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  • Compass and Souths Cares team up again in 2015[19 May 2015]

    Rabbitohs Souths Cares homework club

    For the second year Compass and the South Sydney Rabbitohs charity, Souths Cares, have paired up for the Homework Club program. More

  • Compass Family Day 2015[11 May 2015]

    Compass Family Day 2015

    For our first ever Family Day, we thought we would try and entice students and parents who were just about ready to go back to school after the Term 1 holidays - and we got about 170 of them! More

  • Compass volunteers are back in 2015[28 April 2015]

    Conpass Volunteers return in 2015

    Once again we have been busy recruiting University of Sydney students, staff and alumni to volunteer at some of our partner primary and high schools in Terms 2 and 3. More

  • Road to University opens for Dubbo students[21 April 2015]

    Dubbo Senior College Campus

    Making university accessible to all students of promise is the goal of the University of Sydney's latest project in Dubbo, set to launch at Dubbo College Senior Campus in term three. More

  • Holroyd High School featured on SBS Insight[1 April 2015]

    Holroyd High

    Compass partner school Holroyd High was yesterday the subject of the latest episode of SBS Insight. More

  • Annette Cairnduff speaks to SBS Living Black[17 March 2014]

    The Living Black Team

    Earlier this year, Compass Director Annette Cairnduff spoke to SBS Living Black about the Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program. If you would like to listen to what she had to say, the audio is available here! More

  • O-Week 2015: Welcome new students![28 February 2015]

    O-Week stall

    In good weather and, more often than not, in bad, we have been out promoting Compass’ volunteering opportunities to University of Sydney students and staff at this year’s O-Week (Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 February). More

  • Compass welcomes E12 recipients[23 February 2015]

    Jonti Groth

    Compass were thrilled to welcome almost 300 E12 Scholarship recipients to the Early Orientation E12 Pathway welcome on the 19th of February, 2015. More

  • Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program 2015[22 January 2014]

    Sydney Story Factory

    From January 12 to 16 this year, almost 200 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island high school students attended the University of Sydney's Wingara Mura - Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program. Currently in its second year, the Program is a pre-tertiary engagement intended for Aboriginal teenagers with an eye on a university degree. More


  • Compass Showcase, the Greatest Show on Earth![12 December 2014]

    The Greatest Show on Earth

    More than 300 students from primary and high schools in Sydney's southwest filled the Great Hall with laughter and applause on Tuesday, as the annual Compass Showcase as the short films and animations they created were screened for the first time. More

  • Compass Volunteers, the year that was…[8 December 2014]

    With 2014 coming to an end, so too have our Compass Volunteer programs for the year. More

  • Compass goes back to basics[2 November 2014]

    Students participate in occupational health activities

    Crab crawling to improve students' deskwork posture? Threading shoelaces through cut-outs to improve handwriting? These were just a few of the exercises used by our Occupational Therapy placement students in classrooms around NSW this year. More


  • Running to class to make the most of learning[15 October 2014]

    Running to class

    Liverpool Girls High School has only been a Compass partner school since 2012, but in that short time they have made our programs integral to the school calendar, participating in more than 30 activities. Head Teacher E-Learning, Ms Katy Lumkin, reflects on the 2014 Term 3 Film Production & Editing program. More

  • Forum sets course for a brighter tomorrow[14 October 2014]

    The Making Tomorrow Forum

    More than 120 participants from all around Australia took part in the University of Sydney's Making Tomorrow Forum on Friday 10 October. The forum brought together high school teachers, careers advisors, school councillors and senior executives who work to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students' educational outcomes. More

  • Year 7 students Explore Uni and make their mark[22 September 2014]

    Year 7 Pave the Way event

    This year, more than 1,200 Year 7 students from 12 Compass partner high schools came to explore The University of Sydney to get a head start on planning their lives and imagining their future careers. More

  • Pave the Way raises over $900,000 in 24 hours[18 September 2014]

    Pave the Way

    The University of Sydney community came together to support two important causes: Compass and medical research. We are thrilled to report that within just 24 hours we raised $932,964.90 through 1058 donors. More

  • Year 8 Investig8 Uni[11 September 2014]

    Year 8 Investig8 Uni

    Building apps, dissecting molluscs, investigating crime: these were just some of the activities on offer for more than 550 Year 8 students at last week's Compass Investig8 Uni. More

  • Why Bridges is working[4 September 2014]

    Bridges logo

    The Bridges to Higher Education partnership is well on its way to achieving its desired outcomes, with 90% of students saying they feel better prepared for university as a result of Bridges. More

  • Building bridges between parents and the University[7 August 2014]

    Parents visit campus

    Last week, Bridges to Higher Education, in conjunction with Compass and The University of Sydney, hosted the Make Your Mark Parents and Community Information Day. More