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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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Following the MLK dream at MRIS!

MRIS was the only South-west school to receive a visit from Martin Luther King 111 last week. The global human rights activist inspired the enthusiastic crowd with a speech about non-violence and equity before taking a walk on the Nyindamurra Nature Trail. Students handed out peace cranes and exchanged pen-pal details with Mr King’s 9 […]

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