Students at St Paul’s Primary School learnt about our most precious resource – water – as part of its National Water Week celebrations last week. St Paul's Primary School celebrates National Water Week last week

Teachers at the school have been educating students about the importance of saving water since 2010, through Water Corporation’s Waterwise Schools Program.

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

 “It’s vital the next generation learn about the importance of saving water,” Ms Ferrari said.

“National Water Week is held in October each year and provides schools with a great opportunity to promote waterwise messages and hold water themed activities.

“Thank you to the teachers and students at St Paul’s Primary School for your dedication to our Waterwise Schools Program and for taking part in National Water Week.”

St Paul’s Primary School’s Principal, Joanna Noonan, said being part of the Waterwise Schools Program provided opportunities for students to develop skills, knowledge and values that promote behaviour in support of a sustainable environment.  

“Here at St Paul’s Primary School we have many initiatives to save water, including rainwater tanks around the school to catch the water from the roof gutters which is then reused to flush toilets. We have also had water-saving taps installed around the school,” Ms Noonan said.


The school’s Waterwise Coordinator, Irene Pangestu, said the school held activities throughout National Water Week, including a water saving invention competition to help save water around the home.

For more information about the Waterwise Schools Program, visit

  • National Water Week is held in October each year. This year's theme ‘Water - life - growth’ encourages sound water practices and investment in water sources
  • Over the past 21 years, there have been 563 Waterwise Schools recognised across Western Australia

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