EBE NSW Professional Development Event - Revamping and Resourcing Commerce - Wednesday 5 December 2018 - 4.15pm – 7.30pm - More information
   Order form for 2018 EBE NSW Trial HSC Examinations for Economics, Business Studies and Legal Studies now available. Order here
   Economics and Business Educators 2018 Events Calendar (as at 16 July 2018) now available. Click here
   Latest issue of The EBE Journal - Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW (Issue 2 - 2017) available here

Economics and Business Educators 2018 Events Calendar

Click here to see the Economics and Business Educators 2018 Events Calendar (as at 16 July 2018).

Notice of Economics and Business Educators 2018 NSW Annual General Meeting

The 2018 EBE NSW Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on 10th December 2018 at 5.30pm at Club Burwood RSL (96 Shaftesbury Road, Burwood NSW). All members of EBE NSW are welcome and eligible to attend.

Please find the following documents relating to the 2018 EBE AGM:

EBE NSW Survey - NSW Curriculum Review

The NSW school curriculum is under review. The Minister for Education, Rob Stokes, released the Terms of Reference for the review in September 2018.

>> The Terms of Reference can be found here.
 
To assist EBE NSW in preparing its submission to this review, we invite members to respond to the following survey. The survey will close on 21 November 2018.
 
>> EBE NSW survey

Please take some time to have your say.

Join EBE NSW or renew your EBE NSW membership for 2018

To  apply to become a new member of EBE NSW or to renew your membership, please visit the EBE NSW Membership Portal here.

Click here for the "Benefits of EBE NSW Membership" flyer.

Submission to NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) – Re 2018 NESA Draft Commerce Syllabus

EBE NSW has made a submission to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) re the 2018 NESA  Draft Commerce Syllabus.

>> Read the submission here.

NESA Draft Commerce Syllabus

The current Commerce syllabus was last revised in 2003. The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has released a draft Commerce syllabus.

>> The draft NESA Commerce syllabus can be found here
>> The “Commerce Years 7-10 draft syllabus summary of changes” can be found here

Have your say on the draft Commerce syllabus by completing a survey, attending a consultation meeting, and/or submitting a written response to the project manager. Consultation will be open from 23 July 2018 to 2 September 2018.

>> More information can be found here

Economics and Business Educators NSW will be making a submission about the draft Commerce syllabus and members are encouraged to contribute to the submission by sending their comments about the draft Commerce syllabus to admin@ebe.nsw.edu.au.

Some questions to consider:

  • What are the strengths of the syllabus?
  • What are the challenges of the syllabus?
  • Is there enough balance between economics, business, law, consumer and financial literacy and  civics and citizenship subject matter?
  • Considering the Commerce syllabus was last revised in 2003, to what extent is the current syllabus relevant to today's changing commercial environment and contemporary teaching and learning ?
  • What do you think about the content from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) Australian Curriculum: Economics and Business and the ACARA Australian Curriculum:Civics and Citizenship to develop the draft Commerce syllabus?

EBE NSW made a submission to NESA when the review of the Commerce syllabus was   
announced in 2017.

>> Read the submission here

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) also made a submission during this period – read their submission here.

In response to the draft Commerce syllabus, the RBA has made a “Supplementary submission to NESA Review of Commerce Years 7 – 10 Syllabus”.

>> This submission can be found here

Economics and Business Educators NSW 2018 NESA Draft Commerce Syllabus Consultation Meeting

Date: Monday 27 August 2018
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Venue: Professional Teachers’ Council NSW, 67 – 73  St. Hilliers Road, Auburn NSW 2144 (Parking available)

The current Commerce syllabus was last revised in 2003. The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has released a draft Commerce syllabus. The 2018 NESA Draft Commerce Syllabus Consultation Meeting will give you an opportunity to explore the draft Commerce syllabus and have your say. EBE NSW will use this consultation meeting to prepare their submission to NESA with regards to the draft NESA Commerce syllabus.

Refreshments will be provided.

* Teachers from outside the Sydney area can join this meeting online.

