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Waste minimising through Waste Wise Grant!

Twenty-two recycling separation bins have been located around the MRIS campus funded through a recent Waste Wise WA Grant. The $2200 grant is aiding the students and staff to more effectively separate recycling therefore minimising waste. The bins are for paper and cardboard, land fill, and organic material (which goes into the school’s work farms). […]

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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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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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Wrapping up plastic!

A Plastic-Free Life: MRIS students learned the art of making their own plastic-free lunch wraps this week when environmentalist and MRIS parent, Mira Clohessy held a bees-wax wrap workshop. Mira demonstrated how to make environmentally-friendly plastic-free food wraps using beeswax and cotton cloth. “The aim is to encourage children and parents to look at alternatives […]

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