Parents' Experience Day
29 September 2009
At the same time as the Compass Experience Day was occurring parents from the Compass schools were also having their own university experience. Parents from Marrickville West Families in Cultural Transition program attended a concurrent Experience Day undertaking a physics session with Dr Phil Dooley, a tour of the campus and libraries, a session on higher education pathways and a visit to the Nicholson Museum.
Tana Tuake a Community Information Officer from DET's Sydney Region forwarded us some of the comments from the parents on their home in the bus:
"Lots of information and a very friendly staff"
"This is a different world"
"I love the physics, I am going to encourage my child to take up science... Science is the way of life"
"As a mother I am going to start talking to my kids about uni"
"Definitely think and prepare about Uni and come down in our own time as a family outing"
"Now I can talk to my children about the mummy, and if they say 'How do you know?', I can say I have seen it and touched it at the uni"
"This is a picture us mothers will not forget... have put it on save"