Sunday, December 15, 2013

Melville Intermediate - The End

After 50,000 visitors and over 250,000 page views, after 1700 posts over five years from five classes of students and over two thousand comments this site has now closed.  

The teacher, Mr Webb left Melville Intermediate School after five years on Friday.  The remaining posts on this site will be footage from school events that took place at the conclusion of the 2013 School year, and there will be no new material.

Thank you all for your visiting, your commenting and your collaboration, it has meant the world to the students of Melville Intermediate School.

Mr Webb will be working at Auroa School, Taranaki, as of 2014.   He will be continuing to work online from his new location with his new students and we will be contacting you with the new address for 2014 at the start of the new school year.

Thank you.

If you wish to contact Mr Webb you can do at   You can visit Auroa School by clicking on the link here.   You can visit the Melville Intermediate School site by clicking here. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Service Assembly 2013

Today at Melville Intermediate School we held our 2013 Service Assembly, where we recognised outstanding service at Melville Intermediate School during the 2013 School Year.   A significant number of students were recognised and honoured for involvement in school activities  like Road Patrol, Enviro Agents, Leo Club, Sound Technicians and Canteen operators.   We also had awards for Melville Intermediate STARS in Silver and Gold, and the positive draw.  As part of the entertainment for the assembly we had a special performance by one of the Room Five students, Viliame performed 'Someone Like You' by Adele, although we posted the rehearsal only two days ago it was such an amazing performance this morning we had to show the full version now.  Amazing job and a very proud moment for everyone in Room Five.

We also had an another outstanding performance from a talented Melville Intermediate School student.  Kyla whose performance vidoes on this site always receive fantastic feedback accompained by Mr Bell, the Melville Intermediate School Music Teacher,  performed 'Army' by Stan Walker.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Melville Intermediate - MIS Bands @ Deanwell School

The Melville Intermediate School Bands performed end of year concerts at Glenview Primary School and this week Deanwell Primary School.  Mr Bell took both our School Bands, Kustom and Yo Mama to perform a number of tracks.  This audio recording is of 'Kustom' performing 'We could have had it all' by Adele.  Recorded at Deanwell School on Wednesday 11/12/13.
Kustom - Could have had it all Deanwell 11/12/13 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - Kyla sings 'Army'

We have our School Prize Giving events for the end of the 2013 School year fast approaching.   The assembly will focuss and showcase success during 2013 and also highlight the talent of some of the students of Melville Intermediate School.   This is rehearsal footage of Kyla from Room Twelve singing 'Army' by Stan Walker, accompained by Melville Intermediate School Music Teacher Mr Bell.  Filmed at rehearsal for prive giving on Wednesday 11/12/13 at Melville Intermediate School.
Kyla R12, Rehearsal for Prizegiving 11/12/13 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Viliame 'Someone Like You'

This week Melville Intermediate School have the final school events for 2013 as our School ends this week.   We have two major assembly events taking place in the school on Thursday we have the Certificate Assembly for 2013 which recognises effort and help around our school.   The second major event is School Prize Giving for 2013.  This is taking place on Friday at 11:00am and will recognise excellent for the school year.  As part of the entertainment for the these events the students will have work showcased during the event.    One of the featured acts will be Viliame from Room Five who is accompained by Davy Grace from Room Twelve singing Adeles' 'Someone Like You'.   This video is footage of the rehearsal this week.  
Viliame 'Someone Like You' Rehearsal 11/12/13 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Cultural Dances from CPA

One of groups assoicated with students from Melville Intermediate School is our CPA (Cultural Performing Arts Group).  The group consists of Melville Intermediate School students who are tutored in different cultures who perform during the year and visit other schools.   In 2013 our CPA had an afternoon performance on 27th November 2013 at Melville Intermediate School for the local community.  These highlights from the show were filmed by Nichola from Room Five and edited and processed by Levi and Nathan H.

CPA @ MIS 27/11/13 Tahitian from myles webb on Vimeo.

