Cottesloe Primary School celebrated 10 years participating in Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program at a special assembly held on Friday.


Over the last decade teachers at the school have been educating students about the need to value, protect and conserve water resources. Cottesloe Primary School recieves its 10 year Waterwise School certificate from Water Corporation CEO Sue Murphy


Water Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Sue Murphy, thanked the school for sharing the waterwise message.


“Thank you to students and teachers at Cottesloe Primary School for your dedication to our Waterwise Schools Program,” Mrs Murphy said.


“Our dams and groundwater continue to be affected by the persistent drying climate and we now live in a world where half of Perth’s water is manufactured through seawater desalination.


“Students are the water users of the future, so it is important schools continue to educate the next generation about how precious water is.”


Cottesloe Primary School’s Principal, Graham Dart, said it was  wonderful to have the school’s 10 year anniversary recognised by Water Corporation.


“This achievement also recognises the forward thinking of this school’s previous administration and staff, demonstrating their understanding of the importance of protecting and conserving one of our most precious resources, water,” Mr Dart said.


“The focus on the future by acting now is an ongoing theme for Cottesloe Primary School and our community.


“Schools prepare students for their future giving them skills, and attitudes that will equip them to thrive and contribute in a changing world. Cottesloe Primary’s focus of preparing students to be problem solvers who are confident and creative will assist them to leave a better world for their children to enjoy.”


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.


Find out more about the Waterwise Schools Program.

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