Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Boys Rugby League Re-Cap

Boys Rugby League 2013 - slideshows

During the holidays we were able to post all of the highlights from the Melville Intermediate School games in the 2013 Boys Waikato Rugby League Nines Competititon.  Melvilles first game was against Crawshaw School which Melville won 24-0.  In their second game Melville played against the eventual tournament winners Rakaumanga School, and Melville were defeated 0-24.  Needing to defeated Te Awamutu Intermediate B to make the semi-finals Melville was able to win 24-12.  The win meant Melville Intermediate qualified for the Semi-Finals of the competition and came up against Te Awamutu Intermediate A.  All these highlights from these games were filmed by Cody from Room Five, edited by the students in Room Five, Melville Intermediate and filmed at Te Awamutu on Wednesday 10th July 2013.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Rugby League Vs. Te Awamutu A

Haivng defeated Te Awamutu Intermediate B boys team in their final pool game Melville Intermediate qualified for the 2013 Waikato Intermediate Boys Rugby League Semi-Finals, against the Te Awamutu Intermediate 'A' team.   Melvilles two win and one loss record was about to come up against the sternest test of the tournament as both teams were desperate to make the final.   Melville Intermediate are in the green with the red collars.  Te Awamutu Intermediate are in the green with the black.   The highlights were filmed by Cody from Room Five on site in Te Awamutu on July 10th.
Semi Final Vs. Te Awamutu Intermediate 'A' from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Rugby League Vs. Te Awamutu Intermediate B

On Wednesday 10th July 2013 Melville Intermediate played their final pool game of the Waikato Boys Rugby League Nine a side competition.  A win and a loss from Melvilles first two games meant that this was a must win game for Melville to qualify for the Semi-Final.   Melville Intermediate are in the green jerseys with the red collars.  Te Awamutu Intermediate B are in the yellow and green jerseys.   Filmed by Cody from Room Five.
Vs Te Awamutu Intermediate Boys B Team from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Wednesday Night Boys MIS Basketball

This is Daniel from Room Five's recount about his efforts in the Wednesday night Basketball competition at Fraser High School that finished last term.  Daniel wrote this as a recount for publication in his portfolio for the end of term.

Every Wednesday night at 6:00pm I represent Melville Intermediate School (M.I.S) in basketball along with 12 others and Fraser High in Hamilton so far we have won 3 games and lost 2 so we are going to the semi finals. The Basketball games go for 30 minutes on a running clock. The clock stops at half time which is 15 minutes for about 2 minutes then we play again for another 15 minutes, then that’s the end of the game. How the rules work in the competition is that if you get fouled and get the shot in it would be 3 points.

The only downs about Wednesday night basketball that I think of the competition, is I wish they made the matches 40 minutes and you would be able to do free throws other than that I really like playing basketball for the school because it helps me be better basketball player.

The best thing about Wednesday night basketball is that I’m mostly in the starring 5 and I get to have a lot of minutes on the court. Which I really like.

Update: The MIS Boys did make the semi-finals and were very unlucky to lose that semi-final to Maeroa Intermediate (Boys).  The MIS Boys team then played off for 3rd/4th in the competition against Whakawatea, a game that ended in a draw 34-34 with Melville scoring in the last minute.

 Melville Intermediate Girls team ended their Term Two season playing against Flyers Nets in a play off in the 'B' grade.   Melville were able to turn around a 12 point loss to the Boys club team in week four to defeat them 38-22 in their final term two game.  Melville Intermediate Girls will be representing our school at the NZAIMS tournament in Tauranga upcoming in Term Three - from Monday 16th September to Friday 20th September.  This is the biggest sporting event in New Zealand with 189 schools attending in 2013 and twenty in Girls Basketball.  Mr Webb and the team will be onsite for the week and posting live from the event with the MIS results.

