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Jumping into 3D Printing at MRIS!

MRIS has been chosen from over 3000 schools across 41 countries to receive a state-of-the art 3D polymer printer. Yr 6 students, Leo Lacy, Charlie Murray and Levin Collins helped to complete the final part of the General Electrical Additive Program application winning MRIS the 3D printing classroom package including curriculum lessons. The boys created […]

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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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Little Red Riding Hood stops for a chat with Year 1.

Little Red Riding Hood visits MRIS!

In The Hood: Little Red Riding Hood is the focus topic of the Year 1 Talk 4 Writing program. Teacher Skye Robertson said the students learnt the story orally with actions and then used story framework to create narratives. “The students are doing such an incredible job and bumped into Little Red Riding Hood on […]

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Robotics

Understanding Robotics!

The fascinating world of robotics inspired young minds at MRIS last week when Scitech bought its Robotics workshop on campus. The hands-on workshop introduced the Illuminators (an extension group of Yr 2-6 students) to the concept of programming as a use of language, the presence of programming in our lives, the commonality of robots and […]

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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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