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Final call: Nominate a teacher for the 2013 Commonwealth Bank Foundation Teaching Awards

Monday, 27 May 2013: With two weeks remaining, there is still time to nominate a worthy teacher for a 2013 Commonwealth Bank Foundation Teaching Award. The Awards recognise the outstanding contributions teachers make in improving the money management skills of young Australians.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, 31 July 2013, with 15 teachers across the nation receiving $10,000 each to fund financial education initiatives in their schools, along with an additional $2,000 for each winning teacher.

Trent Moy, Commonwealth Bank General Manager of Community and Sustainability, said, “We know there are many teachers around the country that are dedicated to developing and improving the financial literacy of young Australians. The 2013 Commonwealth Bank Foundation Teaching Awards is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the contributions of outstanding teachers.”

Applications are open to all Kindergarten to Year 12 teachers in Australian schools and the process is easy. Teachers simply need to tell the Commonwealth Bank Foundation about a money management program that is currently in place, or a program that they would like to implement.

Applications will close at 5.00pm on Friday, 7 June 2013. For further information or to apply for the Awards, visit www.commbank.com.au/teachingawards

The Commonwealth Bank Foundation was established in 2003 as part of our ongoing commitment to improving the financial literacy of young Australians. The Foundation runs a range of educational programs across Australia including the award-winning StartSmart workshops.

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Note to editors:

About the Commonwealth Bank Foundation Teaching Awards
Applications opened on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 and close on Friday, 7 June 2013. Award recipients will be announced on Wednesday, 31 July 2013. The Teaching Awards are open to all Kindergarten to Year 12 teachers in Australian schools. There are 15 awards to be won. Winners will receive $10,000 for their program, plus $2,000 as a personal reward. The $10,000 award will support the commencement or continuation of a project in the school that builds students’ money management skills.

About the Commonwealth Bank Foundation
The Commonwealth Bank Foundation was established in 2003 to improve the financial literacy of young people. The Foundation delivers a range of educational programs, including our award-winning StartSmart workshops, that will reach more than 275,000 Australian students this year. The Foundation’s programs are educational and do not promote the products or services of the Commonwealth Bank.

Media contact:

Georgia Psaltis
Commonwealth Bank
E georgia.psaltis@cba.com.au
T (02) 9118 6487 | M 0477 341 093