TEACHING students financial responsibility has paid off for Sheila Griffin.
Singleton Primary School will benefit from $10,000 towards financial education initiatives after Ms Griffin received a Commonwealth Bank Teaching Award.
Ms Griffin won the award for her outstanding contribution to improving the financial wellbeing of young Australians.
She was one of 15 teachers chosen from more than 230 applications across Australia.
Ms Griffin helps students learn essential money management skills.
She facilitated an innovative financial system, which enables students to earn, spend and save specially designed Singleton Primary currency.
Her program is being expanded to include ‘wheelbarrow stalls’ selling stationery, student artwork and treats to give students the opportunity to develop real life transaction and marketing skills.
Ms Griffin will receive a $2000 personal reward for her efforts and will receive her accolades at a ceremony in Sydney on September 30.