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How to assess Financial Sustainability in

Social sciences

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.
Important readings:

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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