Somerville is proud to become a "water only" school and it was great to see the overwhelming support we received from parents when this policy was announced last year.


The evidence is strong and clear, that water is what's best for kids' growing brains and bodies and at Somerville we want our students to be "the best you can be".


What this means ...

  • We have removed all beverages, other than water, from sale at our canteen.
  • We are encouraging students to drink small amounts of water throughout the day to keep properly hydrated.
  • Children won't bring sweetened drinks to school - only water.

We will monitor the effects of this policy over the course of the year.


Throughout the year there will be occasions such as the school picnic and discos where guidelines will be relaxed, however, during the normal school day the emphasis is on water only.