The Tahitian section was taught by O'Shaan Fletcher which was really fun and it was taught in term 3. The first item was called Fakateretere and the second item was called Te Tamamaohi. It is a dance that expresses your feelings. The Tahitian section is really fun because you will experience the exciting parts of dancing. Written by Hossana.

CPA @ MIS 27/11/13 Hawaian. from myles webb on Vimeo.

The Hawaiian section was taught by Karlene Guzzo, it was fun because you get to learn the different types of implements that Hawaiian has and how fun it is to play. the Hawaiian items that we performed were pearly shells, lilo stitch and implements. in the Hawaiian section you will experience how fun it is just like Tahitian.  Written by Hossana from Room Two.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Edublogs Awards 2013 Finalists

Over this weekend we received some very exciting news that the students of Room Five, Melville Intermediate School will be thrilled to hear tomorrow morning.  We have been short listed for two awards in the 2013 Edublogs Awards.

We are absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted for Best Classroom Blog Award and best Use of Video and Media in Education.  The Edublogs are extremely important as they are an international awards that is decided by the online community.

This is an extremely special moment for our class, students and school and we'd like to thank so much the individuals who nominated us.  We are up against some amazing competition, some of our friends online and one of the great things about the Edublogs, some sites and places that we have yet to discover.   This exciting news will be shared with the students first thing tomorrow morning.

Please check out all of the sites online that have been shortlisted for each of the awards there are some amazing examples of online work and students and teachers from around the world doing some great, great things.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Thank you from the New Town 2nd Grade Superstars

Recently we've loved seeing the series of videos about research about New Zealand from the New Town 2nd Grade Superstars in the USA.  We've made an effort to connect with their class and provide feedback with thier New Zealand learning.  We were lucky enough to discover this Thank You video that they posted on their class page to our students.
thankyouroom5 from New Town on Vimeo.
You can click on the link here to their wonderful page.

Melville Intermediate - Big Day Out 2013

The Melville Intermediate Big Day Out Trip for 2013 took place on Wednesday 4th December with nearly a hundred and ninety students making the trek to Rainbows End theme park in Auckland for the day.  While the weather was unfortunatly against us the students had a great time, some of who had never been before.   This writing is part of recounts written by students who were on the trip.

'We left Melville Intermediate at 8:05am in Go Buses and we arrived about 10:00am.  After waiting fifteen minutes in the bus we got to get a band then we had to do to the El Dorado area and get ticked off the roll.  Then we got to go on any rides that we wanted.  I went on the Fearfall first - it was exciting.  Then I went on the Powersurge and it was very fun. Next I went onto the Roller Coaster and that was awesome.   We went and brought American Hot Dogs for $5.50, they were delicious.    I went on the Powersurge again.   I went on the Invader again, then it was time to go, which was sad but also cool.  Abridged recount written by Daniel from Room Five.  This video is of the Powersurge at Rainbows End, Daniels favourite ride.  It was processed and edited by Drustan from Room Five.

Rainbows End 5/12/13 Powersurge from myles webb on Vimeo.

On Wednesday 4th of December some students from Melville Intermediate School went to Rainbows End.   The first ride that I went on was the bumper boats with Damien, Levi and Blake.  We played a game of bumper boat tag but it didn't really work out so we just crashed into anyone that got in our way.    The next thing I went on was the bumper cars.  They were really fun.    I just kept crashing into random people.    The third ride that I went on was the Gold Rush.   This was my favourite ride'
Abridged recount written by Nathan G from Room Five.

This video shows footage of one of the other favourite rides of the students from Room Five, the Invader.  Filmed on Rainbows End on Wednesday 4th December 2013, edited and processed by Drustan from Room Five.
BDO 2013 - Rainbows End Highlights Part 1 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Melville Intermediate - School Ball 2013

Tonight Melville Intermediate School have the biggest event for most Y8 students of the year.  We have the annual Melville Intermediate School Ball.  The decorations are a closely guarded top secret, secret but thanks to Jackie from Room Five, this is a sneak peak into some of the decorations for this evenings very special event.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Nathan H's 2013 Reflections

As part of our review of 2013 students from Room Five are reuired to write a recount that features a 'First Impressions' introduction and a 'Last Impressions' conclusion.  Intermediate School in New Zealand is a Middle School that runs from Y7 to Y8 (usually 11 to 13 years).  This is Nathan H's recount of his two years at Melville Intermediate and two years in Room Five.

