Archive | November, 2016

INNOVATION: Local Engineer, Rob Glass and “Growing up Greatness” coordinator Kylie Bice discussed ‘understanding gifted education’ with MRIS staff Liz Borkin and  Wendy Roediger.

Growing Up Greatness at MRIS!

  ‘Growing up Greatness’ co-ordinator, Kylie Bice from Perth visited the Margaret River Independent School recently to help fine-tune the school’s Innovation Sessions with Rob Glass, local engineer and ‘Bright Spark’. Rob is also a parent  at the school. Ms Bice and the teachers talked through what gifted and talented students require to stay enthusiastic […]

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Lest we Forget: Seb and Salli (Year 6) with the hand-made wreaths.

MRIS Remembers!

Remembrance Day was marked at MRIS on  Friday, November 11 with a minute’s silence, traditional lowering of the flag to half-mast, as well as readings by students and the singing of the national anthem. Students created two wreaths decorated with hand-made poppies Remembrance Day marks the time when the guns of the Western Front fell […]

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Surfing at MRIS 2016

It was awesome to see the class getting out into the surf, and the skills that they have. A small group of our ‘experts’ went out the back and had a lot of fun riding the waves in, with Kiva mastering the waves while standing on his head! The rest of the class were over […]

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Summer ready: Lois Barugh used a 
compression bandage on Charley (Pre)

MRIS learn how to manage snakebite!

  How to treat a snakebite was the focus of a first-aid session held at Margaret River Independent School on Wednesday. Just in time for summer, students from Pre-primary to Year 6  received a ten minute refresher course in the vital first-aid steps involved when treating a patient for snakebite. St John Ambulance’s Lois Barugh […]

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Bird feeder masterpieces at MRIS!

Designing and building a bird feeder saw some interesting structures built by the Yr 2/3 class this week. As part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Bird Feeders Challenge, the students were set the task  of building a bird feeder with a number of constraints including the requirement for a perch, the ability […]

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