Monday, May 30, 2011

Melville Intermediate - How to Make Oragami Balloons

Earlier in the year we had exchange students from Japan at Melville Intermediate School. Dante and Hannah filmed this video which is step by step instructions on how to create Origami Balloons and paper fold them. This video was created by the students and filmed by Hannah, from Room Eight.

Origami Balloons 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Maori Language Week 2011

At Melville Intermediate we have something special planned again this year for Maori Language Week, again as last year our studnets are available for online tutoring in Maori culture through Skype! You might not be aware but we're trending #1 for Google searches for Maori Mihi in New Zealand and the World! Also we've hit the top ten for poi making videos! On the Blog pages on the top right hand corner of this site you can see just a fraction of the Maori resources from this site that the students have created over the past three years.

We've also got our 2011 Maori Mihi team available, you can see them in this video below, if you'd like our help leave us a comment on this post and well be in touch!


Maori Language Week 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

We're very excited by all the visitors that we have been receiving recently from Facebook for Maori Language Week, as many people are visiting the site for the first time we thought that we'd highlight some of our work for our new guests.   This video is a class from California, USA, that we collaborated with in 2010.  We created a tutorial about the use of Raukau Sticks and  posted it online, and the is the result of the Elementary School Class in Califorina's work!


Another class that we've been collaborating with is in Siberia, Russia. All Melville Intermediate School students have to create and speak a Mihi as part of their work at School, so we created a series of instructional video tutorials explaining about the concepts and ideas. One of the classrooms thats collaborated with us has been Lyudmila's Classroom in Kransnoyarskiykray Kray, Russia, this is one of their students speaking Maori, in Russia

Melville Intermediate - Vs. Maeroa Intermediate Rugby

Firstly on Tuesday 24th May 2011 Melville Intermediate Girls Rugby Team competed at the Inter-Intermediate Waikato Competition.  The team was Captained by Fauiki and Ora who had this interview filmed at the tournament by Terrina discussing the day.

Rugby Interview 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Secondly this video is the highlights of the all important pool game against Maeroa Intermediate.  Melville at this point were desperate for a win given that they had three pool games left to qualify for the semi-finals.  The team was very nervous before this game, but delivered their best performance in the past three years coming away with a four try to two 26-10 win.   The highlights were filmed by Terrina from Room 18 on the day.

Maeroa Girls Rugby 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Girls Rugby Vs. Fairfield Intermediate

This is video highlights of Melville Intermediates second game at the 2011 Girls Rugby Inter Intermediate competition.  Having managed to draw with Morrinsville in the first game the team was hopeful of continuing the positive work against one of the form teams of the competition.  Filmed on Tuesday 24th May 2011 at Memorial Park, Cambridge by Terrina from Room 18.
Vs. Fairfield Intermediate 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Melville Intermedite - Rugby Vs. Morrinsville Intermediate

On Tuesday 24th of August Melville Intemermediate competed in the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Girls Rugby competition.   Our team competed against 7 other Open Grade teams at Memorial Park, Cambridge.  This footage is from the opening game against Morrinsville Intermediate and was filmed by Terrina from Room Eighteen.
Girls Rugby 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Vs. St Peters College

On Tuesday Melville Intermediate continues to compete at the YMCA in the local Y7/Y8 league. Melville's Girls team made the semi-finals of the A grade competition in term one, and this term started with a loss to the KOK Running Rebels. On Tuesday Melvilles second game was against St Peters College. The final score ended up being 52-24 to Melville with a strong game from Sita, Kennedy (who was player of the game), Marcia and Fauiki. A tough challenge awaits tomorrow, with three quaters of the Melville Team competing in the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Girls Rugby Competition on Tuesday during the day and then having to back up in the evening taking on St Colombus Wildcats. This footage of the St Peters game was filmed by Fauiki from Room Fourteen.

Basketball Vs. St Peters College from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Mortlake College 2011 Thanks Video

At the end of last term, just before we went on School Camp we were lucky enough to have the students from Mortlake College from Australia pass through Melville Intermediate School. As part of their tour of New Zealand they were filming a 'gratitude dance' where-ever they stopped off, including Melville Intermediate! You can watch this wonderful video here and keep your eyes peeled for us!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Cooking without Mrs Brown

Unfortunately on the Y8 School Camp, Mrs Brown the Melville Intermediate School Cooking Teacher suffered an injury when her hand was broken.  She's still missing at the moment sadly, however in her absence several other teachers have been stepping up to the plate in the Cooking Room.  Friday last week saw Matua Taua step up to the plate with the students from Y8 and also R17 create quiches!

