Teaching children and teenagers financial capability at school helps set them up for their future.
Financial capability is a core life skill for participating in modern society and economic life.
Financially capable people are empowered to build a wealthier future for themselves and their families. Education makes a difference, and should start as early as possible from the beginning of formal schooling.
In this section, you’ll find resources for the classroom environment. Talk with your colleagues on the forum about how best to equip your students with financial capability.
Visit these pages regularly as we'll load new content and resources over time. The forum will be a great on-going place to get tips from other teachers. You'll also be able to offer advice or thoughts for your colleagues to integrate financial capability into the classroom.
Playing loan sharks at their own game
Debt Empire is a gaming app that educates players on crucial debt lessons almost by stealth.Read More
Bringing financial capability into the classroom
The Ministry of Education and the Commission for Financial Capability are encouraging teachers to broach the subject of financial capability in the classroom.
2012 PISA financial literacy results put spotlight on NZ
Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell has welcomed the 2012 PISA results that shine the spotlight on financial literacy levels among fifteen year olds in New Zealand.Read More
New financial education toolbox rolled out to schools
Teachers across New Zealand will now have access to a brand new suite of tools and resources to help them teach financial literacy in the classroom.Read More