WaterSafe Auckland recognise the importance of raising the awareness of the special nature of the water environment, its unique properties, potential risks and dangers.
WaterSense is a classroom based aquatic education resource designed to support key water safety messages in junior classes, starting with new entrants. It is concerned with the thinking that surrounds a child’s behaviour in, on or near the water, while promoting critical thinking to help influence safe water practices.
WaterSense provides a foundation to assist in the development of a water safety culture within a school through aquatic education. While many of the activities are classroom based, there are a number of practical activities to promote water familiarisation and allow exploration of the basic principles of floating and sinking.
The key water safety messages are:
WaterSense can be implemented irrespective of whether your school has a pool or access to a water space. It is currently being updated and will be available here soon. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org