Freshwater Bay Primary School celebrated 15 years enrolled in Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program at a special assembly today as part of National Water Week.

 

Freshwater Bay Primary School was formed in 2011 when Claremont and East Claremont primary schools amalgamated. Both schools were part of the Waterwise Schools Program, with the first joining in 2002 which marks 15 years of education through the program.  Freshwater Bay Primary School celebrates milestone recognition as a Waterwise School

 

This year’s theme for National Water Week is Water – the Heart of our Culture, which is something Freshwater Bay Primary School and its predecessors have instilled in students.

 

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

 

“Perth’s water supply has been impacted by climate change, making it even more important our next generation learn about where their water comes from,” Ms Ferrari said.

 

"Students are the water users of the future, so it is vital teachers continue to educate students about the value of water. 

 

“Thank you to students and teachers at Freshwater Bay Primary School for your dedication to the program.”

 

Freshwater Bay Primary School’s STEM Specialist, Tara Grant, said we are committed to educating our students on the benefits of being water-wise and waste-free.

 

“As a result of advocating the value of water, students have been working hard to come up with innovative ideas and realistic strategies on how we can limit our water use at school, at home and within the wider community,” Miss Grant said.

 

“By the end of 2017, we will have introduced our own sustainable vegetable garden using recycled materials and waterwise principles.”

 

The 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 www.watercorporation.com.au/education

 

Did you know?

  • There are 571 Waterwise Schools across Western Australia.
  • Now in its 22nd year, the Waterwise Schools Program takes a long-term approach to water education and behavioural change, and complements the curriculum across all major learning areas.


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