Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Learning dollar sense

sadviser June 29, 2011

MONEY MANAGEMENT… Pictured from left- Commonwealth Bank Foundation StartSmart Facilitator, Alev Basarin teaches Grade 4 and 5  St Mel’s Primary School students Jack Parker, Joel Serra and Lili Stone about money. Photo: Alicia Zeqir.Financial literacy workshop for students

By Nadia Surace
ST MEL’S Primary School students last week participated in interactive money management workshops as part of StartSmart, a Commonwealth Bank Foundation financial literacy program.
Students were taught about earning and saving money, understanding currency and the difference between needs and wants.
“The kids are actually picking up key lessons and values about money, which are important life-long skills,” StartSmart Primary facilitator, Hayley Barrett said.
“We have designed StartSmart Primary specifically for younger students so our sessions are fun, interactive and exciting.”
The program will deliver more than 4,500 workshops to around 120,000 primary students across the country this year.