Thursday, March 31, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Matamata Intermediate

At the 2011 Waikato Inter-Intermediate Touch Competition one School was able to beat Melville Intermediate in both the games that we played against them. Firstly our two Girls teams went within thirty seconds of a draw when Matamata scored an amazing try which you can see in this video, secondly our Boys suffered their only loss of pool play against Matamata Intermediate and you can view one of the trys here.

Vs. Matamata Intermediate from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Inter Intermediate Touch Results

On Thursday 24th March 2011 Melville Intermediate competed in the Inter-Intermediate Waikato Touch Tournament. The Boys had an outstanding tournament defeated Cambridge Middle School 2-1, they drew with Berkley Normal School 2-2, were defeated by Matamata Intermediate 1-2 and then beat Maeroa Intermediate 2-0. They qualified for the Semi-Finals against Te Awamutu Intermediate and unfortunatly lost by the narrowest of margins 0-1. The Girls started with a loss to Cambridge Middle School 0-1 before defeating Berkley 3-0. They then lost to Matamata 0-1 before finishing the tournament with a 2-2 draw with Maeroa.

Melville Intermediate - Advert for Bio Tech

On the 25th of March 2011 a group of girls Shaylee, Eloise, Emmah-Lee, Shyniah and Shayne were in a technology class for Bio-Tech. We were told to make a video all about cleaning our environment and keeping it clean. Our slogan is "just keep it clean". We hope you all enjoy watching our video.

Enviro Group Advertisment from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Maeroa Intermediate Girls Touch

The final game for Melville Intermediate Girls Touch team for 2011 came in the last pool game against our friends at Maeroa Intermediate, they scored so quick, from the first set of six, that we didn't have the cameras rolling, and scored a second try not long after. However in an incredibly first half Kaea from Melville Intermediate, Room 18 managed to score a brace herself to bring the match to 2-2. Neither side was able to score in the second half meaning a draw was the end result and a positive way for both teams to end the tournament. This video was filmed on the 24th March at Swarbrick Park, Hamilton by Lana and Shania from Room Eight.

Vs. Maeroa Girls 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Makurhari Students Farewell

For a week we've had students from Makuhari Junior High School in Japan with us as guests at Melville Intermediate School. The students said farewell to Melville on Friday with a special performance in the Hall, the highlight of which was this dance that they preformed to our students!

Makuhari Dance 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Berkley Normal School Touch

On Thursday 24th March Melville Intermediate competed in both the Boys and Girls section of the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Touch Competition. The Girls had a extremely close first up game against Cambridge Middle School which they lost by the narrowest of margins 0-1. In their second game they came up against Mr Day and the students of Berkley Normal School. Melville were looking for a commanding display to put them back into the hunt for the semi-finals. The highlights of the game were filmed by Lana and Shania.

Touch Berkley Normal from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Makuhari Students Powhiri 2011

This video is from Mondays welcome of students from Japan from Makuhari Junior High School who have been visiting Melville Intermediate School this week as part of a cultural exchange. Melville Intermediate held a traditional Powhiri for the students and the Japanese students responded.

Makuhari Powhiri from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Touch Vs. Cambridge Middle School

On Thursday 24th of March 2011 Melville Intermediate competed in the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Touch Finals. Our Boys team had their first game against Cambridge Middle School on the day and was looking to start the tournament in a strong manner. This video is highlights of that game and was filmed by Lana and Shania and Swarbrick Park, Melville are in the Red/Green and Cambridge in the Blue.

Touch Vs. Cambridge 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Drum Lessons

Students at Melville Intermediate School have the opportunity to learn a variety of instruments through the Music Tuition Program. This is a demonstration of students who are learning drums.

Drumming at MIS from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Police Blue Light Challenge 2011



On Monday 21st of March a group of 8 students (four Girls and four Boys) went to Ashurst Park for a Police Fitness Test called Bluelight.

Once we got there we felt pretty nervous and couldn't wait for it to start. We got split up into two teams, team red and team green. I was in team green with Raearna, Jackson and Hone. In team red was Annika, Shyniah, Keegan and Reece. First event we did was the car push. The time to beat was 27.6 seconds to push the police car ten meters and put the seat belts on in the car. We tried our best but we got 32.6 seconds. We could have got out in less time but it was the silly seat belt. Our second activity was the obstacle course. It was so hard we had to jump a six foot wall, jump through a window, walk on a beam, run 200m and so much more. Our best time was 2:51 minutes and we almost beat the best time which was 2:40 minutes. Last of all we had our swimming race. We had to do four laps of 50 meters with a ball. We did really well to get third. Overall it was a good day, we all had fun and we finished 5th out of 15 schools.

Report by Sita Latu, Room 18.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Handball in New Zealand


NZ Handball Demo for Denmark from myles webb on Vimeo.

