Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Mr Webb and students of Room Eight, Melville Intermediate School, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
For our final number we ended on a Christmas note by singing 'Silent Night'. We saw lots of smiles and tears from our elderly audience. That made us feel really proud and happy that our school took time to go and spread some Christmas Cheer by sharing our talents with them.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Bjork wrote this report about working with Matua Hone. When we were with Matua Hone we did things like learning how to play Maori instruments. When we learnt how to play them we played them in a drama about Rangi and Papa and the six brothers and the baby. I had to play the Puririhua and I didn't want Rangi and Papa together (in the story) and when they got separated I went with the Father.
Nathalie wrote this. A few weeks ago we got to have a new teacher called Matua Hone. He was really cool and fun. Matua was here for four weeks. In that four weeks Matua Hone had a drama class. In that drama group there was Lana, Kelly, Chase, Kieran, Isaac, Shania, Samm, Tereina, Bjork, Benita and me. We had to act out this drama for a book called 'The Children of Rangi and Papa'. We all a a character each. Each actor had a special power for example Ruaumoko had earth power and he was me. We all played an instrument each for our background noise. We put the instruments together with our drama and thats how we made our drama.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
This is a huge honour for this site, and first we'd like to thank the three sites that nominated us, Mrs Bee from the Super Scoopers, Stephen from the Ins and Outs and Miss W. This is a huge award to be nominated for, we're currently one of three New Zealand sites that have made the short-list, so we'd also like to congratulate the Ins and Outs and Room 17 at Bailey Road School.
But it doesn't end there, some of the other class pages that we've networked with in the past year are also on the short-list including Mr Chamberlain from the USA and Mrs Yollis from Califorina.
You can click here to see the entire list of nominations or click here specifically to see the finalists for Best Educational Use of Video.
Voting Closes on December 14th and only opened today so its a very exciting time for everyone in Room Eight!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Room 8 Dance Collaboration
The Room 7 Super Scoopers are making a collaborative dance with different classes and blogs around the world.
The song they are dancing to is “I Got A Feeling” by “The Black Eyed Peas”. The song is about 3:40 to 3:50 minutes/seconds. There are a lot of people collaborating on this dance, so the dance we are to do should be about 10-15 seconds long.
It is a limited space of time. Just because there isn’t that much time for us, we still have a lot to do practising the dance.
The Room 7 Super Scoopers are doing a live performance in 2 weeks time. They have been skyping with other classes teaching others how to do the dance.
Mr Miller Classroom in Califorina have already completed their contribution to this video, its really worth seeing what they have done and you can view their video by clicking here.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
- Tino Pai - I'm Good
- Kei te pehea koe? - How are you?
- Kia Ora - Hello/Hi
- Ka Kite - Bye/See You!
- Miri Kirihimete - Merry Christmas!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Today at Poritt Stadium in Fairfield the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Athletics Competition was held. It was a huge day of events organised by our friends at Peachgrove Intermediate School. Melville Intermediate had 31 students at Y7 and Y8 level competing in Long Jump, Shot Put, Discus, High Jump, Cricket Ball Throw, Relays, 100m, 200m, 1000m and 1500m. We'll be publishing the full results shortly well done to all students on the day and special congratulations to Te Awamutu Intermediate who won the overall competition.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Mauri ora, Matua Hone.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
This is footage from the Y7 big Day Out at Rainbows End in Auckland on Tuesday 23rd November 2010. This was the end of year trip for Y7, nearly 130 students from Melville Intermediate spent the day at Rainbows End. Students travelled to Auckland for the day and were able to go on a variety of rides and had a wonderful time. If you watch this video closely you will see some of the other schools who were there on the day including some students from Tamaki Intermediate in Auckland.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Fun. That’s a word that would describe most of the things that we did yesterday on Tuesday 23rd of November. The Y7 Big Day Out. The rides I went on were the Gold Rush, the Invader, Pirate Ship, Corkscrew Roller Coaster, Log Flume, Fear Fall and Powersurge. I went on the rides with Lana, Samm, Shania, Nathalie and Tereina.
During the day I bought some Candy Floss for three dollars. I ate it before going on the Fearfall. When I got off the Fearfall I felt fine, but later I started feeling sick. I still managed to go on the Power Surge. We had a private pinic area booked called El Dorado.
