2012 Videos

Bridges to Higher Education


Bridges to Higher Education 2012

Bridges to Higher Education 2012

Unveiled in 2012, Bridges to Higher Education is an initiative designed to reach over 100,000 school students and boost the participation rates in higher education from low socio-economic status communities.

  • 03:36 minutes

Campus visits


Compass Inquiry Day (STEM)

Compass Inquiry Day (STEM)

More than 210 Year 9 students from eight Compass partner high schools took part in multidisciplinary workshops based around the principles of inquiry and design, aimed to encourage then to pursue science, technology, engineering and maths.

  • 03:13 minutes
"Exploring University" Camp - 26 & 27 September 2012

"Exploring University" Camp - 26 & 27 September 2012

Over two days in September the University of Sydney and the Smith Family's 'Exploring University' camp helped make university a real option for 37 high school students from across NSW.

  • 06:28 minutes
Year 8 Experience Day - 5 September 2012

Year 8 Experience Day - 5 September 2012

Close to 400 students from Compass partner high schools visited the University for the Year 8 Experience Day.

  • 06:29 minutes
University Experience Day - 9 August 2012

University Experience Day - 9 August 2012

The 2012 University Experience Day, established by the University's Social Inclusion Unit and The Smith Family, brings Year 9 and 10 students to campus to learn about university.

  • 02:50 minutes
Compass Parents Campus Visit - 27 June 2012

Compass Parents Campus Visit - 27 June 2012

For the Compass program's second campus visit for parents for 2012, a group of forty parents and children joined the Compass team for a fun day of activities at the University.

  • 04:19 minutes
Year 7 Liverpool Boys High School Campus Visit - 21 June 2012

Year 7 Liverpool Boys High School Campus Visit - 21 June 2012

The Compass team welcomed onto campus 93 very excited Year 7 students from one of its new partner schools, Liverpool Boys High School.

  • 04:06 minutes
Reconciliation Week Sea of Hands - May 2012

Reconciliation Week Sea of Hands - May 2012

Installation designed by Sydney College of the Arts student Jessica Leffley.

  • 00:58 minutes
Compass Year 3 Discover University Day - 2 May 2012

Compass Year 3 Discover University Day - 2 May 2012

Find out what students thought of Compass' Year 3 Discover University day.

  • 02:17 minutes
Compass Year 3 Discover University Day: Quadrangle time lapse - 2 May 2012

Compass Year 3 Discover University Day: Quadrangle time lapse - 2 May 2012

The Compass Program's Year 3 Discover University day, as seen from the front lawns of the Quadrangle.

  • 02:22 minutes
Compass Year 3 Discover University Day: Clocktower time lapse - 2 May 2012

Compass Year 3 Discover University Day: Clocktower time lapse - 2 May 2012

The Compass Program's Year 3 Discover University day, as seen from the Clocktower.

  • 00:38 minutes
Fairfield Highschool Year 7 campus visit

Fairfield Highschool Year 7 campus visit

Fairfield High School Year 7 students were given the opportunity to experience what university life has to offer.

  • 01:14 minutes

Compass Film Production & Editing and Stop Motion Animation

Below are thirteen movies produced by students who participated in the Compass Film Production & Editing and Stop Motion Animation program. They made their world premiere at the 2012 Compass Showcase in the iconic Great Hall, University of Sydney.

'The New Girl' by Wattawa Heights Public School

'The New Girl' by Wattawa Heights Public School

The adventures of an extraterrestrial visitor who is enrolled into a typical Australian primary school.

  • 04:20 minutes
'Max and the Water Bombs' by Athelstane Public School

'Max and the Water Bombs' by Athelstane Public School

A boy called Max gets into trouble, throwing water bombs at his friends and the principal. But then an earthquake shakes the school. Can Max become a hero?

  • 03:11 minutes
'Time Travel' by Bexley Public School

'Time Travel' by Bexley Public School

Students discover a commemorative plaque underneath the school bell that, when touched, sends them back to the year 1887 for the school's opening.

  • 02:54 minutes
A medley of short animations by Kogarah Public School

A medley of short animations by Kogarah Public School

'Eureka', 'Into the Future', 'Ned Kelly', 'The Bushrangers', 'Gold Zombie' and 'The Battle for Gold'.

  • 06:48 minutes
A medley of short animations by Condell Park Public School

A medley of short animations by Condell Park Public School

'Day Gone Wrong', 'Map to Find Treasure', 'The Gold Find' and 'The Tsunami'.

  • 02:35 minutes
'Adventure of Argon' by Marrickville Intensive English Centre

'Adventure of Argon' by Marrickville Intensive English Centre

Argon travels into outer space where he encounters mean aliens. Will he be able to return home?

  • 06:34 minutes
'Strange Picnic' by Kogarah Intensive English Centre

'Strange Picnic' by Kogarah Intensive English Centre

A group of friends having a party anger the tree spirit, who sends them to the Underworld!

  • 04:35 minutes
'Alien Invasion' by Sir Joseph Banks High School

'Alien Invasion' by Sir Joseph Banks High School

A farmer and his wife live peacefully on their small farm until one day aliens invade!

  • 02:47 minutes
'Marrickville High Together' by Marrickville High School

'Marrickville High Together' by Marrickville High School

Together, we stand proud of our school. By Year 10 Drama class.

  • 01:53 minutes
A medley of short animations by Fairfield High School

A medley of short animations by Fairfield High School

'Tree Story', 'Dance-off Bugs' and 'Ruby's Dream'.

  • 03:48 minutes
'The Future of Earth' by Condell Park High School

'The Future of Earth' by Condell Park High School

A scientist's desperate attempt to save the earth from total collapse.

  • 01:23 minutes
'The Hacker' by Westfields Sports High School

'The Hacker' by Westfields Sports High School

A story of a school under siege. The students must solve puzzles and find clues to escape.

  • 03:55 minutes
A medley of short animations by Dubbo Senior College

A medley of short animations by Dubbo Senior College

'The Box and the Girl', 'Hearts' and 'Lost and Found'.

  • 02:50 minutes