Newton Primary School was recognised as Western Australia’s 568th Waterwise School at a special assembly today.  Newton Primary School recognised as a Waterwise School

Teachers have been educating students about the need to value, protect and conserve our water sources, as part of Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program,

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

“Congratulations to Newton Primary School for becoming a Waterwise School,” Ms Ferrari said.

“In our drying climate it is important the next generation is 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.”

Newton Primary School inaugural Waterwise Coordinator, Narelle Collins, said the school has formed a waterwise committee called the H20 Heroes.

“The committee has made posters, spoke at assemblies and made sure the waterwise message was included in  school newsletters.  We have a strong focus on turning the taps off once they have been used and the students have measured how much water can be wasted by dripping taps,” Ms Collins said.

Students also heard about how their local council, the City of Cockburn, have adopted water saving practices as part of the Waterwise Councils Program.

Now in its 21st 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 from the Water Corporation’s website at

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