The incursion program includes free 45-60 minute presentations provided by experienced educators. The presentations include:
- strong links to the curriculum
- interactive activities
- access to online materials including colouring and activity sheets
- engaging pre and post lesson materials.
- The Water Cycle (Prep to Grade 4): Students dress up and engage in a fun role-play to explore the water cycle, from precipitation to clouds to the sun and rain. They will also hear the story of Donna the Water Droplet as she journeys through the different stages of rain.
Water Wise! (Grade 1 to Grade 6): Students will work together to explore water conservation. Using fun props taken from a lucky dip, they will discover fascinating facts and tips about water saving in and around homes.
- Sustainable Practices? You be the judge! (Grade 3 to Grade 6): Linking very strongly to the Civics and Citizenship curriculum, this new presentation utilises a courtroom setting to explore water use practices and analyse ways in which individuals and the wider community could improve water use practices and sustainability. Students can also debate and judge whether or not a particular water use practice is sustainable.
- From Reservoir to You (Grade 3 to Grade 6): Students will learn how we collect, treat and deliver water to homes in the 21st century. They will also see a demonstration of how the purification process works and work in teams to build a working example of a water filter.
- Water for Health (Grade 3 to Grade 6): Students follow the journey of water through our bodies using a human model and discover why water is the healthiest drink. They will also learn about the different foods that contribute to water consumption and overall health.
What others are saying
“The presenter was fantastic and maintained student interest and engagement throughout the lesson.” - Michelle, Gisborne Primary School.
"The presentation fitted right in with our sustainability unit and included information the children needed to learn and that was relevant to the local community." - Chris, Killara Primary School.
"The presenter was efficient and covered relevant ideas. You have always been so great and will always be an excellent resource for us to access." - Rebecca, Lancefield Primary School
"The presentation gave students the scientific facts about marketed drinks and empowered them with information to make a healthy choice for themselves." - Evelyn, Our Lady of Mt Carmel
"I think you offer a great variety of sessions for all levels, with hands-on, relevant and engaging activities. Thank you!" - Alyssa, Rockbank Primary School
How to book
Free Prep School Starter Program in 2017
Our popular Prep School Starter Program is entering its eleventh successful year, ready to welcome Preps to primary school and introduce them to important water saving messages and to establish lifelong habits of drinking water for health.
During 2016, we conducted 110 presentations to 43 primary schools in our region, with 2,866 Prep students participating.
We are excited to be offering this free program again in 2017 and hope to reach even more schools and students than last year.
A trained educator will visit your classroom and provide a presentation introducing the water cycle, which follows the story of Donna the Water Droplet, together with important lessons about healthy hydration and water conservation.
The students will also meet Western Water’s mascot, Sammy the Snake and his friend Frances the Frog, and are invited to join Sammy’s Waterwise Club.
Each Prep student receives a free reusable drink bottle.
What others are saying
“It is a great program! I find the presenters to be most engaging and keep the students focused. I particularly enjoy how every child has the opportunity to participate during the session, its very hands on.” Sue, Goonawarra Primary School
“It was an excellent presentation! Involving the children in a dramatic play is fantastic.” Melania, Red Rock Christian College
“This is a very important program, that we enjoy having each year. I appreciate that all children are involved and engaged during the session, and that age appropriate material and explanations are utilised.” Maree, Toolern Vale Primary School
How to book
What not to flush down the toilet poster
Unfortunately, there are many items that get flushed down toilets, which should be put into bins. Items such as toys, baby wipes and nappies can cause a lot of damage and over time clog up the pipes causing major problems.
Place our free poster in bathrooms to help children remember to think before they flush.
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Water cycle poster
We have a free poster explaining the water cycle in an easy-to-understand way.
Water cycle poster620KB
Drinking water helps us maintain good health, keep up our energy levels and be able to think clearly.
Place our free hydration poster in bathrooms to help children identify whether they are hydrated.