Our Year 10 students became a lot wiser and more savvy about finances after a visit from a team from Westpac Bank in Term 3.
Two bank managers and a senior staff member, one of whom was an ex-student, visited the school and shared their wisdom during a seminar style workshop. Students also participated in a very entertaining game which gave them a real-life experience of managing money: paying for necessities, taking out loans, covering expenses for unforeseen events and even the odd bit of shopping. The students have been asking for this type of practical learning and it was great to see their engagement on the day.
By Jo Fitzgerald