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  • 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

  • Bunga Barrabugu Winter School 'ridiculously beneficial'[4 August 2014]

    Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program students and volunteers

    In preparation for their final exams and making big decisions about the future, more than 40 Year 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students took part in the Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program at the University of Sydney in July. More

  • The play's the thing: Compass partner schools get the Hamlet Experience[28 July 2014]

    Hamlet, as presented by theatre company Sport for Jove

    For Year 12 students, Term 3 brings with it the high pressure and high stakes of HSC trials. Students from Compass partner schools Condell Park and Marrickville High Schools gained an edge in June by attending The Hamlet Experience, part of the Seymour Centre's HSC Symposium Series. More

  • Making Tomorrow: The Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program[17 July 2014]

    Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program students and volunteers

    Last week, the University of Sydney hosted the new Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program, which supports and encourages Indigenous students with a week of academic and cultural enrichment workshops and off-site excursions. More

  • Going out to the Silver City...[30 June 2014]

    Compass at Broken Hill

    Last week, the Compass team travelled west to work with staff and students from Willyama, Broken Hill and Menindee High schools on Broken Hill Learning Week. More

  • Putting Health in the Frame[30 June 2014]

    Framing Health

    Through the Framing Health project, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from local high schools are given the resources and mentoring necessary to write, direct and produce a series of short films to promote better community health. More