Curriculum

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  • MRIS has followed the Australian Curriculum since 2012.
  • Our teachers use a Whole School Development Plan which addresses learning areas including English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Languages, Arts, Economics, Business, Civics, Citizenship, Health, Physical Education, ICT, Design and Technology.
  • MRIS is extremely proud of its well-chosen and highly-skilled teachers. Teachers are asked to be flexible, supportive and innovative. They are encouraged to use their own special skills and areas of interest and to utilise the wealth of skills found amongst the parents.
  • The school places a high priority on visual and performing arts, and employs specialist teachers in the areas of Visual Art, Music and Drama – all professionals in their chosen field. The school is well known, through exhibitions and concerts, for its high standards of performance. Students are offered private musical lessons as well as the opportunity to be part of the popular school band.
  • The school’s Language Other Than English (LOTE) is French. MRIS hosts a highly successful French-connection Open Day every second year which is well-attended by the wider community.
  • MRIS employs a specialist sports teacher and students are taught a wide range of sporting skills with an emphasis on fitness and teamwork. Since physical co-ordination is essential to the development of other skills, the school incorporates a Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) into its curriculum. MRIS participates in interschool sporting activities including athletics, soccer and cricket, with small schools in the Capes region. Students also take part in weekly yoga sessions and annual swimming lessons.
  • Great importance is attached to outdoor excursions and school camps. All primary students attend an annual camp with their teacher. These activities are vital to the educational programme, providing real life experiences in stimulating environments. Parents attending camp are required to obtain a Working with Children Clearance.
  • To promote connection within the school, students, teachers and parents participate in a ‘walk and talk’ activity twice a week before classesDSC_0410
  • commence, which also allows for a relaxing start to the day.
  • Tutoring is offered by the school and is highly effective in supporting students with learning difficulties or gifted students. Parental involvement is vital for optimum progress to be achieved.
  • A Peer Support Programme on specific modules is conducted for the primary school every year in Term 3. These modules are “dedicated to providing dynamic, peer-led programmes which foster the mental, social and physical wellbeing of young people and their community”.
  • Home study is recognised at MRIS as a vital discipline and as a means of extending and consolidating work covered in the classroom.SONY DSC

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