I hope many of our students who are facing situations of phyrric and compromised year twelve results, elect to revisit their final year of secondary school in 2021. COVID-19 has played havoc with and destabilised the 2020 educational year, largely trashing learning opportunity that should be satisfying and rewarding. Revisiting year 12 next year could provide the fulfilment stripped from students this year.
It is a shame that the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has seen fit to cut the interest rate on the Dollarmite accounts of children who are learning to save through school banking. Saving money is becoming an increasingly rare skill and children need to understand the importance of saving against the future. The CBA’s reduction of what was already a small interest reward for a very important attitude is disappointing. Hopefully children will not be discouraged from saving.
Congratulations to Bryce Fullwood our home grown Territorian, who has debuted on the Supercar stage. He has done the hard yards and worked assiduously to claim the status he is now earning. He is an example to all young Territorians and has proven that hard work and dedication pays off.