Auckland Tides 10/12/2023
High 06:05 (2.8m)
Low 12:01 (1.0m)
High 18:10 (2.8m)
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Welcome to Devonport Waterwise

Waterwise is a fun activity offered to schools on the Devonport Peninsula for education outside the classroom and aims to encourage and develop children's water safety and awareness. Waterwise provides an introduction to sailing, kayaking, and boogie board rescues.

Through attending Waterwise sessions it is hoped that children enjoy the marine environment of New Zealand safely and enhance their self confidence and self awareness. Sessions are primarily held in Terms 1 and 4 but some schools also run sessions during Term 2.

Each participating school is allocated their own weekly time slot as follows:

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
am   Vauxhall School Hauraki School St Leo's School  
pm Belmont Primary Vauxhall School Bayswater School Stanley Bay School Devonport Primary

Waterwise is a purely voluntary organisation with a core group of people who train parents to give them the necessary skills to pass on to children from the participating schools. It has been running on the Devonport Peninsula since 1990.

The Instructor Training course is run each year.
Check the training page for the next course dates.

What is Waterwise?

Hear what the children have to say ...


Devonport Schools Waterwise is run 100% by volunteers and relies on grants, fundraising and generous donations to continue operating. If you would like to make a donation please visit givealittle.

You can also help with our fundraising efforts by shopping online at participating Rewardhub stores. Signup at Rewardhub

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