Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Live from the AIMS Games 2011

Our game on Tuesday afternoon against Hastings Intermdiate resulted in a win to Melville 39-25.  In our final pool game, against Chisnallwood Intermediate from Christchurch, Melville put in a strong performance winning the game 71-5.   Wednesday afternoon saw our quarter final, against one of the host schools of the tournament, and third best team after pool play from pool 1, Tauranga Intermediate School.  The game was tight but Melville were able to pull away in the closing stages to win 43-31.   This qualified us for the semi-finals for a third consecutive year, a feat that no other school has managed.   We had to play Sacred Heart College from New Plymouth.  They played exceptional Basketball and applied early pressure to our team, and won convincingly by ten points 41-31.   The team needed to pick their heads up for the 3rd/4th play off against Kaitoa Middle School and did so, defeating them 44-30 to claim third place in New Zealand.

Our warmest congratulations to Murrays Bay Intermediate who defeated Sacred Heart 28-25 to claim the national girls Basketball title.   Following the tournament prize giving both our vice captain Rearna and Kobe from Room Thirteen were named in the 2011 AIMS Basketball tournament team, a very special and deserved honour.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Live from the AIMS Games 2011

Melville Intermediate School has been competing in the 2011 AIMS Games in Tauranga.  We've been competing in Girls Basketball against 11 other school and are one of over a hundred schools and some 4,000 students competing for the week.

Melville Intermediate Girls started the 2011 Campaign strongly with a win against local school Te Kura Kokiri 31-22.   They followed this up with their second game of Monday morning against Kaitoa Middle School 46-36.  Both these games were incredibly close games, with Melville trailing both at half time.

Tuesday morning they played their third game, against North Habour Champions Murrays Bay Intermediate School.  It was another titanic encounter, with only a four point margin seperating the two teams in the fourth quarter.  Murrays Bay proved their class in the end winning 37-27.

Melville Intermediate now take on 2009 finalists Hastings Intermediate in their second pool game today before playing Chisnallwood Intermediate from Christchurch tomorrow.  We'll keep you posted.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Melville Intermediate - NZAIMS Tournament 2011: Starts Sunday!

Tomorrow is the last day at Melville Intermediate School, for a week.  Sunday marks the opening of the 2011 AIMS Games, and Melville Intermediate are off to compete in Girls Basketball for the 3rd consecutive year.

Not only will Mr Webb be away but so will Kennedy, Marcia and Mackenzie from Room Eight.  But don't panic we'll be all back the following week returning to our regular postings.  There's over 4,000 student at Y7/8 level heading for Tauranga for this tournament, and it's going to be huge.  Those of you who will there, keep your eyes peeled for the Melville Intermediate School team in their traditional Green/Red playing uniforms and Black/Red Tracksuits.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Sam tours Art for Term Three

Last Friday Sam from Room Seven took one of our class cameras and went and toured the Art Room of Melville Intermediate School, looking at some Y8 students and what they've been up to lately in the Art Room.  Recorded on Friday 19th August 2011, directed and presented by Sam.
R7 Sam's Art Tour 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Commenting Week Four

This week you are required to leave comments at two locations and to ensure that these comments are left in the correct format. This includes writing your first name only, having the correct URL and making sure the comment is sensible and meets the class requirements.

Some of you have still not completed this task from last week for Hamilton East Primary School, Room 14, remember for the task to be completed you should be able to log onto the class page and view the comment, in the correct format.  If you have not done so you need to scroll down and click on the link to their class page.

This weeks task involves leaving two comments on Bailey Road Schools class page, and then one on one of the students individual blogs.  You will need to have two comments from the two different locations checked off successfully to complete this.  You can choose any of their individual blogs but you need to take
a note of which ones so that you can check this off with Mr Webb, again make sure that the comments follow the correct format.  If you aren't sure check with Mr Webb before you publish.

Melville Intermediate - Tech 19th August

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Sam tours Music for Term Three

This video was filmed and created by Sam from Room Seven.  Sam was looking through the Music Room, while Y8 students were in there for Music Technology.  Students of Melville Intermediate School have technology once a week for ninety minutes.  Filmed on Thursday 18th August 2011.
Sam R7 Music Room 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Melville Intemediate - Easiyou Competition Entry Two

This is Melville Intermediate Schools second entry into the Easiyo Competition. Voting for this competition closes this Thursday, you can watch the videos in the competition by clicking here.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Y8 Cross Country 2011

On Tuesday we have the Inter Intermediate Cross Country Waikato Competition, we've a team of twenty four students competing at Porritt Stadium, six students, both Boys and Girls from each of the six age levels. This video is highlights of the Y8 Cross Country and we'd like to wish Dara, Mia and of course Hayze from Room Eight the best of luck on Tuesday!

