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Free Financial Literacy Workshop for Teachers

Teaching Financial Literacy in the New Zealand curriculum;  a free Workshop for classroom teachers supported by the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income and facilitated by Rick Whalley from Core Education.

Date: Thursday April 10

Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm (Morning tea and lunch included)

4.30pm – 6.00pm – Cocktail style Formal Launch of the Financial Capability progressions  ( optional event)

Venue: The Cube, Level 2, ASB North Wharf, 12 Jellicoe Street, Auckland

Registration – Click this Link: Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income

Required by: Friday April 4


Financial Literacy; Skills for life. Developing our students’ financial capability

 Young people face a myriad of financial decisions from an early age. Empowering and equipping them with the tools they need to make sound financial decisions is vital in our fast paced world. This practical, hands-on workshop will provide ideas and inspiration for primary and secondary teachers who are interested in helping students become more financially adept. You will also get the chance to experience working with the new financial capability progressions– and attend the launch event for these from 4.30 – 6.00pm.  You will also have the chance to hear from internationally acclaimed speaker Dom Thurbon.

The Workshop will explore:

  • The financial capability progressions which set out suggested curriculum based learning outcomes across a range of learning areas.
  •  The links with financial capability and the New Zealand Curriculum; including the key competencies and learning areas
  •  The ways in which the financial capability progression themes of Managing Money, Setting Goals and Managing Risk can be woven into your everyday classroom teaching and learning.

You will also have the opportunity to hear from a range of presenters including teachers involved in financial literacy programmes in their schools, as well as educators involved with the development of financial capability of our young people. 

Keynote Speaker

The Opening address for the day will be given by internationally acclaimed speaker Dom Thurbon.

Dominic Thurbon is co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at ChangeLabs. A business leader ‘in the trenches’, he directs over 50 full-time researchers and facilitators (across three countries) in the design and delivery of multi-award winning behaviour change programmes that touch over 500,000 people each year. Most recently Dominic has been involved in the creation of Educator Impact, a revolutionary tool based on rigorous research into teacher effectiveness and development that is currently being rolled out in Australia.

Dominic has worked extensively in areas of behaviour and generational change, innovation and collaboration with clients around the world including Apple, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, the Commonwealth Bank and Lexus. Dominic holds a political science degree from the University of Sydney, and is a co-author of the White Papers Talent Magnets: Attracting Top Talent to Education and Game On: How Video Games Change Education.

As a world top-10 debater and internationally sought after keynote speaker, his dynamic style, deep research and real-world experience building a multinational business uniquely equip him to challenge and inspire teachers to help their students ‘get ahead financially’ .


You will also have the opportunity to meet the Bamzonia team in person for an in depth view of the programme and how it aligns with the New Zealand Curriculum: Financial Capabilities Progressions and the NZQA recently revised Unit Standards: Personal Financial Management. 


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