Teacher features in Sunday Star Times

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John Duston, St Cuthbert’s Head of Subject for Accounting, featured in yesterday’s Sunday Star Times, where he discussed his brand new book, Financial Capability.

Financial Capability is a workbook designed to help young people manage their money more effectively. John says that what motivated him to write the book, which can be purchased on Edify, was a desire to see young New Zealanders “…earn higher incomes across the board, save more and keep away from consumer debt, and those themes are throughout the book.”

“New Zealand schools are at the turning point from not really teaching financial literacy as a standalone topic to getting serious about wanting to teach it. However, finding quality resources prepared by teachers for the classroom, and space in a crowded curriculum have been holding schools back from teaching teenagers about finance,” says John.

Read the article here.