Events

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

2014

Term 1
Date Program Event Description Contact
3 January Experience E12 'Info Day' Welcome Lunch

We invite successful E12 students  to lunch on Info Day to celebrate their offer of a place at the University of Sydney.

During the lunch they have  the opportunity to meet fellow students, faculty representatives and student ambassadors.

Wicky West
13 - 17 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. Bianca Williams
11 February Social Inclusion Unit: Widening Participation Widening Participation Scholars Network Workshop   Wicky West
21 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! Wicky West
1 and 2 April Discover Year 6 Giant Science The Giant Science program brings the wonders of science to primary school students and their teachers. A range of hands-on activities will be offered from across the science disciplines including hands-on workshops that involve DNA, forensics, human bones, glowing worms, mummies and more!

Susan Parker

1, 2, 4 and 8 April Inquire Year 10 Study Skills Day 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

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
Term 2
Date Program Event Description Contact
7 May Discover Year 3 'Discover Uni' Day The 'Discover Uni' day provides the Year 3 cohort with an opportunity to participate in a wide range of hands-on activities offered by various faculties, schools and student societies.  The campus visit is the main part of a three-phase program for the young students, who are visited in their classrooms in the following weeks by Compass volunteers.  A mini-graduation ceremony is the culminating activity in a lesson where students are given the opportunity to reflect positively on their experience on campus. Susan Parker
28 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.

Bianca Williams
9-13 June Explore Broken Hill Learning Week Broken Hill high school students get a head start on their path to higher education at Broken Hill Learning Week - an innovative program run in schools by the University of Sydney to provide academic enrichment and encourage students to consider university.

Bianca Williams

Sophie Partridge

Term 3
Date Program Event Description Contact
7-11 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

4-22 August Explore Year 7 'Explore Uni' Day

Students are escorted on a campus tour which takes in historic and modern elements of the architecture and introduces them to the geography of the campus and services available to students.

Students will watch a performance of Onwards & Upwards in the Great Hall. Onwards & Upwards is a high energy, interactive, magazine style production. The characters explore different routes and pathways through education, including HSC, TAFE and University, and other career options to promote early consideration and develop an understanding of what is right for them. This production has been developed by Gibber on behalf of Bridges to Higher Education.

Susan Parker

Victoria Loy

Sylvia Utami
3 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
Term 4
Date Program Event Description Contact
1-2 October 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.

Susan Parker

Bianca Williams

15 October 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

30 October Schools and Communities Souths Cares SHOWCASE A showcase of health promotion video clips produced as part of the 'Framing Health' Project - a collaboration between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school and university students to promote better health.

Bianca Williams

Sophie Partridge

November TBC 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
9 December For Everyone COMPASS SHOWCASE Premier screening of the short films and animations produced by students from our Compass partner schools and an exhibition of film sets and storyboards created by the students. Susan Parker