Education Programs

At Hunter Water we know that saving water starts with education and awareness, that's why we're committed to helping educate our community, especially students, about the many aspects of water supply, treatment, conservation and the health benefits of drinking water.

Our education programs cater for Preschool to Year 8 and cover science, geography and history components of the school curriculum. More information about each of the programs is available via the links below. Please contact Hunter Water's Education Coordinator if you have any questions.

Hunter Water has also partnered with Hunter Local Land Services to inspire kids to care for our catchments. More information can be found on the School Engagement Project page.

THE WATER CATCHERS COMPETITION 2017 SIZZLE REEL AND WINNERS

Visit The Water Catchers website to view the sizzle reel from the 2017 Gala night. Congratulations to the winners of The Water Catchers Competition for 2017, Jesmond Public School who receive a $5,000 water sustainability grant for their short film 'The Cost of a Drip'. Kotara South Public School were runners up and receive a $1,500 water sustainability grant for their film 'Futuristic Humans'. Congratulations also goes to the other seven finalist schools who receive a $500 grant each, all of this years entries were outstanding.   

  1. Bubbles and Supa Squirt Pose

    Preschool, Early Stage 1 & Stage 1 Education Program

    Learning is a hands on business when you are in Preschool, Kindergarten, Year 1 & Year 2 and so the Bubbles and Supa Squirt Water Saving Show brings water education to life for this inquisitive audience. The show is free to all preschools & infants schools in the Lower Hunter Region.
  2. Centre for Education Mural

    Stage 2 Education Program

    Year 3 & 4 students can visit the Hunter Water Centre for Education at Mayfield to learn about the water cycle, catchments, being water wise and drinking water to be healthy. The centre has been purpose built to offer a Stage 2 Science and Geography program to tie in with the school curriculum.
  3. The Res

    Stage 3 Education Program

    Hunter Water has played a key role in helping Newcastle to grow into the city it is today. Year 5 & 6 students are invited to learn about how Hunter Water has influenced the colonisation of our region by providing water and sewer services to Newcastle and the Lower Hunter. 
  4. Centre for Education High School

    Stage 4 Education Program

    A Stage 4 Science program which looks at the process of recycling water is offered to Year 7 & 8 students at the Hunter Water Centre for Education at Mayfield. This program includes a tour of the state of the art Kooragang Island Recycled Water Plant.