PROSPECTUS 2020 - Melville Intermediate

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PROSPECTUS 2020 - Melville Intermediate
PROSPECTUS 2020 - Melville Intermediate
Kia tupu, kia hua,
        kia puawai
    Ia akonga, tatou e
werohia me manaaki, na
   ratou kia tutuki pai
Kia hanga he kaahui ako
 kukume i runga i ngaa
 hononga whakaute te

   To grow, to prosper
      and to sustain
    We challenge and
support each and every
 learner to achieve and
  extend their personal
    best We create an
    engaging learning
  community based on
     caring respectful
Welcome to Melville Intermediate School

Tena Koutou Katoa – Greetings to you all and a warm welcome to all students and their

Melville Intermediate has a commitment to provide a safe and supportive learning
environment where students achieve their “personal best”. Our teachers offer
personalised enrichment in a digital learning environment for each and every child in
their care. Together we strive to ensure your child is equipped with the skills,
knowledge, understanding and personal attributes necessary to continue as successful
learners at secondary school and beyond as life-long learners.

Our school specialises in meeting the learning needs of emerging adolescents in a
modern learning environment. This is reflected in our curriculum and student support
programmes. We recognise the importance of the trust you put in us to “get it right”
during these important years. Your trust is well placed. Melville Intermediate School has
a fine tradition of excellence and innovation. We are committed to excellence in
everything we do.

I invite you to find out why we are proud of our school. You are welcome to visit our
school at your convenience. Further details are available on our website.

We look forward to you joining our school and being an important part of our learning
community. We welcome and value the support and participation of our parents and
whaanau at all school activities and events. I give you my commitment that we will do
our very best to ensure that your child has the strongest possible foundation for their
studies at secondary school.

Yours sincerely

David Cooke JP
MA (Honours)
Diploma of Teaching
Diploma of Education
Diploma in Management Studies
Diploma in Business Studies

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Why choose Melville Intermediate School

                           We provide support and encouragement to every student for a
                           successful transition from primary to secondary school.

                            Personalised teaching to ensure each student has the opportunity to
                            reach their full potential in all aspects of achievement.

                             We help each student set challenging but achievable goals. Progress
                             is measured against National Curriculum levels.

                              We provide opportunities and programmes for students to
                              accelerate their learning and develop their special talents.

                               Our teachers are leaders and innovators in Education.

                                Specialist technology, art, drama and music programmes are
                                available to all students. Students experience 15 different
                                 technologies across the year including the traditional Food and
                                 Hard Materials tech.

                                  A digital learning environment and computer access is provided
                                  to all students at no cost to parents. Students are encouraged
                                  to bring their own digital device if they choose. (BYOD)

                                   Leadership qualities are encouraged and students are fully
                                   involved in the running of the school, through our student

                                     We encourage traditional values of personal responsibility,
                                     courtesy, respect and integrity through restorative practices.

                                      School-wide innovative programmes that promote
                                      restorative and non-bullying behaviours.

                                       We have positive and powerful connections with parents,
                                       whaanau and our community.

Raising Engagement and Achievement

Students are encouraged to learn the skills they
need to be high achievers and successful in every

In partnership with home and whaanau we build an
academic foundation which motivates and
encourages children to become “lifelong learners”.

Our school assessments, portfolios, learning profiles
and reports (twice a year) are designed to help
students “take the next steps” in their learning.
Regular parent-student-teacher conferences are
offered to support this partnership.

We have an emphasis on “inquiry learning” through
the use of digital technology by all students in every

We invest time in motivating and engaging
students. National testing with NZCER shows our
students’ engagement with learning is higher than
the national average.

                                  Celebrating Success
    Students are encouraged to be active participants in their own learning.
    Students are encouraged to be proud of their achievements. Success is
     acknowledged regularly through our “STARS” at Melville programme.

