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Creations and Innovations at MRIS!

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, […]

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Meet the MRIS Specialists

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 […]

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Former MRIS student, Josh wins CSRIO 2020 Indigenous STEM Award!

Former Margaret River Independent School student, Josh Loyd has taken out the 2020 CSRIO Indigenous STEM Award. Now living in Melbourne, Josh was recognised for his contributions to Indigenous education programs. A proud Wajarri Yamatji, Josh grew up in Margaret River and started his schooling at MRIS, then known as Nyindamurra Family School in 1994. […]

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Jumping into 3D Printing at MRIS!

MRIS has been chosen from over 3000 schools across 41 countries to receive a state-of-the art 3D polymer printer. Yr 6 students, Leo Lacy, Charlie Murray and Levin Collins helped to complete the final part of the General Electrical Additive Program application winning MRIS the 3D printing classroom package including curriculum lessons. The boys created […]

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Enjoying the fun of tech at MRIS!

Money raised from the 2017 Meander Mayhem is supporting MRIS student in their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) studies. Five Q-scout robots from Robobloq worth $650 have been purchased. Students will be working on coding techniques now accessible on school i-pads. Yr 5 teacher Lindsay Burke said students are learning important skills in sequencing […]

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Firing up in the name of science at MRIS!

With the weather warming up, it was timely for MRIS students to investigate bushfire as part of the MRIS Science curriculum. Department of Fire and Emergency services Fire Chief Dave Holland and his crew from the Witchcliffe Fire brigade visited the school to discuss how fire happens, what the Fire Danger Rating entails and what […]

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