• "It was outstanding. The children were totally captivated and engaged. I was really impressed with the content and at how much information the children have retained."
    Alison Bailey, Princes Street Primary School, TAS

  • "Very engaging! The students were highly motivated to participate in the lesson. The instructions are explicit and the information is highly relevant. Thank you."
    Katrina Durrant, Oatley Public School, NSW

  • "All of the teachers have spoken very highly of the professional and stimulating quality of the presentations, and the educationally sound nature of the content."
    Merryl Macey, Goodna State School, QLD

  • "Having the kids involved through movement and role play was a clever way of making it ‘real’ for them. Congratulations on delivering such a great program!"
    Narelle Maher, Nixon Street Primary School, TAS

  • "Feedback from staff was excellent and they have already asked if we could have a return visit next year."
    Jenny Gordon, Port Wakefield Primary School, SA

  • "The presenter was very confident around young students, she outlined her behavioural expectations clearly, and engaged the students right from the start. She even grabbed my attention and kept me interested in what she was teaching. A 10 out of 10!"
    Alison Bannister, Mackay Christian College, Junior School - Providence Campus, QLD

Be clever with your coins!

It’s never too early to teach children the value of money. Research indicates that it is crucial to develop financial literacy skills from an early age. The StartSmart Primary program teaches these skills in a way that students can understand and enjoy. It was developed with a panel of leading specialists in primary education, cognitive development, instructional design and financial literacy.

The following workshops are available:

Stage One (suitable for Years 1 and 2) 

In this workshop, students learn about money as a concept, what it is, what it's worth, and how to keep it safe. Guided by Captain Cash or Money Girl, students are excited about becoming superheroes with their money. By challenging them to 'Spend to Their Needs' and 'Wait for Their Wants', students are able to distinguish between their needs and wants and prioritise spending accordingly. Using fun rhymes, hands-on activities and colourful characters, this workshop puts students on a lifelong path of practising solid financial habits.

Several concepts are covered, including:

• introduction to notes and coins
• recognition of Australian currency
• keeping money safe
• the difference between needs and wants
• using money in exchange for goods and services

This workshop runs for 45-50 minutes.

Once you’ve seen or booked a workshop you’ll also have access to engaging, online support resources for teaching money management in the classroom.

Click here to find out more about the StartSmart Teacher Support Program.

Click here to see how this workshop maps to the National Consumer & Financial Literacy Framework.

Stage Two (suitable for Years 3 and 4) 

Coach Cash – the students’ very own personal money trainer – inspires students to become ‘cashletes’ that exercise their money muscles by making savvy spending decisions.  By encouraging students to understand the factors that influence their spending, through a practical comparative shopping exercise, this workshop equips your students with the skills and knowledge they need to maximise saving and spend smarter, now and in the future.

Several concepts are covered, including:

• credit cards and keycards
• earning money
• spending habits
• comparative shopping
• maximising savings

This workshop runs for 45-50 minutes.

Once you’ve seen or booked a workshop you’ll also have access to engaging, online support resources for teaching money management in the classroom.

Click here to find out more about the StartSmart Teacher Support Program.

Click here to see how this workshop maps to the National Consumer & Financial Literacy Framework.

Stage Three (suitable for Years 5 and 6) 

This highly applicable workshop gives students a practical framework for realistic, financial goal setting, by encouraging them to ‘See It, Earn It, Save It’. Using engaging activities, students learn about opportunities to earn money now, and are excited about making their savings goals a reality. By encouraging creativity and smart saving, your students are empowered to start looking after their money immediately as well as for the future. 

Several concepts are covered, including:

• goal setting
• earning money
• saving strategies
• interest
• banks

This workshop runs for 45-50 minutes.

Once you’ve seen or booked a workshop you’ll also have access to engaging, online support resources for teaching money management in the classroom.

Click here to find out more about the StartSmart Teacher Support Program.

Click here to see how this workshop maps to the National Consumer & Financial Literacy Framework.

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