Baynton West Primary School was recognised as Western Australia’s 558th Waterwise School at a ceremony held on Wednesday, 11 February 2015.  

With assistance from the Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program, teachers have been educating students about the need to value, protect and conserve our water sources.

Water Corporation North West Regional Manager, Rino Trolio, presented the certificate and thanked the school for sharing the waterwise message.

“Congratulations to Baynton West Primary School for becoming the first school in 10 years to achieve waterwise status in Karratha,” Mr Trolio said.

“In our drying climate it is important that the next generation are aware how precious water is, and the Waterwise Schools Program has been growing that awareness for the past 20 years.

“An important part of ensuring our future water supply is by reducing the amount of water we all use today and the Waterwise Schools Program gives students the knowledge they need to save water.”

Baynton West Primary School Principal, Lisa Ledger, and Waterwise Coordinator, Andy McLean, have worked diligently on the program since early 2014.

Ms Ledger said the Waterwise Schools Program ethos had inspired the school to prioritise water conservation across all year levels.

“This program has helped students to understand the importance of water in our environment and why they need to conserve this precious resource,” Ms Ledger said.

Now in its 20th year, Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program takes a long-term approach to water education and behavioural change, and complements the curriculum across all major learning areas.

Further information about the Waterwise Schools Program is available at

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