Aveley Primary recognised as Waterwise School


Water Corporation’s David Juers, school sustainability captains Rakura Solomon-Tukiwaho and Anika Deokule, and Aveley Primary School Waterwise co-ordinator Sharon Hewitt .
Water Corporation’s David Juers, school sustainability captains Rakura Solomon-Tukiwaho and Anika Deokule, and Aveley Primary School Waterwise co-ordinator Sharon Hewitt .

AVELEY Primary School was recognised as WA’s 567th Waterwise School at a special assembly on Thursday.

As part of Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program, teachers had been educating students about the need to value, protect and conserve our water sources.

Water Corporation general manager of customer and community groups Catherine Ferrari thanked the school for sharing the waterwise message.

“Congratulations to Aveley Primary School for becoming a Waterwise School,” Ms Ferrari said.

“In our drying climate it is important the next generation is aware how precious water is, and the Waterwise Schools Program has been growing that awareness for the past two decades.

“An important part of ensuring our future water supply is by reducing the amount of water we all use and the Waterwise Schools Program gives students the knowledge they need to save water.”

Aveley Primary School Waterwise co-ordinator Sharon Hewitt said the Waterwise Schools Program had increased awareness about the importance of water in the school community.

“Children are actively involved in ensuring water is not wasted and taking home important messages about what they are learning through the Program,” Ms Hewitt said.

Now in its 21st year, Water Corporation’s 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 watercorporation.com.au.