Melville Intermediate - Liam and Raven from MGT 2013

What a show! What a range of outstanding performances from so many students and classes from Melville Intermediate School. Our highlights come to an end with the performance of 'Introducing Me' from Liam (R2) and Raven (R12). The brothers did an amazing job and performed to an incredible standard. Filmed by Manish and edited by students in Room Five, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton. Thank you for your visit our students are currently on their term two holidays and are returning to school on Monday 29th July 2013. We will see you all then.

Liam and Raven - MGT 2013 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Wade in the Water

The second to last video from our amazing 'Melville Got Talent' School Talent Quest from our huge school show on Wednesday 10th July 2013. This is one of the two Melville Intermediate School student Rock Bands, Kustom, who are performing 'Wade in the Water'. This was filmed on the night by Manish from Room Five, at Melville Intermediate School.

Kustom - Wade in the Water from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Kyla Third Place Performance

We're nearing the end of our extensive highlights from our 2013 School Talent Show - Melvilles Got Talent and we're also nearing the end of the school holidays.  Our students will be returning to school on Monday 29th July for the start of our Term Three and we look forward to re-connecting with you and getting back in contact with you all then.

This performance is from Kyla from Room Twelve who gained third place in the competition for her efforts.  As with the other videos in this series they were filmed on the night of the show, Wednesday 10th July 2013, by Manish from Room Five.  Post production duties were handled by students in Room Five.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Fried Bread

This video is something of a work in progress, later in the coming term (its currently the break between term two and term three) we've got the publishing of our tutorial videos for Maori Language Week 2013.  Room Five were looking at doing something special for this year.  We created a series of videos that are currently in production, but as we wanted to ensure that they had been extensively worked and re-worked before they were fully published and uploaded to this page and youtube.

Our Maori Nose Flute (Hongi Ihu) has been finished but we also have videos coming in Poi making.  We've also got a tutorial in the making of Fried Bread.  As an example of this the students of Room Two spent the last day of school having several special activities - one of which was Fried Bread making.  Whaea Dianne made thesee in class for students.  Filmed by Daniel from Room Five in Room Two on Friday 12th July 2013.

Fried Bread in Room Two from myles webb on Vimeo.

We've also looked at re-freshing some of our existing online resources.   We're very proud to have class and school material that is consistently rated highly in Google searches and Youtube views.  One of the videos that we're looking at updating is our Rakau series of videos which date back from 2009.  Leseli from Room Six is going to be leading this series of videos - this is her starting of the project, working with Bianca from Room Five.

  Rakau 2013 - Take One from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Drama Class Warm Up

This is the second video in the series.  Kayla from Room Five, currently a student in Drama Technology, was looking to highlight some of the warm ups or energizers that the students in the class were involved in during the lessons.   This activity is called 'leader' which is explained by the students at the start of the video.  Filmed in the Melville Intermediate School Drama Room on Tuesday 9th July 2013.

Drama Warm Up/Energizer - Leader from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Y8 Girls Self Defence

Thank you for your visit to our class page, our students are currently experiencing their end of term holidays as its the school break between term two and term three 2013 in New Zealand.  The students from Melville Intermediate School will be returning to class and back again on Monday 29th July 2013.

In the last week of term two the Year Eight Girls from Melville Intermediate School had the opportunity to be involved in their annual self defence training.  We sent a film crew consisting of Jackie and Chloe from Room Five to report on the activities that were taking place.  Filmed on Thursday 11th July 2013.

