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.
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 […]
This feat of architecture designed by Yr 4 MRIS students, Ella Marchesani and Fenix Beveridge has been constructed in the popular Nature Play space available to all students. The double storey Jungle House boasts its own water system, an expansive front deck and its own cat haven! Check it out when your next at school!
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 […]
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 […]