Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Teachers School Band

Recorded at the 2011 Melville Intermediate Certificate Assembly, a performance of epic standard from the Melville Intermediate School Teachers Band.   Featuring amongst others Mr Bell, Matua Taua, Whaea Lynndon, Mr Keegan and others it was a classic for the ages.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Melville Survivor Episode Ten

This is the second to last episode of Melville: Survivor ever.  It started in week one of term four and over the ten weeks of school there were nine eliminations in the nine episodes.  The Y7 dominated to start with, winning three challenges in a row.  The Y8's then staged a small comeback winning twice before the Y8s again lost, this proved crucial as the two teams joined and the Y8s lost Annika, before Mia won immunity forcing Harley out.  Mia needed immunity in episode eight, but it wasn't to be and that left three players who've dominated all the way through... Tia from Room 12, Aylssa from Room 13 and Brandon from Room Nine.  Only two could advance to the grand final and one had to turn on someone else, would Tia and Aylssa's bond hold, could Brandon break them in two? All will be revealed in the second to last episode ever...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Melville Intermediate - School Ball 2011 Part Three

Throughout the final term of the 2011 year the Y8 students at Melville Intermediate School were involved in learning a series of formal dances for the end of Y8 School Leavers Ball, this took place on the second to last week of school and was a opportunity for students to celebrate their two years at Melville Intermediate School.  On Thursday evening the night of the Ball, we had students arrive in all sorts of vehicles and transport to celebrate the year.  This footage is of the night.  For our international visitors a reminder that school in New Zealand has finished for the 2011 School Year and we will be returning in 2012 in the first week of February.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Thank you and Goodbye...

Schools out for New Zealand students as we enjoy the school holidays.  Our pupils will be back in the first week of February 2012... if you would like to collaborate with them or get in touch with our class please leave a comment, and we'll deal with it when we can.  The classroom teacher for this site (Mr Webb) is also moving classrooms during the break as well, which with either necessitate a new site or a name change... we'll keep you posted, happy holidays, enjoy the break and we'll see you all in 2012.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Y8 BDO 2011

Y8 BDO 2011 - Valentines on PhotoPeach

Melville Intermediate - Edublogs Awards Nominations 2011

We were very pleased to find ourselves last week nominated again for the Edublog Awards - for best use of video.   This is a fantastic award, with some great nominations, and some very esteemed company for our students to be keeping.  The awards voting is open at present, although it closes shortly - we'd certainly encourage you to go and have a look at all the nominee's, not just in our category but also in some of the others where some of our online friends have been nominated.. so make sure you check it out and vote!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Melville Intermediate - R14 Ham East Blog Awards

This year one of the pages that we've been following closely has been the class page from Room 14 at Hamilton East Primary School. We've been watching them closely since they started and amazed with the progress that the students and teacher has made - including having nearly 2500 visitors to their class page in under a year, which is a huge achievement and being nominated for an Edublog Award for best class blog!

Recently the students had another wonderful learning experience, they're own class blog awards.  Another innovative and creative idea for the students and Room Eight was proud to be nominated in a number of categories, not only that we won in  Best Video, Quality Comments and Best Link, we were also a finalist in Best Class Blog and Most Helpful Class Blog.  Have a look at this wonderful link if you are not a fan of their work already. 

Melville Intermediate - 2011 School Ball Highlights Part Two

Melville Intermediate School Ball 2011 Part 2 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - 2011 School Ball Highlights

MIS School Ball 2011 Part One from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Melville Survivor - Melville Survivor Episode Nine

With only two episodes left its a crucial time. In episode Eight Mia was able to win the immunity donkey, forcing what had been a solid Y7 team to eliminate Harley. This left just four competitors. Mia from the original Y8 team and Tia, Alyssa and Brandon from the Y7s. In today's challenge the students had cones with their names on them on a table took turns throwing at each cone, once two cones were knocked over, it was out of the challenge. Could Mia win again and force the Y7's to eliminate each other again, or would she fall victim to the others? The grand final takes place this coming week and only one person can win...

Melville Intermediate - School Ball 2011

Y8 Ball 2011 on PhotoPeach

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Y8 Ball Preparation 2011

One of the highlights of the Melville Intermediate School Year is the annual Ball held to celebrate the Y8's time at school. On Thursday MIS held their ball, the theme being 'Christmas'. These photos are of the preparation of the event. Photos taken by Amy from Room Twelve. Thanks to the decoration crew.
Y8 Ball 2011 MIS Preparation on PhotoPeach

When Whaea Shervan, Mrs Bleakin and some Y7 children were setting up the hall for the Y8 Ball they were putting out chairs and the snowmen. After morning interval they started putting up Christmas Trees and amazing murals. By the hall door in the office there was an arch with tinsel and paper. By the end of the school day it looked beautiful. The Y8's loved it.

