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Hello Cocky! New homes for Black Cockatoos at MRIS

A new environmental project to help save endangered Black Cockatoos has been launched at MRIS. Two artificial nesting boxes, (Cockatubes) have been erected on the Nyindamurra Nature Trail to provide more nesting opportunities for black cockatoos, particularly the larger species—Baudins and Carnabys. Not only threatened by habitat degradation but also competing with feral bees, Corellas, possums […]

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Bird life under the microscope at MRIS!

Classes were in full swing at MRIS this week with students eager to embark on new learning experiences. In the Year 4 class, students are studying the life cycle of birds as part of a whole school science project. Students are making paper birds’ nest and eggs, and studying interesting bird facts.  

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New Adventure Playground at MRIS!

MRIS students were keen to try out MRIS’s new Nature Playground during the first week back at school for 2019. Completed during the school holidays, students were excited to check out all the features of the structure which includes a fireman’s pole, climbing frame, fort, lower level cubby, and a bucket and pulley system. The […]

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MRIS Meander Mayhem 2018

Here is some of the action from this year’s Meander Mayhem. This year the Kindergarten students also participated in the run with some of our youngest students managing five one kilometre laps of the school campus. Thanks to Lindsay Burke (Yr 5 teacher) for organising the event once again – it was a great success! […]

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MRIS Graduation Dinner!

In a first, MRIS held an official Graduation Dinner last week guided by Yr 6 teacher Laura Nicholls. Described as magical night, all agreed that the event should become a regular on the calendar. Former student, Waimana Helmbright was a special guest at the celebration. Students received Graduation Bears and a Graduation Book.

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Surfs up for MRIS!

Surf groms: MRIS Surfing Program started last week under the guidance of MRIS Physical Education teacher, Sean Allen. The four week program with Josh Palamateer Surf School is being held at the River Mouth. Perfect weather ensured a great time was had by all with both beginners and advanced surfers honing their surfing skills.

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