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Sorted in Schools is a free financial capability programme fully aligned to the National Curriculum.

How to assess Financial Sustainability in

Social sciences

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This resource encourages students to identify values and perspectives, consider responses and decisions, and explore what financial sustainability means within their own communities. Students explore investments/whakangao, insurance/inihua, KiwiSaver and retirement/whakatā. Related resources are available for maths and health and PE. This resource is designed for flexibility and choice.

There are a range of resources to choose from, so schools and teachers can design programmes that allow:

  • Students to work at their own pace using a student planner
  • Teachers to design a programme that suits department, faculty or whole-school planning over a few weeks or a term. This will vary from school to school.
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Social sciences achievement objectives

Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to:

Level Four

Understand how people participate individually and collectively in response to community challenges.

Level Five
  • Understand how economic decisions impact on people, communities and nations
  • Understand how systems of government in New Zealand operate and affect people’s lives and how they compare with another system.
Specific learning objectives

Students will:

  • Identify housing options in Aotearoa New Zealand in the past, present and future
  • Analyse different forms of housing and their suitability for retired people
  • Evaluate government housing initiatives such as KiwiSaver, state housing, Kiwibuild, and Welcome Home Loans
  • Identify costs of home ownership including mortgages, insurance/inihua, and council rates
  • Compare communal ways of living in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas
  • Create innovative housing options for retired people
  • Explain what superannuation (NZ Super) is and analyse what it is like when NZ Super is the sole source of income.
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Māori Medium Education

Written in te reo Māori with resources aligned to Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

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