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Want some waterwise fun in your classroom? We offer a range of free presentations and resources for primary schools in our service region.

Incursions

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.

Topics

  • 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.
  • You be the judge
    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

Prep program

Prep Starter

Free Prep School Starter Program in 2018

Due to popular demand, we are excited to announce that our free Prep School Starter Program will again be offered in 2018 to all Primary Schools in our region.

Our beloved program will be entering its twelfth successful year, and we are looking forward to welcoming all new Preps, introducing them to our mascots Sammy and Frances, together with important water saving messages.

During 2017, we conducted 96 presentations to 39 primary schools in our region, with 2,051 Prep students participating.

Our interactive and engaging program provides a free presentation delivered by a trained presenter, which follows the adventures of Donna the Water Droplet, together with important educational learnings on water conservation, as well as drinking water for healthy hydration.

The students will also be invited to join Sammy’s Waterwise Club, and all will receive a free reusable drink bottle.

This year program, will also include access to lots of fun and relevant online activities, posters and worksheets.

What others are saying about the program

  • Great program, involving real life examples and students were thoroughly engaged in the topic. Was great getting them involved in the process through a story. I believe the information they’ve learnt will definitely be remembered!” Exford Primary School
  • “It was thoroughly enjoyable and informative for our students. The delivery was engaging and the children were so happy to participate in the water cycle role-play.” St Bernard’s Primary School
  • “Engaging and very appropriate for the ages of our children. Love the fact that every child in the group was able to participate. The presenters are wonderful and my Preps remained focused and on task for the entire presentation.” Gisborne Primary School

How to book

Free resources

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.

What not to flush down the toilet poster1MB

Water cycle poster

We have a free poster explaining the water cycle in an easy-to-understand way.

Water cycle poster620KB 

Hydration poster

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.

Hydration poster473KB 

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