Archive | October, 2015

Dreamtime Dancing: 
Avaz, Van and Jake
  of Year 2 try out some indigenous dancing.

Reviving Indigenous Language!

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 […]

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From garden to gourmet!

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 […]

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Sharing the Learning Journey: Lowana O’Grady, Yr 3 showed her mum, Chris McAtee  around the year 3/4 classroom.

Open Classrooms!

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 ‘Open Classrooms’ was to promote the link from school to home a fundamental aspect of MRIS. “Students really […]

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