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COMPASS DIRECTIONS
7 DECEMBER, 2012
STEM Day of Inquiry - thank you!
A big thank you to all students, teachers, and faculty members who participated in the Compass Inquiry Day.  Year 9 students from our partner high schools practised environmental rehabilitation, removing motherboards, and strip mining Tim Tams with Faculty of Science, Information Technology, Engineering, and Education and Social Work staff at the University.  

*Teachers collected evaluation forms on the day - please return those to the Compass office or let us know when we can collect them. 

2013 programs
We will be contacting schools on Monday regarding embedded programs and volunteers for next year.  Please get in touch if you have any questions we can help with regarding planning for 2013.  
UPCOMING ACTIVITIES
 PARENTS    |  
Bridges Parents Campus Visit - University of Western Sydney
Thursday 13 December 
The five universities of the Bridges to Higher Education network have a series of campus visits coming up designed specifically for parents.


 COMPASS    |  
University Christmas Closedown
The University of Sydney will be closed from Tuesday 18 December, reopening Wednesday 2 January 2013. 
The last day for Compass business will be Friday 14 December. 
 TEACHERS, PARENTS    |  
University of Sydney Info Day - E12 applicants welcomed
Thursday 3 January, 2013 Camperdown Campus
Successful E12 applicants welcomed. 

For Year 10, 11 and 12 students, an opportunity to find out more about pathways to higher education. See article below in 'News' section for more information.
 SECONDARY    |  
Sydney Science Experience
Wed 9 - Fri 11 January, 2013
The University of Sydney
Years 9 & 10
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2013 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING CALENDAR
 PRIMARY, SECONDARY    |  
Professional Learning 2013 Calendar - National Curriculum
The 2013 calendar from the Office of Professional Learning will be available on the University's website shortly.  

Ten primary school literacy & creative arts sessions offered between March and September 2013

  • Where Do I Start? Stimulating Ideas for Literacy-rich Primary Classrooms
  • Children's Literature K-6
  • Creative Arts Workshop
  • Teaching Language, Literature and Literacy in Kindergarten
  • Quality Literature for Quality Learning
  • Teaching Reading K-6
  • Teaching Writing K-6
  • Teaching Comprehension K-6
National Curriculum
We are pleased to announce at least 8 sessions on Australian/ National curriculum preparation, starting in August.  So far, sessions for Stage 4 & 5 Science, Mathematics, English, and History are being planned. 

Please talk to your Compass Coordinator if you would like to register for any of these sessions, or contact Victoria Loy at Compass.
The 2013 calendar from the Office of Professional Learning will be available on the University's website shortly. We will also email the calendar to Compass Coordinators later this week.  

National Curriculum
We are pleased to announce at least 8 sessions on Australian/National curriculum preparation, starting in August.  So far, sessions for Stage 4 & 5 Science, Mathematics, English, and History are being planned.  

Development Days
In 2013 schools can use part of their professional learning budget to hold a School Development Day at the University of Sydney.  

Option 1: Use a venue only for school business
Option 2: Use venue for half-day of school business, half-day of PL workshops with University academics. 

We will keep you apprised as PL workshops and registration are developed.  In the meantime, please contact Victoria Loy  ASAP if you would like to book a space on campus for a School Development Day in Term 1, 2, or 3.
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NEWS
 PARENTS, SECONDARY    |  
University of Sydney Info Day
January 3, 2013 9.30am to 4pm
Not sure what biologists actually do in real life?  Wondering which type of business program has the best employment prospects? 

The Info Day is similar to the Open Day that takes place in August each year. But it's not just graduating Year 12 students who can benefit from attending.
  • Year 10s: Find out more about how to turn subjects you're interested in into pre-requisites for uni degrees and careers. 
  • Year 11s: See what else is out there, even if you've got a degree program in mind.  Learn more about scholarships and how to apply for them. 
  • Year 12s: Visit to decide whether the University of Sydney might be right for you. Learn about transport, accommodation, and life on campus. 
  • Careers Advisers - Get updated information from Faculties, Scholarships, and Student Support units
There will be mini lectures, and information booths throughout the main Quadrangle to help you with your queries. Enjoy entertainment from the University of Sydney Union and its various clubs and societies, and take a tour of the campus. 

Visit the Info Day website for more information.
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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS - UPCOMING CAMPUS VISITS
 PARENTS    |  
Bridges Parents Campus Visit
The five universities of the Bridges to Higher Education network have a series of campus visits coming up designed specifically for parents.

Information provided about getting in, university life, costs, courses, and the support available. Common questions answered, and a campus tour and refreshments provided.

The University of Western Sydney 
Thursday 13th December
10 – 1.30pm 

Please pass this on to your school's CLOs to share this information with parents. CLOs can register to bring a group of parents at www.sydney.edu.au/bridges-parents-visit 

Please contact Sophie Partridge at Compass with any questions. More parents visits will be organised by the Bridges consortium in 2013, so watch this space for more information!
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CONTENTS
Upcoming Activities
2013 Professional Learning Calendar
NEWS
Information for Parents - upcoming campus visits
Compass
Sydney University Museums holiday hours
Useful links
COMPASS
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SYDNEY UNIVERSITY MUSEUMS HOLIDAY HOURS
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Sydney University Museums will be closed from 4:30pm, Tuesday 18th December, 2012 and will re-open 10.00am, Wednesday 2nd January, 2013. From all the staff and volunteers at Sydney University Museums, we wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!
If you haven't seen it yet, make sure you get in to view the Legosseum before February 2013!
The Macleay MuseumNicholson Museum and University Art Gallery are open to the public and entry is free.
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