MIS Girls Self Defence 11/7/13 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Drama Energizers 'Favourites'

One of the technology classes that students of Melville Intermediate School are able to take is Drama taken by Mrs Bleakin.   At the end of each term students in Room Five need to plan, storyboard, and then film a short movie for our class page.  Kayla from Room Five has just completed Drama technology and choose one of the energizer (or warm ups) from the Drama class as her video.  This video is introduced by Aisha from Room One.  Filmed at Melville Intermediate on Wednesday 10th July 2013.
Drama Warm Up/Energizer - Favourites from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Melville Intermediate - School Rock Band 'Yo Mama'

Melville Intermediate has a proud tradition of success with our school rock bands, including last years School Band 'Unknown' winning of the Waikato Intermediate Pulse Battle of the Bands Competition.  This year we've got two bands who are currently performing at school events, Yo Mama is one, and this is their performance of the Guns N Roses song 'Sweet Child of Mine'.   Yo Mama performed it to a packed house at the School Talent Quest, Melvilles Got Talent on the evening of Wednesday 10th July 2013.  Filmed by Manish from Room Five, edited by the students of Room Five, Melville Intermediate School.
Yo Mama @ MGT - Sweet Child O Mine from myles webb on Vimeo.


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Bollywood Dance Group Performance

On Wednesday 10th July 2013 Melville Intermediate held their annual talent quest 'Melvilles Got Talent'. Mrs Wilson had two groups that performed on the evening, her amazing Room Twelve Class act, and a second act, the Melville Intermediate School Bollywood Dance Group. This video is of the second groups performance on the night. As with other highlights in this series filmed by Manish from Room Five, edited by students in Room Five and filmed on the night at the Melville Intermediate School Hall, Wednesday 10th of July 2013.

Bollywood at MGT 2013 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Melvilles Got Talent Runner Up

Another in our set of highlights from our 2013 School Talent Quest 'Melvilles Got Talent'. This is the runner up from the show, Makere from Room One, singing 'I don't want to talk about it'. Quayne from Room One is playing electric guitar. The event was a huge success for Melville Intermediate the hall was completely sold out for the evening, with not a seat free in the hall. The show went two hours with some outstanding talent on display, with some wonderful singing from the students coming to the fore. As with the rest of the highlights from this event filmed by Manish from Room Five.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Hongi Ihu Tutorial

Some of the visitors that come to our class page find our work in other locations. We've a Youtube channel where we share various examples of our work, than channel has just had its 200,000 view. One of the newest videos that we've posted is our 'Hongi Ihu' tutorial. You can read the original post on our class page here. This video is the version that we've posted on our youtube account. It was created by students who were working in Room Two with Matua Pete and filmed by Daniel and Wattana from Room Five.

Melville Intermediate - Room Two Class Performance MGT 2013

On Wednesday 10th of July Melville Intermediate School held their 'Melville Got Talent' talent quest. We had a huge range of acts and performances and had three class items from rooms at our school. This is the highlights of the Room Two clas item, filmed by Manish from Room Five.

R2 Class Item MGT 2013 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Boys League Vs. Rakaumanga School

On Wednesday 10th of July Melville Intermediate travelled to Te Awamutu to compete in the Waikato Rugby League Nines tournament. Melville Intermediate had their first game against Crawshaw School and were able to comprehensively defeat them 24-0. In the second game Melville came up against the eventual tournament winners Rakaumanga School. It was an unbelievably close game before sustained pressure from Rakaumanga saw them run away with the game 24-0 handing Melville their first defeate of the tournament. The quality of some of the tries scored by Rakaumanga was stunning. This game was filmed by Cody from Room Five.

Vs.Rakaumanga School Boys League from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Melville Interemdiate - Trinitys MGT Winning Performance

This footage is from the School Talent Quest on Wednesday 10th July 2013 from the Melville Intermediate School Hall.  Its footage of the overall winner for 2013, Trinity from Room One who was sining a song from Hairspray - 'I know where I've been', which in the movie is sung by Queen Latifa.   Recorded by Manish from Room Five and edited by Jackie and Bianca from Room Five.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Leadership Day at Melville Intermediate

For leadership week we went to classes and we did leadership activitys some of the activitys was the  shape game were they need to pick a leader and guide them into thier shapes.another game we played was the knotting game where they learnt how to communicate with each other better. we also did a poster competition
about a great New Zealand leader that the students looked up too.

