Archive | February, 2014


Famous Author Delights Local Students

courtesy of the Augusta-Margaret River Mail, 17th April, 2013 MORRIS Gleitzman, international best-selling author and hero to thousands of aspiring young writers, visited Margaret River Independent School recently. In town to speak at a seminar hosted by school and the Association for Independent Schools WA, Gleitzman toured the school and donated 12 signed novels. More than […]

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Loud appeal has impact!

courtesy of the Augusta-Margaret River Mail, 27th March, 2013 A COLLABORATION of colour ruled the playgrounds at Margaret River Independent School when the students recently dressed for the annual Loud Shirt Day to raise money for Telethon Speech and Hearing. Bright hues replaced normal school wear in a show of support for the hearing impaired. Students’ […]

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State-of-the-art in an historical setting

In 2013, Margaret River’s 100th anniversary, Margaret River Independent School is embracing state-of-the-art technologies whilst continuing to celebrate its part in local history and the environment. The school is spending around $50,000 on technology rewiring, computer upgrades and installations this year, which will ensure the whole school is internet connected and the Year 4/5 and Year […]

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Ellenor’s English excels

WORDS are Ellenor Sibon’s strength – the Margaret River Independent School year 6 student was recently ranked in the top one per cent of WA students in an English assessment. She took part in the International Competitions and Assessment for Schools, which assesses students’ skills in such areas as interpreting data, identifying text types and […]

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Independent groovers hit by disco fever

GROOVY moves and funky outfits were on display at the Margaret River Independent School Disco on Friday, August 24 at the Baptist Church.Students from pre-primary to year 7 enjoyed some great music from DJs Sky River and Tony Lane, as well as the limbo, conga line and dance competitions.Henri Sibon and Salli Howden-Woodland were crowned […]

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Independent School win grant

Margaret River Independent School will receive $48,000 in start-up funding to join a Federal Government Empowering Local Schools initiative, aimed at improving school governance, management and planning. Margaret River Independent School treasurer, Jessica Worrall, said the school was very pleased to be selected to participate in phase one of the ELS. “In recent years, and […]

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