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National Water Week

During National Water Week, Australians are encouraged to 'Protect, Conserve and Get Involved' in water-related activities and celebrations around the country.

NWW 2017 logoDesigned to help the community to understand and take action to protect and conserve our precious water resources and habitats, National Water Week runs throughout the third week of October each year.

National Water Week Poster Competition

The National Water Week Poster Competition was back again this year to celebrate National Water Week.

Primary school students were asked to create a poster reflecting water related issues which were important to them. The national theme this year was Water - The Heart of Our Culture.

There were four categories: Prep, years 1 and 2, years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6. Posters were judged on their creativity, as well as the ability to convey water related issues.

The first place winners in each category on a regional level were advanced through to state level judging.  

We received a large number of entries this year and were impressed with the creativity of all the posters. A big thanks to all students who participated in this year’s National Water Week Poster Competition and congratulations to all the winners!

  • Winners

    Regional Winners

    Category: Prep

    First prize - Dilupaba Tennakoon, Glen Waverley Primary School​​​​​​​
    First prize - Dilupaba Tennakoon, Glen Waverley Primary School
    Second prize - Harper Balmforth, Watsonia North Primary School
    Second prize - Harper Balmforth, Watsonia North Primary School
    Third prize - Abisak Ngun Tha Zi, Our Lady of Perpetual Help
    Third prize - Abisak Ngun Tha Zi, Our Lady of Perpetual Help

    Category: Year 1 and 2

    First prize - Emily (Jing Xi) Wang, Burwood Heights Primary School
    First prize - Emily (Jing Xi) Wang, Burwood Heights Primary School
    Second prize - Sasath Bandara, Glen Waverley Primary School
    Second prize - Sasath Bandara, Glen Waverley Primary School
    Third prize - Eva Welsh, Genazzano FCJ College
    Third prize - Eva Welsh, Genazzano FCJ College

    Category: Year 3 and 4

    First prize - Buwanaji Dharmasena, Glen Waverley Primary School
    First prize - Buwanaji Dharmasena, Glen Waverley Primary School
    Second prize - Jayda Tram, Glen Waverley Primary School
    Second prize - Jayda Tram, Glen Waverley Primary School
    Third prize - Evan Stefanindis, Templestowe Valley Primary School
    Third prize - Evan Stefanindis, Templestowe Valley Primary School

    Category: Year 5 and 6

    First prize - Mathisha Kumarasinghe, Willmott Park Primary School
    First prize - Mathisha Kumarasinghe, Willmott Park Primary School
    Second prize - Cecelia Zhao, Watsonia North Primary School
    Second prize - Cecelia Zhao, Watsonia North Primary School
    Third prize - Mary Ayuel, Our Lady of Perpetual Help
    Third prize - Mary Ayuel, Our Lady of Perpetual Help

    State Winners

    Category: Year 1 and 2

    First prize - Emily (Jing Xi) Wang, Burwood Heights Primary School

    Category: Year 3 and 4

    First prize - Buwanaji Dharmasena, Glen Waverley Primary School

Ways that you can celebrate National Water Week

Some ideas for celebrating National Water Week at schools include:

  • A dress-up day at school (with a water theme) or a blue dress-up day (collect gold coin donations and donate to a water charity). 
  • Clean up a river, stream or dam close to your school by removing all the litter.
  • Tree planting near your local wetland or catchment area.
  • Choose a day to celebrate being healthy and promote the importance of drinking water and making healthy food choices for good health.
  • Have a local library display.
  • Research topics related to water for class, create a bulletin board on water-related stories or pictures.
  • Audit water use at your school - look for leaking taps and create a plan to prevent water wastage. Look into the Schools Water Efficiency Program.
  • Download some educational resources for classroom activities (Prep - Year 10) from the Water. Learn it. Live it. program.

For more information, visit the National Water Week page on the Australian Water Association website.