MRIS’s unique Indigenous Program led by the school’s Wadandi Mentor, Josh Whiteland of Koomal Dreaming https://www.facebook.com/koomaldreaming/ will be highlighted in a short film. Shot on campus last week, the film will be used as a marketing tool to showcase the connection between MRIS students, their Wadandi Mentor, and their knowledge of the local Noongar culture. It […]
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.
Having fun while interacting with nature was theme of this year’s Margaret River Bioblitz. Year 3 students from MRIS joined other students from local schools to participate in workshops on cultural awareness and native animals with local experts. Year 3 Teacher, Ashley Burke said the children really enjoyed learning about native flora and fauna and […]
The next chapter of Margaret River Independent School’s Waste Wise ‘learning journey’ was launched on Thursday with the official opening of the school’s Waste Sorting Station. MRIS is now a prototype for other schools around the state who may be interested in having extensive waste sorting on campus. Students, staff and parents are working hard […]
A high survival rate of previously planted natives at Redgate Beach was celebrated by the Year 4 class from MRIS today – a result of their ‘Adopt a Spot’ program. Environmental Education Officer, Tracey Muir said there had been a 90-95% survival rate amongst the plantings which was an excellent outcome. The class continues to […]
The High Tea & Ecology Open Morning was a great success with visitors to campus entertained by special guests, Josh Whiteland from Koomal Dreaming and the ABC’s Frog Doctor, Johnny Prefumo. Josh took Welcome to Country and Johnny gave an informative talk on frogs. The school’s new nature website, BEES was also launched after a […]