Thursday, April 28, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Camp Bush Bash

This is the second to last video from our Y8 Camp. Students are currently on School Holidays for the end of Term One, 2011. They will be back at School on Monday 2nd May 2011 for the start of Term Two. We look forward to getting in contact with you all then, and thank you for your visit.

On Y8 School Camp one of the activities that students participated in was the 'Bush Bash'. It was a three hour activity with the students hiking to the Finlay Park Out Camp, where the Pancake making took place. From there students then walked for an hour and a half back to the Camp. It was a enjoyable experience for everyone involved and the views overlooking the Camp was amazing! Filmed on the second to last day of Camp, April 13th 2011.

Bush Bash 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Class Challenge at Camp

On the first day of Y8 Camp the Challenge was for the five Y8 classrooms at Melville Intermediate School to compete against each other in a variety of challenges involving water. When that was completed the classrooms had a cheer each, which was followed by the final classroom challenge. Students had to take a container of water have it delivered from the Swimming Pool, onto a Rickshaw, pass it onto another student who was being held on a stretcher, and then finally pass it onto the last group of students who had a pole and had to deliver it to the final container. If it sounds complex it doesn't matter because it was a whole lot of fun and one of the activities that the students really enjoyed. Room Eight managed to come Runners Up in this activity. Congratulations are due to our friends in Room Five who emerged victorious in the competition! Filmed on the last week of Term One at Finlay Park Adventure Camp, Karapiro, Waikato on Monday 11th April 2011.

Team Building 2011 Camp from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Justins Out Camp Pancakes

This video was created by Melville Intermediates Justin, who is not in Room Eight in 2011 but was for 2010. It was filmed at the Finlay Park Adventure Camp 'Out Camp' which was one of the activities students were involved in during our School Camp in the last week of term. Filmed on Thursday 13th April 2011.

Justin Pancakes 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Term Two 2011

Thanks for your visit, students of Melville Intermediate are currently in the middle of their Term One School Holidays and will be returning to school on Monday 2nd May 2011. We've got a huge term ahead of us including the Winter Olympics, Inter Intermediate Rugby, Inter Intermediate Soccer, Inter Intermediate Netball, the start of the Saturday morning Netball Competition. We've also got our Camp related work being published from Finlay Park and lots more.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Abseiling from School Camp 2011

One of the most difficult activities at school camp this year, or the one that the students were most challenged by, was the opportunity to go abseiling.   Students were are to take part in this activity with their group, and the instructor in this case was James.  This footage is of Eva from Melville Intermediate, who took to the challenge with skill and grace! Filmed on Wednesday 13th April 2011 at Finlay Park Adventure Camp.

Abseiling 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Melville Intermediate - NZAIMS 2011 Tournament Part Two

Later this year we're competing in Melville Intermediate's fourth effort in the NZAIMS games. Our Girls Basketball team managed to come fourth in the local competition on Tuesday nights last term, against mainly
Boys teams.   The team will be doing so again this coming term, and again in term three as we build towards the tournament - which is at the end of August, week five of term three.

We've got three players returning from the 2010 Tournament and two of those players, Sita and Rearna both made the 2010 NZ AIMS Tournament Team!

You will be able to follow all our progress as we build towards the tournament as a lot of work needs to go into the planning and preparation.   You can can also view this video of the naming of the tournament team from 2010 from the QE2 events centre.   We're also making sure that we continue to keep you updated with both the program and progress of our team as we build towards the tournament in August. 

Basketball Tournament Team 2010 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Pancakes at School Camp

Thanks for your visit, students in New Zealand are currently on the school holiday break for the end of term one, they will be returning to school in another week and a half for term two. This video is a highlight from Year 8 school camp. This was held at Finlay Park Adventure Camp, in Cambridge. Students were involved in a huge range of activities during the week, one of which was the 'Bush Bash' where students had to go on a three hour hike, which included fire building an Pancake making. While on the 'Bush Bash' on April 13th Levi from Room One was given the camera and filmed this report about 'Pancake Making'.

Levi Pancakes 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Team Building Challenge

Team Building - Day One 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

As part of the activities for Y8 Camp this year on the first day the students competed in a series of team building events. This is Room Eight competing a challenge to pipe water into a bucket by holding the pipes to do it, assistance, or hindrance is provided by Mitchell's Father. Filmed at Finlay Park on Monday 11th April 2011.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Y8 Morning Tea

On Friday 15th April 2011 Melville Intermediate School held a special morning tea for the Y8 students.   There were two students selected from each classroom for upholding the school values and general excellence.  From Room Eight Lana and Hamish were selected for excellence.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Melville Intermediate - The Rope Swing

On the 14th of April 2011 most of the year 8's participated in a lot of the water activities that Finlay park had to offer. one of the activities was the rope swing. it was a rush of fear and excitement all at the same time. while watching this video you will be able to see the excitement and the fear on all of our faces. Thomas and Otis were being dare devils and started to show off and back flipped off the tire swing and all of us girls were just dropping off in Tyre most  funniest positions.

 Overall we had the best time. everyone will keep Finlay park as one of the greatest time of their lives.

