Geraldton Grammar School has been officially welcomed as WA’s newest regional waterwise school.

The school is the 589th endorsed under Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program, which promotes the importance of conserving precious water supplies.

Following its recently launched Environmental Sustainability Policy, Geraldton Grammar has introduced waterwise reticulation systems, mulch, soil improvers and waterwise plants.

The school has also established an Environmental Sustainability Committee to develop, review and monitor its sustainability programs and initiatives.

Water Corporation Mid West Regional Manager, Steve Greeve, congratulated the school for its waterwise commitment.

“It’s fantastic to see staff and students embracing the waterwise message and learning about how we can all use less water,” Mr Greeve said.

“Climate change continues to impact groundwater sources across the Mid West and is already one of our biggest challenges. That’s why it’s so important to teach the next generation to help make the most of precious water supplies now and into the future.

“For 25 years, the Waterwise Schools Program has introduced children to the waterwise message and helped them develop waterwise behaviours to hopefully last a lifetime.”

Geraldton Grammar Principal, Neesha Flint, said the school was committed to improving its sustainability performance.

"Being a waterwise school and partnering with Water Corporation allows us to focus on how we can help better manage our valuable water resources,” Ms Flint said.

“In the last 18 months we’ve established an Environmental Sustainability Committee and launched our Environmental Sustainability Policy, which was a driving force behind applying to be a Waterwise School.”

Further information about the Waterwise Schools Program is available at

Did you know?

  • There are 589 waterwise schools across Western Australia – this represents over 55 per cent of schools across the State.
  • Now running for over 25 years, the Waterwise Schools Program takes a long-term approach to water education and behavioural change and complements the curriculum across all major learning areas.
  • Since 2007, over 300,000 WA school children have participated in programs run under the Waterwise Schools Program.

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