Highgate Primary School celebrates 10 years of Waterwise program

Highgate Primary School student Malaki Fakaua (Year 6), Water Corporation's Gabrielle Migliore and Highgate Primary School principal Stephen Ivey.
Highgate Primary School student Malaki Fakaua (Year 6), Water Corporation's Gabrielle Migliore and Highgate Primary School principal Stephen Ivey.

HIGHGATE Primary School is celebrating a decade of waterwise ways.

The school has been enrolled in the Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program for 10 years, educating students on the need to value, protect and conserve water resources.

Highgate’s Waterwise coordinator Tania Bertocchi said since joining the program, students had become more aware of how to save water.

“Our students are turning off taps when brushing their teeth and washing hands, and we are using native waterwise plants in our garden,” she said.

Water Corporation general manager Catherine Ferrari thanked the teachers and students for their efforts.

“Climate change continues to impact our water supplies, so it’s important the next generation are aware of how precious water is,” she said.

There are 576 Waterwise schools across WA, representing 54 per cent of schools in the State.