Australian Business Week posts big win for MCC staff

Mundaring Christian College’s (MCC) Head of Secondary, Mr David Elsing, completed this term by hosting the highly-successful Australian Business Week (ABW) at the Parkerville Campus.

The ABW program allows Year Ten students to work in business teams and run a fictional company with operations, finance, marketing and executive decisions to be made each day for an entire week. On Day Five, the winning team will have succeeded in creating a trade display, an oral presentation and routine stock predictions in order to get to the top of the group scores.

Year Ten student Brody spoke openly of the opportunities that had been afforded to him this week:

“Its been great working with different people. We have all had different roles, and its amazing to see what goes into the running of a business. I saw my first financial report on Monday and I’m now comfortable making the daily decisions with our Chief Executive Officer, Phoebe.”

Mr Elsing has run this program since 2018 at Mundaring Christian College after seeing the success of the operation in a previous school in Sydney:

“ABW gives our students the opportunity to look to the horizon and see things that exist beyond themselves. Having business experts as mentors and guest speakers makes the learning real and significant.”

MCC student Mikayla is described by her friends as ‘shy and quiet’, however this week has been great for her confidence in her role as Operations Manager for her group:

“Its fun and a very enjoyable experience to be a part of.  It has made me step up to what the realities of life are going to be like after I leave school.”

Mr Tim Oates begins the role of Head of Secondary at MCC as Mr Elsing finishes his time at the Parkerville Campus to pursue further studies and enjoy quality time with his family. Mr Elsing ‘finished well’ this week, with much praise for all at MCC:

“This has been a very special week for me and demonstrates that the MCC community is happy to extend itself past our core business of regular teaching and learning. So many people have extended themselves in the leadup to this week to make it a success.”

Expert presenters and mentors for the week included:

  • Karen Beale (LYC Business Solutions)
  • Paul Symons (PC Locs)
  • Rob Dybeck (Subway Entrepreneur)
  • Peter Versaci (Square Node)
  • Craig Clark (Dorrington’s Plumbing & Gas)
  • Nick Hind (Precision Coffee Roasters)
  • Marsha Dale (Mother & Bride)
  • Terrence East (Kitto & Kitto Lawyers)
  • Liam Frejiszyn (The Bike Stable)
  • Andrew Dawson (HBF)
  • Steve Blizard (Roxburgh Securities)
  • Patrick Bertola (Mundaring Chamber of Commerce)
  • Shamim Toy (Muzz Buzz Franchise Owner)
  • Phebe Cho (Accelus Global)

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