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    MRIS Concert Time!

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


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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A Day for Resilience: Principal Wendy Roediger, visiting

Positive Parenting Visit

Don’t be afraid to let children experience failure or discomfort if you want them to develop into well-rounded, resilient adolescents and adults. This was one of the main themes of a series of workshops at Margaret River Independent School by presenter Greg Mitchell for students, parents and the wider community. Supported by a $1650 grant […]

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MATHS GAMES: Yr 5 student Kiva Cresswell teaches Lilly Coleman (Yr 1) how to play Numero.

Playing with Numbers!

As part of the MRIS Better Buddies programme, Year 5/6 students taught Year 1 students how to play Numero, a maths card game for all ages which challenges mathematical understanding and improves mental recall. Year 5/6 teacher ,Julie Lockyer said the aim was for all MRIS students to become proficient in mental maths through the […]

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Free Parenting Seminar!

  A $1,650 grant awarded to Margaret River Independent School will fund a free motivational parenting seminar to be held next Friday, May 15. “The Continuous Journey of Building Trust and Developing Positive Children” will be hosted by MRIS and the Department of Local Government and Communities in the school’s Performing Arts Centre (PAC) as […]

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ON PARADE: MRIS students Hunter and Rio Haigh led the march on Anzac Day in Margaret River.

Lest We Forget

MRIS Yr 6 students Hunter and Rio Haigh and Amelia Glass represented our school during the 100th Year ANZAC Day  commemorations in Margaret River. Together they laid a wreath for our school. Both Hunter and Rio wore  their great grandfather’s WW1 medals while Amelia wore her grandfather’s WW2 New Zealand medals during the parade.  

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MRIS Pre students Olive Hardy and Raine Orkin discuss design options for the class treehouse.

Terrific Treehouse Fun!

‘Life in a Treehouse’ is being investigated by the MRIS Pre-primary class as part of  an imaginative play module. Students are creating items out of gathered natural bush materials to furnish the tree house. Currently the two level structure has a slide, rope ladders, a look-out, and bucket on a rope which can be lowered […]

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