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New Consumer Protection School Resources for Y4–10 Students

Classroom resources New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 23 January 2018
Notice reference #: 1H9hB8

Consumer protection resource trialing

Are you looking for resources to support your students to become informed and confident consumers?

CORE Education has been working with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to develop a set of social studies resources for year 4-6, 7-8, and 9-10 students relating to Consumer Protection. We're currently seeking volunteer teachers to trial this social action based resource.
Lessons centre around students exploring issues and considering factors to be taken into account as they make purchases of everyday objects such as toys and games, mobile phones, and at a more advanced level of entering into contracts.

The purpose of this resource is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to enable them to be informed and confident consumers. This supports The New Zealand Curriculum's vision for young people to be informed decision makers who can actively contribute to the social and economic well-being of New Zealand.

This resource includes three teaching and learning plans for students in years 4-10. The resource develops students' understanding of:

  • their rights and responsibilities as consumers
  • choices of goods and services
  • the factors that influence people's purchasing decisions
  • values and priorities that affect financial decision-making
  • how financial decisions impact on our lives
  • laws and regulations that help to protect consumers
  • the role of digital citizenship in online consumer purchases
  • the effects of globalisation on the market.

The trialling of this resource with preparation of teaching 4-5 lessons leading into a learning inquiry can take place any time until the end of June 2018. 

To view the free resources, visit For more information about participating in a trial, please email:

NB: We are also developing two NCEA resources for Y11–12 that will be available shortly. 

Further information

Contact: Brenda Crozier

 (04) 979 7832