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Choice and challenge In the curriculum

    Melville Intermediate School offers a balanced        In addition to our integrated classroom
    and exciting curriculum. We have combined Year       programme all students take part in a
                                                         comprehensive technology programme
    7 and Year 8 classes. Our programme is carefully     covering two years.
    planned and integrated over the two years. Each
    classroom offers enrichment and extension             THIS INCLUDES:
    opportunities for all students.                            Hard Materials (wood/metal/plastics)

                                                                     Textiles Technology

                                                                      Food Technology

                                                                 Bio Technology (Enviroschools)

                                                              Electronic & Robotic Technology

                                                                  Science and Technology

                                                             Information and Communications
    All class teachers cover the core learning areas
    with special emphasis on literacy and numeracy.
    Within the classroom programme, teachers cater                  Art, Drama and Music
    for each student’s academic needs and focus on
    progress and personal excellence. Teachers work
    hard to encourage positive and productive
    relationships within their classes. We monitor
    each child’s progress carefully and adjust the
    teaching to provide a personalised programme of
    learning. Students are encouraged to work hard in
    well disciplined and stimulating classroom
    Specialist teachers work with all students in
    science, maths, te Reo Maaori, ICT (including
    coding) drama, art and dance.

Specialist programmes

             Academic Extension                                                     Digital Technologies
              Cluster Grouping                                                     in the NZ Curriculum
All classes are provided with enrichment opportunities                We provide a digital learning environment to all our
which ensure that students are extended and                           students in every classroom. A digital approach supports
appropriately challenged in their individual learning needs           our integrated programme where learning is motivating,
and strengths. Information on each student is provided on             collaborative, challenging, exciting and effective. Children
enrolment forms, achievement data from primary schools                may bring their own digital devices and laptop computers
and discussions with parents and previous teachers. Those             to school to connect to our school network. In 2020
who excel in specific areas of learning are placed in cluster          students and their parents can access much of their
classes to ensure they are extended and supported in their            schoolwork and homework through our school website.
                                                                      We also offer extension classes in digital learning and
                                                                      coding. Melville Intermediate encourages learners to bring
                                                                      their own device. (BYOD)
           Mathematics Grouping
All students are grouped in Mathematics according to their
ability and progress within each class. That grouping may                             Sports Academy
change during the year depending on an individual child’s
                                                                      Students with sporting talents have opportunities to
rate of progress.
                                                                      extend their skills within and beyond classroom activities.
Our Maths Programme is based on the acclaimed and
                                                                      Students also have the opportunity to be part of a sports
successful “Prime Maths” programme.
                                                                      academy. They then have the opportunity to apply to be
Accelerate activities are offered to students who excel in             part of the Winter Olympics Sports camp in term 2 and
Mathematics.                                                          term 3.
                                                                      Please complete the application form if you would like your
                                                                      child to be considered for this programme.
     Te Reo me ona tikanga Maaori
Our innovative Te Ara Poutama programme offers
opportunities to develop skills in te reo and tikanga Maaori                Learning Support Programme
in a digital learning environment.
                                                                      Every student’s level of learning is reviewed each term to
Please complete the application form if you would like your           determine what additional learning support might be
child to be considered for this programme.                            needed. This can range from adjustments in individual
                                                                      learning programmes to learning support assistance.
Kapa Haka is an important part of this programme.

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Opportunities at Melville

    Careers Education & Goal-setting
    We take a two year approach to researching and developing
    skills for students.

    We have a strong school choir who perform at many school
    events and competitions.
                                                                       Melville Stars
    Computers                                                          Our students’ artistic and musical talent is showcased in a
    We have over 100 networked computers in our classrooms             talent show every two years.
    together with more than 100 school chromebooks. Students
    are also encouraged to bring their own digital devices to assist   Gallagher Aquatic Centre
    their learning. Laptops, tablets and I-pads are all acceptable     Modern swimming facilities are located just 500m from our
    and work well on our wi-fi network. All student use is filtered      school. Swim Tech is held on a Monday by a trained swimming
    and monitored.                                                     instructor for all students to develop their swimming skills.

