Sorted in Schools is the new programme launched by government-funded agency Sorted to help Kiwi secondary students learn more about money management, saving, debt, insurance, investing, KiwiSaver, retirement and goal setting. And they’re also free for parents to use.
Developed by the Commission for Financial Capability and designed to be taught by teachers in class, the resources enable students to gain credits towards their National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA), which is the main national qualification for secondary school students in New Zealand.
“CFFC research revealed the financially vulnerability of many families due to the effects of Covid-19. Thirty-four percent of households were in difficulty and 40 per cent were at risk of tipping into hardship,” said Nick Thomson, CFFC’s director of learning. “Sorted in Schools is helping the new generation to become financially resilient, so they’re better equipped to weather financial storms throughout their adult lives.”
Using real-life scenarios, children can gain all-important financial confidence and learn money skills that, hopefully, will stay with them for a lifetime. What’s more, the programme is government-funded and free for all secondary schools.
If you’re a parent with young kids, you can use the Sorted for Schools tools to engage in meaningful money conversations with your kids. Try the Starter pack here – you’ll find plenty of downloadable content and great thought-starters, including modules on spending, saving and borrowing money.
Helping Kiwi families is what we do and love, and we’re fans of those taking a proactive approach to their finances. If you have any questions for us, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Financial awareness starts at home, and we’re here to help you make well-informed decisions about it.
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