Natural Environment

MRIS is very fortunate to be surrounded by natural bushland in the Forest Grove Marri-Jarrah forest.

We always strive to improve and care for our natural environment, manage and improve the health of the surrounding bush. We are truly committed to building  capacity, connection and understanding in our natural environment.

Students, staff and families work together to value, manage, connect with and improve the health of surrounding bush through the Bushland Management Team.

Loving our Bushland

MRIS is committed to the long-term protection of its bushland with on-ground actions and by also building future custodians through environmental education.

To achieve this goal, the school has created nature play spaces; addressed the impact of parkland clearing and increased burning frequency can have on biodiversity, and consulted with experts to come up with environmental options including undertaking cool autumn burns like our cultural custodians.

Among environmental projects taking place on campus are:

  • A Bushland Management Plan to co-ordinate on-ground activities under the guidance of a MRIS Bushland Management Officer.
  • Bird watching and bird feeder construction
  • Participation in a ‘Bush School’  every term where students spend the day outside learning about nature.
  • Participation in the Wadandi mentoring program which builds cultural knowledge and leads student to become tour guides for the school’s on-campus bush trail.
  • Undertaking  an annual pitfall trap monitoring program
  • Placement of  artificial nesting boxes, (Cockatubes) have been erected on the school’s Nature Trail to provide more nesting opportunities for black cockatoos.
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