Good financial decisions lead to better life outcomes. We’re passionate about improving the financial future of all Australians by supporting those who help.
Financial literacy is essential to empowering people to make positive and responsible choices about their money - choices that will ultimately affect the quality of their lives.
It starts early.
To promote financial empowerment, each year, through the NSW Premier’s First State Super Teacher’s Scholarship, we sponsor $15,000 to a teacher, enabling them abroad to enrich their understanding of how financial literacy is taught in Australia or overseas. Teachers return with a wealth of new knowledge and experiences they bring back to the classroom, to share with their students and colleagues, helping to shape the agenda for financial literacy in Australia.
If you’re a teacher currently in a NSW public or non-government school, or TAFE NSW, you are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
The successful applicant is able to undertake a study tour to some of the leading institutions and centres of learning.
Last year's winner - Cassandra Portelli
For last year’s winner, Cassandra Portelli, Head Teacher of Mathematics at Hunter School of Performing Arts, financial literacy is more than a personal concern, having far reaching impacts beyond the individual:
“I have learned that financial literacy education is important to economic stability, and could be a great equaliser in terms of social justice.
The scholarship has allowed me to peek into classrooms around the world, and see the best aspects of financial literacy programs in action.”
Cassandra has just moved onto her final leg of the tour from Canada, where she was inspired by some great work being done to help those who need it the most.
To find out more about what Cassandra’s been up to on her tour, visit her.
Applications to the scholarship close 11 May 2018.