Enterprise in the Community - Report for NSW Education

programs held at St Pauls College Manly and Balgowlah Boys High

Enterprise in the Community is an experiential learning program designed to bring school communities together with local business communities to collaborate and solve real-world business  problems. The program design brings learners on a journey to discover how to apply life skills that they can use throughout their whole life.

Watch the video to get a clear sense of how the program works.

"Member for Manly, James Griffin has thrown his support behind a project providing students with ‘real life’ challenges faced by local businesses and then finding solutions.

The collaborative project between SEVENmile Ltd, the Department of Education, St Paul’s Catholic College and local participating businesses involved Year 9 and 10 students at Manly’s St Paul’s Catholic College.

The 8 week program (14 hours) is designed by the SEVENmile Venture Lab to expose students to problem solving techniques; gain valuable presentation skills; and develop connections with local industry.

Mr Griffin, who presented students with their certificates said, “It was all on display. What is so impressive about this project is that the students have been working on ‘real life’ problems faced by local businesses."

The above text is quoted from a Media Release from Manly MP, James Griffin, who attended the final presentation event at St Paul's Catholic College on June 21st, 2021. Jmaes is pictured below together with the four student teams and their business owners.

The St Paul's program - business owners very generously gave their time:

Rosanna Cotino and Carla Pereira, Co-Founders, edgedVR - 0431 208 526

Lorraine Gnanadickam, FoodSt - 0412 055 007

Mark Kelly, CEO | Global Surf Industries - 0403 045 159

Jason Chan, MyFirstGym - +61 411 171 601 

View the team's presentations

St Pauls Student Survey Results - view full report

Balgowlah Boys High Report

Paul Sheather, Principal

Andrew McGuire, HSIE Teacher

The Balgowlah Boys High program business owners, who very generously gave their time and thanks to The P&C for organising the participation of local business owners:

Robbie Scarll, Seaforth Physio and Sports Injury Centre - 0403 949 364

Harry McGuire, McKinsey.Org - 0435 182 192

Natalya Hansson, Winbourne Foods - 0403 806 339

Jo Moss and , Co-Founders, StarTime Studios - 0414 786 783

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