Commerce Dept

Commerce at CHS includes the study of Accounting, Business Studies, Consumer Citizenship and Economics in the senior school and Enterprise Studies in the junior school.  Financial Fitness is also covered for all Year 13’s and five minutes of Finance through our Whaanau House structure.

These subjects are ideal for students who are interested in high achievement, career progression and gain an informed view of the world in which we live. It allows students to explore and consider how New Zealanders are directly affected by the economic decision-making of individuals, communities, businesses, and government agencies in New Zealand and overseas. Studying Commerce enables students to appreciate the issues that challenge businesses and stakeholders. In a rapidly changing world, it is important that citizens are able to make informed and rational decisions about business matters.

The study of Commerce subject(s) enables students to develop the knowledge and skills required to manage the financial affairs of individuals, communities, and businesses – to gain knowledge and understanding of good business practice and of business as a productive activity while ensuring financial sustainability for the future.

Students will recognise the different perspectives and values individuals and groups bring to decision making. It also prepares students to participate effectively in the real world.

Studying Commerce creates opportunities for students to develop the key competencies of The New Zealand Curriculum through the fostering of such qualities as initiative, resilience, and resourcefulness and the skills of problem-solving, co-operation, decision making, negotiation, and communicating.