Students ‘went bush’ on Thursday during MRIS’s annual Year 1 Bush School. Children enjoyed making damper and Worry Dolls, as well as weaving, a tracking activity and a fire-making session all supported with parent help. Teacher, Skye Robertson said students talked about the Aboriginal use of fire, as well as good fire and bad fire. […]
Immersing in indigenous culture was just one of the many activities MRIS students from Year 2 and 3 enjoyed while on an overnight camp at Wharncliffe Mill last week. Teachers Ashley Burke and Kate Appleton said the children also participated in outdoor learning, bush crafts, scavenger hunting and nature play. “We can’t express how grateful […]
Magical characters from books and movies came to life at MRIS on Wednesday when money was raised for the school’s Sponsor Child, Mohammad from Bethlehem during Dress-up Day. Over $70 was raised through a gold coin donation from students who dressed up in their favourite movie or book character.
MRIS is thrilled to have renowned Australian illustrator and passionate environmental educator, Coral Tulloch as its own Illustrator In Residence. During the residency, Coral will be working with the Year 3 students on scientific illustration and mapping skills to support the class tour guiding program which runs on the Nyindamurra Nature Trail. Teacher, Ashley Burke […]
“Little Red Riding Hood” was used as the focus for Yr 1 students to learn narrative as part of ‘Talk for Writing’. The program aids students to structure text through talking and actions before learning writing tasks The class spent all term memorising the story orally, and using the framework in order to write their […]
Seven frogs were found when the MRIS Fauna Monitoring Program kicked off for 2017 on the Nyindamurra Nature Trail yesterday. Yr 4 students checked pitfall traps and set-up infra-red motion sensor cameras to track fauna in the area as part of the science curriculum. Moaning, Whooping and Cracking frogs were discovered. Students will be monitoring […]