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.
Sparking student creativity and critical thinking, MRIS’s extension program, Innovations, is now in its 5th year. Run by former parent, Rob Glass, the weekly sessions with the Years 4, 5 and 6 students introduce a wide range of subjects and theories from Archimedes Screw to solar power. A Process Engineer specialising in liquified natural gas, […]
Our wonderful MRIS Specialist Teachers – Music, Visual Arts, Dance and Drama, French, Innovations and Physical Education presented a successful Meet and Greet Session for parents recently. Parents got an insight into how the specialist programs operate and the opportunity to ask questions regarding the curriculum and learning areas. Principal, Wendy Roediger said there are […]
The mystery of maps was unfolded for the Pre-Primary and Year 1 MRIS students this week as part of the school’s Geography and Maths Curriculum. The students were fortunate to have Landscape Architect and MRIS parent, Nicola Anastas explain about design, scale and mapping. Nicola showed the class how she uses mapping in her work […]
A new environmental project to help save endangered Black Cockatoos has been launched at MRIS. Two artificial nesting boxes, (Cockatubes) have been erected on the Nyindamurra Nature Trail to provide more nesting opportunities for black cockatoos, particularly the larger species—Baudins and Carnabys. Not only threatened by habitat degradation but also competing with feral bees, Corellas, possums […]
MRIS students from Year 3 attend the Nature Conservation 2018 Bio Blitz recently. Along with other schools across the Shire, the students enjoyed a day of interactive sessions with deadly reptiles, rescued native fauna, presentations from Parks and Wildlife, an Indigenous cultural experience, and a cave tour with a focus on mega fauna. Photos courtesy […]