John Curtin College of the Arts in Fremantle was recognised as Western Australia’s 571st Waterwise School at a special ceremony held as part of National Water Week. John Curtin College of the Arts recognised as a Waterwise School during National Water Week

This year’s theme for National Water Week is Water – the Heart of our Culture, which is something John Curtin College of the Arts teachers have instilled in students.

Water Corporation General Manager Customer and Community Group, Catherine Ferrari, said thanked teachers for educating students about the need to value, protect and conserve our water sources.

 

“National Water Week is a time for schools to build awareness about the importance of water in our lives to ensure we have a sustainable water future,” Ms Ferrari said.

 

“Perth continues to be impacted by climate change, making it even more important our next generation learn about where their water comes from.

 

“Thank you to students and teachers at John Curtin College of the Arts for your dedication to the Waterwise Schools Program.”

 

John Curtin College of the Arts Science Teacher and Sustainability Officer, Peta Scorer, said being a Waterwise School was a proud achievement. A water themed display at John Curtin College of the Arts for Naitonal Water Week

 

“Students now have a deeper understanding of where water comes from and the processes that need to happen, so when we turn on our taps we have safe clean drinking water,” Ms Scorer said.

 

“Our teachers love the resources that are engaging and linked to the Western Australian curriculum.

 

“Being a Waterwise School has been a very positive experience for our whole school community.”

 

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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