Cooking 20th May 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Students worked very hard on this process and Sam and Morgan from Room 17 were helping on the day so they were sent with cameras into the cooking room to record the process, they enjoyed it so much that we had to send them back when the quiche cooking was completed for viewing (and tasting which was clever) of the finished product.

Cooking 20th May Part Two from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Preview of Maori Language Week 2011

Coming up at Melville Intermediate we have a very special week, Maori Language Week 2011 when the Maori Language is celebrated by staff and students of Melville Intermediate and across New Zealand.

Maori is a very important part of Melville Intermediate, its our single biggest ethnic group of students. This site features a significant amount of work about Maori Language from the students. Our Maori Mihi work features significantly through Google searches, coming in the top three in New Zealand and worldwide. We've also featured lessons in Maori Poi Making and you can see footage of our fabulous Cultural Performing Arts Group (CPA) performing traditional Maori songs from 2009 at the Frankton Markets, 2009 during our massive CPA Showcase prior to their Australian tour and 2010 during their end of Christmas Rest Home Shows around Hamilton.  You can also learn to Count in Maori as well by clicking on this link.

To talk about the events coming up for Maori Langauge Week Shaylee spoke to Matua Justin who is the teacher in Room Two, one of the two teachers of Te Ao Ipurangi the Maori Digital Program at Melville Intermediate, this was filmed on Friday 20th May 2011.


Maori Language Week 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Backstage with the Maggi Cook Off

When the Maggi Cook Off from the Erin Simpson TV Show team came to Melville Intermediate this week we had Shaylee ready to film some background material.   One of the things that students were surprized with was that the crew filmed for over two hours and they're going to use something in the region of one minute on the television show! The Melville Intermediate Official Entry hasn't been broadcast yet and we'll let you know when it features and how you can vote! In the meantime have a look at what Shaylee recorded on the day.

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

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Erin Simpson Show Films at MIS

Today we had a special assembly at Melville Intermediate School.  We were able to feature our school team who are entering in the Maggi Cook Off as part of the Erin Simpson TV Show.   The students and the event were given their own special assembly, which had been preceded by two hours of filming in the Melville Intermediate School Cooking Room.   They filmed two hours of footage which is going to be edited down to one minute which will be broadcast on television.  They also mentioned that we were the only Hamilton Intermediate in the competition, which made us proud.  These photos were taken by Maddison F.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Music Extension

One of the programs that students can be selected for at Melville Intermediate School is the Music Extension program, this is for a small selected group of students and is an opportunity for the students to further develop their musicial ability.  Jenna from Room Eight decided to interview the teacher in charge of Music Extension, Mr Bell.

Mr Bell - Music Externsion Int. from myles webb on Vimeo.
We also thought that we could further explain about the process by talking to the students that are directly involved in the program, so Hayze and Mackenzie sought this interview with three of the students:

Music Extension Students Interview from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Morgan and Sam in Woodwork

This video was recorded by Sam from Room 17 and Morgan from Room 17 when they ventured into the Woodwork Room to observe Y8 students completing this weeks workshop tasks.

Woodwork 20th May from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Counting to 100 in Maori

Firstly, before you watch this video, make sure that you've watched video one and two in the series.  The first video teaches you basic counting from one to ten in Maori.   The second lesson in this series focussed on the absence of 'teen' numbers from Maori counting and covered how to get to twenty five.   This lesson covers the numbers from 25 to 99.   Its presented by Mackenzie and Hayze and was filmed by Shaylee.  Filmed at Melville Intermediate 13th May 2011.
Counting to 100 in Maori Toru from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Hamish's recount about Day 1 of Camp

As the car slowed to a halt I looked up and there was the Camp in all its glory! We got out and walked to the concrete area that the teachers told us top meet everyone at.  Everyone else was already there.  I sat down in my group as soon as we could.  We went to our cabins and set up our beds.  The first activity was water games! First we did the giant puzzle.  Each line had to connect together.  The second thing we did was to get bits of pipe and hold them steady against each other.  Water had to flow from one end to another end and into a bucket.  For that we got 150 points.  The next was really hard.  There was a barrel full of holes, we had to plug the holes.  For that we got 150 points.  Any way the final challenge was to make a chant and to compete against the other classrooms.  After all the competitions our class came fourth. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Sheep Shearing with Benita