Rebecca and Kaiser Maree wrote the paragraph above to explain just some of their responsibilities for leadership day, 2013.   

At Melville Intermediate School this week, and espically today the focus has been on leadership and how we can show it.  Students were allowed today to wear special socks for today, red socks that are symbolic of Sir Peter Blake.   Normally students have to wear grey with green, however an exception was made today and after lunch the students who had purchased the red socks gathered in the hall for a photo opportunity that was taken by Bianca from room five.

Melville Intermediate - Room Twelve Class Item

During the 2013 Melvilles Got Talent Show held at School on Wednesday 10th July 2013 we had a collection of individual singers and groups performing.  One of the classes who performed was Room Twelve.

Room twelve had a topic which was Egypt Ms Wilson heard that the talent show was comimg up so she asked us if we wanted to go into it as an item and we said yes. it took us 3 weeks to do it and we did it. it was a awesome night and room twelve was very pleased with them self.

  R12 Class Item MTG 2013 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - MGT 2013: Cody Performing Loose Yourself

This is another of the highlights from Melvilles Got Talent our annual school talent quest that was held this week on Wednesday 10th July during the evening.  This video is of Cody from Room Five performing 'Loose Yourself'.   Filmed on the night by Manish from Room Five, edited and produced by Cody.
MGT @ MIS - Cody 'Loose Yourself' from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Melville Intermediate - League Vs. Crawshaw School

On Wednesday 10th of July the Melville Boys Rugby League team travelled to Te Awamutu to compete in the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Boys Rugby League competition.   The teams first game was against Crawshaw School.  It was a great start for Melville who were able to come away from the game with a 24-0 win, setting them up very positively for the rest of the tournament.  The action here was filmed by Cody and edited by  Nathan H and Josh from Room Five.
Int Intermediate League Vs. Crawshaw from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melvile Intermediate - Makere and Wiremu 'Impossible'

On Wednesday 10th July 2013 Melville Intermediate School held their 2013 Talent Quest, 'Melville's Got Talent'.   This was held in our school hall during the evening.  There were a variety of acts performing on the night including some hugely talented musicians.  One of the outstanding performances was Wiremu and Makere from Room One who performed 'Impossible'.
Wiremu and Makere - MGT 'Impossible' from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Melville's Got Talent 2013

Last night Melville Intermediate School held their annual Talent Show, Melville's Got Talent.  We had a huge range of acts and performances on the evening and a packed out audience.  This is the performance of Memphis from Room Seven singing 'Just Give me a Reason'.  Filmed on Wednesday 10th July 2013 by Manish from Room Five.
Memphis 2013 - MGT @ MIS from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Auckland Museum Recount

                       Auckland Museum Trip - Recount by Mary Anne from Room Seven.
Amazing trip to the museum on the way to the museum. I saw the sky tower that was a good cool and new experience. I saw a whole bunch of different animals like Pigs, Cows, Sheep, Bulls. We left at 8am and got back at 3:06pm but we left at 8 and got there at 9:50 so roughly about I hour and 50 minutes. When we got to the museum I got up and I had very sore legs and I had pins and needles they were so sore so we got up to the steps and the man greeted us in to the museum. So we all got to go and listen to the ancient Egypt stuff we did some activity’s  and I could not understand what he was saying but when we finished that lesson we had morning tea then we were allowed to go and look through everything in the museum. What caught my eye was the mummy it was scary and cool at the same time but it was in a  tomb behind glass. In the history section it was my favourite part of the museum. they need to make the kia room bigger the toilets were stunning the sinks where on an angle but I enjoyed the history  section the most. It was cool to go and spend time with my friends out of school and still learn at the same time I learnt a new bug called a dung beetle my goal next time is to stick with the group and to see everything.
The people that made this possible.
-Mrs. Stewart
-Mr. Prichard         A big thanks to you guys.