We had pink tickets around our wrists. Our departure time was around 8:10am and we arrived at Rainbows End at 10:00am. At 12:00pm we had to sign back in for lunch. We regrouped again around 2:00pm then we left for school. That was my first time at Rainbows End but like people say theres a first time for everything.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Rainbows End Recount by Holly Formosa
Yesterday we all went to Rainbows End and it was fun. We first got there we had to line up in the car park with all the other schools. We then got in our Picnic spot before we moved off. We went to the Gold Rush first, Annalize, Teegan, Rachel went on there but it looked a bit scary for me so I didn’t go on it. Then we went onto the litter Fearfall, then the Dragon ride. Then we went on the big Fear Fall. I got up the top and I said to myself “this is it, I can’t get down’. Then bang! I was screaming it was so much fun. I went on the Corkscrew Roller Coaster. We got our seats then the ride started. The first bit was the hill, it went clack, clack then whoosh! Suddenly we went into a loop , then it was all over! Then we went back to the picnic area and back to school.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Yesterday on Tuesday 23rd November we went to Rainbows End as a school. It was awesome. I loved the Fearfall. Teegan went on the Fearfall three times! Tamara and Isla went on the Fearfall once with us. It was so scary being on the Fearfall. The Power Surge was so scary I screamed my head off. Teegan and I had to make a deal that I didn’t scream the next time. I did it. Watea was with us she was screaming on the Power Surge. I was just laughing at her. Next we went on the Roller Coaster and that was fun. Teegan and I made a bet with the attendant that we wouldn’t hold on at all so we didn’t. We did it two times and loved it! Then we went on the Gold Rush. Teegan and Tamara were in the front and Isla and myself were in the back. It was so much fun. Teegan was laughing so hard that she cried. Then we went to the Candy House and had three packets of Candy Floss before getting back on the bus and returning to school.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
On Friday we had a group of students from Room Eight, Justin, Cullen, Luke and Chase cooked a meal, but not just any meal, the recipe was from on Hangatiki Room 2 Class blog! Bradley found the original on their web page and unfortunately on the day he was absent, so Justin stepped into the breach and led the cooking team, they've got a series of posts about the experience coming in the next few days and also took video of the event. Stay tuned!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
On Wednesday we had a class with Mauta Hone involving traditional Maori Instruments (Taonga Puoro). Such as Putatara, Karanga Manu, Putorino, Koauau, Purerehua, Porotiti, Bone and Hue from New Zealand. We had never played any of these instruments that Matua Hone brought in for us to try. It was a pleasure for us to experience them especially ones from our home country. Chase.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The words of Hotiki are below in Maori (in Black) and a translation in English (in Red)
Let him tie his own shoes
Kia tika ka uru, ka puta nga puare
Let the open choices be choosen
Ka taea kumea ki a tika
He is almost there
E kore E taka kore rawa e
So now he can do it himself.
This video was filmed by Terrina from Room Eight. Originally Ashton from Room 1 who is playing guitar, was going to read out the chords at the end of the song. However you can see Ora taking a piece of paper and ripping it in half during the song, this is the paper that Ashton had the chords on!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
This is a wonderful example of inter-acting with a classroom and students on the other side of the world. You can visit Mr Millers wonderful blog by clicking on the link here. We will keep you updated with progress about the travel bug and we will be following its progress with HUGE excitement, and we will be naming the travel bug this week!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Today the Y7 syndicate at Melville Intermediate School had the first part of their school athletics for 2010. Each class completed four out of the five activities for Athletics - Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, Discus and Cricket Ball throw. The event was run by the students from Room 18 who did a simply phenomenal job. The top students for each event will compete in the Inter-Intermediate Athletics competition which is being held at Porrit Stadium, Hamilton, later in the year.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
We asked our friends in Room Two to help out, and Ora, Terrina and Sita volunteered to help. Ashton from Room One played the guitar. The above Waiata (Song) is Hoiki. We also asked them to come up with a second Waiata and they came up with Hehonere. The Girls made themselves available at very short notice and did a beautiful job. We are going to be posting the words for each song tomorrow.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Melville Intermediate School has two digital Maori Classrooms, and three of these students spent a few moments before they started Technology this afternoon creating a short video with the phrases that Burham School would like to learn, this gives a chance for their students to practise before our schools talk on Friday. Normally we would rehearse with a lot more finesse but we are talking Friday and wanted to give Burham a chance to practise before we talk. It was filmed by Nathalie and Terrina from Room Eight and filmed in Room One on Wednesday 3rd November 2010.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
would have meant Melville would have made the Semi-Finals.
Unfortunately it was not to be with Maeroa winning 3-5.
The Melville Intermediate Boys team had managed to place 2nd in 2009 and were keen to take a further step forward. They started the competition in dominating fashion defeating Matamata Intermediate 14-4. They then defeated Te Awamutu Intermediate 13-4. The followed this up by defeating Maeroa Intermediate 5-2. Their final pool game was a defeat of Berkley Intermediate 12-1. Their final pool game was against last years finalists, Peachgrove Intermediate this game was tied at 4-4 going into the final innings when Peachgrove won 6-4.
The 2010 Boys Final was a rematch of 2009 and also the final pool game as our Boys played Peachgrove Intermediate yet again. It was a very close affair, as it was only in the final innings that Peachgrove were able to break away and win the competition.
Melville Intermediates School team really put their best effort into the tournament today and had a wonderful time. Their behaviour was exemplary and the boys can be proud of finishing 2nd and the Girls making 3rd place.
We'd also like to extend our warmest congratulations to Peachgrove Intermediate who won both the Boys and the Girls competition for 2010.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Today Tereina, Kate, Chase and Matua took photos around the school. All the photos had to have a part of our class donkey in it. In our photos our class donkey had to do a speech, play hide and go seek, play the drums, climb trees and was playing on the playground
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Volleyball team from Melville Intermediate who triumphed on Tuesday at the Waikato Inter-Intermediate Volleyball Finals. Melville won both competitions defeating Berkley School in the finals. Well done to Mr Day and the teams!
Reports on the events as well as highlights will be following shortly.
Continuing our highlights from the 21st October Wintec Show by our Cultural Performing Arts (CPA) Group. This was filmed by Annalize from Room Eight.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Part two of our highlights of the 2010 Wintec CPA Show. Students are preparing a written description of this event which will give additional details shortly.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
On Thursday 21st October 2010 the Melville Intermediate School CPA Group performed at the Wintec Graduation for 2010. There were two thousand or so people in the crowd who got to see an amazing performance!