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.

The Ministry of Education and the Commission for Financial Capability are encouraging teachers to broach the subject of financial capability in the classroom.

Because it’s never too early to learn about budgeting and investments, KiwiSaver and credit cards, the New Zealand Curriculum is encouraging schools to help equip students to make sound financial decisions throughout their lives.

In fact, a group of nine Auckland schools have formed a learning community for financial capability and are taking part in a two-year CFFC pilot, which concludes in December.

It’s all part of the National Strategy for Financial Capability – getting Kiwis talking and learning about money.

Read more about it in the latest Education Gazette!