Sense of Community

At MRIS we aim to build and nurture a sense of community. We promote and preserve what distinguishes MRIS to existing and future families. Our identity is important and often visitors to our school comment on the welcoming atmosphere, and diversity of activities scheduled every day. 

Morning Walk and Talk

To promote connection within the school, students, teachers and parents participate in a ‘walk and talk’ activity twice a week before classes start.

The School Day

The school day at MRIS starts at 9.00am and finishes at 3.00pm. 

Recess is at 10.40am to 11am and Lunch time runs from 12.30pm to 1.00pm.

Each day, upper school students participate in a Specialist teacher session of either Music, Dance & Drama, Visual Art, French or Physical Education.

Peer Support Activities

 A Peer Support Program on specific modules is conducted for the primary school every year in Term 3. These modules are “dedicated to providing dynamic, peer-led programs which foster the mental, social and physical wellbeing of young people and their community”.

Year 6 Leaders

Our Year 6 class learns leadership skills by leading the School meeting each week.


Taking time to be quiet and in the moment, gather our thoughts and reflect on what we have learnt is all part of the MRIS Mindfulness program which was introduced in 2020. Mindfulness, or paying non-judgmental attention to the current experience is a strategy for nurturing physical and psychological health and is a daily exercise at MRIS.

To assist with feelings of calm, MRIS students also use the 3Bs:

  • Breath;
  • Think of a Virtue;
  • What are you Thankful for?

Dress Code

The school uniform is not required daily, however, we ask that uniform be worn for excursions, incursions and interschool sports days so as to provide a ‘uniform look’, sense of belonging and easy identification of MRIS students. The school uniform consists of  a turquoise school polo shirt, k, black or turquoise school hoodie teamed with either black pants or a black skirt or school uniform dress. All students are expected to dress ‘Sun Smart’.

First Names

We are on a first name basis at MRIS.

Instead of using formality as a way to demand respect we expect our students to use their Virtues to show mutual respect. This more relaxed style of communication breaks down hierarchy and barriers. 

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