Archive | May, 2017


Sorry Day at MRIS

MRIS observed National Sorry Day today coming together to share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. A new flagpole was installed at the school specifically to fly the Australian Indigenous Flag which was raised during the service. A minutes silence was observed. Year Five students, Lowana O’Grady, Emma Heyink […]

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Character Craze at MRIS!

Colourful characters filled the playground last week as part of MRIS’s Movie/Book Dress-up Day. More than $90 was raised through gold coin donation for the school’s Sponsor Child, Islam Hassan from Jerusalem. Kyyham and Eden took on a medieval vibe as Peter from ‘Narnia’ and ‘Brave’s’ Merida, while Jebb was an Ewok from ‘Star Wars’ […]

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Quenda Quest at MRIS!

A member of the ‘ MRIS Quenda Squad’ hasreturned to school. Also known as theSouthern Brown Bandicoot (lsoodon obesulus), the quenda (from the Noongar word kwent) is a short-nosed bandicoot, a type of marsupial found mostly in the south-west of WA. Roaming the Pre-Primary area looking for food scraps, a quenda has been sighted by […]

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$1500 MRIS Art Auction prize goes to Paris Hawken

“Above the Water” by local artist Paris Hawken has won the Art Auction’s inaugural $1500 ‘Margaret River Art Award’ sponsored by Bendigo Bank. The cyanotype was chosen from over 60 other artworks. In past years a local guest artist attends the auction and pick out their favourite piece, this year and moving into the future, […]

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Slam Dunking at MRIS!

Basketball is king at Margaret River Independent School thanks to two new basketball hoops recently acquired by the school. Sports Specialist, Sean Allen was lucky enough to get a great deal on the equipment from Sports Power Margaret River with money raised at the 2016 Meander Mayhem Fun Run. The popular Fun Run will be […]

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