Through generous workplace giving and donation matching, Wilson Asset Management and staff have been helping children learn valuable skills for life since 2015 by supporting ethics education classes in local primary schools.
So far over $12,000 has been donated. Thank you! You have enabled 550 students to attend a weekly class in ethics education.
Your valuable support has helped Primary Ethics grow to expand its program into over 440 schools across NSW.
Our goal is to meet demand for another 60,000 children to have this opportunity, so we are fundraising to train and support the 4,000 volunteers required to achieve this.
Find out what happens in an ethics class
Over a half hour lesson each week, children are presented with stories, scenarios and activities about topics such as ‘Is it ever ok to lie?’, ‘Drugs in sport’, ‘Good reasons’, ‘Laziness’.
Classes are styled as a community of inquiry learning model, which encourages children to build on each other’s ideas and use the give-and-take of reasoned argument to explore ethical issues.
The aim of ethics classes is to help equip children with the skills to tackle some of the tough ethical issues they will face in their lifetime, while helping them to make better decisions every day that are based on sound reasoning rather than peer pressure or out of habit.
Opportunities in Workplace Volunteering
Staff from Wilson Asset Management are invited to participate in workplace volunteering for Primary Ethics.
Several skilled volunteering roles are available, taking as little as an hour a week, and can be undertaken at a school close to your home or work (or at your child or grandchild’s school, if applicable). Find out more about volunteering.
Download our workplace volunteering info sheet.
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About Primary Ethics
Primary Ethics provides a high quality curriculum along with training and support to volunteers from local communities so that children at their local school have the opportunity to gain an education in ethics.
Ethics classes are discussion based, and the role of the volunteer ‘ethics teacher’ is to facilitate the discussion using scaffolded questioning from a pedagogically effective, age appropriate and Department of Education approved set of lesson materials.