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School visits

The Treasury hosts school visits for introducing students to the work we and the public sector do to help with raising the living standards of all New Zealanders – and to familiarise them with the world of economics and how interesting this can be.

What do the visits include?

Students are welcomed by recent Treasury graduates. They are then given a presentation,  followed by a simulation of the Treasury’s involvement with the annual Government Budget, involving our visitors.

This activity includes an overview of the country’s economic environment, how we work with the government on this, and what it’s like to be working at the Treasury during the biggest priority of the year.

The visits last around 1.5 hours, and are hosted at the Treasury’s offices at No.1 The Terrace in Wellington city.

Are all schools welcome?

Yes. Students in years 12 and 13 are likely to get the most from the visit because of the content on the day. Younger students though are also welcome.

How do schools register interest in a visit?

They should, in the first instance, contact Jessica Clarke at grad.enquiries@treasury.govt.nz with the following information:

  • a preferred date and starting time for the 1.5 hour visit
  • two optional date and starting times for the visit (in case the first isn’t able to be met by the Treasury because of other commitments at the time) 
  • a contact name, email address, and mobile number for the school representative organising the visit 
  • an estimate of the number of students and teachers that will be on the visit
  • any particular questions the students may like to ask about the Treasury during the visit.

For more information, please contact Jessica at grad.enquiries@treasury.govt.nz 

Last updated: 
Friday, 14 September 2018