Schools have many options for using these resources ranging from low impact to high impact on teacher time and involvement.
While these resources can be used by students in business education and mathematics, the two traditional financial literacy learning areas; these resources are based on a life skills approach for all students.
ALL students should have access to resources that can support their financial education and improve their financial capability.

There are many ways to make use of thes resources across a school community.

Here is a simple and easy action plan that can be implemented by a teacher aide, school chaplain, community liaison officer or parent volunteer.

Here are three of the many implementation models available to schools.

Download copy of the following Sample Implementation Plan.

Resource

Teenfinca®

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Level of implementation

Quick and easy implementation
  • Inform students on assemblies of the free Teenfinca® ezine and make hard copies available in libraries and classrooms.
  • Place a link to the ezine on your school Facebook page or under the Community Partners link on your school website.
Moderate implementation
  • As for low impact
  • Discuss articles within the student ezine in pastoral care or student wellbeing programs
  • Monthly, invite a financial mentor or sponsor to speak with interested students about topics within the ezine.
Extensive implementation
  • As for low and medium impact
  • Incorporate articles within the ezine in curriculum programs e.g. write a response in English, analyse and discuss articles in Business Education, Economics classes.
  • Establish a ‘club’ of interested students to discuss, debate, reflect on the articles.

 

ePosters

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Quick and easy implementation
  • Print copies of eposters, laminate and place around the school, especially in places where ‘spending’ decisions are made.
  • Place a selection of your ezines on the school website or Facebook page to encourage your community of families to make use of these resources within their homes.
Moderate implementation
  • As for low impact
  • A student leader highlights an eposter on assembly once per month, discussing its key message.
  • Discuss the eposters in pastoral care programs.
Extensive implementation
  • As for low and medium impact
  • Incorporate eposters in curriculum programs e.g. design an eposter in graphics or art, create a marketing strategy in Business Education.

 

 

Activity Bank books

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Quick and easy implementation
  • Each month during pastoral care or student wellbeing programs complete a financial literacy activity from the ‘bank’.
  • Once per month a student captain talks about financial capability on assembly and references an activity from one of the books. It could become the school’s fortnightly ‘financial capability challenge’.
Moderate implementation
  • As for low impact
  • Incorporate into the curriculum where possible.
  • Incorporate an activity into student homework.
Extensive implementation
  • As for low and medium impact
  • Find a half a day, perhaps after end of term exams, for students to complete a selection of activities using a group rotation strategy. Prompt discussion and reflection toward the end of the period.
  • Senior student leaders conduct financial literacy lessons from the ‘bank’ for students in the lower grades. (Service leadership model)

 

School newsletter inserts

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Quick and easy implementation
  • Place newsletter inserts into the fortnightly school newsletter, or
  • Place each term's newsletter inserts on your school Facebook page. If you have a community partner/s don't forget to give them due recognition.
Moderate implementation
  • As for low impact.
  • Discuss the insert in pastoral care programs, where appropriate. Prompt students to discuss with parents.
  • At P&C meetings, mention the insert and prompt discussions at home.
Extensive implementation
  • As for low and medium impact
  • Mention on school assemblies.
  • Monthly, invite a financial mentor or sponsor to speak with interested parents about the insert topics or financial literacy topics generally.

 

Monthly enewsletter

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Quick and easy implementation
  • In the school newsletter provide the URL link to The Wealth Academy's monthly enewsletter. One purpose of the enewsletter is to support parents in the financial guidance they give to their children. Prompt parents to view and discuss with their children, where appropriate.
Moderate implementation
  • As for low impact.
  • Discuss the enewsletter content with senior students in pastoral care programs, when appropriate.
Extensive implementation
  • As for low and medium impact.
  • Students research and respond in connected learning areas to statements within enewsletter.
  • Encourage parent interest groups to discuss content of enewsletter. Link to a monthly visit by a school financial literacy sponsor or mentor.

 

Parent/carer articles

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Quick and easy implementation
  • In the school newsletter provide the URL link to the community articles. Prompt parents to view and discuss with their children, where appropriate.
  • Place a link to the ezine on your school Facebook page or under the Community Partners link on your school website.
Moderate implementation
  • As for low impact.
  • Discuss the articles with senior students in pastoral care programs, when appropriate.
Extensive implementation
  • As for low and medium impact.
  • Foster parent interest groups to discuss content of articles

 

 

Videos + Teacher modules

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Quick and easy implementation
  • Each month during pastoral care view a 2-3 minute video and discuss. Choose one of the lessons in the accompanying Teacher Module.
Moderate implementation
  • As for low impact
  • Incorporate into the curriculum where possible.
  • Senior student leaders conduct financial literacy lessons from the ‘video library’ for students in the lower grades. (Service leadership model)
Extensive implementation
  • As for low and medium impact
  • Find a half a day, perhaps after end of term exams, for students to view and discuss a selection of activities using a group rotation strategy. Prompt discussion and reflection toward the end of the period.
  • Incorporate into business education curriculum where appropriate.
  • Incorporate into a Careers Day program, where appropriate.
  • Link to a monthly visit by a school financial literacy sponsor or mentor.

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