Being a MRIS insect just became a whole lot more luxurious with the construction of a new Bug Hotel! Kindergarten teacher, Helen Ewing said the children have been studying ‘minibeasts’ (creatures that do not have a skeleton) and decided to create a new environment for insects using natural material.
Sparking student creativity and critical thinking, MRIS’s extension program, Innovations, is now in its 5th year. Run by former parent, Rob Glass, the weekly sessions with the Years 4, 5 and 6 students introduce a wide range of subjects and theories from Archimedes Screw to solar power. A Process Engineer specialising in liquified natural gas, […]
Our wonderful MRIS Specialist Teachers – Music, Visual Arts, Dance and Drama, French, Innovations and Physical Education presented a successful Meet and Greet Session for parents recently. Parents got an insight into how the specialist programs operate and the opportunity to ask questions regarding the curriculum and learning areas. Principal, Wendy Roediger said there are […]
Former Margaret River Independent School student, Josh Loyd has taken out the 2020 CSRIO Indigenous STEM Award. Now living in Melbourne, Josh was recognised for his contributions to Indigenous education programs. A proud Wajarri Yamatji, Josh grew up in Margaret River and started his schooling at MRIS, then known as Nyindamurra Family School in 1994. […]
Delving into aspects of science, technology, engineering and maths to develop thinking skills and foster an ability to design and create was the aim of STEM Day held in the Year 3 class recently. Students enjoyed an “integrated approach to learning” by looking at different aspects of these areas. Teacher Ashley Burke said during STEM […]
Designing and building a bird feeder saw some interesting structures built by the Yr 2/3 class this week. As part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Bird Feeders Challenge, the students were set the task of building a bird feeder with a number of constraints including the requirement for a perch, the ability […]