>> Further details
>> Register here

EBE NSW Professional Development Event - Revamping and Resourcing Commerce

Date: Wednesday 5 December 2018
Time:  4.15pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Professional Teachers’ Council NSW, 67 – 73  St. Hilliers Road, Auburn NSW 2144

Does your Commerce program need revamping in order to engage more of your students in the 21st century classroom? Do you need activity based resources which will save you time and inspire your students? Then come along to “Revamping and Resourcing Commerce”.  Participants will gain fresh insights into the Commerce syllabus and will be able to reflect on and improve their Commerce teaching strategies. The course will provide participants with opportunities for collegial discussions and the sharing of ideas and resources.

Participants are asked to email a Commerce learning task or assessment task with marking criteria to admin@ebe.nsw.edu.au by 30 November 2018. These resources  will be collated and  distributed to each participant. Student teachers are not required to email a task.

>> Further details
>> Register here

Economics, Business Studies and Legal Studies: A teacher professional learning tour of East Coast USA

Dates: 8th – 18th January, 2020 

Academy Travel is delighted to present this outstanding study tour designed specifically for Australian teachers of Economics, Business Studies and Legal Studies. The program has been developed in conjunction with Economics and Business Educators NSW to reflect current teaching content and practice, in line with the relevant syllabuses. The itinerary begins in Washington DC, where teachers will tour key government organisations and significant landmarks. Continuing to New York City, participants will explore the Financial District, international law and order, and the world of commerce. There will of course be free time to enjoy the sights of each city at leisure.

>> Further details

Chartered Accountants Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established to assist marginalised and disadvantaged Australians pursue tertiary education through an undergraduate university course with an accounting focus. These scholarships are being offered by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and an individual may make application for a grant. Applications for the March 2019 university year will open on the 3rd December, 2018 and close on the 11th January, 2019. The scholarship is for the 2019 university year.

>> More information

>> Contact Pamela Lee, Manager Member Care either by email or by phone: (02) 9290 5658 for further information.

2018 EBE NSW Trial HSC Examinations order form available 

The order form for the 2018 EBE NSW Trial HSC Business Studies, Economics and Legal Studies examination papers is now available. Relevant past papers are also available for purchase. The examination papers have been designed by EBE Directors and include marking criteria and suggested answers. Special discount prices apply to members of EBE NSW.

>> Order form for 2018 EBE NSW Trial HSC examination papers

The Sydney Morning Herald HSC Study Guide 2018

Click here for the 2018 HSC Study Guide from The Sydney Morning Herald, including study tips for the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) HSC Economics, Business Studies and Legal Studies examinations.

View the video, "Make the right choice in your Business Studies exam", presented by EBE NSW Vice-President Mai Ni Pham, where four tips for writing an extended response in Section IV of the NESA HSC Business Studies examination are discussed.

EBE Journal Issue 2 2017Latest issue of “The EBE Journal - Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW” (Issue 2, 2017) now available

The latest issue of The EBE Journal - Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW  (Issue 2 — 2017) is now available in the members section of the website. EBE members must login to access the latest EBE Journal. Past issues of "The EBE Journal" are also in the members section.

