Forecast Bright for Economics and Commerce Students
Christ Church’s top performers in Accounting and Economics for the year have been recognised with a number of awards from an external organisations.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants Most Outstanding Awards were presented to the School’s top students in Accounting and Economics. Michael Ng (Year 12) received the award for Economics and Sam Berrell (Year 12) for Accounting and Finance. Head of Economics and Finance Andrew Greig said the awards, which are separate to the Year 12 subject prizes, reflected their consistent effort and performance across the year. The boys received a pen, certificate and a cheque for $100.
More than 163 students from across Western Australia and parts of Asia sat the Business Educators of Western Australia Accounting Exam. At Christ Church, nine Year 12 students sat the exam as preparation for Mock and TEE Examinations. Sam Berrell achieved a Distinction (for a score above 75 per cent) while Stephen Burke and Sam Gilmour were awarded Credits.
In August, Year 12 students Ben Wall, Michael Ng, Robert Kupiec and Daniel Loo were selected to represent the School at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) Economics Student Forum. The educational day, held at the CCI in Perth, included talks from CCI Head Economist John Nicolau and Curtin University lecturer and Chief WACE Examiner Steven Kemp. The boys also took part in a wide array of hands-on simulations on current economic conditions and were awarded certificates based on their performance in these activities.
Jeremy Forbes (Year 10) was the WA winner of the Plan Your Own Enterprise competition with Year 10 students Weiming Weng and Li Kai Tan winning the group division. The competition challenges students to create their own business plan for an enterprising idea. Students must complete all stages of a business plan including market research, estimating costs, producing a cash flow forecast and a marketing plan. Jeremy also travelled to Canberra for the national final where he presented his business idea – an online insurance service.
Cameron Chung (Year 9) and David Ellis (Year 10) finished in the top six of the 13 to 15-year-old in WA of the ESSI Money Challenge. More than 5000 students nationwide entered this year’s challenge, which stands for Earning, Saving, Spending and Investing Money. The simulation game tests students’ financial literacy skills with the goal of earning the most money in a given period. As a result of their top placing, the boys took their place in the national final earlier this term. The School awaits news of the final results eagerly.