Rossmoyne Senior High School was recognised as Western Australia’s 559th Waterwise School today.  

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 General Manager Customer and Community Group, Catherine Ferrari, thanked the school for sharing the waterwise message.

“Congratulations to the Rossmoyne Senior High School for becoming a Waterwise School,” Ms Ferrari said.

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

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

Rossmoyne Senior High School teachers, Kaitlyn Panzich and Rachid Rafei have worked diligently to join the program.

Ms Panzich said the Waterwise Schools Program ethos fits with the school’s international involvement in the USAUS-H20 initiative. USAUS-H2O is an initiative to educate and inform responsible stewardship of water resources between U.S. and Australian student teams through an interactive-virtual partnership.

“Today’s students hold the key to a more sustainable future,” Ms Panzich said.   

“Through the dedication of teachers, embedding water education into their classrooms, our students have gained a deeper understanding for the importance of caring for this precious resources and practiced skills that will allow them to make informed decisions in the future.”

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 watercorporation.com.au

 


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