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National Water Week 2017


This year's National Water Week will be held on 15-21 October 2017.

The 2017 theme is ‘Water – the Heart of our Culture’.

This theme encourages young people to explore how water shapes our everyday lives through recreational activities, the natural world and our community values.

Watch this space for National Water Week activities as they are announced.

Primary School teachers interested in being kept up to date with educational activity developments are invited to contact Margot on 5051 3400 or via email at to register their email address.


2016 Multi-agency Primary School Event - "National Water Week on Show"



The 2016 “National Water Week on Show” event for primary school children was again a great success with over 440 students attending the event.

The students enjoyed interactive sessions and then each took home a “Show Bag” of fund and educational materials supplied by the agencies involved.

Each student group was given the name of an endangered Australian animal, bird or reptile in an effort to highlight these species. At the conclusion of the event teachers were asked to provide feedback and were then provided with post-event classroom activities.

2016 Poster Competition - was a huge success

The annual National Water Week poster competition was again keenly contested in our service area. Primary School students are asked to create a poster reflecting water related issues which are important and relevant to them and their local area.

In 2016 we received a total of 691 posters. The quality of entries in 2016 was outstanding and some fabulous entries were received. It was evident a great deal of thought went into the theme the student would use and many of the entries showed fabulous art skills; this was particularly evident in the higher primary age groups.

Entries are judged on:

  • how well the poster conveys water related issues relevant to your area ie: inland school posters would not be focussed on ocean activities
  • how well it can be reproduced to promote National Water Week
  • appearance: attractively displayed in colour
  • how good it looks from a distance
  • effective use of art materials, and
  • originality of design or innovative concept

The poster was to be be A3 in size and any art material can be used including paint, textas, coloured pencils or collage materials. One poster per student can be entered with the official entry form completed.  

The 12 local winners in our service area were:

Prep - 1st Place - Damon C                                    Prep - 2nd Place - Mackenzie S

Prep - 3rd Place - Sam S                                        Year 1/2 - 1st Place - Hannah N

Year 1/2 - 2nd Place - Zoe W                                  Year 1/2 - 3rd Place - Jessica-Lee T

Year 3/4 - 1st Place - Cassie S                               Year 3/4 - 2nd Place - Zaneesha D

Year 3/4 - 3rd Place - Cheyenne R                          Year 5/6 - 1st Place - Izzy M

Year 5/6 - 2nd Place - Patricia D                              Year 5/6 - 3rd Place - Cooper M

These have been made into a 2017 calendar which will be provided to schools in term one 2017.

For further information, please contact Margot on 5051 3400 or via email


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