Shearing is fun, smelly and sore.   Its lots of fun because when your in the sheds you get to kick it back with your mates.  I'm lucky because my gang is my family. Its easy because you've got to go outside and pick a horse or a motorbike and go to the top of the hill. You round up all the sheep and take them back down the hill to the shed.
That job is a two person job.  Five of my cousins shear and four of my other cousins rouse and two of my other cousins press the wool.  In my gang it depends who goes to work.  All my cousins change what they are doing and switch between rousing, shearing and pressing.  You have to work for nine hours, you wake up at 6:00am in the morning and start work at 7:30am.  You finish working sometime between 6:30pm and 8:00pm.  When we get back home we have a shower then have dinner, after that we kick back and watch movies.   To shear a sheep successfully you need to: 1.  Turn on the machine.  2. Put a shearing cone on the hand piece.  3. Walk into the pens and select a sheep.  4. You hold the sheep inbetween your legs with one of the sheep's legs on your back. 5. Then you are ready to start shearing.

Benita is a student from Room Eight who each holiday goes to the East Coast, there she works with the rest of her family as part of a shearing gang and works shearing sheep.   This Christmas just been her gang mustered over 7,000 sheep and 300 rams.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Inter Intermediate Soccer 2011

Today Melville Intermediate organised the 2011 Inter-Intermediate Soccer competition which was held at Jansen Park in Hillcrest.   Melville Intermediates Boys did the school proud, qualifying for the semi-finals.  In the semi-finals Melville came up against Cambridge Middle School.  The game was tied 2-2 after full time, Melville Intermediate triumphing in the penalty shoot out.  In the finals Melville came up against Peachgrove Intermediate who proved too strong winning the final 5-0.  Congratulations are due to Peachgrove who also won the Girls competition.  These photos were taken by Sita and Annika.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Netball 7th May 2011

On Saturday Netball started on Saturday morning in Hamilton.  This year Melville Intermediate is fielding five teams on Saturday, three Y7 Girls teams and two Y8 Girls teams.   On Saturday our Y8 B team took on the Peachgrove Intermediate Girls A team.   Our Y8 'A' team took on Peachgroves B team and defeated them 28-3.   You can see highlights of that game here.  Peachgrove are in the Orange and Brown and Melville are in their traditional Green and Red.

Netball 7th May 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Counting in Maori Part One

This is the first in a new series of videos entitled 'Counting in Maori'.  Maori is a fantastic language to learn how to count in, as it has ten basic numbers which all the other numbers from 1 to 99 work off, so once you've learnt the numbers from 1 to 10 your nearly there.   The new series of lessons are presented by Hayze and Mackenzie, two students from Room Eight, who were also responsible for this years Mihi videos, and furthermore are available to chat with your class using Skype to help tutor you with Maori Language! This video was filmed by Shaylee.  The words will appear on screen but you need to practise the following:


Counting in Maori 1-10 from myles webb on Vimeo.
  • One - Tahi
  • Two - Rua
  • Three - Toru
  • Four - Wha
  • Five - Rimu
  • Six - Ono
  • Seven - Whitu
  • Eight - Waru
  • Nine - Iwa
  • Ten - Tekau

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Finlay Park 'Blob'

This is our final video for 2011 associated with Y8 School Camp at Finlay Park, its the 'Blob', an activity where one person waits at the end of the inflatable 'blob' and then from the platform high above the other end a student or two students jump onto the 'blob'.   The rush of air of course causes the first person at the end to fly through the air and into the mighty Waikato River! Filmed at Camp on Thursday 14th April 2011.

Blob 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Melville Intermediate - School Camp 2011 Overview

Today students started back for Term Two for 2011. We have 11 weeks this term, students are still excited about School Camp at the end of last term. There are a variety of videos that have been uploaded during the holidays. You can view some of them by clicking on the links to view the Waterslide, click here, or students on the Rope Swing, students making Pancakes, Abseiling, Team Challenge or the three hour Bush Bash. Students are currently writing recounts for all activities and these will be posted with each of the videos as they are completed and published.  You can also view footage of students on the infamous 'Blob' and also some very special footage of Mrs Basset, one of our Y8 teachers who challenged a student to abseil which then compelled her to compete the Rope Swing! It was a fantastic experience for our students at Finlay Park and the students had a wonderful experience.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Mrs Basset on the Rope Swing

One of the absolute highlights of the Y8 Camp was on the final day, Mrs Basset, the teacher from Room Eighteen had told Kylie (a student from Room Eighteen) that if she did the Abseiling then she would do the Rope Swing. An epic event as it took nearly ten minutes to be completed, that we've had to edit for the purpose of time limits on the blog.

Mrs Basset Rope Swing 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.