Melville Interemediate - Assembly Summary

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Maori Flute making process

Summary-Maori Flutes: Hongi Ihu

On Friday 5th July 2013 Room 2 and Matua Peter were making Maori flutes all the students had a piece of bamboo stick (10-20 cm). They used the file to scrape the bamboo to make it feel smooth and then they used a small square piece of sandpaper (but it wasnt too small). Then they used the electric saw to cut of the edge of the bamboo. After that they used the electric drill to drill little holes particularly where your knukles were to get the holesin the right place on the maori flute.

There were three videos created and filmed by Daniel and Wattana that explains the process that the students went though to make the flutes.   The first video is an explanation of the Tikana and the traditional use of the flute by Matua Pete.   He also provides an example of the flute playing towards the end of the video.  This was filmed by Wattana and Daniel at Melville Intermediate School on Monday 8th July 2013.
Maori Flute Making - Teacher Explanation from myles webb on Vimeo.
This second video is the explanation of the process as explained by Liam, a student from Room Two who was involved in the proces Maori Flute Making - Student Interview from myles webb on Vimeo.
s of creating the flutes.
Finally this third video is the students of Room Two creating the flutes in the school Woodwork Room.  This involves the use of machinery for the grinding of the bamboo and is quite noisey at times.  It also shows the students involved in the whol process.  This was filmed in the Melville Intermediate on Friday 5th July 2013
  Maori Flute Making - Students in the Workshop from myles webb on Vimeo.


Monday, July 8, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Jamies Stage Challenge Recount

As I arrived at 6:48am in the morning I met Talya and Shirley out the front of Claudlands. About 10 minutes later Rexana, Rebekah and Deighton got here. A massive crowd came yelling around the corner. It was the rest of our group. We all rushed inside waiting for Miss Christian. When everyone was inside sitting down we called the roll and got ASB bands on. One of the Managers led us to our room which we shared with Girls High and Huntly Collage. We all settled in and the show began.

 “Give me an ‘m’ ” “Yeah we got the ‘m’ we got the ‘m’ “, “Give me a ‘L’ “ Yeah we got the ‘L’ we got the ‘L’ “, “Give me a ‘V’” “Yeah we got the ‘V’ we got the ‘V’ “, And this is all that was heard coming up the corridor, We chanted all the way to the auditorium as loud as possible. When we got there we watched Girls High rehearsal and we cheered for everyone that came on stage. Even the backstage people. They were all so amazing and moved so swiftly. Once they had performed it was our turn to rehearse. We rehearsed 3 times and had heaps of fun.

 We all rehearsed our hardest and tried our best. For the rest of the day we got to watch all the other schools rehearse and then all the J rocks performed for the rest of the day. The ASB crew came and visited and was having competitions to win free stuff such as Frisbees, Elephant money banks, Slinkys, Drink bottles and light up yoyos. I had heaps of fun stacking kash in’s on top of each other and others danced, competed in pyramid races and a scavenger hunt. The ASB crew were so fun to work with.

We were all in and out of the auditorium all day watching the J rocks perform. Everyone had a great time in the auditorium; I hung out with my friends and cheered for everyone. Even the people I didn’t know. We cheered all day long.

When the J rocks came on stage my friends and I went up to the middle seats to watch so we could see better. There were so many people below us and above. We cheered as loud as possible. All of their performances were awesome. Their costumes were so cool. Everything about their performances was detailed and had been put so many hours into. The J rocks did awesome and looked like they had enjoyed every second of it.

We got called for a meeting in the auditorium and we had an awesome dance party. Once our totally cool dance party finished, we sat back down to listen to the host. He reminded us about the lines and that all the teachers (1 from each school) had to come onto stage and that they had to dance to music and when it stopped they had to stand on a star and had to pick it up and It had a number on it. When Miss Christian picked hers up it had 13 on it. So we were last. We went back to the room and relaxed.

