Sunday, February 27, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Y8 Camp 2011

At the end of this term, Y8 students at Melville Intermediate have a very special event a week long camp at Finlay Park Adventure Camp. Our students who were Y8 went there at the end of 2010 for the Y8 Big Day Out so we've put together this collection of videos of some of the activities our students will be able to participate in at the end of this term, a few short weeks away! You can visit the official Finlay Park Website to look at the site and find out about the park by clicking here. You can view students from MIS in 2010on the Flying Fox and a water slide by clicking here.  You can see students on the gigantic rope swing and the flying fox by clicking here.  You can view footage of the infamous 'Blob' and our students on it and water slide by clicking on here or on this video here.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Options Choices

Students at Melville Intermediate on Thursday afternoon have a choice of classes to choose from (electives).  Since we've got the ERO team visiting our school next week, we decided to send Kelly and Shania around with a camera to record all the different classes students of Melville Intermediate can take on Thursday afternoons - all in under two minutes!

Options at MIS 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Sports Update 2011

We've had some recent activity in our School as the sports teams have begun games in the 2011 season.  Firstly we're looking at representing Melville Intermediate at the 2011 AIMS National Sporting Championships in Tauraga in August.  For that preparation we've a Girls team currently competing in a Mixed/Boys league on Tuesday nights.   Sita whose in the squad wrote this report about the Girls efforts so far.

"For the past two weeks a squad of eight girls played two fantastic games of Basketball on Tuesday nights.  On the first week we played a team of nine Boys from Maeroa Intermediate School.  Each quarter we played we won scoring the highest in four ten minute quarters.  Some of the girls in the team have never played before but they were pretty good.  After that hard-working performance we won 32-16.  As the week went past we had to play another game, a mixed team from St Andrews Middle School.  But this time there was only four of us starting off against their five.  We had no subs and only four players! As we started the game Fauiki turned up.  Yay, we had five players.  Then in the second half Kaea showed up, Yes! We had a sub!.  Goal after goal.  We scored quite a lot.  Everyone was so tired, so was I.  5... 4... 3... I only had five seconds to shoot the ball... 2... 1... the ball was in the air... 1 (still travelling)... BUZZ! Goal! The final score was 71-28, we are still undefeated."
Sita Latu, Room 18.

On Wednesday 23rd of February 2011 11 students from Melville Intermediate School played Cricket against Maeroa Intermediate.  Maeroa choose to bat first and they scored 68 off 20 overs.  We got two wickets.  Our batting was great! We got 71 runs off 11 overs with only one wicket.  In the end the score was 71 for 1 off 11 and 68 for 2 off 20.  In the end it was a great game and we won.  The people who scored the runs for Melville Intermediate were Jovi and I (Luke).  You can see footage of the winning runs being score in this video.  Filmed by Kieran, presented by Gareth on Thursday 24th February.

Cricket Vs. Maeroa Intermediate from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Skyping wtih Appleby School

Yesterday we started our Maori Language program by using Skype to make contact with Appleby School in Nelson. They are learning about Maori Language and we had a group of students talk with them and Skype with them to help them with their pronunciation. The students really enjoyed the interaction in a creative way.

We'd like to thank Allanhk and her classroom of students at Appleby School for making us available for our first Skype contact of 2011.

We made a short video of our Skype call which you can watch by clicking on the link here. You can also make sure that you check out Appleby Schools wonderful classroom page by clicking on the link here.

Skyping with Appleby School 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Woodwork Technology

Robert from 8MW created this tour of the Woodwork room so you can see what the students of Melville Intermediate who are in the Woodwork Technology are currently involved in. Filmed by Kieran on 18th February 2011.

Robert Tours Woodwork Room from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Technology 2011

On Fridays the students of Room Eight have Technology where they are taught in specialist classrooms in one of five subject areas. Currently we've got lessons in Music, Food Technology, Woodwork, Textile Arts and Environmental Studies. This video was created by students in the Food Technology Room, Mrs Browns famous Room, on Friday 18th February 2011. It is presented by Ben and filmed by Cullen.