Last year we had a thing called activity week where students had a choice to do an activity for 3 days but you must pay. I choose film making with a couple of my friends it cost $20.00. In this activity you had to make a movie we all decided on zombies. In the end our movie failed.  

Finally all this preparation has come down to this Melville Intermediate Schools Prep 2013! Our groups name was Sizzling Hot and our main product was sausages. The following people helped contribute in our group Nathan.G, Kane, Damien, Levi and me. Over all we made the most MISMS in the school but we didn’t win anything because we were in a separate competition.  

My favourite tech from last year was Wood Work. We made bird houses the reason it is my favourite tech is because I had my friends with me they would help me if I needed help. Plus the machines were fun to use. Also I learnt a lot about different types of wood.

At the start of the year Melville Intermediate had a Syndicate Camp. The first impression I had of the camp it was a bit dirty but then I got used to it; the downside was the Burma trail wasn’t scary! My favourite experience at camp was the canoe ride down the Waikato River.

Last year we had an awesome group of activities called options. Options were like modules but you got to choose what option you were in. I choose ICT which was computer work MR. Webb was the teacher he taught us how to use widgets. Widgets are little mini game on sites I done mine about Pac man and we had a tournament to see who could get the most points I came a close 2nd Levi came 1st.
In the end I hope this school has as much to offer as it can because in 2 years time my little brother will be attending this school so I hope he will get the full experience of Melville Intermediate.

Melville Intermediate - Choir perform @ Forrest Lake

We were geting ready for our performance at Forrest Lake School.  I  saw some of my friends there and Cody went up and said the choir perform now.  I was too scared to go up because I saw some of teachers smiling at me.   I saw some of the faces that I knew from when I was at the school.   I felt good performing infront of my old school and after that we finished and there were many performances but the performances that I enjoyed was two boys that sang, Liam and Raven.

After that one of the teachers came up and spoke and said thanking us for coming.  The school sang us a Waiata to us. 

This is footage of the Choir singing Hine E Hine from Forrest Lake School.  Recount by Viliame from Room Five.

School Choir @ Forest Lake 2/12/13 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Commenting

This weeks commenting tasks is to comment 'home and away'.   Firstly please ensure that you have completed the commenting on a least one of (set of two) videos from the New Town Second Grade Superstars and their videos about New Zealand.

Then you need to choose a New Zealand class linked through our website.  You might want to check out Miss T Classroom, Open the Door to B4, Point England School, Room Six from Melville Intermediate or our Aotearoa Quadblogging Buddies - Room Fifteen at Tawa Intermediate or 8C @ Selwyn House.   Choose a piece of work created by students at this site and leave a comment that is appropirate once you have looked at the work.  Don't forget to complete the URL and identify yourself with our address.

You also need to choose an 'away' site, that is a class page that is linked to us thats located somewhere around the world.  You could choose to go to the United Kingdom are look at A Room with a View Class Two, South Africa and Miss Tyler Smiths Class, Mrs Yollis Classroom in the USA, our friends in Grade Two in Ireland, If Only the Best Birds Sang or Mr Millers Class in Califorina and see what they've been up to in Minecraft.

