Year 5 Market Day focuses on entrepreneurship

If you were given $10, what would you do with it? At Sunshine Coast Grammar School, this is the ultimate entrepreneurial challenge for Year 5 students as part of their business unit where they are challenged to create a market stall and sell their product or service at Market Day on Wednesday, November 21.

From slingshots and lolly stands to games stalls and more, the event will see students use their business skills acquired throughout the unit to bring their market stall to life and sell their products to other students, staff and parents of the School.

Students have had to work in pairs with a budget of $10 each to develop a business plan, coordinate the planning, design and creation of the product including logo design, marketing and promotion ahead of the Market Day tomorrow.

Sunshine Coast Grammar School Year 5 Teacher Mrs Liesl Wainscott said that the unit focuses on entrepreneurship and aims to provide students with the opportunity to experience the independence of being a business owner while allowing them to demonstrate their leadership and learn from their peers.

“There is a lot for the students to consider when setting up their small businesses but they have been carefully guided through the process to ensure life-long skills are developed and special memories are created,” said Ms Wainscott.

“We are excited to see what the students have come up with and how they have transferred their knowledge into creating a successful small business.”

Earlier in the term they were inspired by start up and entrepreneur, Naj Elsayed from Acai Flow, on what it takes to start and manage their own business.

All funds raised from the Market Day will go towards the School’s community service program, Grammar Helping Hands.

Grammar scores top netball coach

Sunshine Coast Grammar School is excited to announce the appointment of Lyn Pugh as their Head Netball Coach for 2019.

Lyn brings with her extensive playing and coaching experience and is committed to developing strong skills and enhancing personal development for young athletes.

Currently completing her Netball Australia Advanced Coaching Accreditation under the direction of Queensland Under 19’s Head Coach and mentor Simone Nalatau, Lyn has also been selected as Sunshine Coast Netball Associations Representative Coach for 2019.

Most recently Lyn was the Netball Coordinator at St Andrew’s Anglican College, the Assistant Coach of the Suncoast Lynx Under 19 team which played in the Queensland State Netball League and the Netball Queensland Emerging Talent Program Coordinator for the Sunshine Coast Region.

Principal at Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Mrs Maria Woods believes that Lyn’s experience and skillset in being able to coordinate players and teams from across a broad range of ages and abilities will be crucial for the role.

“Lyn is an accomplished player who has represented Australia and Queensland in the Indoor Netball arena, while captaining a number of state youth netball teams during her career,” said Mrs Woods.

“We look forward to welcoming Lyn to our team and working with her to continue to build our Netball program”.