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Bullying – no way at MRIS!

The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence is this Friday and MRIS students are doing their bit to counter bullying and violence. Students are embracing the opportunity to highlight their everyday work to counter bullying and violence through; the use of virtues and unpacking them as a ‘go to space’ for resolution and […]

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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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Bird life under the microscope at MRIS!

Classes were in full swing at MRIS this week with students eager to embark on new learning experiences. In the Year 4 class, students are studying the life cycle of birds as part of a whole school science project. Students are making paper birds’ nest and eggs, and studying interesting bird facts.  

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Building for the future:  Nola Marino (centre) discussed the construction of two new classrooms with Lyn Serventy and Wendy Roediger.

Classroom Expansion at MRIS!

MRIS has secured a $100,000 Capital Grant from the Federal Government to go towards the construction of two new classrooms in 2018. The new classrooms will accommodate the expansion of the school into single stream classes as MRIS enters its 37th year of operation. Local MP, Nola Marino visited the school on Tuesday to meet […]

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Project Peppermint Tree at MRIS!

Peppermint trees came into focus when the Year 3 class had its first visit from Josh Whiteland this week as part of the Wardandi Mentoring Project. Teacher, Ashley Williamson said students learnt about traditional uses for the tree for bird calling, making medicine, digging sticks, ceremonies and even how to cook the ash into damper. […]

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