Melville Intermediate - Samoan Sasa 2013

This is the final highlight from our show at Melville Intermediate on Wednesday 27th November.  Its the Samoan Sasa from the students of the Melville Intermediate School Cultural Performing Arts Group, including something never seen before from the Boys near the two minute mark! Filmed by Nichola from Room Five.  Drumming is by Mrs Stewart. 
  Samoan Sasa @ MIS 27/11/13 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Gay Gordon

Its the second to last week of school with two huge events for Melville Intermediate School students, our Big Day Out Trip to Rainbows End on Wednesday and our Y8 School Ball this Thursday night at school.  Our students have been practising a variety of formal dances for Physical Education this term in preparation for the ball, this is footage shot today of the 'Gay Gordon'.  Filmed and edited by Josh and Drustan fom Room Five.
Gay Gordon @ MIS 2/12/13 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Melville Intermediate - CPA Performance @ MIS

On Wednesday afternoon at school we had a very special afternoon concert.  Our Cultural Performing Arts Group (CPA) held a show in the school hall inviting the general public and students from our school.  We had the school choir, selected soloists and of course the CPA.  This song, also involving Whaea Dianne from Melville Intermediate is Wairua o te puna aroha.

CPA @ MIS 27/11/13 Introduction Maori Section from myles webb on Vimeo.
The CPA performed each of the four main cultural sections.  These videos were filmed by Nichola from Room Five and edited by Drustan and Dalanar.  Filmed on Wednesday 27th November 2013.  The following video is a performance of Wahine Ma.
CAPMaori271113 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Edublog Nominations 2013

This year we'd like to make some nominations for the 2013 Edublog Awards.  

Best New Blog: There's been some class pages that we've been following closely this year, however the best class page according to the Room Five students is 8C at Selwyn House, Christchurch.  We've been thrilled with the collaboration that this year has allowed us - but more than that its just a wonderful class page, a huge amount of quality work and wonderful posts and a great class site.

Best Class Blog: Mrs Yollis Classroom Page.  Consistently the best classroom page in the world.  Completly inspirational.

Best Student Blog: Miriams Magical Moments
This is one individual student blog that you can keep going back to.  The quality of the work that on show, the presentation, the writing is amazing.  An examples for everyone to how a wonderful site can be run.

Best Twitter Hashtag: #comments4kids Its always a great source of connections and potential collaborators.  Its been a #hashtag that we've used too infrequently this year.   

Best Free Web Tool: Vimeo - invaluable to this site and most class pages.

Best Educational Use of a Social Network   Stephen Baker and Pascal Dresse and the team at Kidsedchatnz.  Innovative and a great use of Twitter.

Melville Intermediate - The School Ball 2013

Melville Intermediate School and the School Year are drawing to a close, with only two weeks left until the end of 2013.  There are several major events still to come, including the School Big Day Out trip to Rainbows End next week.  The other major event is the Melville Intermediate School Ball.  This is taking place next Thursday and is a formal dance for our students.   Most of our students have been practising the formal dancing for the past two weeks.  
Circle Waltz @ MIS 2013 from myles webb on Vimeo.
Room Five has also been collating videos of the formal dancing this year to ensure that we leave a resource of the dancing for the school for the future.   These videos were recorded by Jackie, Nathan H, Josh and Drustan.  Edited by Josh and Drustan, from Room Five.
Three Step @ MIS 2013 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Melville Intermediate - School Haka

Yesterday Melville Intermediates Cultural Performing Arts Group (CPA) held at show at school in the afternoon for students and the community.  During this show the CPA there were performances in Maori (Kapa Haka), Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan and Tongan. 

One of the highlights was the Boys Haka.  This Haka was created for the school by Constable Niwha, who is our local community constable.

CPA Boys Haka 27/11/13 @ MIS from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - 2nd Grade Superstards NZ Projects

While we are approaching the end of the school year here in New Zealand (this site is closing on December 13th) our friends around the world are continuing to post and learn as they are getting to be nearly half way through the year.  One of our favourite sites has always been the New Town Grade Two Superstars.  Their students are currently completing non ficiton projects about New Zealand! You can view the wonderful videos from the students here.  Room Five you need to listen to the facts contained in one of the videos and comment to the student who left it.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Inter Intermediate Athletics 2013

