Cultural taste of Indonesia

courtesy of the Augusta-Margaret River Mail, August, 2013 A FUSION of Indonesian  rhythm  and sound  came to Margaret River Independent School recently when Suara Indonesia Dance Group visited the school. The Sydney- based dance group impressed the students and teachers with an energetic, colourful display of traditional and modern Indonesian dances and songs from Sumatra, Bali […]

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Sol Garland, Ali White and Dalton Marsh collect branches to build the Mia-Mia.

Children learn ancient skill

BUILDING a traditional Aboriginal hut was a highlight for the students of Margaret River Independent School when Josh Whitehead of Koomal Dreaming visited the school recently. The students collected peppermint tree branches to weave into the Mia- Mia structure forming a traditional style hut in the grounds of the Kindergarten and Pre-Primary. Mr Whitehead said his Wardandi […]

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Literally one of the state’s best!

MARGARET River Independent School teacher Kyile Chatto won a $1500 scholarship to attend the National Australian Literacy Education Association (ALEA) Conference held in Brisbane in July. The Year 2/3 teacher wrote a paper about literacy education in schools to win one of five Western Australian scholarships. Kylie said she enjoyed attending master-classes, workshops and seminars. […]

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Fresh Donation to MRIS

courtesy of the Augusta-Margaret River Mail, 3rd July, 2013 MARGARET River Independent School is embracing its ‘tech-savvy’ status thanks to a recent donation of $2000 from River Fresh Margaret River IGA. The school used the gift to purchase a new digital SLR camera and three multimedia tablets from Margaret River Photographics. MRIS has recently spent about […]

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Wetland Warriors

REVEGETATION of Margaret River Independent School’s Frog Bog got underway recently with students from Year 4/5 taking time out of the classroom to plant frog-friendly vegetation. The Frog Bog is part of the ongoing Nyindamurra Bushland Reserve project and aims to provide habitat for local frogs especially the endangered geocrinia alba species. MRIS science teacher […]

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Students heading back to the bush

STUDENTS at Margaret River Independent School are going back to the bush to engage with the native forest surrounding the school. The  Nyindamurra Bushland Reserve project has been embraced by the entire school with students from kindergarten through to Year 7 taking on different aspects of the environmental  education program. Project facilitator and MRIS teacher, […]

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