Contents

  • President’s Report
  • EBE NSW News
  • 2017 EBE NSW Annual Conference - New Frontiers: Economics and Business Education in an Era of Innovation
    - Report by Elizabeth Perry, 2017 EBE NSW Annual Conference Rural Grant Recipient, The Rivers Secondary College, Richmond River High Campus
  • 2017 EBE NSW Annual Conference - New Frontiers: Economics and Business Education in an Era of Innovation
    - Report by Daniel Benjamin, 2017 EBE NSW Annual Conference Rural Grant Recipient, Sapphire Coast Anglican College, Bega
  • Business Case Study: Ecto Handplanes - Cheryl Brennan
  • Case Study: Nahji Chu, Queen of Rice Paper Rolls - Mai Ni Pham
  • Developing Deep, Authentic Learning Experiences in Economics - Matt Robinson
  • A student from Quilpie in South West Queensland wins National 1st in the ASX Schools Sharemarket Game (Game 2, 2017) - Amanda Mior
  • PYOE Competition 2017 – Winning NSW Division 1 entry
  • Yesterday news and Breaking news: Using media file templates to help students unpack all sorts of news - Mai Ni Pham
  • Should we do away with exams altogether? No, but we need to rethink their design and purpose - The Conversation, December 1 2016
  • Getting students to put their legal knowledge into practice to demonstrate understanding - Mai Ni Pham
  • What is race? - Olivia Bui
  • Submission to Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC): National Financial Literacy Strategy Consultation 2017 (October 2017) from Economics and Business Educators NSW
  • NSW Education Standards Authority 2017 Consultation Draft NSW Supplementary Documentation: Subject Content Knowledge Requirements (Revised) - Submission from Economics and Business Educators NSW
  • Open Letter from 25 Teacher Associations supports copyright
  • Submission to NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) regarding the review of the Commerce Syllabus from Economics and Business Educators NSW
  • President’s Report to the 2017 Economics and Business - Educators NSW Annual General Meeting (11 December 2017)
  • Economics and Business Educators NSW Financial Statements for the year ended 30th June 2017
  • Economics and Business Educators NSW Financial Statements for the year ended 30th June 2016

Back issues of the "The EBE Journal - Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW" are also available in the members section of this website and contain useful teaching and learning resources.

Professional Teachers' Council NSW Media Release - "Celebration of Excellence" (27 October 2017)

EBE NSW congratulates all the recipients of the 2017 Professional Teachers' Council NSW Outstanding Professional Service Awards and the 2017 Professional Teachers' Council NSW Outstanding Beginning Teacher Awards. Congratulations to EBE NSW Director Nicholas Ward who has received a 2017 Professional Teachers' Council NSW Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award.

Compass: The Staffroom - Part 1, Part 2 and and Part 3 (ABC Television) has received the 2017 Professional Teachers' Council NSW Media Award.

>> Full details in  the Professional Teachers' Council NSW Media Release - Celebration of Excellence (27 October 2017) which can be accessed here.

2017 EBE NSW CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Awards Ceremony – 27 September 2017

EBE NSW  recognised the Plan Your Own Enterprise (PYOE) NSW winners at the annual NSW awards ceremony on 27 September 2017  at the Sydney office of CPA Australia together with Mr Robert Krzton (Relationship Manager) and Mr Rupen Malouf (Relationship Manager) from CPA Australia. At the ceremony, prizes and certificates were awarded to the NSW student winners and their schools. Parents were in attendance to celebrate the success of their child, as well as teachers. Congratulations to the following winners and their teachers from NSW:

  • Division 1 (Individual entry)
    Lucy Beer from Loreto Normanhurst for her business plan, “The Japantry” ( a copy of this business plan is included in “The EBE Journal – Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW” - Issue 2, 2017)
    (Teacher: Mr Anthony Tassone)

  • Division 2 (Group entry)
    Liam Heng, William Kuang, David Tsai, Leo Wang from Sydney Boys High School for their business plan, ParCar (a copy of this business plan is included in “The EBE Journal – Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW” - Issue 2, 2017)
    (Teacher: Mr Tom Dolan)

2017 EBE NSW CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Awards Ceremony
2017 PYOE Competition NSW Division 1 winner, Lucy Beer (centre) with her teacher Anthony Tassone (left) and EBE NSW President, Joe Alvaro (right) at the 2017 NSW Awards Ceremony

2017 EBE NSW CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Awards Ceremony
From left to right: Mr Tom Dolan (Teacher of Division 2 winners) , David Tsai, William Kuang, Leo Wang, Liam Heng (Division 2 winners) and EBE NSW President Joe Alvaro at the 2017 NSW PYOE Awards Ceremony

Thank you to all the students who entered the competition this year and the teachers who inspired and encouraged their students to enter this prestigious competition. Each student who participated received a Certificate of Participation signed by Mr Jim Dickson FCPA, Director CPA Australia and Mr Tony Kuc, President Business Educators Australasia.

Thank you to the students, their families and teachers for attending the presentation at the CPA Sydney Head Office.

