Friday, March 30, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Touch Highlights 2012

At Assembly today we wanted to show highlights from all of our 2012 Inter Intermediate Touch Games from Swarbrick Park, Hamilton.  Joey from Room Five and Brooklyn from Room 18 co-wrote a report detailing the Boys experiences on the day.   TeMahine and Praise from the Girls team did likewise.  We're going to include these reports with this video shortly.  The video is a combination of highlights from all of games and was filmed by Connor from Room Five and Nathan H from Room Five.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Girls Self Defence

On the 27th of March 2012 the year 8 girls at Melville Intermediate school went on a self defense course.
It was a day and a half course of learning how to get out of an attack from a bigger, stronger and older adult.
It was a really fun experience and all the girls really enjoyed it. We played 5 games and learned to kick, punch and many more escapes for these situations. Our teachers name was Alison and she was really nice, she read us articles out of the newspaper about people who got out of difficult situations, most of the people who were attacked were only little kids.  So pretty please leave us a comment! Thank you
By Rose and Kylie.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Meet the Teacher night was held at Melville Intermediate School on Wednesday 28th March 2012.  Parents and students got an opportunity to hear from Mr Cooke, our Melville Intermediate School Principal, Mrs Bleakin and Mrs Patterson, our schools Deputy Principals, and of course Mr Webb in Room Five!
Meet the Teacher 2012 on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Melville Intermediate - AIMS Games Website Online

The 2012 AIMS (Association Intermediate and Middle Schools) website is now fully up and running.  This has all the details of the upcoming AIMS Tournament in September.  Melville Intermediate is going for the fourth straight year in Girls Basketball at the moment, but maybe in a couple of area's as well.  Melville Intermediate's Girls team have nearly finished their term one preparation, with a Pool Semi-Final on Tuesday against Maeroa Intermediate School.  The team consisted mainly of Boys (Melville Intermediate are of course all Girls) and the game was close at the start but Melville Intermediate were able to win the game 55-6.  This puts our Girls into the Pool Final next week against 'X Factor 78'.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Posting Challenge Monday 26th March 2012

Room Five, you need to ensure by the end of today that you have completed leaving a comment to one of the following addresses.  Room Twenty Four at Taradale Intermediate School (if there is a problem with Internet Explorer you may not be able to), The Neinsteins at St Claires in Dunedin, Room Seven at St Marys in Mosgeil or Tawa Intermediate.  Remember where ever you choose to leave a comment make sure that you obey the commenting rules:
That you leave your first name only but also your class and school.  That you leave something positive about the post that you have viewed and that you add a question too.  You need to leave one this afternoon to a location of your choice.

Melville Intermediate - Touch Vs. Fairfield Intermediate

Highlights from the Boys Touch game between Melville Intermediate (in Red/Green) and the Boys of Fairfield Intermediate (in Yellow/Blue).  Filmed at the Inter Intermediate Field day at Swarbrick Park, Hamilton on Thursday 22nd March 2012 by Conner and Nathan H.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Canteen Tour 2012

We've had a lot of questions about our School Canteen (aka Tuck Shop) and what better way to explain it than to have the two students from Room Five who run the shop once a fortnight to give you a behind the scenes guided tour!  Filmed by Kylie on Friday 23rd March 2012 at Melville Intermediate.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Touch Vs. Maeroa

Highlights of the Boys Touch game between Maeroa Intermediate (in the blue) and Melville Intermediate in the Red/Green at Swarbrick Park, Hamilton on Thursday 22nd March 2012 at the Inter Intermediate Waikato Schools Touch Tournament, Filmed by Nathan H and Connor from Room Five.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Touch Vs. Cambridge

Highlights of the Touch game between Melville Intermediate School (in Red/Green) and Cambridge Middle School (in Blue) at Waikato Inter Intermediate Touch Finals, Thursday 22nd March 2012 at Swarbrick Park, Hamilton, Waikato.  Filmed by Nathan H and Connor from Room Five.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Inter Intermediate Touch 2012

Today Melville Intermediate competed in their second major Waikato Competition for 2012, the Inter Intermediate Touch Tournament held at Swarbrick Park in Frankton.  It was a huge day of competition with the Melville Intermediate teams against those from the entire region.

The Boys started off with a draw against Maeroa Intermediate School 2-2.  They then played Matamata Intermediate winning 3-2.   Up next they took on Berkley Intermediate, losing one nil, before finishing off with another win this time against Fairfield Intermediate 2-1.   Unfortunatly other results had gone against them, and they placed third in their pool.  Our warmest congratulations go to Peachgrove Intermediate and Te Awamutu Intermediate who again contested the final, with Peachgrove winning 2-1.

The Girls started a little slowly being defeated by Maeroa Intermediate 0-2 in game one, before drawing the second with Berkley Intermediate 0-0.  Melville then managed to convincingly defeat Cambridge Middle School 4-2, leaving the final game against Matamata Intermediate with a win required to put Melville into the semi-final.  Matamata scored on the stroke of half time, Melville scored within two minutes of the start of the second half, however despite numerous chances the winning try just wouldn't come, leaving the Girls missing out on the semi-finals on points difference (of one) to Berkley.  Again our warmest congratulations to Peachgrove and Maeroa who played in the final and especially to Maeroa who won 4-1.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Girls Basketball 2012

Our Girls Basketball team on Tuesday faced the only team this year to force a draw against them, in the rematch Melville were keen to continuing making progress as part of our continued preparation to the 2012 AIMS Games in Tauranga.   The first game against local club side X Factor had ended 33-33 with them scoring an unbelievable last basket to tie the match, this time Melville were intent on showing some more strength in defence.   Melville are in the Green and Red and the X Factor in the blue.  Filmed on Tuesday 20th March 2012.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Melville Intermediate - AIMS Games 2012

