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