Mount Helena Primary School celebrated 10 years enrolled in Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program at a special assembly today.


As part of the program, teachers at the school have been educating students on the need to value, protect and conserve water resources for a decade.


Water Corporation General Manager Customer and Community Group, Catherine Ferrari, thanked the school for sharing the waterwise message.


“In our drying climate it’s important the next generation are aware how precious water is and Mount Helena Primary 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 Mount Helena Primary School for your dedication to the program and I look forward to the next decade of waterwise education at the school.”


This message was reinforced by Mount Helena Primary School’s Waterwise Coordinator, Ann Kollios.


“As a result of the Waterwise Schools Program, Mount Helena students have become more aware of the need to use water wisely to preserve our precious water supplies,” Ms Kollios said.


“With Mundaring Weir close by and the pipeline to Kalgoorlie running straight past our school, we have a daily reminder of the importance of water.”


The school shares the waterwise message in its newsletters, hosts waterwise themed assemblies and has rainwater tanks, dual flush toilets and timed taps. Water Corporation has also visited the school to speak with students about the importance of water.


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

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