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Spirit of Anzacs: MRIS Remembers

Representing Margaret River Independent School at the 2016  Margaret River Anzac Parade were Year 6 students Salli Howden-Woodland, Seb Collins and Amelia Glass. The students laid a wreath to commemorate  all the Australian and New Zealand men and women  who served and died during war-time.        

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Sholto Armstrong and Billy Freeman created a sailing boat.

Sailing through problems at MRIS!

Solving problems was the key to learning in MRIS’s senior class today through a hands-on active learning exercise called Problem-based learning (PBL). Teacher Megan Tiller said PBL is a student-centred pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach in which students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world and open-ended problems. “Students learn about […]

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MRIS Interschool Athletics team 2016 showed their sporting skills at the recent carnival coming home with a bag full of first, seconds and thirds. Congratulations also go to Spirit of Sport winners, Mia Coleman and Salli Howden-Woodland, Rudy Selmes (Champion Boy); Willow Hardy (Champion Girl); Phoebe Armstrong (Runner-up Champion Girl) and Harvey Selmes (Runner-upChampion Boy).

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Oceana Syred and Rose Marchesani took part in CHAT club with MRIS parent, Julia Knight.

Colour and Chat at MRIS!

Colouring-in, chatting and buddy bonding was popular at MRIS last week. Yr 5/6  visited its buddy class in Pre-primary for a persuasive text exercise and then shared  a picnic lunch, while MRIS’s popular CHAT Club swung back into action offering students the chance to  participate in mindful colouring-in and guided chat during lunchtime. The club […]

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Bunuru season at MRIS!

It’s Bunuru Season (Autumn) on the Noongar calendar. Yr 5/6 MRIS students  toured the Nyindamurra Nature Trail on Monday with Josh Whiteland of Koomal Dreaming (see pg 6). Class teacher Megan Tiller said Josh’s visit complimented the science curriculum. Tracey Muir from the Cape to Cape Catchment Group also took part in the excursion. Megan […]

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Nature Pedagogy expert, Wendy Gorman enjoyed a Little Indies session

Nature Pedagogy expert visits Little Indies!

Nature Pedagogy expert, Wendy Gorman visited MRIS on Wednesday to see Our Little Indies Bush Discovery program in action!  A specialised pre-kindy program focussing on curiosity, creativity, gradual independence and resilience in the outdoors, Wendy said Little Indies was unique in that students spend 100% of their time outside. An International Nature Pedagogy Network member […]

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