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Riverlands Montessori School in Dayton celebrated 10 years enrolled in Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program at a special assembly today.


Over the past decade teachers at the school have been educating students on the need to value, protect and conserve water resources.


Water Corporation General Manager Customer and Community Group, Catherine Ferrari, thanked the school for its dedication to the program.


“In our drying climate it’s important the next generation is aware of how precious water is and Riverlands Montessori School has been sharing this message for 10 years,” 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 the Riverlands Montessori School for your dedication to the program.”


Riverlands Montessori School Principal, Ineke Oliver, said learning about the value of water and how to conserve it was incredibly important to the school community.


“Since becoming a Waterwise School 10 years ago, awareness within the whole school community on the value of water has been raised, and students and their families are more conscious about the need for water conservation in all aspects of their life,” Ms Oliver said.


“Within the school we have been educating students on the water cycle and have implemented water audits to show where we are using our water.

“In particular we have been choosing waterwise plants in our gardening and using rainwater tanks around the school and outside classrooms.”


Further information about the Waterwise Schools Program is available from Water Corporation’s website at


Did you know?

  • There are 574 Waterwise Schools across Western Australia – this represents 55 per cent of schools across the State.
  • Now in its 23rd 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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