Saturday, June 30, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Deighton's Term Two Recount

I've liked my time at Melville Intermediate.  So far I've done some stuff that has amazed me like going to compete at St Paul's Collegiate for the Literacy Quiz.  I did bone carving with Matua Peter for options.  I did a lot of good and wonderful things.  We wrote scams, I did woodwork, magic and music.  I went to the school social in term two and I liked all of it.  At school it was hard work in bone carving, especially the sanding and the bone dust.  We went every week and it made me learn a lot, like what safety gear that I needed to wear.  It was awesome I loved every bit of it.  Music was really good when I went on the bass guitar and the piano.

This recount is by Deighton, a student from Room Five and is a recount about the events that took place during term two of 2012.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Pakuranga College Band Perform

We're heading into the last week of Term Two, 2012.  One of the special shows that took place this week was the Pakuranga College (from Auckland) band that came and put on a show Tuesday afternoon for Melville Intermediate School, organised by our music teacher, Mr Bell.  Students enjoyed the wonderful show, and Kobe, taking time out from playing Basketball was sitting at the back recording.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Int Inter Dance, Part Two

Second in our video highlights from the Waikato Inter Intermediate Dance Day held last week, recounts will be posted to conincide with this shortly.  Filmed by Bianca's Mum at Peachgrove Intermediate School on the day.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Inter Intermediate Dance Recount 2012

On Thursday 21st of June Peachgrove Intermediate School hosted the 2012 Waikato Inter Intermediate Dance Day.  It was an opportunity for students form across the Waikato region to come together and work collaboratively on dance. 

Melville Intermediate were lucky to be involved, especially in Room Five because we had three students selected.  Well done to everyone in the school team - Jamie, Bianca, Elizabeth, Jessie, Reid and Trey.  Special wonderful thanks to Bianca's Mum for taking this video and pictures and Mrs Bleakin for her involvement and organization.  The students had an amazing time - the finale was a collaborative dance that all students on the day contributed to.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Melville Intermediate Vs. John Paul College

On Friday 15th June Melville Intermediate Schools Girls Basketball team travelled to Rotorua for the Kaitoa Middle School Invitational Basketball Tournament.  It was a fantastic opportunity for our girls to play against other teams, some of whom will be featuring (including ourselves) at the NZAIMS tournament.  Following a single point loss to hosts Kaitoa Middle School first, Melville then defeated two local Rotorua schools Kura te Koutu and Mokoia School.  Due to the nature of the draw there was a straight final (congratulations to Kaitoa Middle School who defeated Matamata Intermediate 34-14) and that meat Melville were playing off for 3rd/4th against John Paul College.  Melville are in their traditional red/green tops, JPC are in black, white and red.

Melville Intermediate - Winter Olympics Cheer Performance

All this week Melville Intermediate Schools Winter Olympics team have been competing at sports camp at Totara Springs Camp, Matamata. On Thursday night, the 21st of June, the schools each performed a 'Cheer' routine for the camp. First school up out of the eight competing was Melville Intermediate School, Mr Webb was there to film their efforts:

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Melville Intermediate: Maori Language Week - Hand Games

We've got a group of students producing resources for Maori Language Week again this year.  Makere and the Girls produced this video yesterday about a hand game that can be played.  During today their going to view it, think about it and then discuss if it can be improved.  If you'd like to comment or give advice then your more than welcome to.
So the girls reviewed their original video, thought about improvements that they could make, and how it would be easier to learn the game, and came up with this video:

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Vs. Mokoia School

On Friday 15th June the Melville Intermediate School Girls Basketball Team travelled to Rotorua to compete in the Kaitoa Middle School Invitational Basketball Tournament.  The day started with Melville playing the hosts (and eventual tournament winners Kaitoa Middle School) and losing 23-24.  They picked themselves up to play and defeat Te Kura o te Koutu 27-20.  The final pool game of the tournament was against Mokoia School from Rotorua, and this video is highlights from that game.  Melville are in their traditional red/green, Mokoia are in the red.  Filmed by the sub bench at the Rotorua Events Centre on June 15th 2012.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Technology 19th June 2012

Technology 19th June 2012 on PhotoPeach

Melville Intermediate - Maori Language Week 2012 - Longest Word

Kia Ora, Everybody,

We are recording about the longest Maori place name and word in New Zealand. So when it is Maori Language Week, you can use the word. Here's how to spell it: taumatawhakatangihangakoauautamateaturei-i-heiapukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatu. If you want to know how I learnt it practice it in brackets.

Kia Ora, Morgan King. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Winter Olympics Cheer Rehearsal

This is the final rehearsal for the Melville Intermediate 2012 Winter Olympics Team before their departure for Winter Olympics Sports Camp at Totara Springs, Matamata.  Filmed by Ryan and Brae on Friday 15th June 2012 at the Melville Intermediate Gym.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Vs. Te Awamutu Intermediate Boys League

On Wednesday 13th June 2012 Melville Intermediate Boys participated in the Southern Waikato Rugby League Finals.  Our team competed at Resthills Park against Maeroa Intermediate School and Te Awamutu Intermediate.  Nathan's completing a recount of the event in the meantime you can view some of the highlights of Melville's game against Te Awamutu (in the purple/gold) Melville are in their traditional red/green.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Melville Intermediate - MIS in Winter by Sam

With a frosty morning to start Winter at Melville Intermediate School we sent Sam around this morning with a digital camera to capture the mood.  Sam's a Y8 student in Room Five and he did an amazing job with these photos.