Report and Photos by Amy, Room Twelve, Melville Intermediate School.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Melville Survivor: Episode Eight

This is the fourth to last episode of our TV salute with Melville: Survivor. In the last episode the two teams joined up and competed against each other individually for the first time. Annika and Harley ended up in a duel for immunity which Harley narrowly won, unfortunately for Annika and Room 18 that then saw her get eliminated. With Mia the only Y8 student left in the competition she was desperate to win the challenge to avoid elimination and force the Y7 students to turn on each other so she could continue to survive... watch what happened....

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Y7 BDO at Rainbows End 2011

Y7 BDO - Rainbows End 2011 on PhotoPeach

Melville Intermediate - Melville Survivor: Episode Seven

This is the first episode when the two competing teams have been combined into one. If you watched episode six you will know there was disaster for the Y8's during 'The List' were indecision and luck from the Y7s students saw them win a crucial episode, and Chieh-I paid the price, being the six player eliminated... for the first individual challenge, in this episode called 'The Lob' student had to throw a Hackey Sack at a chair and make sure it stayed on the flat side of the chair, first player to do it twice wins. Would the Y7s stick together? Could the Y8s win immunity and put pressure on the Y7? Find out with only three episodes to go until the grand final this is the most important episode ever!

Filmed on Tuesday 6th December by Mitchell and Kris, presented by Kelly from Room 8.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Melville Survivor Episode Six

We're nearly reaching the end of Survivor: Melville! In the last episode the Y8 team continued their winning ways forcing the Y7 team to eliminate Rangi and Room Six. In this episodes challenge students were given a list earlier in the day and told it would be important later. They weren't given more information but in the challenge they were asked to recall the order in which things were - some had learned it and some hadn't! This was to prove crucial as this was the last team challenge... see what happened... filmed by Mitchell, assisted by Kris. Presented by Kelly. Filmed on Monday 5th December 2011.

Melville Survivor: Episode Six from myles webb on Vimeo.

For those of you playing along the list the students were given was:
Strawberry Ice Cream
Green Frog
Bass Guitar
Breath Mints
Old Hat
Brown Cow
Rice Pudding
Yellow Hat

Monday, December 5, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Inter Intermediate Athletics 2011 Highlights

This is the second highlights video from the Waikato Inter Intermediate Competition at Porrit Stadium, Fairfield, filmed by Annika from Room 18.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Melville Survivor Recap.

For the past term the students of Melville Intermediate have had a class representative each in a weekly competition that's a homage to the TV Show Survivor. Its coming into the second to last week of competition. In the first episode the Y7 students worked as a team in the rope challenge, defeating the Y8 team who decided to vote off Jeeta. This put the Y7 students on a roll who defeated the Y8s again in the following week with episode two: Frisbee Challenge where Bradley and Room 8 were eliminated, before defeated them again with the dice throwing in episode three where Keegan and Room 5 went out. All the challenges had been close, it appeared that Lee was masterminding the Y7 team, it was surprising then in episode four when the Y8's finally won that Lee and Room Two were voted out, followed by Rangi and Room Six. in episode five. Things are very evenly balanced with a 4:3 situation and one more challenge before the teams combine. This week there's a hectic schedule - four eliminations over five days!

Melville Intermediate - CPA at Pepe Pacifika 2011

This is our final highlight of Melville Intermediate Schools 2011 Pepe Pacifika performance at Frankton Primary School. This is the Samoan section of the performance. Filmed in November by Mr Webb.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Melville Intermediate - CPA at Te Aroha

The Melville Intermediate Cultural Performing Arts Group the CPA rounded off its performances for 2011 with a show at Te Aroha on Thursday. This is footage from that show shot by Mitchell from Room Eight.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Shania at H Town Talent Quest

This is Shyniah from Room One's performance at the H-Town Talent Quest from Glenview in November 2011 filmed by Whaea Shervan from Room Twelve.

It was a fabulous night at the Talent Quest. Everyone was supportive and when I was on stage I felt very comfortable with the situation. Its a really great night and next year will be even better. Report by Shania, Room One.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Melville Intermediate - School Rock Band 2011

This is the Melville Intermediate Y7 School Rock Band performing at the recent South H Town Talent Quest Show at Glenview.   They are performing the Maroon Five Song 'Moves Like Jagger' featuring Jacob from Room Two on lead vocals.  There's also an off stage cameo appearance from David from Room Eight! Filmed by Whaea Shervan in November 2011.