As the first school term gets underway, schools across the country are gearing up for yet another fruitful and stimulating academic year. It’s a time when schools feature prominently in the media spotlight, with Year 12 results bringing accolades to high-achieving students and equal kudos to the schools that nurtured their success.
I have had a great week at the Australian Open, the first of the four grand slams, in my home town of Melbourne. It is a sterling event, impeccably organised and brings thousands of visitors to one of the most impressive sporting precincts anywhere. The Australian Open is known as the Happy Slam, which is a reflection of the tournament’s popularity among players. It certainly makes me happy every time I attend.