Schools Engagement Network Meeting Dates

Upcoming meetings

4 July 2014

Workshop 1
Cultural competency training, delivered by Lynette Riley - Academic Coordinator at the Koori Centre
Location Education Building Lecture Room 424 , the University of Sydney

Lyn is a Wiradjuri / Gamilaroi person, raised and schooled in Dubbo (central western NSW), with extensive periods spent in Moree (North West NSW). Her father is Keith Riley of Dubbo and her Mother is Delma (nee) Wright of Moree. Lyn has seven children and a growing number of grandchildren.

Lyn's career has been diverse and has involved working in Aboriginal affairs in both academic and other arenas. She has consistently had to conduct research to develop fresh approaches to address enduring and often sensitive Indigenous issues based on appropriate Indigenous community consultation processes. An example of this was as Manager, Aboriginal Programs Unit, NSW Department Education and Training (DET) and Acting Director, Aboriginal Education and Training Directorate, NSW DET (2002 - 2005).

Workshop details:

  • Kinship training
  • Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander High School Students

Workshop 2
Working with Teenagers, delivered by Dr Louisa Peralta
Location Education Building Lecture Room 424 , the University of Sydney

Louisa Peralta is a physical education and professional practice educator and researcher in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. She teaches in the areas of primary and secondary health and physical education and professional practice studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her teaching, research and publications focus on: a) school-based programs for improving students' physical activity levels and motivation; and b) enhancing the life skill development of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

RSVP by COB Monday 30 June 2014.

Previous meetings

19 July 2013

Working with Children, delivered by Childsafe

There is new legislation that is being phased in and over the next five years everyone will have to have a Working with Children check. The University currently has draft guidelines in place for Working with Children policy and procedures and we will send out further information once these policies have been finalised.

Further information on the changes to legislation can be viewed at

8 August 2013

An introduction to the Compass Brand and on campus Events

Josephine Wilson
Susan Parker
Compass Events and Communications Team

A large component of the meeting will be advice from the SIU events team on best practice, key contacts and strategies for organising school related events on Campus, and is intended as a helpful resource for anyone who is involved in future campus/school visits. There will also be some key presenters and facilitators who will be available to answer questions and provide information on how to frame and contextualise information for school aged audiences.

15 August 2013

Sophie Partridge
Mike Tran
Compass Schools Engagement Team

A large component of the presentation will be on how to access volunteer training programs and resources for community/school engagement projects that have already been developed by the Compass team and are available for others. All resources can be accessed via dropbox.