Thank you to EBE NSW Director, Nicholas Ward, for taking on the role of PYOE NSW in 2017 and for all his time and effort in ensuring the competition in NSW was a success.

2017 EBE NSW CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Awards Ceremony
EBE NSW Director Nicholas Ward, 2017 PYOE NSW Coordinator at the 2017 PYOE NSW Awards Ceremony

2017 EBE NSW CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Awards Ceremony
2017 PYOE NSW Finalists at the 2017 NSW Awards Ceremony

2017 PYOE NSW Competition Finalists

Division One

Student: Bianca Bader
Business Plan: Uniquify Me
School: Meriden School
Teacher: Sharna Kershaw

Student: Lucy Beer
Business Plan: The Japantry
School:  Loreto Normanhurst
Teacher: Anthony Tassone

Student: Marcus Borcuz
Business Plan: Recovry
School: Sydney Boys High School
Teacher: Tom Dolan

Student: Naisha Chauhan
Business Plan: Patiently Care
School: Gymea Technology High School
Teacher: Thuy Le

Student: Gabriel Katzeff
Business Plan: Smart Chair
School: Masada College
Teacher: Robyn Grana

Student: Amy Pham
Business Plan: Allerfriendly
School: Fort Street High School
Teacher: Caroline Jerrems

Student: Crystal Pham
Business Plan: In The Hype
School: Fort Street High School
Teacher: Caroline Jerrems

Student: Katrina Pincaro
Business Plan: From Head To Toe
School:  Hurlstone Agricultural High School
Teacher: Elizabeth Johnson

Student: Caitlin Rigby
Business Plan: Real Deal Conveyancing
Killarney Heights High School
Teacher: Emma Higgs

Student: Max Tosello
Business Plan: Green Vogue
School: Fort Street High School
Teacher: Caroline Jerrems

Division Two

Students: Dawei Wu, Oliver Xu
Business Plan: Passionne Digital

School: Sydney Boys High School
Teacher: Mr Tom Dolan

Students: Kevin Liao, Brian Pham, Simon Tang, Daniel Zilberman, Derek Liu
Business Plan: CVerify
School: Sydney Boys High School
Teacher: Mr Tom Dolan

Students: Liam Heng, William Kuang, Leo Wang, David Tsai
Business Plan: ParCar
School: Sydney Boys High School
Teacher: Tom Dolan

Students: Andrew Huynh, Stephen Knight, Wendy Ly
Business Plan: Parfait Styling

School: Regents Park Christian School
Teacher: Michael Hammonds

Students: Lachlan Narker, Jack Seabrooke
Business Plan: Telecode

School: Shore
Teacher: Ben Ronald

 

Congratulations to all the winners. Be sure to incorporate the PYOE competition into your Commerce and/or Business Studies teaching and learning program in 2018.

2017 EBE NSW CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition National Awards Ceremony – 10  October 2017

The Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Division 1 winner, Lucy Beer, represented NSW at the national PYOE awards ceremony in Melbourne on 10 October 2017 held by Business Educators Australasia. Lucy was flown to Melbourne for the national awards ceremony and joined the division one finalists from the other states and territories of Australia. Unfortunately Lucy did not achieve the national Division 1 (individual) winner. However reaching the national final is a significant achievement.

The national Division 1 winner was Jessica Lauc from Merici College (Australian Capital Territory) for her business plan, “Leadz”.

The national Divison 2 (group entry) winners at the national level were Elise Atkins, Jack Bellinger, Ashley Chamberlin, Jacob Holm and Connor McLean from Hopetoun P-12 College – Victoria for their business plan,  MSR- Mallee Sports and Rec.

EBE NSW congratulates the 2017 PYOE national winners.

2017 EBE NSW CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition National Awards Ceremony
2017 PYOE Competition National Finalists (Rear L-R: Sam Pegler QLD, Harman Singh WA, Lotfullah Yousefi SA, Sean Cruz TAS, Isabella Di Toro NT, Jessica Lauc ACT, Lucy Bell NSW. Front L-R: Tony Kuc, President BEA, Maybel Gardner VIC, Jon Aloni, General Manager – Victoria, CPA Australia)

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