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Summer ready: Lois Barugh used a 
compression bandage on Charley (Pre)

MRIS learn how to manage snakebite!

  How to treat a snakebite was the focus of a first-aid session held at Margaret River Independent School on Wednesday. Just in time for summer, students from Pre-primary to Year 6  received a ten minute refresher course in the vital first-aid steps involved when treating a patient for snakebite. St John Ambulance’s Lois Barugh […]

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COP CARE: Van Hulseboch, and Jake McKenzie of Year 3 met with Courtney Turner and Constable Care.

Keeping Safe at MRIS!

The use of interactive puppets in a live theatre situation was central to getting the message about safety through to the students of MRIS on Wednesday. Constable Care Child Safety Foundation visited the school to address personal safety strategies which included Protective Behaviours (Pre-primary); Safety to School (Year 1-3) and Online Safety (Yr 4-6). The […]

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Max and Oceana met the actors fromYirri Yaakin Theatre Group

Dreamtime at MRIS!

Understanding water from a Dreamtime perspective was the theme of ‘Kep Kaatijin’ a play presented by The Yirri Yaakin Theatre Company  recently at MRIS. Students enjoyed the traditional Nyoongar stories depicted in the play. Yirri Yaakinn is a multi-award winning theatre troupe which has toured internationally spreading the word about aboriginal culture. MRIS Principal, Wendy […]

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Rescue Chopper Visit!

The whirr of chopper blades over MRIS  signalled the arrival of the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter  at school on Tuesday. Students were thrilled to see the helicopter land on the oval before quizzing the chopper crew about all aspects of aviation emergency rescue. Salli Howden-Woodland and Max Douglas were lucky enough to climb on-board to […]

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Tribal: Maasai Warrior, Felix  Mollel assisted Yr 5 student, Jett to don the Maasai costume.

Mixing with the Maasai!

The hardship encountered by Tanzanian school children was highlighted at Margaret River Independent School recently when Maasai tribesman, Felix Mollel visited the school. Felix, once a cattle herdsman on the remote Tanzanian plains, now travels Australia and Southeast Asia spreading the word about a school that is fighting poverty through education in his community. Felix […]

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Behind the Label

Authors Davina Bell  and Justin Randall visited MRIS as part of the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival 2014 Behind the Label Children’s Literature Festival.Both authors talked to students about their writing and other aspects of their work.

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