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National Water Week Poster Competition

The National Water Week poster competition is now open for entries. The theme for this year's National Water Week is Water for me, water for all.

The poster competition encourages young people and the wider community to think about how we use water and how we can protect it so we have it in the future. It also gives us an opportunity to start conversations and encourage people to learn more about the value of water.

More information and entry forms


Be Smart Choose Tap Ambassadors

As part of our sponsorship program, we support the Selkirk Sovereigns netball team, the Miners/Rush basketball teams, Hockey Ballarat, Steve Moneghetti and Zoe Hives, professional tennis player. Members from these teams can come to your school to talk about the importance of staying healthy and hydrated by drinking tap water.

Please contact us if you’d like more information.


National Science Week (11 – 19 August)

The theme for this year is Game Changers and Change Makers which encompasses individuals, teams, technologies or ideas.

The theme takes inspiration from three significant celebrations in 2018:

  • 200th  anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (genetic engineering, biotechnologies, prosthetics, bionics, genetic modification, brain enhancement and ethics);
  • 40th anniversary of the birth of the first IVF baby (genetic engineering, biotechnology, nanotechnology);
  • International Year of the Reef (coral reefs and the scientists who study them).

Ideas and activities for your school


National Tree Day (27 July Schools Tree Day)

Planet Ark is asking active Australians to help plant one million new native trees and shrubs across the country. Each year about 300,000 people volunteer their time to engage in environmental activities that education individuals about the world around them.

At CHW, staff will be planting an edible native garden at our Learmonth Road office. Species like lilly pillies, bush tomatoes, native herbs and quandongs will be planted.

More information for your school


Biodiversity Month (September)

Kirks Reservoir Park and Gong Gong Reservoir Park are catchment areas for Ballarat’s drinking water supply. They are also home to many native plants and animals.

Biodiversity month is held in September each year and aims to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity within Australia and across the world.

More information

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