The Commerce Department focuses on supporting all students to achieve to the best of their ability. The Commerce Committee, run by the Commerce Prefect, provides assistance in Commerce subjects and individual tuition both inside and outside the classroom. This service has proven to be successful in building peer-tutor relationships and student confidence.
Students benefit from a range of activities, that are student focused and require both individual and group participation. The local business community is always willing to assist our students in their learning.
Accounting students have had the benefit of seminars from Westpac, presentations by representatives from Craigs Investment Partners, lectures at Massey University and trips to local businesses.
Senior Business students meet regularly with mentors as they develop their business ideas, and helpful information is presented by seminars provided by Young Enterprise. The business companies also enjoy the support of the local community when producing products for trade fairs. Junior Business students have the opportunity to attend Business Challenge where students from Palmerston North Boys’ High and Palmerston North Girls’ High work together to create a business idea that is presented to judges from the community on the final day of the challenge.
Economics students’ attend trips to the Reserve Bank, Treasury in Wellington, and lectures at Massey University. Business Week offered during the July school holidays is also popular with senior Commerce Students – this event attracts student from New Zealand and students find the experience worth while, exciting and relevant to their studies. Each year we are able to send two students to Business Boot Camp at Massey, Albany Campus, Auckland – where students from around the country work together on team challenges. Enterprise in Action weekend is another opportunity for students to learn more about Business.
The Commerce Department provides students with a broad range of skills relating to the business sector. Students have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and abilities in Accounting, Business and Economics all of which enable them to have a leading advantage in many areas of business.
Subjects offered are:
- Year 9 Business
- Year 10 Business
- Year 11 Accounting and Economics
- Year 12 Accounting, Business and Economics
- Year 13 Accounting, Business and Economics
Course Outlines and Assessment Schedules
Course outlines and assessment will be handed out to students at the start of the year.
Conditions of assessment and due dates will be given to students prior to assessments.
NCEA Guidelines and Procedures
Palmerston North Girls’ High School NCEA policies and guidelines will be followed regarding assessments – students, parents/caregivers would benefit by familiarizing themselves with these policies.
Job Opportunities for Commerce Students:
Accounting, Share broker, Management, Hospitality, Horticulture, Finance, Industries, Public Policy Planning, Property Valuation, Business Entrepreneur, Agri-Business, Treasury, Development Economics, Reserve Bank, Teacher, Resource Management, Political Advisors, Tourism, International Business, International Careers, Chartered Accountant and Accounting Technician.