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For the love of chocolate!

Following the production process from cocoa bean to chocolate bar has been a very popular topic of study taken on by Year 2. Students learnt all about making chocolate and had the opportunity to taste a few goodies too when they visited Gabriel’s and the Margaret River Chocolate Factory on Tuesday. Teacher Kate Appleton said […]

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Salli gets a closer look at nature

MRIS Senior Students on Bio Blitz!

A expedition into Margaret River’s fascinating Mammoth Cave inspired the scientific side of MRIS’s Year 5/6 class on Wednesday. The students joined with other local schools to take part in a ‘fun interactive discovery’ of the flora and fauna of the Mammoth Cave and the karri forest. A free event, Bio Blitz is presented by […]

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Jazz (Yr 5) handles a snake at BioBlitz

MRIS Nature Blitz !

MRIS’s Year 5/6 students were among  a number of schools attending ‘BioBlitz’ held in a local A class reserve last week. Students were treated to talks by different scientists focusing on our local environment, Aboriginal heritage, flora and fauna and included our studies of macroinverterbrates. MRIS teacher Sean Allen said many of the presenters, most […]

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Strapped In: Jazz Morwitzer (Yr 4) tested out the ambulance stretcher at St John Ambulance 
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Emergency Insight!

The devastating effect of bush fires was the topic of conversation when the MRIS  Yr4/5 class visited the Margaret River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (MRVFRS) last Thursday morning. Students were given a tour of the station by the Brigade Captain and shown what it is like when there is a real call out! The […]

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MRIS Visit Weir

  MRIS Year 2/3 students visited the Margaret River Weir on a search for microinvertebrates, assisted by the Cape to Cape Catchment Group. Assisted by Cape-to Cape Catchment group co-ordinator Tracey Muir and South West Catchments Council’s Zac Webb, the students learned about catchment flora and fauna and the indigenous values of the river.    

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