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    MRIS Concert Time!

    Described as the “best concert ever”, the 2014 Margaret River Independent School’s End- of-Year Concert ...

A Grand time: MRIS Year 3 student, Sana  helped her Grandfather, Dougy Johnston to make a Gratitude Flag as part of the school’s Grandparent Day.

Grandparents Go Back to School!

Margaret River Independent School’s inaugural Grandparent Day was  a  great success with 21 grandparents “going back to school.” Grandparents were treated to a Morning Tea before filing into class to complete ‘Gratitude Flags’ with their grandchildren focusing on the theme of “I am Grateful for my Grandparents.” MRIS principal, Wendy Roediger said the function was […]

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BOOKED UP: Offering up their favourite books were Finnian Van Beem, Saoirse Green, and Raine Orkin with MRIS principal, Wendy Roediger.

Swapping Stories

The Great Book Swap was hailed a great success at Margaret River Independent School on Thursday. The event was a first for the school with over 200 books bought in by students for swapping raising money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. MRIS Librarian, Miranda Aitken said by bringing in one or more of their favourite […]

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Wrapping up plastic!

A Plastic-Free Life: MRIS students learned the art of making their own plastic-free lunch wraps this week when environmentalist and MRIS parent, Mira Clohessy held a bees-wax wrap workshop. Mira demonstrated how to make environmentally-friendly plastic-free food wraps using beeswax and cotton cloth. “The aim is to encourage children and parents to look at alternatives […]

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Muddy Cuisine at MRIS

The Science of Mud Pies: Pia Bawden and Matilda Lukac (Yr 2) present their  mud pies As part of the Australian Curriculum, MRIS’s Year 2 class recently took to the great outdoors to test out Chemical Science by creating mud pies. “We are surrounded by mixtures, the air we breathe, food, and the things we […]

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 MRIS Stars: Led by Jarrah Davies (left), Josh Stubbs, Harvey Selmes, Imogen St Pierre and Pia Bawden enjoyed a peer support session.

MRIS Peer Partners

Peer Support kicked off this week with students from Yr 1 to 6 attending workshops. Principal, Wendy Roediger said peer support is a leadership program which MRIS has run over the past 6 years always focusing on a different emotional intelligence focus. “This year we are promoting ‘harmony’. Students participate in activities which develop  values […]

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Back to nature
 students Jett Higgins  (Yr 6) and Amelia Glass(Yr 5) start collecting 
 material to build cubbies in the school grounds.

Cubby Connection!

Cubby material is being sought for MRIS students to use in outdoor play. Parents and friends are asked to seek out any suitable cubby construction material for use at school. Sports teacher Sean Allen will oversee regular cubby building sessions with the students as part of an outdoors connection programme. He said the idea of […]

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Maggie Dent visits MRIS!

Australia’s “Queen of Common Sense” Maggie Dent visited Margaret River Independent School on Wednesday to see first-hand the exciting learning opportunities being offered at the primary school. Making a special visit to MRIS whilst on a presentation tour of  the South-west, Mrs Dent said she was keen to see the new teaching initiatives at MRIS […]

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Running for Funds

MRIS’s inaugural Fun Run was held on Friday with more than $1000 raised for school sports equipment. Organiser and Yr 4/5 teacher, Lindsay Burke said Pre-primary to Yr 1 ran 500m, while the older students ran a kilometre loop around the school. Yr 6/7 students, Noemie and Lilly completed 11 kms, and Yr 1 students […]

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li open day

Little Indies Open Afternoon!

2015 Enrolments are NOW OPEN for Little Indies Discovery School for 3-year-olds Come along and enjoy afternoon tea with us between 1pm and 2pm on Wednesday, December 3 and have a tour of the Nyindamurra Nature Trail. See what Little Indies can offer your 3 year old through nature-based learning through play, creativity, art and environment all […]

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Catching the sun!

 Yr 2 MRIS students, Cedar Orkin, Matilda Lukac, Pia Bawden and Zoe Wilson created sun-catchers to hang in their classroom. They collected leaves and flowers for decoration.  

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Helping out

Margaret River Gropers and MRIS parents including Jessica Worrall and Mark Heyink (also a Groper) worked at school on Saturday spreading  13 tonnes of limestone crush as part of the bush school’s fire management strategy. See the AMR Mail (12/08/15) for the full story.      

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