Untitled from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Maori Mihi Example

This video is Hayze's explanation of a Maori Mihi, followed by her Mihi. We have put the words in English and Maori on the screen as she says them so you can follow along. There are some key phrases that you need to be listening for in her Mihi - they are:
  • Ko Taupiri te Maunga – Taupiri is my Mountain.
  • Ko Waikato te Awa - Waikato is my River.
  • Ko Tainui te Waka - Tainui is my Waka (Canoe).
  • Ko Waenga te Whanau - Waenga is my family.
  • Ko Tammy Toku Mama - Tammy is my Mother.
  • Ko Robin Toku Papa - Robin is my Father.
  • Ko Hayze ahau - Hayze is my name.
Just like last year and the year before if you would like help with learning of your Mihi or Maori Language in general please get in contact with our students by leaving a comment or sending us an email we have students who are willing to help with your students learning.

Hayze Mihi 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Extension Cooking

While its just been the start of the year here in New Zealand some of our students have already started involving themselves in a number of exciting programs. Were currently running extension lessons with students in Music and Cooking. This video which was shot on Monday 13th February 2011 is of students in the Cooking Room. There's no script so the students are explaining their way through the activities 'on the fly' or as they go along. Really. Filmed by Bradley and Chris from Room Eight. The cake was nice too.

Extension Cooking from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Maori Mihi

A Maori Mihi is a traditional introduction that is given to other people usually on a Marae. At Melville Intermediate School all Y7 and Y8 students are required to know their own individual Mihi and be able to recite it. Last week we started working on these with our 2011 class. The first two examples are by Hayze and Mackenzie. We've deliberately left out the information in English to see just how much of the Mihi you can understand by listening. Filmed in the Room Eight ICT Lab area, Melville Intermediate School, Hamilton, Waikato on Friday 11th November 2011.

Maori Mihi 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Melville Intermediate - New Entrance Way at School

Melville Intermediate - School Entrance 2011

At Melville Intermediate School we've got some major renovations at school happening, one of them is the new entrance way to the school. We've had a lot of progress in the last week, and this video demonstrates some of the progress.

Entrance 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Avis Leeson Interview

Garden 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Recently we had a special visitor at Melville Intermediate, a prominent local Gardener, Avis Lesson, who is attempting to have a garden in every School in Waikato. We took this opportunity for Dante and Morgan to interview and speak to her about her work. Filmed at Melville Intermediate on Thursday 10th February 2011.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Hangatiki Collaboration 2009

This video was created by students in Room Eight in 2010. We learnt a recipe from students at Hangatiki School and then filmed a video of our students in the cooking room with Mrs Brown making the recipe! This video of the collaboration was filmed in December 2010.

Hangitiki Collaboration from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Tongan Dumplings

This video was created by a group of students from Room Eight at the end of 2010. The students read a journal story about Pacific Island meals and decided to find out about other meals. Fauiki from Room Eight is a student of Tongan decent, and so she told the other students about Tongan dumplings. Lo and behold the students searched the internet for Tongan Dumplings and found a recipe and this is the result! The tasting at the end was authentic!

Tongan Dumplings - Cooking Video from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Ben interviews the Principal!

Today Ben from Room Eight interviewed our Melville Intermediate School Principal, Mr Cooke, about one of the new features of Melville Intermediate School, the Water Feature that is outside of the School Library. Ben went with Robert to Mr Cookes office and filmed this short interview with him. Filmed at Melville Intermediate on Monday 7th February 2011. You can also view the water feature by looking at this video created last week by Shania, Kelly and Lana.

Mr Cooke Interview from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Introducing our School

Our new class for 2011 are busy filming their first movies to publish online, we've also got a number of new features around the school including these planter boxes that are the subject of the following movie created by Kris, with assistance from Mitchell.

Planter Boxes 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Welcome to Our School!

We've got some new features at Melville Intermediate for the School Year, at the front of the school there's a new entrance way under construction, there's a new shade sail and Chessboard area outside the library and planter boxes throughout the school to 'green' it up... but don't let us just write about it, have a look as Kelly, Lana (who filmed it) and Shania take you on this tour!

New Features at MIS from myles webb on Vimeo.

Filmed at Melville Intermediate on Wednesday 2nd February 2011.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Raising the Flag

Today in classroom we rang Mr Miller, a teacher from California, USA. His students had already finished for the day, and as the duty class we asked about anything that students in the USA do each day. He explained about the pledge of allegiance that they make each morning. Robert, Ben and Hamish filmed this video explaining how we raise the school flag. Filmed at Melville Intermediate on Wednesday 2nd February 2010 by Ben from Room Eight.

Flag Raising 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - 2011 Begins!

2011 at Melville Intermediate School on PhotoPeach