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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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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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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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Nature Trail tour-guiding resumes for 2018!

Connecting to our local indigenous culture continues at MRIS with the resumption of the school’s Wardandi Mentoring Program with Koomal Dreaming’s Josh Whiteland . Josh took students on a tour of the Nyindamurra Nature Trail showing them native plants and explaining their properties. They will use this information when they conduct their own trail tours […]

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