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. 

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.


Thank you to all of the schools who submitted a script / storyboard to The Water Catchers Competition 2017. Judging has now been finalised and we are pleased to announce the following nine schools as finalists:

Eleebana Public School, Jesmond Public School, Karuah Public School, Kotara South Public School, Macquarie College, Morpeth Public School, Pelaw Main Public School, Teralba Public School and Vacy Public School.

Congratulations to each of these schools, a film crew will be coming to you soon to shoot your short film. 

The nine finalist short films will be uploaded to The Water Catchers website and open for voting from 9am  AEST on 29/05/2017 to 5pm AEST on 16/06/2017 so please visit our website then to vote for your favourite short film.

  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.