Free Prep School Starter Program in 2019
Our popular Prep School Starter Program will be entering its thirteenth 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.
In 2018, we conducted 147 presentations to 2,865 Prep students at 47 of our local primary schools.
We are excited to be offering this free program again in 2019.
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 about the program
“All students were immediately engaged and willing to participate. They loved being a part of the mini-play as everyone was involved and had something to do. Very informative and it was great to see that they have retained some of that knowledge from kindergarten.” - Pentland Primary School
“Just wanted to say thank you for visiting our Prep students. They absolutely loved it and were able to talk about it when they went back to their classrooms. I think that shows just how good your two presenters were, so engaging the kids were just listening to everything they said. It is such a fantastic program for these kids and we are looking forward to having you visit again next year. Thanks also for the water bottles!” - Wedge Park Primary School
“Thank you, we thoroughly enjoyed how interactive the presentation was. All students had the opportunity to participate which was fantastic! We find that students who participate in your presentation then show the ability to recall important stages of the water cycle, identify the process names and recall important facts. It’s a great presentation, very hands on and interactive. Your presenter was just wonderful! Thanks again.” - Darley Primary School
How to book
Incursions for Prep - Grade 6
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.
What others are saying
“All students were immediately engaged and willing to participate. They loved being a part of the mini-play as everyone was involved and had something to do. Very informative and it was great to see that they had retained some of that knowledge from kindergarten.” - Sky, Pentland Primary School
“In this very busy world we live in, it is great to see Western Water developing a program that allows students time to relax and enjoy yoga and mindfulness, while still learning.” - Trish, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Parish Primary School
“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
"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
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
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.