Financial literacy is an important life skill that all children need to learn, which is why we’ve partnered with the University of Newcastle to present the Greater Bank Finance Academy.
A range of short-courses have been developed through the partnership that focus on informed financial-decision making.
Integrated into various subjects across high school curriculum, the financial literacy program consists of three core and three elective lessons delivered at school during class time and covers topics such as managing money, reducing debt and implementing simple saving strategies.
One of the core lessons is delivered by Greater Bank employees who use their real-life banking experience to deliver practical content, as well as University of Newcastle Student Ambassadors who discuss the theory and broader strategies behind money management. The remaining lessons are delivered by teaching staff from the participating high schools.
Greater Bank Head of Marketing and Customer Experience, Matt Hingston, said the program encourages students to question how they think about money and achieve key financial objectives.
“Understanding money is an important life skill and our Fundamentals of Financial Literacy Program is helping to bridge that education gap,” Matt said.
“Our partnership with the University of Newcastle harnesses the strength of the University’s theoretical background with the application of Greater Bank’s practical, real-world experience to provide students with essential financial skills for life.
“As part of the financial literacy program, schools are provided with all the educational resources and materials they need to effectively deliver the content. This makes it easy for teachers to deliver the program while helping students develop practical life skills to make them financially responsible,” he said.
If you know of a high schools that may be interested in taking part in the free program, they can register their interest by emailing FinanceAcademy@newcastle.edu.au