Ropeswing 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Finlay Park School Camp 2011

Today students from Room Eight and the entire Y8 syndicate at Melville Intermediate School returned to Hamilton from Finlay Park where we've been for the past week.   There's been a huge amount of activities that our students have been involved in at Finlay Park, one of the most popular activities was the water slide.  This video was filmed there earlier today.
Waterslide 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Interviews with Ora and Hannah

These interviews were conducted as part of the Digital Film Making Option taking place in Room Eight on Thursday afternoons.  The challenge for the students was to interview two other students from Melville Intermediate School about their option class so it could be understood by our global audience.   Filmed at Melville Intermediate on May 31st 2011.   Ora is being interviewed about the Cooking Option and Hannah is being interviewed about Sign Language.

Hannah Ora Interview from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Touch Highlights 2011

These are the highlights that were shown to assembly on May 31st.  They are selected highlights from Melville Intermediate School competing in the 2011 Waikato Inter-Intermediate Touch Finals.  Melville are in the Red/Green uniforms in this footage which is against a variety of other teams on the day.  Filmed by Lana and Kelly from Room Eight.

Touch Highlights for Assembly from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Students Interviewed about Cooking

As part of Film Making on Friday students had to interview a group of students about another option or activity that they took part in on Thursday at Melville Intermediate School.   This is an interview with students about Cooking.  Filmed on Thursday 31st May 2011.

Cooking Interview Movie Making Option from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Morgen Reflects on Cooking

As part of their introduction to Room Eight all students this term created a video about part of Melville Intermediate School.  Morgen choose to film her video about the school Cooking Room, which is run by Mrs Brown.  Marcia from Room Eight operated the camera.  We hope this gives you insight into what happens during Cooking technology at Melville Intermediate School.
Morgens Explanation of Cooking from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Interviews about Music Options

As part of our new option classes on Thursday we have a group of students doing a Film Making Option in Room Eight.  As part of that last week the students were looking at News style interviews.  For that they had to go to another option class and interview students from other rooms about what they are doing.  This video is from that session and interviews Rachel and Fauiki about Music Options.

Music Interviews from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Y8 Camp 2011

Thanks for your visit to our site.  This week the Y8 students from Melville Intermediate School are at School Camp at Finlay Park, Karapiro.   We are leaving for Camp 8:30am Monday morning and returning from Camp to Melville Intermediate School Thursday 14th April 2011.

Students will be returning to school for a regular day this Friday, which is the last day of term for Term One, 2011.   We then break for the school holidays at the end of term one for two weeks, returning to school on Monday the 2nd of May for the start of term two.

Thanks for your visit if you'd like to interact with us or leave us a message well try and get back to you as soon as possible.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Maggi Cook Off 2011 Pt 2

The team has been selected, and features two students from Room Eight, the dish has been prepared but the details of it are of course a closely guarded secret until the competition, in this slideshow however you can see the team and the dish for the competition! More details to come from Dante and Morgen.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Melville Intermediate - NZAIMS 2011 Tournament

Our school has begun preparing for the NZAIMS Tournament in Tauranga in August. We have been competing on Tuesday nights in a mixed league at the YMCA in Basketball. Out of 24 schools we've made the last four teams in the 'A' grade competition. The AIMS tournament is the biggest single School Sports Tournament in New Zealand. Last year over 100 different schools from all around the country competed in 12 different events. There were 12 schools from all around New Zealand who competed in Basketball. Melville Intermediate made the Semi-Finals, eventually finishing fourth. In 2009 we defeated everyone else in the competition and were crowned national champions. The team will be again competing in the Tuesday night league next term as the build up for AIMS, Tauranga and August continues!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Melville Intermediate Vs. Te Awamutu Intermediate

The final highlights in the series from the Inter-Intermediate Touch Finals for 2011. Melville Intermediate Boys qualified for the finals of the competition for the first time in at least three years, Te Awamutu (in the Purple and Gold) were the runners up from the other pool. In a close semi-final only one try would separate the two teams and you can view the amazing try in this video. Filmed by Lana and Shania at Swarbrick Park, Hamilton on Thursday 24th March 2011.

Te Awamutu Semi 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Explanation of Cooking Room

Marcia completed this video about the Cooking room at Melville Intermediate School where students can use a range of resources including ovens, stoves and microwaves to cook and prepare meals. Filmed by Morgen.

Marcia Cooking 18th March 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Melville Intermediate - What we know about Fielding.

Next term Room Eight is going to be doing some collaborative work with Lytton Street School in Fielding. Our students in preparation have been researching the town of Fielding, and this is Roberts information that he was able to create. If you want to visit Room 13's wonderful blog, you can do so by clicking here.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Melville Intermediate Vs. Maeroa Intermediate

Highlights of the Boys from Melville Intermediate in the Red and Green against the Boys from Maeroa Intermediate in the Blue. In this game Melville needed a convincing win to cement top spot in pool play prior to the finals. Maeroa were also looking to finish strongly. This was filmed along with all other highlights in this series at Swarbrick Park, Dindsdale on Thursday 24th March 2011.

Boys Maeroa 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Its Friday (by Rebecca Black).

At Y8 singing assembly this week we started learning a new song to sing. Already we've been regularly singing songs by Justin Beiber, now we've just added a new song to the mix, in that on Wednesday we had our first run through 'Friday' by Rebecca Black, some of the students knew the song thanks to all the internet publicity (over 70 million views now) and some students were introduced to it for the first time.

Friday at School Assembly from myles webb on Vimeo.

We are very lucky to have a music teacher, Mr Bell who is keen to adapt new and current music for our students to sing. Filmed by Mackenzie from Room Eight, this video was short because it was just a run through. If you still haven't seen the original version of the song yet, here is the video from Youtube: