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Deadly Discoveries at MRIS Bunuru Bush School!

Ciara got up close and personal with one of the friendly reptiles from Discover Deadly during this week’s Year 2 Bunuru Bush School. Students also learned about traditional indigenous tools and played the tapping sticks with MRIS Wadandi Mentor, Josh Whiteleand. In the afternoon the group set up metre square patches to observe during the […]

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Outdoor Classroom at MRIS!

Schools all over Australia were inspired to take learning and play outdoors as part of the 2018 Outdoor Classroom Day which took place last week. No stranger to the benefits of nature play, MRIS has been taking classrooms outside since its establishment in 1982. Bush School, tour guiding on the Nyindamurra Nature Trail, pitfall trapping […]

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MRIS Walking on the Wild Side!

ENGAGING students with nature through “wild side” experiences is an important part of MRIS’s Nature Pedagogy program. As part of the program,  Pre-Primary is participating in guided investigations on MRIS’s purpose-built Nyindamurra Nature Trail where they observe natural environment changes, engage their senses and increase their environmental awareness ultimately guiding them to become future nature […]

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MRIS features in Maggie Dent’s top Nature Play picks!

After impressing respected Australian education and childhood expert Maggie Dent on a visit in 2014, the Margaret River Independent School has received the tick of approval, featured in Dent’s Nature Play Gallery. The gallery features 47 schools from around the country that have integrated the principles of nature play into their play spaces. “There is a […]

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