Winter at MIS by Sam on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Inline Hockey vs. Morrinsville

On Tuesday 12th June Melville Intermediate competed in the Inter Intermediate Inline Hockey Tournament held in Te Rapa.  It was a great day of action for the students and this video is highlights of the students game against Morrinsville Intermediate.  Melville are in the red, Morrinsville are in the dark blue/black.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Girls Basketball Update

Today on Tuesday 12th June Melville Intermediate played against the 'Flyers Nets' Basketball club in their Tuesday night competition game.  Our Girls were looking to record their fifth straight win on Tuesdays before next week's semi-finals.  After three close quarters where Melville was leading by only four points in the last quarter the girls put the afterburners on and won 32-17.   The game was a build up for this Friday, the Melville Intermediate team are travelling to Rotorua to compete in the Kaitoa Middle School Invitational Basketball Tournament at the Rotorua Sports Dome.  We have games scheduled throughout the day and will have the results of this tournament posted online on the weekend.  

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Options at MIS Presentation

This Tuesday, June 12th Melville Intermediate School are hosting an open evening showing off the Technology program to the community.  The work of our students and the availability of our programs will be put on display for everyone to see.   This video was recorded on Friday 8th June and demonstrates what option classes 'electives' are available to the students of Melville Intermediate from 11:00am to 12:20pm.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Jamie's Monkey Bars

Jamie's use of the monkey bars has been created using Photostory.  It started as a piece of procedural writing in the classroom.  Jamie had to come up with an activity that she could create the instructions for and then have someone take photographs of her carrying the activity out.   The activity was then animated, transitions created and text added by using photostory.  This is Jamie's work on using the Monkey Bars.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Melville Intermediate - How to play a beat on the drums

As part of our work in class this term we're looking at procedural writing. Levi from out classroom is learning the drums every Wednesday with extra music lessons from Adam. His instructional piece of writing, created with Photostory is how to play a beat on the drums.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Melville Intermediate - First Day of Winter

June 1st marks the first day of Winter in New Zealand.  To celebrate we sent out Elizabeth and Icis with a camera to take some pictures of some of the changes and look at nature at Melville Intermediate School.

Melville Intermediate - MHS Kapa Haka Part 2

This video is the second part of our video highlighting the visit to Melville Intermediate School on Friday 1st of June 2012, from the Melville High School Kapa Haka group, the national champions.  It was an amazing performance and so wonderful to see some former Melville Intermediate School pupils featured.  Filmed by Damien from Room Five on Friday 1st June 2012.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Procedural Writing.

This is students work on procedural writing.   Its our writing topic for Term Two and students have to write a series of instructions to cover a specific activity.  To try and engage the students the activity has to be possible to digitally be shot in sequence, and then published using photostory.  This is Kylie's example.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Melville Intermediate - School Council 2012

School Council Meeting on Friday 1st of June 2012- shared lunch.

On the 30th of May the Melville Intermediate School student councillors waited by room 17 waiting for Miss Paterson so they can start their shared lunch meeting. The week before Miss Paterson called a student council meeting but the meeting was small because most of the student councillors were not there. The rest of the student councillors talked about are class ideas but then someone purposed that they should have a shared lunch/meeting to try and get the student council back together again. At lunch eating time and though lunch time the student council had are meeting. When the meet started everybody talked about things that are classes had told us that they would like to see improved around the school. One of those things was a problem that all the councillors said was a problem the playground needed to fixed practically the bridge and the nails that where poking out of the playground so Jonathan (from room 18)and Samuel (from room 5) were ask to write a brief letter to Mr Cooke about the problem. Another thing that came up and turned out to be the highlight of the meeting was the rubbish and how the rubbish system was going to work and when found something they all agreed on and something that was good and made cense Kayla (room 5) and Tania (room 7) also wrote a letter bigger this time to Mr Cooke and then when that was all done it was time to go and back to class to talk about the changes

Melville Intermediate - Card Magic Options

This video was shot in options class on Friday 1st of June and is Nasy explaining a trick that involves 21 regular cards from a regular deck. Card Magic is the elective that takes place once a week in Friday in the middle block. There is a group of twenty students that have been looking at tricks and magic in the class. Next term our school production for 2012 is taking place, called 'Clowning Around' and as part of the show the students from our elective are going to be on stage performing selected magic tricks, including cutting a student in half! Filmed on Friday 1st of June.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Melville Intermediate - MHS Kapa Haka

On Friday 1st of June we had a very special performance at Melville Intermediate School, the National Champions for College Kapa Haka, Melville High School came down and performed for us at assembly.  There were some former pupils of Melville Intermediate School who featured and it was an amazing, amazing performance.  This footage was shot by Damien from Room Five during the performance.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Cambridge Rippa Rugby

On Friday 15th May 2012 Melville Intermediate School competed in the Waikato Rippa Rugby Finals.  One of the schools competing against Melville was Cambridge Middle School who had triumphed against us at the Inter Intermediate Finals.  Melville (in Red/Green) and Cambridge (Blue).  The highlights were filmed by Veronica from Room Five.