Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Strength in Numbers

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Strength in Numbers

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BYRON Bay High School maths teacher Kirsty Barnett has been named as the recipient of the 2012 Premier's First State Super Financial Literacy Scholarship.

The CEO of First State Super, Michael Dwyer, said Ms Barnett was chosen for the scholarship from among a number of strong candidates from public and private schools.

Her winning proposal, to examine the link between the global financial crisis and financial literacy, will enable her to attend major education and training conferences in Sheffield in the UK and Florida in the USA.

The scholarship is part of the NSW Premier's program of teacher scholarships and is valued at up to $15,000.

The scholarship has been sponsored by First State Super for the past two years.

aFinancial literacy has always been an important preparation for young people leaving school,a said Mr Dwyer.

aWith increasingly sophisticated financial products and new forms of technology it is vital that our educators remain up to date if they are to adequately prepare their students. …

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