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Education

With many of us experiencing more “down time” than ever before, it presents the perfect opportunity to focus on our education. As a customer-owned bank, we understand the importance of learning for all ages, particularly in the area of financial literacy. That’s why we’re committed to enhancing the financial wellbeing of our customers and the communities in which we operate.

We are working with some of the best local and international researchers and educators to develop a range of resources designed to keep your mind active while staying at home.

Our financial literacy program, the Greater Bank Finance Academy, which is now available free online, provides you and your family with resources on how to best handle and learn about money while achieving your financial goals.

Check in below to see what other educational tools and programs are being offered by our partners.

University of Newcastle and Greater Bank

Since 2018, Greater Bank has partnered with the University of Newcastle to combine our strengths in education and banking to deliver an education program that is dedicated to building financial literacy across the region.

During COVID-19, we’re providing our financial literacy program free for you to access online.

Greater Bank Financial Literacy Program

Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation

ALNF exists to assist people in our most marginalised communities to gain vital language, literacy and communication skills During this challenging time, ALNF wants to ensure all children can enjoy the magic of story through their StoryTime and StoryKids projects.

StoryKids Podcast

StoryKids is an engaging and educational kids storytelling podcast, putting the spotlight on young voices across the nation. 

Using prominent Australians, including Tim Minchin, Adam Goodes and Briggs, kids original stories are transformed into immersive audio storyscapes that inspire and delight children and families.

Children also have the opportunity to discuss their creative inspiration and process. 

Selected authors and actors reflect different cultural, social and environmental experiences, and a strong focus is placed on amplifying diverse narratives.

Together, we’re committed to using this platform to inform, educate and entertain families from all backgrounds and across all contexts, as well as fostering a modern and rich language learning experience.

The Story Time Project - online resources for children's story time

The StoryTime Project is an online library of stories told by ALNF ambassadors including TV presenter Jessica Rowe and musician Baker Boy. See below for the StoryTime videos.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Greater Charitable Foundation supports the Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern NSW Learning Program, aimed at educating, empowering and advocating for school aged students living with a serious illness or injury.

While many families are confined to their homes, the Learning Program Education Coordinators have gathered together a range of resources to support parents with their child’s education.

Plus be sure to check out the two online sessions below focused on at-home learning, craft, maths and literacy games.

RMHC Learning From Home Support

Children’s Hospital Foundation Qld

The Children’s Hospital Foundation QLD provides much needed support, education and entertainment for sick kids and their families. They’ve partnered with us to provide some online ‘boredom busters’ designed to keep the kids entertained while staying at home as well as educational resources to help our kids learn about COVID-19.

Online boredom busters for kids

The Entertainment Team at the hospital know the importance of staying inside to protect those with weak immune systems – and the importance of inside fun! The Children’s Hospital Foundation Queensland’s ‘Boredom Busters’ can help put a smile on your dial. Each one of these free resources has been tried-and-tested by kids of all ages at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, guaranteed to make time spent inside feel big and special again.

HMRI

Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) translational research model aligns over 1500 researchers, students and support staff from Hunter New England Health and the University of Newcastle, inspiring new discoveries to deliver a healthier future.

In this global pandemic, HMRI are undergoing research into COVID-19 and continue to keep us informed about its effects, management strategies and how to stay safe. 

Stay up to date with the latest news and research on COVID-19 from HMRI. 

HMRI Covid-19 Website

HMRI keeps us informed about COVID-19