Warners Bay High School teacher wins $15,000 NSW Premier's scholarship

REWARD: Sarah Mitchell , the NSW Minister for Education, Warners Bay High School teacher Rachel Noonan and Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Premier.
REWARD: Sarah Mitchell , the NSW Minister for Education, Warners Bay High School teacher Rachel Noonan and Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Premier.

Warners Bay High School teacher Rachel Noonan will be able to research a topic she is passionate about after winning a $15,000 scholarship.

Ms Noonan, the head teacher of social science at the Warners Bay school, was awarded the NSW Premier's Financial Literacy and Capability Scholarship on September 5.

The scholarship will allow her to explore the role that governments, not-for-profits and industry groups play in building financial literacy among young people and the wider community.

Ms Noonan will use the scholarship to meet with experts from schools, universities, government agencies and other professional associations across Australia, Canada and the US to discuss how organisations can better work together to improve the financial literacy of young people.

"This scholarship is an amazing opportunity for me to understand successful programs and activities developed by a range of key stakeholders," she said.

"Given the increasingly complex financial environment students face I'm looking forward to being able to help them develop their financial literacy skills and to become financially capable young adults."

Ms Noonan will start her study tour in April 2020.

The Financial Literacy and Capability Scholarship, which is sponsored by First State Super, is part of the NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarships.

The scholarships were announced at an event in Sydney earlier in September, hosted by the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian.

"We believe that financial literacy is a vital life skill and learning these valuable lessons in school provides a strong foundation for the future," First State Super chief executive officer Deanne Stewart said.

"That is why we have been proud to support the Premier's First State Super Financial Literacy and Capability Scholarship.

"Through it, we have supported passionate teachers, like Rachel, to prepare their students for a better financial future."

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