The Ministry of Education is responsible for financial literacy in New Zealand schools. We support the Ministry's work and the development of quality financial education resources for use in schools.
Taking Part in Economic Communities
As part of the Building Conceptual Understandings in the Social Sciences (BCUSS) series, Taking Part in Economic Communities provides teachers with methods to develop their students’ financial literacy within the context of social sciences and addresses the fact that children begin making financial decisions as soon as they have access to money.
This resource, published in November 2012, was developed by the Ministry of Education in partnership with the Commission and Learning Media and is the Ministry's first financial literacy resource for social sciences.
Figure It Out
Figure It Out is a series of mathematics curriculum support books in full colour designed to supplement existing classroom mathematics programmes. The series is an important component of the literacy and numeracy strategy that focuses on clarifying the expectations for learners' progress and achievement, and developing teacher professional capability. Each book is accompanied by Answers and Teachers' Notes.
See Figure It Out on the Ministry of Education website.
Read case studies of financial literacy activities or programmes in schools.
Primary and intermediate schools
Learning money lessons in the game of life – Tawa Intermediate
Investing in their future – Howick College
Learning financial literacy for life – Cambridge High School
Financial education in schools – International lessons in good practice
Financial literacy teaching strategies
Get classroom ideas for teaching financial literacy across the curriculum.
Ministry of Education material
The Ministry of Education is responsible for financial literacy in New Zealand schools. More teaching resources for years 1 to 10 are available online.
See financial capability resources at the website New Zealand Curriculum Online.