    Kapa Haka                                                          Gymnasium complex
    We continue the tradition of having a strong kapa haka group       We have a comprehensive gymnasium complete with three
    in the school with professional and highly skilled tutors.         separate activity spaces, including a basketball court
                                                                       Specialised physical education teachers are an important part
                                                                       of our programme.
    Pasifika – Talents of the Pacific (TOPA)
    TOPA provides a Pacific Cultural Arts Programme which helps
    to EMPOWER their culture, ENHANCE their talents and be a
                                                                       Music Tuition
    POSITIVE influence to INSPIRE change.                               In addition to core music for all students, we have additional
                                                                       music tuition available to students who wish to advance in
                                                                       performance music. There is an added cost each term for this.
    Enviroschool                                                       Tuition includes vocals, guitar, drums, keyboard, ukulele and
    Melville Intermediate was the first Enviroschool in NZ in 1993.     bass.
    This is now a national scheme. Our Biotechnology garden,
    complete with hydroponics and worm farms are the centre of         Outdoor Education
    our Enviroschool activity. We promote sustainability               An opportunity for students to experience the outdoors. In
    throughout the school. We have recently confirmed our               November 2020 we have a School Activity week. We begin
    Bronze and Silver Award status and in 2020 will be seeking the     each year with a short camp at Lake Ruatuna.
    Gold Award.
                                                                       Rock Bands
    ESOL Programme                                                     We provide tuition during school time for these performance
    Students with non-English speaking backgrounds participate         groups who compete in competitions throughout the year.
    in individual and small group programmes to improve
    communication skills in English.                                   School Production
                                                                       Every two years the school performs a major musical and
                                                                       drama production.

                                                                       Sports Teams
                                                                       We have a proud tradition of outstanding success and fair play.
                                                                       We compete at the Auckland Sports Camp, the national
                                                                       NZAIMs Games and every inter-intermediate competition.
                                                                       We also compete in the Waikato Hockey, Netball, Basketball,
                                                                       Cricket and Table Tennis competitions.

                                                                       Student Services
                                                                       This includes the purchasing of school stationery, a sickbay
                                                                       and access to onsite counsellors.

                                                                       Website, Facebook & School Loop App
                                                                       Check out
                                                                       Check out Melville Intermediate on Facebook.
                                                                       Check our School Loop App

Student support and guidance

      We are a caring             There are classroom and playground plans
                                  which are displayed in all classrooms and
         school. Our              around the school. Our behaviour code is
guidance plan helps               based on our schools STARS values.

    to achieve a safe             The school has a clear policy on bullying. It is
                                  simply not acceptable. Our anti bullying
      and welcoming               guarantee ensures that any allegations of
school environment                bullying are dealt with on the day we hear
                                  about it. Our success in dealing with bullying
   in which students              depends on quick and honest
       can learn and              communication. Parents know the Principal’s
                                  mobile phone number (021-777-947) for
 teachers can teach.              when his involvement is needed.

   Our behaviour guidance plan is based on reinforcing excellent behaviour.
   Individual students are awarded “POSITIVE” slips to reinforce STARS
    behaviour. The slip is given to the student and put into a regular prize draw.
    Our school STARS values form the basis for these awards.
    STARS awards are given out regularly. STARS values are recognised in our
    weekly assemblies, in our classroom STARS charts and in our STARS Class
     Students are held accountable for inappropriate behaviour. We take a
     restorative approach to resolving problems. Our staff are trained in
      facilitating restorative conversations. We make every effort to ensure that
      students fully understand the consequences of their actions and that they
       learn from any mistakes they might make. Where necessary, we involve
        parents and whaanau in
        restorative conversations or
         restorative conferences.
        The school has strategies for
        dealing with any students who
         might continue to disrupt the
         learning of others. In such
          situations we keep parents
          fully informed and work with
           them to resolve any problem
           behaviour. In serious cases a
            student may be awarded a
            period of community service
             to be done under the
             Principal’s supervision after

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School Charges

             The Ministry of Compulsory Charges
         Education provides
       guidelines to schools We do not charge a “materials fee”.
                             All students are provided with all materials used in their learning within the
        about what types of NZ Curriculum. If students choose a project in technology for which the
        compulsory charges materials     are significantly more expensive than the norm then a
                             consent/agreement form will be provided to parents. It will be explained that
            schools make to a “product charge” will be made for such materials.
           parents. We fully
          comply with these Music Tuition
                             Out of class instrumental music tuition is offered to all students each term at
                 guidelines. a cost.
       We do not require or            Camp and Trip Charges
    request parents to pay a           Trips range from an extended school camp to brief one day or part day trips.
      “voluntary donation”.            We encourage parents to support their children and give their consent for
                                       these educational out of school opportunities. We provide as much notice as
                                       possible for such trips.