We all sat and relaxed for the rest of the night then at about 8:00pm we started getting ready to go. War was getting their makeup on and getting gathered up to go. Wind(my group) was next we had white make with blue and silver smudges of paint on our cheeks. Our hair was teased and we had ribbons on our wrists and in our hair around the hair ties. We used hairspray to keep our hair in place and our hair was literally the size of an exercise ball. No I’m joking. Maybe I was exaggerating a little. Well anyway you get the message. Our hair looked super crazy.

One by one the performers performed and we waited patiently in our room. Well it seemed like days waiting for our turn. But really it was only 2 hours. When Huntley Collage came back from their performance we cheered loudly and same with Girls High. After that time seemed to go faster and our time to shine was coming closer. We were getting more excited. Our room was getting too loud and we got told to be quiet.

We were going to perform in 10 minutes so we had a meeting with our group with Miss Christian. She said we had to try our hardest.

10 minutes later we were out on the side of the stage, nervously waiting. The curtains closed and we were sent off stage. As we wait for Cody to talk about our performance we were all shaking and whispering to each other. The curtains open and silence…..’Bub Boom Bub Boom’. The music started and we were ready to go. We did awesome. We all put 100% effort into the dance and danced our hearts out.

After the performance we walked off stage and walked nosily into our room. All of us chattering excitedly. It felt so good to have done it all awesomely.

 We relaxed for about 5 minutes then we had to walk into the auditorium for the awards to be handed out. As we waited, friends came down to say how good we were. None of my family was actually at the Claudland’s event centre to watch me, but still I had an awesome time. I was glad with what it turned out to be.

WOW! Did we get heaps of awards? I cannot count how many we got. Well I could but I can’t be bothered. Each time we got awarded with an award, we cheered so so loud. We also cheered for others. Jackson, a boy behind me said that its good to cheer for others when it came to the placing’s so we did. “In third place comes…….. Huntley College". We cheered loud as. In second came Girls High. “In first place is………. “MELVILLE HIGH SCHOOL” OMG! Did we cheer or what! I couldn’t even hear the guy talking, And he had a microphone. So many of us burst into tears. Including me. But let’s keep that between you and me. Anyway….. We were amazed; all of our hard work paid off massively.

What we got told later that evening was that so many of us practiced over 100 hours. Just for a 8 minutes performance….. That’s amazing.

I had a wonderful time and enjoyed every minute. I will miss all of my friends that I made and I would like to thank Miss Christian, Cian and Nick for letting me have this amazing, fantastic, wonderful, awesome, marvellous and mind-blowing experience. I had the time of my life and I hop that everyone else enjoyed it too.

When I got home that I night it was 12:00am and my hair felt like straw and it was really messy. I got to sleep at 1:00am. I woke in the morning at 10:45am. I think everyone should experience this and even though but is very tiring it is so so so so so worth it.


 By Jamie 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Leo Club Assembly Presentation

Leo club meets every Wednesday at lunch time to discuss their fundraisers and money.We also have popcorn selling for $2.00 as well. We do lots of fundraising outside and inside school, such as collecting cantabs, cans, popcorn, phone batteries ect. This year we decided to donate $500 worth of pet food to the SPCA. All together it ended up weighing 190 kilos. The SPCA were very thankful and the little dog Stella seemed very excited to see all that food.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Matariki Summary by Owen and Josh

Matariki is a constellation of seven stars that represent the Maori New Year which takes place in late May or early June. It occurs just prior to sunrise. In tradition Matariki was a season to celebrate and prepare for the New Year coming. 

A lot of the produce of the preparation was given to the god of food Rongo. 

The constellation was important for navigating and timing the seasons. Matariki has an English name: Pleiades star cluster.

The constellation Matariki has seven sisters their names are: Electra, Maia, Taygete, Alcyone, Celaeno, Asterope and Merope.

Matariki is featured often you just don’t notice it for instance does anyone know the Subaru logo, well it has seven stars and those stars are the one (seven) and only Matariki stars. There are many paintings of them in museums (and even more not so great attempts).