The resources in this area can be used independently or in groups to build financial capability knowledge and skills.

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Digital Technologies

Coding for animation: Using Scratch

Before undertaking this activity, please create your character first. Click here 

Something surprising

Explore the Scratch interface in an open-ended way. Challenge yourself by taking just 10 minutes to make something surprising happen to a sprite.

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Social Sciences

Community responses to housing issues

Read these approaches and responses to community housing issues:

Select one approach from above that you could see having benefits in your community, and explain the advantages and disadvantages of the approach.

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Cost of raising a child

A recent New Zealand report put the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 years at $285,000 ($16,000 a year).

Working in a pair, brainstorm common expenses for children who are:

  • 1 to 4
  • 5 to 10
  • 11 to 14
  • 15 to 18
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Digital Technologies

Create a character

Brief Development

Create a character based on a particular money/moni personality and animate that character using Scratch programming. 

Choose whether your character is a money/moni villain or hero. You could base your character on one of the Sorted money test personalities or you could create a character based on people in the the finance sector, for example, budgeting/tahua advisors, loan sharks, mobile truck traders, bankers, or insurers.

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Creating healthy wealth

Explain how financial factors impact on wellbeing. Complete Influences on wellbeing

Explain how not being in control of your financial situation might impact on your emotional and mental wellbeing. Identify things you can do that can give you a greater sense of control.

Working in a group, complete the Character retirement/whakatā story.

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Designing a tiny house

Compare and contrast the way space is used in a tiny home with the way it is used in a larger home.

Interview a grandparent or retired person about what it is like to be retired. Ask questions about how and where they live (living arrangements) have changed. Record your interview. 

Make connections between the needs of a retired person and your tiny house/whare design.

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Equipping young people for their financial future, embedding good money habits early on.

Hāpaitia te ara tika, pūmau ai te rangatiratanga mo ngā uri whakatipu.

Medium Education

Written in English with resources aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum.

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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