Market Day at Fountain Gate 

Year 11 Business Management Excursion - July 28

During Term 3, the Unit 1 & 2 Business Management students (led by Business teacher, Mr Chris Sacco) are studying the area of Marketing with the end goal of successfully operating our own business, capable of turning over a profit during Nossal Market Day on Friday, September 2. On Thursday the July 28, the class embarked on the first of a two-part excursion.  

This first part consisted of travelling to Westfield Fountain Gate in Narre Warren to conduct market research via surveying customers to gain valuable information for our stalls. For example, our group constructed a survey with a heavy focus on soft drinks, a crucial part of our product range at our store. Some of our market research centred around questions such as: 


“Do you like soft drinks?” 

“If yes, what soft drink out of this list would you prefer most?”.  


Simple questions with possible options as answers already laid out, meant that the average time to take a survey would be less than one minute, allowing for groups to reach the minimum goal of 30 surveys with relative ease.   


With this first part concluded, our sights are set on part two of the excursion with a trip to the world-famous Queen Victoria market next week! Stay tuned for another update! A big thank you to Ms Kamimura for also assisting in the supervision of our market research today at Fountain Gate.  


While you are reading this, I will tell you more about Nossal Market Day. Nossal has historically held a Market Day every year led by the Year 11 Business Management students. This will be the first Market Day at Nossal in over three years, due to COVID-19 and the Lockdowns. Around 7 teams are creating their own “businesses” with plenty of goods and services to go around. Potential customers can look to expect a range of products from carnival games to pens and cupcakes and are encouraged to bring along some money to support the businesses. All teams are required to donate profits to a charity of their choosing from Save the Children and RSPCA to World Vision.  


If you are a parent reading this, please give your child some money for Market Day on September 2 so they can have a blast with their friends.


If you are a student reading this, make sure to find some change or bring along your card as some stores will be accepting debit and credit cards.


Marlon Tauro - Business Management Student 

Year 11