About the club

Ngā Kaitiaki Moni is the Whai Rawa Kids Club and is a fun and interactive space for Whai Rawa tamariki aged 5-15 to engage with financial capability learning. It is a platform for Whai Rawa to connect with and learn about saving in an enjoyable way with activities, mail at home, competitions and more.

 

What’s our kaupapa?

Ngā Kaitiaki Moni means ‘the Money Guardians’ which reflects the aim for this initiative – tamariki taking ownership of and engaging in financial learning. This is an important kaupapa, as by age seven most tamariki grasp the value of money and understand that money can be earned, saved, and spent. It is important to introduce your tamariki to these concepts as early as possible to give them the best chance of developing strong financial confidence as they grow older.

Through fun resources, tamariki will learn about and practise with money, saving and helping whānau around the home. This will help develop their financial capability and long-term goal setting and enable them to engage in kōrero about money with whānau. And it’s free if you’re a Whai Rawa member!

What’s in the sign-up pack?

Each tamariki that joins will receive a launch pack with a welcome certificate and an activity pack to complete along with collectible stickers and cards. Tamariki will then receive mail to keep them engaged with Whai Rawa and continue their learning at home.

Want to sign up your tamariki to Ngā Kaitiaki Moni? Click here.

Whānau Financial Literacy

We will be updating this platform regularly with new activities, games, and learning tools.
We aim to have tamariki engaged frequently with Ngā Kaitiaki Moni to encourage conversation with whānau at home on topics like whānau finance, saving and long-term goal setting. Tamariki will develop a deeper understanding of money and future aspirations in a fun and interactive way.

If you are looking for resources or ideas to help with financial capability in your whānau – have a look through the resource pages and our Whānau Guide Series. Our Whānau Guide series is designed to help whānau with financial capability learning at home – and there’s always something to learn for the adults and the tamariki! The guides cover a variety of topics including pocket money, mahi (work), saving, spending and budgeting. You may also discover some new and fun ideas on how to teach your tamariki about these topics.

We have hard copies available so if you’d like your own copy, email us at [email protected] and we can post it out to you.

Read the guides below.

Whānau Guides

Our Whānau Guide series is designed to help you and your whānau with financial capability learning at home – and there’s always something to learn for the adults and the tamariki!

Learn all about pocket money, mahi (work), saving, spending and budgeting. You may also discover some new and fun ideas for games and activities you can do at home with your whānau!

All the guides are available for you to read online below.

Pocket Money Guide

The Pocket Money Guide is a handbook for whānau to help teach you about how money is earned and spent and other important money skills – and of course there’s some activities in the back!

Rakatahi Finance Guide

This guide is designed to provide our rakatahi (young people) with important information about financial concepts that they will come across in their daily life.

The information and resources found in this guide can be used independently by rakatahi or with whānau alongside them, to build financial capability knowledge and skills so they can make choices that will best prepare them for financial independence.

Whānau Finance Guide

This guide is for the whole whānau and covers important topics such as goal setting, budgeting, saving and spending. Throughout the guide there are heaps of ideas from our Whai Rawa members on how they make financial capability learning fun with their whānau. Check out the back for a matching game and the Three Jar System with cut-out labels too!