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Film Focus: MRIS Showcases Indigenous Culture Connection

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 […]

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Performing Arts Centre extension underway at MRIS!

An exciting milestone has been achieved today with MRIS & Terra Castle Constructions signing the contract for the PAC Covered Assembly Area Additions and Alterations.  This $160,000 project includes $80,000 funding from the Australian Government’s Capital Grant Program.  Work will commence on site during the July school holidays with the concrete pour and installation of […]

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Family Ties at MRIS!

In a blast from the past, MRIS recently had some very interesting visitors on campus – John Shervington and his wife Katie from Sydney. John is a descendant of the Shervington family of Witchcliffe. The Shervington farm is now the site of the Witchcliffe EcoVillage. John wanted to visit MRIS because his parents were the […]

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Wise about Waste at MRIS!

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 […]

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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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Kindergarten predicts success says AISWA boss!

The importance of attending kindergarten was highlighted by AISWA (Australian Independent Schools of WA),  deputy chairperson, Ron Gorman when he briefed MRIS’s Governing Body last week. Mr Gorman, who was recently awarded the Pre-Eminent Educational Leader Award by ACEL , said research shows that attending 15 hours a week of kindergarten was predictive of success […]

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