MRIS Philosophy

At MRIS, we believe that everyone is capable of learning in a happy and safe environment, where they and their families are welcomed, encouraged, respected and included.

We provide a dynamic and supportive learning environment which is purposeful, challenging and connected to each child’s experience, stage of development and background.

We honour that children learn in different ways and we recognise that each child is unique, with individual strengths and abilities.

We acknowledge that families and educators are critical partners in a child’s character development and learning success.

We educate the “whole child” within these areas:

  • Cognitive (reasoning/thinking)
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Ecological
  • Emotional (self)
  • Physical
  • Social (group)
  • Spiritual (virtues/morals/values/worldview)

Our core values are the foundation for all learning, teaching and life: “Our children achieve their best”.

“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education” – Martin Luther King Junior


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We Value

Family involvement and engagement

Small school environment

Each child’s learning journey

Bush learning environment

Passion and commitment


Lasting bonds

Resilience and respect

Social justice

Restorative practices

Individuality and sense of self

Intrinsic motivation


  Our Top Virtues

Kindness – Love – Creativity – Honesty – Respect – Trust – Joyfulness – Determination – Care – Compassion


Our Motto

“Be Your Best”