One of the sites that we've really enjoyed visiting recently has been Vonslid School Blog in Denmark, it caused us to research Denmark because we discovered that we didn't know very much about it as a country. One of our students, Lana created a slideshow about the comparison between Denmark and New Zealand. She thought that she found that Soccer was the national sport of Denmark, apparently its Handball! This brought much mirth to Room Eight as Handball is a game played by some students at interval and lunch break, but is for fun only. We've actually researched Handball the sport, and its of course quite different from New Zealand Handball - this video was filmed by Mitchell and Kris and demonstrates what most New Zealanders think 'Handball' is.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Digital Photo Challenge Group Five

This is the final entry in the Digital Photography Thursday Digital Photography Challenge. This took place at Melville Intermediate on 17th March 2011.
Digital Photograph - Group Five on PhotoPeach

Digital Photography - Group Six
Digital Photography - Group Six on PhotoPeach

Friday, March 18, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Digital Photo Challenge Groups Three and Four

As part of Options on Thursday afternoon students can take electives in a variety of subjects that interest them. One of the groups is the Digital Photography Class that is taken by our Principal, Mr Cooke. On Thursday last week the students created a series of photos from four categories "Library at MIS (where the challenge started), Students of MIS, Famous Icons/Locations at MIS and Odd" Students had ten minutes of planning followed by 15 minutes of photography and then five minutes of editing. These are the entries for Group Three and Group Four:

Digital Photography - Group Three on PhotoPeach

This is the entry in the competition from Group Four:
Digital Photography Group Four on PhotoPeach

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Photo Option Photo Challenge

Today for Digital Photography during our Melville Intermediate School Options Mr Webb had a special challenge for the Digital Photography students.  They had to create a slideshow that feature four sets of five pictures with the Themes being the Library, Around Melville, Odd and Students of MIS.  Students had 15 minutes to take the picture so they were under a huge amount of pressure! However they've done a wonderful job. We've decided to have the voting available online until next week, when we'll close the poll, thank you for agreeing to vote in the competition for each of the teams. The learning intention for the students was that the students were creative and interesting within the confines of the school.
Digital Photography - Team One on PhotoPeach

This is the effort from Tatiana, Ridwan and Tamara
Digital Photography Team Two on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Maggi Cook Off 2011


Melville Intermediate School is again entering a team in the Maggi Cook Off Competition, as part of the Erin Simpson Show, like we did last year.  The team from Melville Intermediate will consist of Morgen and Dante from Room Eight, and also Annalize (who was in Room Eight last year) we will keep you posted with updates as the competition starts and details about how you can vote for Melville Intermediate School!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Music as an 'Option'

This is the final video from Kennedy from Options last week.  She took her video camera to the Music Option which is being taught by our Music Teacher at Melville Intermediate School, Mr Bell.  This video was filmed on Thursday afternoon when all of the Melville Intermediate School students are able to choose a class for them to learn from one of the many available.
Kennedy Music Options 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Melville Intermeidate - Mufti Day Fundraiser for Christchurch


Melville Intermediate held a Red and Black Mufti Day last Friday to raise money for those people who were affected by the Canterbury Earthquake.  Melville Intermediate students were encouraged to bring in more than the requested $1.00 and plenty of students did.  In all $1,176.00 was raised, Chartwell Westfield undertook to double the donation meaning that we raised $2,3520.00 for the Red Cross. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Visit Vonsild School Blog!


We've just being making contact in the last few days with the students of Vonsild School in Denmark.  Our students have really enjoyed visiting their wonderful class page, its filled with videos and other work that is interesting and really gets you thinking about the students and what they are like.  We held a class brainstorming session about Denmark and although we've had contact with most of the world, there wasn't  a whole lot of information that Room Eight could come up with, that's all going to change as we start looking at Denmark as a nation tomorrow and learning about our friends on the other side of the world, in the meantime you can visit Vonsild School in Denmark by clicking here and check out their wonderful students work!

Melville Intermediate - Inter Intermediate Cricket 2011

On Tuesday the 8th March the Cricket team from Melville Intermediate School went to the University of Waikato and played three games of Cricket.  We played against Matamata Intermediate, Fairfield Intermediate and Te Awamutu Intermediate.  We lost all of our games.  Our first game was against Fairfield and they chose to bat first and scored 103 runs and Otis got three wickets.  We got 88 runs off 15 overs.  I scored 27 runs and Jovi retired scoring 30 runs.  Our second game was against Matamata Intermediate we chose to field first and we scored 62 runs.  Trey got three wickets and had a wicket maiden over.  I got 30 runs retired and Otis got 26 not out.  Our third game was against Te Awamutu Intermediate they scored 118 off 15 overs with three wickets to spare.  We scored 64 runs off 15 overs with six wickets to spare.  Even though we lost all our games we still had a good time.  Report by Luke Room 14.