Y8 Cross Country 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Easiyo Video Competition

Some of our students have been hard at work lately working on a number of competitions.  One of which is the Easiyo Yohurt Video Competition.  Voting for this closes on Thursday next week and our videos have only just gone up, if you click on the link here, then you can go to the competition page.  There you can view video work from Kylie and Indiana from Room 18 and Dante and Hannah from Room Eight.   The voting is on the right hand side and you can vote once for your favourite video.  We've also embedded the link for Dante and Hannah's video from Youtube here so you can watch it, they did a fantastic job!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Saitama City 2011 Cultural Exchange

On Friday the students that we are hosting from Saitama City, Tokyo, Japan spent a day in the classroom at Melville Intermediate School.  The students participated in cultural exchanges with Melville Intermediate students - they had a chance to learn from our CPA, our school cultural group as well as playing a couple of sports - Rugby and Badminton.   Our students were thrilled to participate with the students from another country and really enjoyed the experience!

Saitama Exchange August 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Melville Intermediate - School Cross Country 2011

Wednesday 10th of August 2011 the top 20 year 7 girls, year 7 boys, year 8 girls and the year 8 boys went to Stanheather Park near Deanwell on the school bus.
When I got there I was so nervous, the track was huge and long, I wanted to go back in the bus and go back to school.

The Yr 7 girls did really well, 1st came Rianna, 2nd Praise and 3rd came Tigerlilly,
Next up were the yr 7 boys they were really fast, 1st came Aublix, 2nd Jayden,
Now it was time, first we had to stretch and get ready on the starting line Mrs. Bassett was there saying “on your mark get set GO!!!!” I was off , one the first lap Emah-lee was in the lead, I was really tired and I wanted to stop running but I didn’t I kept running.  On the 2nd lap Mia was in the lead then it was Emah-lee then Mia.
Mia came 1st, 2nd came Emah-lee, 3rd came Isla, 4th came me (Hayze), 5th came Eva and 6th came Sita.

We were all very happy especially Isla her family was so proud of her.
Then it was time for the yr 8 boys “On your mark get set GO!!!!! They sprinted off and Darah was in the lead by a mile.  1 or 2 minutes later they were already on their 2nd lap and Darah was still in the lead… Another minute or so there was Darah he came 1st place, second came Isaac, 3rd came Luke and 4th came Keegan
It was a great experience but tiring.

Report by Hayze Room Eight, Footage shot by Shannon, Hannah and Dante Room 8.  
MIS Cross Country 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Saitama City 2011

Each year Melville Intermediate hosts students from Saitama City in Tokyo, Japan.  This year the visit has been shortened quite a bit, but Friday was still a fun day of interaction and students from two cultures meeting and enjoying the opportunity to try different experiences.  These images were filmed by Morgen at Melville Intermediate School on Friday.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Rock Band Perform Pulse Rehearsal

On Friday night the Melville Intermediate School is competing in Pulse the Waikato Intermediate School Battle of the Bands Competition. On Thursday the band held a rehearsal during singing assembly. Jakob from Room Two wrote this report.

The song the band performed was 'Sun Goes Down'. On the second week of school we were not planning to sing 'Sun Goes Down' but when Jayden played some of the chords then Tara, Leiana and I started singing, Dallas did some smooth beats so we put it all together and its our song.

Rock Band 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Inter Intermediate Music Highlights

This video is highlights from the Waikato Inter Intermediate Music trip to the symphony performance.  Filmed by Mr Bell for Melville Intermediate School August 2011.
Inter Intermediate Music Part 2 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - PREP School Auction

This week we had the PREP School Auction for our sites for the students for their
market day. All of the Y8 students of Melville Intermediate School have to run a business and we have a market day coming up in week seven at school. Room Eight has a group of businesses who will be promoting their goods or service online. Next week we will be putting online the application for the students who want to run the 'Bank' for PREP, as students from throughout the school have been preparing their Curriculum Vitae for the process.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Kennedy and Shannon Cooking

This video is of two students from Room Eight, Shannon and Kennedy and their efforts cooking for a competition where they had to use Easi-O Yoghurt. The Girls have written a full description of what they've done and this will posted with this video tomorrow morning.

Kennedy and Shannon Cooking 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Ben and Hamish Interview

One of the major new features of Melville Intermediate School is the mural that now hangs proudly outside Room Eighteen.  It was created by Matua Peter who works at Melville Intermediate School, you can see it in the slideshow below this post.  Hamish and Ben from Room Eight wrote this about the process.

In this video we interviewed Matua Peter.  He is the one that made the mural.  We had to write five questions each to ask him about it.   He then answered them and after that we said thank you.  

Matua Peter Interview - Mural from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Melville Intermediate - New school Mural

During the recent school holidays some of us have been very busy.  Matua Peter has been working on a very special mural that has pride of place outside the Tech courts on the back of Room 18.   Its just been put on the frame and mounted and looks amazing.  We sent Ben and Hamish to take some photo's so that everyone could see it.

Monday, August 1, 2011