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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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MRIS at Bio Blitz 2018.

MRIS students from Year 3 attend the Nature Conservation 2018 Bio Blitz recently. Along with other schools across the Shire, the students enjoyed a day of interactive sessions with deadly reptiles, rescued native fauna, presentations from Parks and Wildlife, an Indigenous cultural experience, and a cave tour with a focus on mega fauna. Photos courtesy […]

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Malo with his masterpiece.

MRIS Time Capsule treasure!

Hand-made time capsules full of treasures will be buried in the MRIS school grounds as part of the Year One HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences) program. Year One teacher, Skye Robertson said the students have designed, planned and created time capsules which they will bury in the school grounds for excavation later in 2017. “We […]

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Year 6 students Billy Freeman, Sholto Armstrong and Nava Wilson-Mirzaei construct a robot.

Rolling out the Robots at MRIS!

  Further construction of Margaret River Independent School’s EV3 robots (Lego 45544) got underway recently inspiring student curiosity through robotic fun. The robots have been purchased thanks to a $2000 STEM grant (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) from AISWA and a generous parent donation.The use of the robots will inspire the application of Science, Technology, […]

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Yr 6 student, Amelia Glass with one of the MRIS robots.

Ready for Robotics!

Classroom robots are now a permanent fixture at MRIS with the introduction of four EV3 robots (Lego 45544). The robots have been purchased thanks to a $2000 STEM grant (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) from AISWA and a generous parent donation. School principal, Wendy Roediger said robotics and coding will be very important to employment […]

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MRIS Ethics Committee, Lindsay Burke (Yr 4 teacher), Tyrell May and Hamish Crawford (Yr 4) and MRIS Science Consultant, Pam Tuffin

Forest Ethics for MRIS!

Monitoring activities in Margaret River Independent School’s forest area has resulted in the formation of an Ethics Committee. The committee oversees parameters set by students for the safety of animals that may be captured in the pitfall traps set in the school’s  Nyindamurra Nature Reserve. Year 4 teacher, Lindsay Burke and MRIS Science Consultant, Pam […]

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