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Kylie Howarth

Literary sparks and cool burn at MRIS!

Sparking the curiosity of MRIS students about what it means to be an author, and a demonstration of cultural burning in the school’s bush were among two interesting events held at MRIS recently. Jasper Dutton and Joy Nilsson-Linne (Yr 2) joined Readers &Writers author, Kylie Howarth to learn about her experience as an author while […]

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Book Week Characters Come Alive at MRIS!

Book characters came to life on Wednesday when 2018 Book Week was held at MRIS. Students and staff came dressed as their favourite story book charac-ters creating a colourful parade representing a wide arrange of novels. There were characters from Alice in Wonderland, The BFG, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, as well as […]

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Yr 1 students perform Little Red Riding Hood

Talk for Writing at MRIS

“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 […]

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CRAFT FUN (l-r): MRIS parent, Amy Penrose,  spends time with Brooke and Lola Thomas and former student, Tanah Howden-Woodland at the inaugural Visual Stories Competition at MRIS.

MRIS celebrate literature and arts!

Fine weather allowed for lots of laughter and play around the PAC on Saturday. Around 70 people gathered to spend an afternoon building miniature playdough houses, folding paper fans, building cardboard cubbies and developing a colourful chalk writing trail around quotes about home from various children’s books. Children enjoyed book readings by former MRIS student […]

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Author Davina Bell with MRIS students, Van Hulseboch, Evie Ryan and Matilda Lukac

Literary Spotlight with author Davina Bell

EXCITING news for MRIS’s Patron Author, Davina Bell, in being awarded ‘Best Children’s Book from a Small Publisher for 2016’ for her book “Underwater Fancy-dress Parade”. Davina received the Australian Book Industry Award in Sydney last week. She said it was “unexpectedly nice” to receive the recognition. Book of the Year went to Magda Szubanski’s […]

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