                                       Students who are involved in sports and other activities outside the normal
                                       school programme may be charged a fee. Fees charged by sports
                                       organisations range from $45.00 to $160.00.

                                       Payment of Charges and Trips

                                       We accept cash, cheque, EFTPOS and credit cards at the school office.
                                       Automatic payments can be arranged. We have found that these work well
                                       especially when set up the year before your child starts Intermediate.
                                       We are happy to accept term by term payments.

                                       International Students
                                       In 2020, International students will pay $3000.00 per term. Please check the
                                       school website for further details.

The School Timetable

    The School Year 2020                  Monday Tech Programme
                                                       8.15am   Playground supervision begins
                 Term 1
   Thursday 30 Jan Year 7s Start School                8.30am   Students invited to be in tutor classrooms
    Friday 31 Jan Year 8s Start School                 8.45am   Tutor Class
          to Thursday 9th April
                                                       9.00am   Learning Block 1
                Term 2                                10:30am   Tutor Class
    Tuesday 28 April to Friday 3rd July
                                                      10.40am   Morning Break
                Term 3                                11.00am   Learning Block 2
 Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September
                                                      12.30pm   Tutor Class
               Term 4                                 12:40pm   Lunch Break
Monday 12 October to Friday 11 December
                                                       1.10pm   Tutor Class
                                                       1.30pm   Learning Block 3
  The School is Closed on:                             3.00pm   School finishes

             Waitangi Day
          Thursday 6 February

              ANZAC Day                   Tuesday to Friday School Programme
      Observed on Monday 27 April                      8.15am   Playground supervision begins
            Queen's Birthday                           8.30am   Students invited to be in tutor classrooms
             Monday, 1 June                            8.45am   Students must be in class
              Labour Day                               9.00am   Learning Block 1
           Monday 26 October                          10.15am   Morning Break
                                                      10.45am   Learning Block 2
     THESE DATES ARE WITHIN THE                       12 noon   Lunch
                                                      12:40pm   Learning Block 3
               Good Friday                             1.50pm   Afternoon Break
              Friday 10 April
                                                       2.00pm   Learning Block 4
            Easter Monday                              3.00pm   School finishes
            Monday 13 April

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School Uniform 2020
      Worn with Pride

      The aim of the uniform is a neat, well-groomed appearance which fosters pride in the
      school and in the student. The uniform regulations must be adhered to with the
      uniform being worn at all times. Wearing correct uniform is a condition of entry.

      School Uniform
      Polo Shirt                     Regulation GREEN/GOLD short sleeved cotton knit shirt with Melville Intermediate
                                     School logo.

      Shorts                         Regulation grey shorts. Girls may wear shorts OR skirt (not worn together).
                                     NO OTHER shorts worn.

      Long Pants (optional)          Regulation grey long pants. No other long pants may be worn.

      Polar Fleece                   Regulation red Melville Intermediate School’s polar fleece with Melville Intermediate
                                     School logo.

      Jacket (Shower proof)          Regulation black/red school jacket. With school logo May be worn over or instead of
                                     the Polar Fleece.

      Hats                           Melville Intermediate School uniform brimmed hat only to be worn in Terms 1 and 4.
                                     The Melville Intermediate School beanie can be worn in Terms 2 and 3. NO OTHER
                                     hats, beanies or caps to be worn.

      Shoes                          Black polishable school shoes only. Black or brown roman school sandals may be
                                     worn during Terms 1 and 4. Shoes must be worn in materials technology classrooms.
                                     (No other coloured shoes to be worn to school)

      Skirt                          Regulation grey skirt

      Socks                          Black or white socks to be worn by boys and girls. Socks should be above ankle
                                     For 2020 the former grey/green schools socks may continue to be worn to school.

      Stockings                      Full stockings are acceptable. No tights are to be worn.

      PE Uniform for ALL students
      This uniform is compulsory for all students. It is to be worn during periods of physical activity.

      Shorts                         Regulation green Melville Intermediate School’s PE shorts. Not to be worn under the
                                     grey dress skirt or dress shorts.

      Polo Shirt                     Red polo or T shirt. No other shirt may be worn

School Uniform 2020
                                                                       Worn with Pride

Other Uniform Items

Jewellery                  A wristwatch may be worn.
                           One ear stud or sleeper may be worn in each ear. No other body piercing or jewellery
                           is permitted.. (See Policy on Body Piercing).
                           If crucifixes, bone carving, other taonga or items with special meaning are worn
                           around the neck, they must not be visible. No other jewellery is permitted.

