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MRIS senior students enjoyed the first session of a four week surfing programme run by Josh Palmateer Surf Academy at Gnarabup recently. Teachers, Julie Lockyer and Sean Allen said the students embraced the opportunity to challenge boundaries, take up new challenges and develop confidence and new skills. The two hour surfing sessions will become a […]
MRIS’s Year 5/6 students were among a number of schools attending ‘BioBlitz’ held in a local A class reserve last week. Students were treated to talks by different scientists focusing on our local environment, Aboriginal heritage, flora and fauna and included our studies of macroinverterbrates. MRIS teacher Sean Allen said many of the presenters, most […]
The whole school paused to remember lives lost in war during MRIS’s Remembrance Day ceremony today. Organised by the Year 5/6 class, the service included readings from the class, flying the flag at half mast, and the Last Post. Students wore their grandparent’s medals and laid hand-made wreaths under the flag pole. Year 5/6 teacher, […]
The fascinating world of robotics inspired young minds at MRIS last week when Scitech bought its Robotics workshop on campus. The hands-on workshop introduced the Illuminators (an extension group of Yr 2-6 students) to the concept of programming as a use of language, the presence of programming in our lives, the commonality of robots and […]
Preserving indigenous language came into focus at Margaret River Independent School last week. Fremantle scientist, Tim St Pierre, a passionate indigenous language enthusiast visited the school to teach the students indigenous language, story-telling and dance. Tim is also uncle to MRIS student, Imogen St Pierre. Teacher Ashley Williamson said the class discussed Noongar words before […]
THE wonders of nature came to the plate when Margaret River Independent School’s Kindy students made vegetable soup from produce grown in their school garden recently. Kindy teacher Helen Ewing said students harvested carrots, onions, silverbeet, leeks and celery grown from seed before washing and preparing the vegetables for cooking. Helen said teaching children to […]
Sharing the Learning Journey: Lowana O’Grady, Yr 3 showed her mum, Chris McAtee around the year 3/4 classroom. MRIS students welcomed their parents into their classrooms recently as part of the school’s philosophy of “Sharing the Learning Journey”. Parents welcomed the chance to view work, projects and in-class performances. MRIS Principal,Wendy Roediger said the idea of […]
Celebrating our multi-cultural society is the underpinning theme of the newly-erected ‘Welcome Signpost’ at MRIS. Designed and built by MRIS grandparent and artist, Mark Heussenstamm, the multi-purpose, interchangeable signpost points to all the countries from which school families originate. It is designed to display national and gratitude flags, as well as banners. The project was […]
Understanding water from a Dreamtime perspective was the theme of ‘Kep Kaatijin’ a play presented by The Yirri Yaakin Theatre Company recently at MRIS. Students enjoyed the traditional Nyoongar stories depicted in the play. Yirri Yaakinn is a multi-award winning theatre troupe which has toured internationally spreading the word about aboriginal culture. MRIS Principal, Wendy […]
MRIS jumped into a skipping bonanza when they took part in Jump Rope for Heart on Wednesday. Yr 3/4 students showed off their new skipping skills during a demonstration before teaching skipping tricks to the other students. Yr 3/4 teacher, Lindsay Burke said the students have been practicing their skipping for a number of weeks […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]