Special Programs


Australian Business Week at Telopea Park School (ABW)

Each year all Year 10 students participate in Australian Business Week (ABW).

It is usually held during the last week of Term 2.

Australian Business Week is an intensive one-week program in business knowledge, understanding and skills and is an invaluable experience for all concerned.

The backbone of the ABW program is a computer-simulated business model which requires participants to take over an established company, assume the role of management and make all necessary business decisions to successfully run the company - as well as compete against other participant groups. Students are also required to make and market a product, which is then on display at a trade fair.

To run this program successfully the school requires assistance from parents and the community. Each group of students is supported by a mentor. Parents as well as members of the community are invited to assist as business mentors. This involves being present at the school for an hour or so each day during ABW Week and lending assistance to a small group of students as they run their company meetings and make their business decisions. Mentors do not need business experience to do this.

The program costs each student approximately $50.

For this program to be successful we also need support from the business community and service clubs. Any information in this regard would be gratefully received. Please telephone or e-mail the school if you are able to support Year 10 students in this program.

This is also an excellent opportunity for corporate advertising.

All parents and friends are invited to observe the last day of the program when student companies make presentations, submit written reports, organise trade displays and show their video advertisements.

This is an excellent way for parents/carers to support their children and for businesses to assist the school and to advertise in the wider school community.