Hair                       Hair must be clean and styled in such a way as to not bring discredit to the school
                           (Principal’s discretion). Non-natural dyed hair colours are not acceptable. All hair ties,
                           bands and accessories will be in one plain uniform colour.

Fingernail polish          Fingernail polish is not permitted.

Scarves                    Students may wear scarves that are one solid colour of either black or green. No
                           other colours may be worn. (Bandanas are not acceptable)

Bags                       Bags must not have offensive writing or gestures on them.

Naming items               All student gear, including bags, uniform, shoes, books, must be named.

Thermals                   Thermals and other garments may be worn under uniform for extra warmth if
                           needed. But no part of these garments must be visible.
                           No hooded sweatshirt are too be worn.

Melville Intermediate School uniforms can be purchased from:
NZ Uniforms (Canterbury)
Corner of Tristram and Rostrevor Streets.
Free parking behind the shop.
Open: Weekdays 9am to 5pm. Saturday 9am to 1:00pm.

  Quotes (e.g. WINZ) for ALL uniforms are available from NZ Uniforms and Melville
            Intermediate School Office and on the enrolment evenings.

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General Information

     Absences, Sickness & Emergency                                           Found/Lost Property
 Under the regulations, only illness or other unavoidable        All property must be clearly marked with the student’s
 causes can be permitted to interfere with regular               name.
 attendance at school.
                                                                 Students are not to bring articles of value to school (such
 The school must be notified on the morning of the                as music players, portable games etc).
 absence. Parents/caregivers of non-reported absences will
                                                                 While teachers or the office staff may accept articles for
 be contacted after 9am. If absence continues we will refer
                                                                 custody and will take all reasonable care, they cannot be
 the absence to Integrated Attendance Services, Te Kohao
                                                                 held responsible for loss or damage.
 Health for immediate action.
                                                                 The Lost property box can be found at the office.
 You can also contact through sending an email, facebook,
 website and our school Loop App.

                         Bicycles                                             Health And Well Being
 Students are welcome to ride bicycles and scooters to and       Sickbay
 from school and to lock them up during the day in our bike
                                                                 A sickbay, administered by the office staff, is designed for
 compound. However, we require that students
                                                                 unforeseen illness or injury that occurs at school. However,
 demonstrate an understanding of road safety and road
                                                                 it is only a temporary measure and children who continue
 rules related to cycling before they ride their bikes to
                                                                 to feel unwell will be sent home whenever possible.
 school. Cycles must be roadworthy and riders must wear a
 cycle helmet.                                                   Parents are asked to ensure that the school has a correct
                                                                 daytime contact telephone number as well as an
                                                                 alternative emergency contact number.
                   Mobile Phones
 Students may bring mobile phones to school. All other           Medication
 digital devices can be brought to school ONLY if they have      If your child needs medication while at school, please
 a signed parental agreement and permission form. The            notify the office. Clearly mark the medication and ask the
 school provides these forms. Phones must be handed into         student to hand it to the office for safekeeping during the
 the office on arrival. They should be collected at the end of     day. Remind him/her to collect it before leaving school at
 each day. Phones seen or found abound the school during         the end of the day. Parents may be required to complete a
 the day will be confiscated and can only be collected by         Permission Slip for dispensing medication.
 your parent.
                                                                 Wherever possible, medical and dental appointments
                                                                 should be made outside of class time.
 All of our computers have access to the internet through a
 carefully filtered and monitored ‘firewall”. A student
 license signed by parents is required to access the internet.
 This internet use agreement is included with our
 enrolment pack. We have a separate agreement for hand
 held digital devices.

                   Contact Details
 Please inform the school office immediately if you change
 your address, postal address, telephone number/s, or if
 the alternative contact’s details change.

             Damage And Breakage
 When negligence or misbehavior has caused or
 contributed to damage of school of other people’s
 property some payment will be required from the
 student(s) responsible.

Mount View Road
Hamilton 3206, New Zealand
ph +64 7 848 9008 fax +64 7 848 9009
Principal: David Cooke
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