Community News
Latest News
School News

June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
March 2016
February 2016
November 2015
October 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
News & Events
Business booming at Global Trade Fair - 16 June 2015

This semester, the Business and Technology Faculty was proud to launch the College’s first “Global Trade Fair”. Year 10 Economics and Business students were excited to establish and operate their own global business venture at this extravaganza event.


As part of their study, students investigated the current global business environment and the impact of Australian businesses trading with a number of international organisations. For their assessment, students developed a unique product to sell at the Global Trade Fair and then participate in the planning process of selling that product in a specific overseas marketplace (in accordance with various government regulations, economic considerations, legal requirements and cultural implications).


The fair was a huge success and the students would like to thank the Lourdes Hill College community for supporting them in this initiative. Proceeds from the sale of their products were given to their nominated charity, Caritas Australia.


The Global Trade Fair was a fantastic opportunity to prepare students for the “PierSim Business Island Simulation” experience. PierSim is a world-first approach to teaching Economics and Business Education which enables students to own and operate their businesses in an ‘in-world’ and ‘out-world’ virtual simulation. From designing their products to seeing how the share price of their business was trading on the virtual stock exchange, our students adopted the role of an avatar and had trade within the “PierSim Business Island Simulation” program. Students were then assessed on their economics and business decision-making skills throughout the trading period and applied their learnt theory to practice.

PierSim is an excellent example of how subject-specific technologies can achieve the intention of the ICT general capabilities that are embedded within the Australian Curriculum for Economics and Business.


Shane Weir
Head of Faculty – Business and Technology

Categories: Latest News | School News