This is the first highlight video from yesterdays Inter Intermediate Athletics day which was held at Poritt Stadium, Fairfield, Hamilton.   Hosted by Peachgrove Intermediate it was the final event of the 2013 Inter Intermediate Sports events.   There were twelve Intermediate Schools present from throughout the Waikato region.  Video highlights were filmed on the day by Bianca and Nichola.  Edited in class by Dalanar and Drustan from Room Five.
AthleticsPart1 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Inter Intermediate Athletics 2013

Today at Porritt Stadium in Hamilton the last calendar event of 2013 for the Waikato Intermediate Sports Competiiton was held - Athletics day.  All of the schools in the Waikato region competed in a variety of athletic events.  Melville Intermediate had a team for the day, the highlight of which results wise was Lonita from Room Seven (and Basketball Captain) who won the Cricket Ball Throw for the Y8 Girls.  We had a Room Five film crew there and will be process information and details from the event over the next few days.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Makere and Kyla @ Assembly

Today during school assembly we had two students singing as part of the promotion for tonights South H Town Talent Quest at the Glenview Community Centre.  This is a local talent quest which students are invited to audition for.  Melville Intermediate were thrilled that six of our students were selected for tonights finals.  We are hoping to have footage from those finals to put online later in the week.  In the meantime this is Makere and Kyla, who are both performing tonight with 'Wake Up'.  Edited and produced by Drustan and Dalanar.
Makere and Kyla @ Assembly 22/11/13 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Melville Intermediate - League Tag Highlights

Wednesday League Tag saw Melville Intermediate triumph in the regional League Tag Tournament.  The team went undefeated on the day beating schools from as far away as Taupo.  The final was won 5-2 against Putararu, the Semi-Final saw Melville Intermediate take on a dangerous Te Awamutu Intermediate 'A' side.  Footage filmed by Matua Taua.  Melville Intermediate are in their traditional red/green uniforms and Te Awamutu are in their Maroon and gold.
League Tag Vs. Te Awamutu 1 21/11/13 from myles webb on Vimeo.
In pool play one of the teams that Melville had to take on was Huntly.  This video is highlights of that game.  Huntly are in the bright yellow and Melville Intermediate are in Green and Red.
MIS Vs. Huntly League Tag 21/11/13 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermediate - League Tag

On Tuesday 12th of November a group of highly skilled rippa rugby league teams got togeather to complete against a variety f schools, we were all going or one reason to win because the top two schools go to the rippa league regionals competion which is held in Te Awamutu.

The fact that we had no training we did quite well.
The a team first game was against Wales (Toku Mapihi) we were very nervouse but we managed to pull though with a win beating them 9-0 it was a very hard game.

In our second came we played France (Raumanga) they had a lot of skill and first players but eventually we got around them and scored a number of tries we ended the game with a fantastic 5-3 win.  We were so tired but we pulled through and gained enough energy to play the next few games.

We won our next three game and ended up at the top of the ladder and went on to face  Toku Mapihi again in the semi finals and because we are so skilled we won the game 10-3.  We then move on to the finals against the France (Raumanga) team once again. We had a quick break before the tiring game against France started. The first point was scored by the team France but we managed to score a point shortly after that. at half time the score was 2 all and we were all tired, the scoring went back and forth and soon enough the game was over. after an amazing game the score was 4-3 to them the boys gave it everything and it was a good game everyone clapped and cheered.

Melville Intermediate - Regional League Tag Champions

Yesterday the Melville Intermediate League Tag team travelled to Te Awamutu for the central regional finals for League Tag.  Teams from throughout Waikato and as far away as Taupo attended.  Melvilles team were unbeaten in pool play, had an incredibly narrow 4-3 win against Te Awamutu Intermediate 'A' in the Semi-Finals and then were able to win the tournament defeated Putararu College in the final 5-2.  An amazing performance from a fantastic Melville Intermediate School team.    Footage from the final was filmed by Matua Taua and Mr Stewart.
League Tag Regional Finals 20/11/13 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Melville Intermeidate - Mangakotokutoku Stream Investigation

This is written by James from Room Twelve and this report is about his classrooms investigations of the local stream to Melville Intermediate School, the Mangakotokutoku Stream.

