Monday, July 25, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Tauranga Girls College Perform

This is the second video from a very special performance at Melville Intermediate School during term two! It was by the students of Tauranga Girls College Band that came to our school.  Our students were thrilled by the performance and ability of the students which was thrilling and exciting.   The whole school buzzed as a result of the wonderful show that was put on.   Filmed by Terrina and Nathalie, class of 2010 Room Eight.
TGHS Intro/Explanation from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Maori Language Week Assembly

To celebrate Maori Language Week at Melville Intermediate School we had a very special assembly which was hosted by Room One and Room Two.  There was a quiz which had the students very motivated and excited, and Matua Justin hosted the competition! This vidoe was filmed during the assembly at Melville Intermediate by Shaylee from Room Eight.

MLW Quiz at MIS Assembly 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Thanks for your visit...

Thanks for visiting our class page, the students of Melville Intermediate School are currently on the second and final week of our Term 1/2 holiday break, but don't worry! We're back on board in full as of Monday 1st August 2011 and look forward to hearing from you all again then!

Thanks once again for visiting in the meantime,

Mr Webb and Room Eight, Melville Intermediate School.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Architecture: Statue of Liberty

We're currently in the term two school holidays, students from Melville Intermediate School will return to School on Monday 1st August. In the meantime we've got a significant amount of work from the students to publish online. Last term our students had to create a digital piece of work relating to their study of architecture - this is Adlrich's study on the Statue of Liberty.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Working with Room 6 Kilbirnie School

Today in class Hayze and Mackenzie, who have been Skyping Classrooms and Schools in Maori Language, spoke once again with our friends at Kilbirnie Primary School in Wellington. Its the second to last day of school in New Zealand, and in the background we had our regular Math's Lesson continuing, there were some wonderful highlights - the students from Room Six performed two Waiata for Hayze and Mackenzie, which was very, very special for the students. The lesson was also about teaching as well, as Hayze and Mackenzie spent time going over counting in Maori with the students from Room Six, their class page is one of our very favourites! If you've not already visited it, its a must see, click here. This is highlights from that session:

Skyping Hayze and Mackenzie from Melville Intermediate, Hamilton from room6 on Vimeo.

This video is very special as its not from Melville Intermediate, over the past three years we've posted nearly 1,000 times, this is the first time we've taken a video from another class page in New Zealand and used it on our site!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Melville Intermediate - "Mystery" Cooking Challenge

On Monday Cullen, Kieran and Bradley went to the Cooking Room. This term we've been looking at procedural writing for our written language. One of the tasks was for the students to create a set of instructions for others to follow - Cullen did an exceptional job and produced the following video. There's a twist, Cullen's not revealing the actual finished product that you get to make, you have to follow the instructions to work out what it is! Filmed by Kieran, Bradley and Cullen on Monday 12th July 2011 in the Mrs Browns Cooking Room.

Mystery Cooking 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Girls Self Defence

Last week our Girls were involved in Self Defence training.   The Girls really enjoyed the experience and learnt lots of new skills.   Dante, Hannah and Shannon filmed this video which explained all the things that they had learnt and some of the things that they got up to on the day.  Filmed on Tuesday 12th July 2011.

Self Defence 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Tauranga Girls College Perform

On Friday we had a very special performance in the School Hall, organised by Mr Bell, Tauranga Girls High School were passing through for the Nationals and decided to stop at Melville Intermediate School and give a special performance to our school, the entire school got to see an amazing performance and our students were amazed and inspired by the skill and ability of the TGHS students, Terrina from Room Eight (in 2010) was there to record the event and here are some of the highlights.
TGHS Part 2 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Thanks to Room 7 at St Marys'

Last week we had a very special visitor in Room Eight, it was the teacher Mrs Kennedy from St Marys School in Mosgiel, whose on a tour of New Zealand for her masters! She delivered a thank you card to the students of Melville Intermediate who'd worked with her and the class.

This was very exciting for our students as although we've done lots of online work and met many students and classrooms its the second time this year that someone has come to school just to meet us! The Girls were also very excited by the gift that they received - which made a nice gift heading into the last week of school.  
If you not already visited their wonderful class page then you can do so by clicking on the link for it on our sidebar, or by clicking on the link here, we've really enjoyed working with every class that we've networked with this year and the the school year is only half the way through!

You can read about our experience with St Marys earlier in the year by clicking on the link here.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Visited Hamilton East Primary Yet?

