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Following the MLK dream at MRIS!

MRIS was the only South-west school to receive a visit from Martin Luther King 111 last week. The global human rights activist inspired the enthusiastic crowd with a speech about non-violence and equity before taking a walk on the Nyindamurra Nature Trail. Students handed out peace cranes and exchanged pen-pal details with Mr King’s 9 […]

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Sharing traditional bush knowledge at MRIS!

Members of the Third University (U3A) enjoyed a guided-walk on the Nyindamurra Nature Trail last week. The Yr 4 student-led tour is part of a new MRIS program – Nyindamurra Nature Trail Tours. Principal Wendy Roediger said the tours evolved as a way of sharing the students’ traditional bush knowledge with the wider community. “Our […]

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Renowned educator Prof Helen Street visits MRIS

Influential educator, Professor Helen Street presented a parent education workshop ‘Better than Ok. Helping young people to flourish at school and beyond’ to the Margaret River community last week. She also facilitated a Professional Development day with MRIS staff which was very well-received. Hosted by Margaret River Independent School, Helen, who is a an applied social […]

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UK Education Icon to visit MRIS

MRIS will host Paddy Beels, OBE recipient for Services to Education, and retired head teacher of acclaimed Wingate Nursery School in Durham, England. Association of Independent Schools WA’s Ron Gorman said MRIS  had been       selected amongst a number  of WA schools  for Paddy Beels to visit. “MRIS is doing great work and Paddy has a […]

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Lance Holt School Year 4 student Isabella Berryman (left) caught up with her Margaret River cousins Hunter and Rio Haigh (both Year 5) when she visited Margaret River Independent School, during her annual student camp.

Cousins in the Country

Lance Holt students from Years 3-6 spent the morning with their local counterparts, sharing sports lessons and a tour of the Nyindamurra Nature Trail. Having come from an urban school run in a three-level city building in Fremantle with just one tree, the visiting students were amazed at the bush surroundings at the Independent School. […]

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