We're getting ready for the biggest sporting event in New Zealand for 2012 - last year Melville Intermediate was there with over 140 other schools for the 2012 AIMS Games along with another 4500 students.   We've got a strong record in Girls Basketball since 2009 we've finished 1st/4th/3rd in successive years and this year looks like being another strong year for Melville.  We're currently competing on Tuesday nights in a mixed league with a Girls team, playing against Boys and Club teams! Despite that we're currently unbeaten prior to this game against Koromatua (KBC) which was played Tuesday.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Edublog Blogging Challenge 2012

We're very excited to be involved in the Edublog Blogging Challenge with other students and classrooms from around the world, its given us a great number of activities to complete for our blogging work, some of which we started a little early, but others we probably wouldn't have dreamt of coming up with without it.

There's literally thousands of students and sites available from the challenge site and we look forward to making new connections and friends and meeting new students from throughout the world and of course New Zealand.   Today we were working on our descriptions of ourselves and a brief introduction.  If you are a teacher and looking for some inspiration we really recommend that you check this out, join up as quickly as possible and complete all the tasks that are set.  Get to it

Melville Intermediate - Introducing our Music Room

We introduced the music room.  What we did was played instrument like the guituar, the keyboards and showed how to use Garageband.   This was filmed on March 14th by Brent, Levi, Joey and Ryan.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Carlton Explains Worm Farms at MIS

On Wednesday 14th March Carlton from Room Eight and Harry from Room Eight collected the Worm Bin at Melville Intermediate School.  We collect the Worm Bins to feed the worm that are in the Worm Bins and we use the 'juice' from the bins to feed the garden.   Carlton and Harry alternate and collect the food on different days, take it to the school garden and put it in the bins.  Filmed by Ryan from Room Five.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Leo Club Interview 2012

Bianca and Elizabeth did a interview on Mr Yardley. Mr Yardley is a teacher that helps the Leo club and he also does wood work for tech. We asked Mr Yardley some questions like how long has he been in the Leo club, what do you use the can tabs for.  He gave us accurate answers that we fully understood and we hope you did to. Please enjoy our video and pretty please with a cherry on top leave us a comment! Thank you!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Science Experiements: Floating or Sinking

We have been learning in science about floating and sinking this is one of our experiments that we were doing we had pot normal coke in the water and it floated and diet coke sunk and then we came up with a few ideas on why the normal coke floated and why diet coke sunk.  Ryan, Room Five, Melville Intermediate.  Filmed Tuesday 6th March 2012 by Ryan.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Vs. Maeroa Intermediate

On Tuesday 7th March 2012 our Girls Basketball team played their fourth 2012 game.  We'd done really well so far, defeating two club teams and having a draw with a third.  We were a bit nervous playing Maeroa Intermediate when we turned up because they had all Boys in their team (except for one player), but Melville (in the Red and Green) played really well defensively restricting Maeroa (in the blue) to three points by half time (after twenty minutes of game time) and only two more points in the whole rest of the game (40 minutes).  At the same time Melville were able to score 49, meaning that we kept our unbeaten run going and are now 3-1-0.  For the season.  This Tuesday we have a game against KBC Korus'.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Bianca and Elizabeth in School Gardens

In the tour of the Gardens, we showed a baby tree, some fresh Eggplant and some strawberries waiting to be blood red and ripe! The water tank we showed collects all the rain water from the gutters and recycles it so we can use it. Elizabeth, Bianca and Jamie Tuesday 6th March 2012.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Playground Tour 2012

Deighton, Nathan and myself filmed the playground highlights and what you do and what you don't at Melville Intermediate School.  We filmed it on Tuesday 5th of March 2012.  It was filmed by Damien.   We filmed to show how safe our playground is.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Featured at Waikato Stadium

On Friday 2nd March 2012 19 people from Melville Intermediate School went to play Rippa Rugby at Swarbrick Park in Frankton.  When we got there we were very nervous.  We had five games against Fairfield Intermediate, Cambridge Middle School, Morrinsville Intermediate, and we played against the other Melville Intermediate School team.

In our first game we played against Fairfield Intermediate we won 7-1.  We then played Cambridge Middle School and we lost 4-7.   After that we played Morrinsville Intermediate and won 8-6.   Then again we had another game with Patarangi and we beat them 8-4.  We played against the other Melville Intermediate team and we lost.  We still made it into the Semi-Finals and we won, and then we had a feed that was yum.

That same night we went to Waikato Stadium to play the finals as a curtain raiser for the Blues Vs. Chiefs Super Rugby Game.   We tried very hard against Cambridge in the final but we still lost by a little bit, the score was 12-17, but we had fun.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Rippa Rugby Vs. Cambridge

On Friday 3rd of March 2012 Melville Intermediate School participated in the Waikato Rippa Rugby Competition at Swarbrick Park, Frankton.  Up for grabs was the opportunity to play the final the same day as a curtain raiser for the Blues Vs. Chiefs game at Waikato Stadium! Melville Intermediate qualified with Team Two defeating Morrinsville Intermediate (5-2)and had a unique opportunity - if Team One could defeat Cambridge Middle School in their Semi-Final then both Melville teams would be in the final.  Filmed on Friday the 3rd of March 2012 by Levi and Nathan H from Room Five.   Melville are in the Green and Red and Cambridge are in the Blue.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Melville Intermediate - Talent Search 2012

Yesterday as part of our leadership program we held a talent search at school at lunchtime when seven acts were able to perform in the Hall.  One of these acts were sisters Leiana and Tara who were singing 'Ave Maria' filmed on Thursday 1st March 2012 by Sarah from Room Five.