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    Alison Bailey, Princes Street Primary School, VIC

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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 are introduced to money, what it is used for and how it can be earned and saved. Guided by Captain Super Cents, students are taught to distinguish between needs and wants and to recognise the dangers posed by Gobbles the Wallet Monster, who represents all those temptations to spend money needlessly. They learn fun rhymes and tips that help put them on a lifelong path of practising solid financial habits.

Several concepts are covered, including:

• notes and coins
• recognition of Australian currency
• using money in exchange for goods and services
• the difference between needs and wants
• earning money
• saving money
• safe places to store money
• keycards

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.

Stage Two (suitable for Years 3 and 4) 

This workshop teaches students about earning, saving and spending money. Students also learn to recognise the social pressures that make them want to spend money in the first place. Coach Cash – their personal financial fitness trainer – trains them to become elite athletes at managing their finances!

Several concepts are covered, including:

• international and Australian currency
• using money in exchange for goods and services
• what is a bank?
• bank cards
• earning
• saving
• comparing prices
• ordering spending preferences
• advertising and peer pressure

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.

Stage Three (suitable for Years 5 and 6) 

In this workshop, students learn important financial literacy skills through a range of scenarios that relate directly to their daily lives. How can you earn money? What does it mean to earn money responsibly? How do you set a budget? What is interest? How do you compare prices when shopping?

Several concepts are covered, including:

• different ways of earning an income
• earning money responsibly
• saving money
• setting personal financial goals
• the uses of banks
• what is interest?
• differences between a credit card and a key card
• setting a budget
• keeping financial records
• comparing prices

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.

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