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Teaching financial literacy
Teaching financial literacy is not just about helping your students with understanding numbers – it is helping them understand how financial awareness impacts on and relates to their everyday life, both now and in the future. Financial literacy can therefore enhance learning outcomes in any discipline and for any age – whether it is home economics, visual arts, technology and enterprise, English or mathematics.
Financial Insight grants
We are committed to enhancing the financial wellbeing of our members and we recognise our important role in supporting the education community. The aim of our Financial Insight initiative is to assist teachers to empower their students with financial awareness - in a project that you, as their teacher, see as beneficial. We worked closely with the WA Department of Education on this initiative to adhere to curriculum objectives.
This year, we offered a total of $25,000 in grants to public schools in WA to assist in implementing a financial literacy project (grants are up to $2,500 each). The successful recipients of our Financial Insight grants for 2011 are:
• River Valley Public School
• Riverside Education Support Centre
• Endeavour Education Support Centre
• East Carnarvon Primary School
• White Gum Valley Primary School
• Carey Park Primary School
• Fitzroy Valley District High School
• Boyup Brook District High School
• Halls Head Community College Education Support Centre
• Career Enterprise Centre
Congratulations to the successful schools and we look forward to sharing how you implement these projects and enhance skills in the cross curricula subject area of financial literacy.
Need ideas for a project?
The Australian Government has developed a curriculum map for financial literacy.
Read our case studies about past recipients.
How to apply
Applications for the 2012 Financial Insight grants will open again later this year. Stay tuned for more information.
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