McAuley Catholic Primary School Rose Bay students have proved it’s never too soon to build an entrepreneurial mindset – and the future-ready skills that go with it.

Students from Kindergarten to Year 6 took part in an IDEATION workshop, run by social-enterprise the Australian School of Entrepreneurship.

The workshop helped students to identify problems in their local and global communities.

They then brainstormed and pitched a micro-business solution to each problem to a panel of judges.

A group of Year 4 students pitched ‘COVID carers’ packages to help people maintain good hygiene during the pandemic.

Each pack included gloves, sanitizer, a face mask and tissues.

Students also built their own virtual reality headsets in the last session of the day.

“The main focus of entrepreneurship education is to foster curiosity and develop life skills which enhance a student’s ability to work in the real world” – Nicole Jones


Principal Nicole Jones said students walked away from the day with improved public speaking abilities and the skills and mindset needed to start their own business.

“We want to help prepare our students to be adaptable, curious, and confident,” Mrs Jones said.

“By offering programs like the IDEATION workshop, we hope to help our students build enterprise skills.

“These include critical and creative thinking, complex problem solving, financial and digital literacy, teamwork, creativity, and communication.”

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