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Banqer weaves itself into the
fabric of school life

Banqer is simulated online banking for your classroom, it provides a hands on environment for kids to get curious, creative, and ultimately, confident with money.

‘Pay’ students for positive behaviours and completing classroom tasks. Explore budgeting with your students as they learn valuable life skills by managing the rental of their desks and paying for class privileges. Students from years 2 to 8 will explore topics ranging from savings and interest to tax, real estate, and insurance. It’s fun, easy, and grows with your class.

Banqer Modules

Cross subject, not a new subject

There’s no need to try and squeeze ‘Financial capabilities’ into your day as a separate subject. Using Banqer alongside existing subjects gives classroom learnings context; where students write company applications, observe interest and tax, set up automatic payments, and much more.

Banqer Resource Hub

Lesson plans and resources

The Resource Hub contains useful lesson plans and student handouts that link in with the curriculum, and help you to make the most out of Banqer and it's specific modules (such as Real Estate and Tax).

Motiviation

Motivating and engaging

Just by using Banqer, motivation and engagement will skyrocket in your classroom. Incentivise good behaviour, and increase everyday student productivity with a classroom currency.Hear how Jolene uses Banqer to keep her students engaged.

What teachers are saying

We hear daily from teachers about the difference Banqer has made in their classrooms - from increased motivation and engagement across all of their subjects to students increased understanding of financial concepts and life skills.

Jolene Butson

"As a teacher I can create real life experiences to motivate students whilst at the same time building financial literacy understanding and knowledge of careers that will benefit my students in the future."

Jolene Butson

Year 6 & 7 teacher, Churton Park School

Listen to an interview with Jolene on Radio NZ

"I've been absolutely blown away by the enthusiasm of our students as they use Banqer. It's great! They are highly motivated and learning how to be financially literate at the same time. It's an authentic way to learn, practice, challenge oneself and consolidate an extensive range of skills and competencies."

Nicki Fielder

Year 3 - 8 teacher, Apiti School
Colin Hill

"The children are absolutely loving it. Some children have actually looked into opening their own [real] bank accounts especially realising they are getting interest on their savings. It's awesome hearing children having these conversations with their parents!"

Colin Hill

Year 5 & 6 teacher, Linwood Avenue School
Motiviation

Banqer grows with your students
across year levels and subjects

Financial education covers many different areas, and so does Banqer. As your students understanding grows, and the content of your lessons evolves, additional Banqer modules can be enabled to meet the needs of your classroom.

From Year 2 right through to Year 8

Topics such as income, savings, and interest can be a fun and easy way to introduce money management and personal finances to Year 2 through 6 students.

Watch as Year 6 to 8 students learn about mortgages, rent, paying tax, paying excesses on insurance claims and much more.

Bank accounts

Bank Accounts

Recommended year levels: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

This is the heart of Banqer, it allows students to experience personal finances first hand with their very own online savings and expense accounts.

Income

Income

Recommended year levels: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Students can earn a weekly income in class, just like pocket money. How they earn it is up to you, how they manage it is up to them.

Interest

Interest on Savings

Recommended year levels: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Teach students about interest and compound interest. Students earn weekly interest on any money in their savings accounts at a rate set by you, their teacher.

Taxation

Taxation

Recommended year levels: 6, 7, 8

Help students to appreciate why we pay tax. Collecting weekly tax from students, this module replicates the real tax system with different tax brackets and rates.

Real Estate

Real Estate

Recommended year levels: 6, 7, 8

Introduce students to mortgages and rental income through a simulated experience. Explore the property market, apply for a mortgage, make repayments, and collect rental income.

Insurance

Insurance

Recommended year levels: 6, 7, 8

Show students the benefits of insuring their assets. The consequences of not having insurance can be demonstrated first hand with the Banqer 'disaster' feature…

KiwiSaver

KiwiSaver

Recommended year levels: 6, 7, 8

Students can enrol for and contribute to KiwiSaver from income earned. Help students understand how KiwiSaver prepares them for retirement and other life events.

Careers

Careers

Recommended year levels: 6, 7, 8

Your students will get to create a CV, and then apply for jobs that you’ve listed. They’ll learn all about job commitment, while you get classroom chores done without complaint.

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Our Banqer buddies

A huge thanks goes out to the ongoing support from our partners who help to improve the financial literacy of New Zealand by supporting Banqer and sponsoring schools across the country. Have a look at the different ways they contribute to Banqer.