Melville Intermediate - Stephen Tours the School Garden

This is Stephens first video for Room Eight and his first attempt at presenting. He's touring the School Garden at Melville Intermediate so that he can explain what we have available.

Stephen Garden Tour 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Cooking Options on Thursday

During Options (or electives, student choices for what they learn) on Thursdays at Melville Intermediate School all of the Technology Rooms are used so students can have greater opportunity rather than working in a regular classroom. This video was filmed by Kennedy last Thursday and shows what students from Melville Intermediate School can involve themselves in on Thursdays in the Cooking Room!

Kennedy Options - Cooking from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Melville Intermediate - NZAIMS 2011 Here we come!


Melville Intermediate are preparing to compete again at the NZAIMS Tournament.  This tournament is the premiere sports competition for Y7 and Y8 students in New Zealand.  Last year there were over 100 schools and 4,000 competitors, with over 800 officials in Tauranga for the week of competition.  In 2010 Melville Intermediate entered Boys Soccer, where the team came 14th, Hip Hop where our team finished 4th by 0.5 of a percent and Girls Basketball.

Our Basketball teams over the last two years have a proud record of success, last year our Girls made the semi finals before being defeated by Kura O Te Koutu from Rotorua and finishing 4th.  Our 2009 team was undefeated for the entire tournament and crowned national champions at the conclusion of the games! This years team has started preparation by playing at the YMCA on Tuesday night.   The team is in a Boys/Mixed competition and has already defeated Maeroa Intermediate and St Andrews Middle School.   Last week the Girls were defeated 35-45 by the Flyers Lakers, although they were dissapointed to lose they managed to play a forty minute game with five players and no reserves! Today Melville Intermediate played against the KBC Sting and defeated them 43-33.   Kobe managed to score 17 points, in her first game for the year, Mata scored an impressive 16 and Sita contributed well with 10.   The team has three more games in the 'A' pool against top opposition before the play offs.   This footage is from Melville Intermediates game against the Sting tonight, the AIMS Games might be six months away but its approaching fast.


Basketball 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Pottery Options 2011

Kennedy from Room Eight currently has a broken arm, not that its stopped her from working. She spent last Thursday afternoon going around the various options classes at Melville Intermediate filming what students were up to and came up with some amazing results. This video is of her in the Pottery Option.

Pottery 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Sativa's Explanation of Bone Carving

On Thursday afternoons we have Options at Melville Intermediate School (electives) during that time students have a wide range of activities that are available to them outside of the normal lessons. On Thursday 4th March, Kennedy from Room Eight went to Bone Carving and Sativa from Room Eight presented this video about what she was doing and toured the workshop.

Bone Carving 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Skyping with St Marys School

This morning students from Room Eight held a Skyping session with students from St Marys School in Mosgiel, in the South Island.   We covered the students Mihi who were reciting it to Hayze and Mackenzie and the students also talked about their schools, the similarities and the differences.  The students spoke for over half an hour and we here at Melville Intermediate really enjoyed the experience, judging by the posts on their page St Marys did too! You can click on their class page by clicking here.


Yesterday Mackenzie and I Skyped with St Marys School, Room Seven. They saw a link of Mackenzie and I in the CPA doing the Hawaiian dance for my Grandmothers Birthday. I was so surprised that they only had around two hundred students from Y1 to Y8 and we have nearly 300 students from Y7 and Y8. It was great talking to Room Seven and I really enjoyed it.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Textile Art

Melville Intermediate - Extension Cooking and Music

On Monday 28th February, extension cooking and extension music was on. 2 groups of students will go to an extension tech, one group goes to Mrs Brown, our cooking teacher and the other will go with our music teacher Mr Bell. I talked with a few of the students in extension cooking, who explained to me that they were making pasta. Then I went to the music room, I filmed Mr Bell and some of his students in the drum room, working on a recording. More students were filled in the guitar room and the recording studio. Manson who is amazing on the guitar played something. A few of the girls were in the recording studio were recording a song played on ukulele and with vocals.

Extension Cooking 28th February 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.


The video above was created by Lana, who also wrote the description and filmed the footage in the Cooking Room. The video below is of the Music Extension Room.

Music Extension 28th Februay from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Music Technology 24th Feb

This video is an example of the work and opportunities available to students of Melville Intermediate School during our Technology lessons.  During Technology our students have specialist lessons in a number of subjects.  For Y8 students its currently Cooking, Music, Woodwork, Textiles Arts and Enviro Studies.  This video shows students at work in Mr Bells music class, during the last week our students have been learning to play particular songs using a variety of instruments.   This is the music class playing 'Hey Soul Sister' being led by Maddy from Room Five.  Recorded at Melville Intermediate on Friday 24th February 2011.

Music Technology 24th February from myles webb on Vimeo.