Archive | November, 2014


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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Class Characters

Salvador Dali, The Sweet Valley Twins, Steffi Graf & Kathy Freeman attended MRIS recently for “Dress up as a Notable Character” Day. Students dressed-up and donated a gold coin raising $100 for MRIS’ s Sponsor Child, Hassan of Gaza, Jerusalem. A Savoury Stall will be held on Wednesday, December 10 to raise further funds for […]

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SERVICE: Students Jett Higgins, Araya Heussenstamm, Jarra Mills & Willow Hardy.

Remembrance Day

MRIS held a Remembrance Day Service on Tuesday, attended by students, staff, parents & grandparents The service was conducted by the students, with each class laying a handmade wreath under the flagpole. The flag was flown at half mast. Year 2 student Willow Hardy read a poem she composed when she was 7 years old […]

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Tribal: Maasai Warrior, Felix  Mollel assisted Yr 5 student, Jett to don the Maasai costume.

Mixing with the Maasai!

The hardship encountered by Tanzanian school children was highlighted at Margaret River Independent School recently when Maasai tribesman, Felix Mollel visited the school. Felix, once a cattle herdsman on the remote Tanzanian plains, now travels Australia and Southeast Asia spreading the word about a school that is fighting poverty through education in his community. Felix […]

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