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Calling in Kambarang at MRIS!

The fifth Noongar season, Kambarang was celebrated at MRIS recently with an indigenous feast. Parents, and students gathered at the school’s new Outdoor Classroom area to enjoy a spread of indigenous dishes prepared by MRIS Wadandi mentor, Josh Whiteland. On the menu was kangaroo, emu, beach spinach, sea celery, and quandongs. The group also took […]

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Outdoor Classroom at MRIS!

Schools all over Australia were inspired to take learning and play outdoors as part of the 2018 Outdoor Classroom Day which took place last week. No stranger to the benefits of nature play, MRIS has been taking classrooms outside since its establishment in 1982. Bush School, tour guiding on the Nyindamurra Nature Trail, pitfall trapping […]

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Year 2 Bush School T3 2018

Thank you to all who helped out on Bush school day: the amazing John, Deidre, Janine, Chloe and Angie for running our activities. The beautiful Christine for our bird spotting tour and all the other parents for baking and preparing goodies for our morning tea. The rain and mud did not spoil our fun in […]

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Going Bush at MRIS!

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. […]

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Freya Hulseboch creates bush craft

Classroom Goes Bush at MRIS

Despite rainy conditions, students and parents enjoyed the recent year 2 Bush School held on the Nyindamurra Nature Trail. Parent-run workshops were set-up along the trail to engage students in nature-based activities including nature craft, shelter-building and a Chinese-dragon style walking frame. The class and parents then shared a healthy lunch. Year 2 Teacher, Kate […]

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Bush Buddies: Year 1 students, Raine Orkin and Sol Evans enjoyed the Sensory Workshop at Bush School.

Bush School: A path to discovery!

Being sensory aware and inspired by nature was a focus of Year 1 Bush School on Wednesday. After a morning yoga session, students rotated through four workshops which included snake knowledge and snake bite first aid; sensory awareness and a meditation session which resulted in students identifying their own animal totem which they then modelled […]

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