Recently one of the new class blogs that I've discovered belongs to Hamilton East Primary School. Their school has a variety of class pages up and running but the one that I favour the most is the wonderful one belonging to the students of Room Fourteen.

They're a Y3/4 Class and have begun posting some really interesting material, a good mixture of videos, articles and students work. You can visit their wonderful class page through the side link to this blog or you can click on the link here.

They have used some of our Maori Language videos to teach their students and the schools Kapa Haka site is also well worth checking out.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Official Recognition for Room 8 at MIS

Today Melville Intermediate had a special ceremony to celebrate Maori Language Week. During that assembly Mr Cooke, our principal made special mention of Room Eight and the work that we've been doing for Maori Language Week, he also presented Hayze and Mackenzie with awards from the Race Relations Commissioner, as we detailed here earlier in the week! The Girls were thrilled with their very special award and it was the first time that they were aware of it! Filmed by Shaylee at Melville Intermediate School Hall.

Maori Language Assembly Award from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Behind the Scenes at the Maggi Kitchen Showdown

This footage was shot by our school Cooking Teacher, Mrs Brown and was filmed at the Maggi Kitchen Showdown in Auckland, Melville Intermediate is the only school from the Waikato in the Upper North Island part of the competition! Voting for 2011 is now open and listed in the post below.

Maggi Cook Off Behind the Scenes 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Maggi Cook Off Entry 2011

The video above is the official Melville Intermediate School, Upper North Island Maggi Entry for 2011. Currently voting is in progress at the moment on the Maggi Site and you can vote for Melville Intermediate by following the links, or anyone else if you like them. The following video is our final 'behind the scenes' video which was filmed on the same day by Mrs Brown.

Maggi Cook Off BTS Part Two from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Maggi Cook Off Voting 2011

On Thursday last week Melville Intermediate Cooking Team of Dante, Annalize, Kylie and Maddisyn travelled with Mrs Brown, our school Cooking Teacher, to Auckland to compete in the Maggi Kitchen Cook Off.  You can see pictures of the day here.

The team had a very exciting day and represented Melville Intermediate School very well. The voting for the competition is now available online and Melville Intermediate School is the only Waikato School in tne North Island section of the competition! You can view all the online work of the students in the competition here and you can vote for Melville Intermediate School here.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Melville Intermediate - A very special award

We've received a very, very special award for our class work here at Melville Intermediate School. We've received special recognition from the Human Rights Commission of New Zealand.   The award is specifically for our work for Maori Language and Maori Language Week (where we're also listed as a resource on the official Maori Language Week Facebook Page).

We're thrilled with this wonderful official recognition for our students work - a big thank you to all those classrooms from New Zealand and around the world that have allowed us to share the students culture with them and contributed video footage and Skyped with us.  You can see all of this work linked from the 'pages' section of this blog in the top right hand corner.

This acknowledgment will be publicised in the official monthly e-newsletter On the Bright Side, Positive Contributions to Race Relations, with commentary.

 Given that this week is officially Maori Language Week the timing of this award couldn't be more special, and we will be sharing this with the students tomorrow.  A reminder to all of our visitors that if you would like to Skype with our tutors (Mackenzie and Hayze) they are available, just leave us a comment on this post with your contact information or email our teacher at  

Melville Intermediate - Winter Olympics 2011

On Friday the Melville Intermediate School team returned from Totara Springs Camp in Matamata from the 2011 Winter Olympics Competition. In a huge week full of activities there were many highlights including Melville's win at Checkers and coming runners up in Girls Basketball and Girls Volleyball. Room Eight had five students there for the week and a moment of triumph too when Bradley hit the winning shot in the Croquet. Over the next few weeks we'll be featuring highlights from the event shot by Mr Keegan, Mrs Basset and the students of Melville Intermediate School.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Cheer at Winter Olympics 2011

This video is footage of the Melville Intermediate Cheer at the Totara Springs Winter Olympics Competition for 2011. It was filmed on the Thursday night cheer competition, one of the highlights of the Camp.

Winter Olympics Cheer Performance 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Winter Olympics 2011 Indoor Soccer

This video filmed by Mrs Basset, with commentary from her and support for the school from Mr Keegan is part of the 2011 Winter Olympics Sport Camp that was held at Totara Springs Camp in Matamata last week. Its footage of Melville Intermediate in the Red/Green competing in the Girls Indoor Soccer.

Winter Olympics 2011 Part Two from myles webb on Vimeo.