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EACH year, National Water Week inspires in-
dividuals, communities and organisations to
work together to build community awareness
and understanding around water issues.
This year’s National Water Week theme is ‘Wa-
ter – The Heart of our Culture,’ which aims to
encourage an understanding of why water is so
important in all aspects of our life and com-
In the lead up to National Water Week, pri-
mary school students from across Victoria
were invited to create a poster displaying water
related issues that are important to their local
Local primary school students created post-
ers that demonstrated why water is so impor-
tant to them and their life from a local perspec-
“We were impressed by the artistic talent and
water awareness of the almost 400 local pri-
mary school students who entered the compe-
tition,” said Westernport Water’s Communica-
tions and Engagement Officer, Katrina Knight.
“Water education is very important and we
must do our utmost to teach the leaders of to-
morrow to protect our water environments, re-
sources and use water wisely.
“Our staff always look forward to seeing and
judging the entries. I congratulate our schools,
teachers and students for their wonderful work
and hope we receive even more entries next
The winners of the local competition judged
are judged against winners of other regions,
and then go on to compete in Victoria’s state
wide poster competition.
“We are delighted to announce that this year,
Braxton Johnson, a prep student from Ne-
whaven Primary School, was awarded the State
Runner Up for his year level.
“Braxton and the school both received re-
wards to acknowledge their efforts,” said Ka-
Peter Quigley, Westernport Water’s Managing
Director, also described the response from lo-
cal schools as excellent.
“It was a delight to see the creativity students
displayed in their posters, in particular how
water is at the heart of our unique coastal cul-
ture,” Mr Quigley said.
“I congratulate our schools, teachers and stu-
dents for their wonderful work.”
All local finalists were presented with a gift
voucher from Westernport Water during school
assemblies this week.
National Water Week
To celebrate National Water Week, Western-
port Water is also holding an online photo
competition, giving local community groups the
chance to share in $1000 worth of cash prizes!
“We encourage community groups and clubs
to register online, and come and grab some free
reusable water bottles for their club members
from our Newhaven office,” said Mr Quigley.
“All you have to do is get creative and take a
photo that shows how your club has tap water
at the heart of its culture, then enter it for the
chance to win up to $500 for your club,” said
If you are part of a local community group,
and would like to find out how you can take
part, head to Westernport Water’s website or
Facebook page for competition details, and
terms and conditions.
Poster competition local results:
Grade 5 and 6: Winner, Trinity O’Keefe - San
Remo Primary; runner up Chase Krause - Ne-
Grade 3 and 4: Winner, Aerin Sutherland - PI
Village School; runner up Amy Parsons - Ne-
Grade 1 and 2: Winner Josie Taylor - Cowes
Primary School; runner up Taylah Graham -
Prep: Winner Braxton Johnson - Newhaven
Primary: runner up Macy Piera - Cowes Pri-
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Cowes Primary Water Week poster winners are pictured. From left, Josie Taylor, Taylah
Graham and Macy Piera.
Trinity O’Keefe, of San Remo Primary, a Water Week poster competition winner, is con-
gratulated by Katrina Knight.
Water Week stars!
Chase Krause, Braxton Johnson and Amy Parsons, from Newhaven Primary, have all won
Water Week poster competition awards.
Braxton Johnson, a prep student from Ne-
whaven Primary School, has won the State
Runner Up award for his year level, in the re-
cent Water Week Poster competition. Braxton
is congratulated by Westernport Water’s Katrina
Knight, on this outstanding achievement.
Scouts keep an eye on council
MEMBERS of the Phil-
lip Island Scout troop
attended the recent Bass
Coast Shire Council
meeting in Cowes.
The troop enjoyed see-
ing how a council meet
runs, and meeting with
Bass Coast Mayor Cr
Pam Rothfield prior to
the session, and Cr Les
Larke later, to talk about
local issues of interest to
Serina Darling, Riley
Sell-Wagg, Cabel Weir,
Adrian Franklin and
Gustav White are pic-
tured with the mayor.
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