Students to earn NCEA credits through money education

This looks like a step in the right direction! 

I hope many schools adopt it into their curriculum's and run with it.

It’ll be sanitized to the extreme but it’s a start at least and if the kids can leave school knowing ANYTHING about money, they’ll be a hell of a long way ahead of me!

Very cool.

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High school students will now be able to gain NCEA credits by learning about money.

The Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) has launched the new resources through the Sorted In Schools free financial capability programme on Tuesday.

The resources are aligned with unit standards and have NZQA accreditation allowing students to gain credits in level 1 and 2, and merit and excellence endorsements.

It is also available in te reo Māori for teaching in kura and Te Reo classes.

Students will learn about money management, saving, debt, goal setting, insurance, investing, KiwiSaver and retirement.

Director of learning Nick Thomson says the...

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