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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.