My classroom, Room Twelve, have been investigating the Mangakotokutoku stream.  We've been learning about the streams fish life and learnt about its levels of pollution and about how they are managed.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Melville Intermediate - R12's Stream study

Anathalia from Room Twelve and Arland from Room Twelve both participated in their class trip to the local Mangakotukutuku stream, located here in Hamilton city.   As part of their learning about the event they produced this slideshow.

Anathalia wrote this about the project:
My class has been investigating the Mangakotukutuku Stream.   What we did down there was test the water and see what was in the water content.

Melville Intermediate - Summer in Photos

A summer start on PhotoPeach

Melville Intermediate - 8C Selwyn House Continue to Impress

While we are fast approaching the end of the year here in New Zealand, with only four weeks to go until the end of the school year, and only four more weeks to go with this class page after five years, we're busy trying to get everything finsihed before the end of the year.  We've still been amazed and thrilled at the comments that we've been receiving and the quality of the posts from our Aoteaoroa Quadblogging Buddies and friends at 8C Selwyn House.  You can access their amazing class page by clicking on the link here.  Make sure your check out Inkheart playing at the Bandquest!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Kyla Sings 'Ave Maria' 12/11/13

This is the final highlights from our CPA/Choir show at Hilda Ross Retirement Home on 12th of November.   Its Kyla whose featured in various talent quests and group performances singing 'Ave Maria' during the show.  Recorded by Elizabeth and Jamie from Room Five and edited by Drustan Room Five.
Kyla, R12 MIS Peforming Ave Maria from myles webb on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Melville Intermediate - School Athletics 2013

Melville Intermediate last week held our School Athletics Day, preparation for the Inter Intermediate School Athletics Competition which will be held at Poritt Stadium, Hamilton, on Tuesday 26th November 2013.  For our School Athletics each of the nine classrooms at Melville Intermediate School had to have a class competition identifying the top students from the class who went forward to the school finals.   The school finals, organized and run by Mr Keegan, featured a huge day of competition.  These highlights from the High Jump were filmed by Josh from Room Five, who along with Drustan from Room Five, also edited the video.
High Jump Athletics 2013 @ MIS from myles webb on Vimeo.
A special congratulations are due to the Room Five students who made it into the school team, Josh in the 100m, 200m and Long Jump.  Icis from Room Five also produced an amazing result from the Y8 Shot Put competition, defeating the rest of the School, including all the Boys!  This video (also shot by Josh and Viliame) is of the School Long Jump Finals,  Filmed at Melville Intermediate on Tuesday 11th November 2013.
Long Jump @ MIS 2013 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Inter Intermediate Drama 2013

The 2013 Waikato Inter Intermediate Drama Day took place this year at Berkley Middle School.  Students from throughout the Waikato were involved in the day in a variety of activities.

This recount is written by Claudia from Room Twelve.

Drama Day
On the 6th of November 8 students went on a trip out to Berkley Normal Middle School for a drama day where we did many activities such as Dance and Story line.

We learnt many new things that day, we learnt that if you are in a group and someone gives an idea to try always be positive about it and give it a go cause you never no what might or might not work, thus also lifting the vibe to that of a happy vibe.

When It came to dance it was very hard and extremely fast, with a lot of complicated moves and watching the dance teacher and some of the students move made dance very daunting but it was also very fun and very funny with the dance teachers odd exercises.

We made many new friends from the schools that also participated in drama day and the other schools brought a lot of talent and confidence but most of them were friendly and warm, people that 
Melville will never forget.

We had a great day at drama day and it was an unforgettable experience, we gained knowledge, confidence and talent was shown, I know that what we learned was important and it will stay with us for life.

The video is of one of the workshops from the event and features a number of Melville Intermediate School students.  This was recorded by Mrs Bleakin during the day and edited by Damien, Josh and Drustan from Room Five.

MIS - Inter Intermediate Drama 2013 from myles webb on Vimeo.