Albany Primary School prepares to celebrate National Water Week

Next week Albany Primary School will join the rest of Australia in celebrating National Water Week (16 – 22 October).

Water Corporation’s Regional Manager Great Southern, Adrian Stewart, said this year’s theme of ‘Water-Life-Growth’ was perfectly illustrated by the school’s Waterwise gardens and its emphasis on water-saving activities.

“Albany Primary School has been a Waterwise school since 2003 and is a great example of water education in action,” Mr Stewart said.

“Through the Waterwise program, students learn about water and health, contemporary water issues and the many different ways we can all help save our most precious resource.”


As part of its Waterwise commitment, the school is also involved in revegetating areas of the school with native plants to keep watering to a minimum.


Albany Primary School science teacher Stephen Murray said students from kindergarten to Year 6 were involved in cultivating local fauna.


“The seedlings are progressing well so once we’ve removed the kikuyu grass and the weeds, we aim to mulch the area then plant out the school in winter next year. This means much of our grounds will no longer require watering during summer.”


Mr Stewart said it was programs like this which taught the next generation about the importance of saving water, both inside and outside the home.


Now in its 21st year, Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program complements the curriculum across all major learning areas, especially science.

For more information about National Water Week and the Waterwise Schools Program, visit

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