mathematics and the students LOVED it. If you haven't checked the link out do have a look, and the see if you can spot the pattern! Once you've worked the pattern out you can amaze your friends! You can click on the game by clicking here.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Bailey Promo's a new Enviro Game

Bailey, one of our Room 8 ex alumini today promoted a game that Room 12 had the opportunity to test in the classroom. Honing his presentation skills Bailey did a fantastic job! Filmed by Lana from Room 8, 2009.

Bailey Promo Card Game from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Recognition for this site...

We're very honoured to find that our school site has been used as an exemplar (example) on TKI (the National Education Website).  We will be sharing this exciting news with the students tomorrow in the classroom, and in the meantime we look forward to the visitors that this will bring to our site.  If you would like to click on the link you can do so by clicking here.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Melville Intermediate - School Rock Band Perform

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This video is the first performance of the School Rock Band for 2010.  It was recorded by Jack from Room 12 on Friday 4th June 2010 at the Melville Intermediate School Hall.  If you look very closely you will see the Guitarist is Michael who was in Room 8 for some of last year.   The Rock Band are performing 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' from Nirvana's 1991 Album 'Nevermind'.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Studen Drama Option

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Currently Melville Intermediate Students have Options (electives) on Thursday afternoon.  One of the Options that students are able to take is Drama.  This is footage from the Drama class filmed by Lana from Room 8 on Thursday 3rd June 2010.

Melville Intermediate - Music Option

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This shows footage from our Music Option. Students have the choice of subjects on Thursday afternoon and a very popular choice is music, here the music group, lead by Mr Bell performs a popular musical number! Filmed by Beinta from Room 8 on Thursday 3rd June 2010.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Bone Carving Option

Students at Melville Intermediate School have the opportunity to have an election lesson every Thursday afternoon. There is a huge range of subjects available to the students at this time. One of the most popular Options at the moment is Bone Carving. These photographs were taken by Torrence from Room Two during Thursdays option.


Friday, June 4, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Girls Rugby Presentation at Assembly

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As regular followers of this blog will know, we've recently had the Inter-Intermediate Waikato Girls Rugby Finals, where Melville Intermediate's team aquitted themselves very well.  To celebrate this at Assembly on Thursday we made a special presentation.  Firstly Mr Webb played a highlights video of the Rugby to the Assembly, involving some of the action from the tournament and secondly Janice from Room 18 was named Melville Intermediate's player of the Tournament!  This is the video the students saw:

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Isla's Tour of the School Library

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As part of our preparation for networking with other classrooms, and also to give the students as much practical experience as posible our Room 8 students are filming another set of school wide videos.  The goal for the students is to prepare a piece of work following our digital learning process (see side bar) and share an idea with our audience.   Isla has completed this video of the school library and done a wonderful job!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Hip Hop 2010

Our School Hip Hop group for 2010 has been busy practising, with an important announcement about a major upcoming event later in the year coming soon.   Lana was allowed into the top secret rehearsal today to record some of the action as our group prepares.   Filmed at Melville Intermediate on Tuesday 2nd June 2010.
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Melville Intermediate - School Tuck Shop Price List 2010

This is our school price list of what students can order at Interval and Lunchtime, prices in New Zealand dollars!

Melville Intermediate - Girls Rugby Vs. Maeroa Intermediate

Our game against traditional rivals Maeroa Intermediate was a great game at the Inter-Intermediate Girls Rugby tournament.  It started off fantastically well for Melville with a try to Aaliyah and Melville (in the Green and Red Uniforms were able to hold that lead until half time).  In the second half Janice finished the scoring with a great effort on the right wing, although Maeroa (who are in the red and blue uniforms) had managed to score twice prior to that meaning the game was a 10-10 draw.   The wind was roaring during the game, the wind was lashing against the camera and Benita had to film fast and furious action.  Filmed at Memorial Park Cambridge on May 25th 2010.
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