Events

To complement our work in schools and the community, Compass hosts a number of events on campus for students, teachers and parents.

2015

Term 1

Date

Program

Event

Description

Contact

12–16 January

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs

Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program

The Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program is a practical on campus engagement program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 who are considering studies beyond high school.

Mike Tran/Bianca Williams

19 February

Experience

E12 Orientation

The 2014 intake E12 students are invited to participate in the E12 Orientation that is designed specifically for them to meet their peers and receive great tips for surviving and thriving at Uni!

 

Mary Teague

TBA

Teachers

School Professional Development Day

Teachers in Compass schools have a unique opportunity to participate in a range of FREE teacher professional development programs offered through the University of Sydney, from project-specific skills training and one-day/short-term courses through to postgraduate study programs

Victoria Loy

14 April

Parents

Family Fun Day

Parents and their families from our Compass partner schools are invited to come and experience university for themselves so they can better support their child. Information will be available about applying to university, university life, costs, courses, and the support available. Activities for all the family and a campus tour provided.

Susan Parker

Term 2

Date

Program

Event

Description

Contact

 

24 April

1, 8, 12, 22, and 29 May

Inquire

 

Preparation for Senior Study

Year 10 students spend a day on campus attending workshops, conducted by University academics, designed to increase their preparedness for the HSC and university. In the extended program, University of Sydney student volunteers will visit schools each term to run small group activities with the Year 10 students.

Sophie Partridge/Dorothy Tran

6 May

Discover

Year 6 Discover Uni Day

The 'Discover Uni' day provides Year 6 students from Compass partner schools with an opportunity to explore the university campus and participate in hands-on activities with University students and staff. Students draw connections between these activities, higher education and their future options.

Susan Parker

 27 May

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs

Year 7 & 8 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander 'Explore Uni' Day

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students experience what university for a day. Students take part in hands-on tutorials, presentations, demonstrations and practical sessions, speak to current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and tour the campus.

Mike Tran/Bianca Williams

Term 3

Date

Program

Event

Description

Contact

6-10 July

Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu

Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program

This program provides the opportunity to experience university life, understand enrolment opportunities, including scholarship applications and faculties/courses, and learn financial planning skills. Students will understand the importance of study and lifelong learning. They will also create valuable and memorable peer to peer support opportunities with current University students.

Bianca Williams

2 September

Explore

Year 8 'Investig8 Uni' Day

The 'Investig8 Uni' allows Year 8 students to explore their individual interests in two self-selected 45 minute workshops.  This day helps students to begin to identify links between these activities, higher education study and career options.

Susan Parker

9 September (TBC)

Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu (brochure PDF)

"To Make Tomorrow" Forum

A forum for staff supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander High School Students focussed on improving students' educational outcomes. The Making Tomorrow Forum is a component of the Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program (HEPPP) grant and is for Aboriginal Support Staff, Careers Advisors, Year Advisors, Senior Executives and School Councillors. For more information and to register, see the brochure(PDF).

Mike Tran/Sophie Partridge

29 September - 30 September

Experience

'Life@Sydney'

'Life@Sydney' is a two day program for Year 11 students identified by the Compass program held at the University of Sydney in Camperdown. The program provides an opportunity for students to take part in lectures and tutorials, presentations, try out different subject areas and learn about a variety of industries.

Josie Wilson

Term 4

Date

Program

Event

Description

Contact

12 November

Inquire

Year 9 STEM Day

Compass offers a STEM day for Year 9 students of  Compass partner schools, run in collaboration with faculties, such as Science, Engineering and Information Technologies, Architecture, Design and Planning.  Our STEM day is an inquiry based workshop, to find solutions for sustainable future.

Susan Parker

12 November

Parents

Bridges Parents University Visit

Parents from our Bridges partner schools are invited to come and experience university for themselves so they can better support their child. Information will be available about applying to university, university life, costs, courses, and the support available. Common questions answered and a campus tour provided.

Susan Parker

Sophie Partridge