Ita has words of advice

From left to right: Penrhos College Principal Meg Melville and Australian of the Year Ita Buttrose with teacher's assistant Natalie Belford and her daughters Clare (18) (on left) and Rose (13) (on right) from Ardross.
From left to right: Penrhos College Principal Meg Melville and Australian of the Year Ita Buttrose with teacher's assistant Natalie Belford and her daughters Clare (18) (on left) and Rose (13) (on right) from Ardross.

Words of advice from Australian of the Year Ita Buttrose who addressed 300 members of the Penrhos College community last week alongside Young Australian of the Year Akram Azim.

The publishing powerhouse spoke about the importance of learning and her rise in the media industry from being a copy girl at the Australian Women’s Weekly at age 15 to the founding editor of Cleo and the first woman appointed to the News Ltd board.

‘When I was at school it wasn’t all that important to educate girls’