COMPASS NEWS
17 JUNE 2016
DO YOU KNOW A STUDENT CONSIDERING UNI?  

Deciding what to do once you leave school can be a confusing and challenging process – for students, and their parents too!

If you’re a teacher, parent or caregiver of a Year 10, 11 or 12 high school student, we encourage you to join us at the Whitlam Library on Thursday 23 June from 6pm to 8pm to find out how students can make informed decisions as they progress through school to university.
DO YOU KNOW A STUDENT CONSIDERING UNI?  

Deciding what to do once you leave school can be a confusing and challenging process – for students, and their parents too!

If you’re a teacher, parent or caregiver of a Year 10, 11 or 12 high school student, we encourage you to join us at the Whitlam Library on Thursday 23 June from 6pm to 8pm to find out how students can make informed decisions as they progress through school to university. 

A variety of topics will be covered, including a Year 10 Information Seminar on subject selections and ATAR.  Useful resources and details of upcoming study skills and information sessions at the University of Sydney will be available.

For parents and carers of Year 11 and 12 students, a seminar on how to support your child through the HSC and at university will be offered. It will focus on support services, mental health and resilience, as well as university applications and admissions, scholarships and alternative pathways.

University staff, faculty representatives and current students will be on hand to answer questions and discuss options about available degrees and careers – and anything else you want to know about life at uni!
 
We want parents and caregivers to feel confident supporting their children as they pursue their ambitions, and to know that they are not alone in the process.

Translators in Vietnamese, Farsi and Arabic will be present on the evening, and printed information sheets will also be available in these languages.  

Registration is free and a light supper will be served.

CONTACT
:  compass.events@sydney.edu.au | 8627 8515
HIGH SCHOOLS
YEAR 8 & 9 | EXPERIENCE UNI | 
Thank you to the 200 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, their teachers and University of Sydney staff and student leaders who participated in this event.  If you wish to see images from the day visit our gallery of images.

Josie Wilson | compass.events@sydney.edu.au | 8627 8528

YEAR 8 | INVESTIG8 UNI | 

Thank you to the 450 students and 21 teachers from the 10 Compass partner schools who participated in this event.  Big thanks also to faculty staff and student societies who presented 23 hands-on activities on the day.  If you wish to see images from the day visit our gallery of images.

Dorothy Tran | compass.events@sydney.edu.au | 8627 8528


YEAR 10 | PREPARATION FOR SENIOR STUDIES | 12 August & 14 October
Please mark these dates in your calendars for the follow-up in-school sessions:

12 August
-  Liverpool Girls High School
-  Fairvale High School
-  Canterbury High School
-  Cranebrook High School
-  Chester Hill High School
-  Marrickville High School
-  Bass High School

14 October
-  Mitchell High School
-  Auburn High School
-  Condell Park High School
-  Moorebank High School

Amy Bywater | amy.bywater@sydney.edu.au | 8627 8533

YEAR 9 | GOAL SETTING WORKSHOP | 6 May - 9 December
The Year 9 Goal Setting workshop provides an opportunity for students to develop their skills in setting SMART goals and create individualised action plans to activate their personal goals. The workshop is designed to motivate students to start planning their subject selection and study pathways, whilst making links to higher education opportunities and future careers.

The following schools are eligible to register for the first round:
-  Canterbury Boys High School
-  Chester Hill High School
-  Cranebrook High School
-  Holroyd High School
-  Liverpool Boys High School
-  Liverpool Girls High School
-  Mitchell High School 
-  Rooty Hill High School
-  South Sydney High School
-  Tempe High School  

Bianca Williams  | bianca.williams@sydney.edu.au | 8627 8529

YEARS 10-12 | B.INSPIRING | STEM & Leadership Conference | 29 June
Twelve students from Cranebrook, Canterbury Boys and Auburn Girls High School will be participating in a three-day conference to introduce Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics concepts, and explore the various ways these are used in the real world.

Emma Purcell | emma.purcell@sydney.edu.au | 8627 8527

PRIMARY SCHOOLS
YEAR K-2 | mOTor SKILLS |
The University of Sydney occupational therapy students from the Faculty of Health Sciences continue their clinical placements in four metropolitan and three regional schools.  They have been busy operating the school-based clinic, completing assessments and working alongside teachers to set therapy goals and produce classroom resources.
 
Sylvia Utami | sylvia.utami@sydney.edu.au | 8627 8505


YEAR 6 | DISCOVER UNI | 8 September
The Compass Year 6 Discover Uni day is an on-campus experience to introduce students to the University as a place of life long learning. Part of this day is about celebrating students’ transition to high school and parents are encouraged to attend.

Sylvia Utami | sylvia.utami@sydney.edu.au | 8627 8505
VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS
SCHOOLS
Compass volunteer programs are complete for Term 2.  Volunteers will resume their work in schools week commencing 25 July 2016. 

VOLUNTEERS
We are looking to recruit volunteers for the Homework Club at Fairfield City Library, Cabramatta.  If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Natalie Hull.

REMINDER: Contact Natalie Hull if changes to your Semester 2 timetables effect your volunteering commitments.
 
Natalie Hull | natalie.hull@sydney.edu.au | 8627 8516
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
MADMAKER | 20 July
MADMAKER is a six week online challenge designed for students to learn about STEM embedded systems and their use in everyday life. The program involves using Arduino Explore boards to investigate fun and interactive ways to use science, technology, engineering and maths to solve real-world problems.

On 20 July, professional learning is available to Compass partner high school teachers. On completion of teacher training, schools are eligible to participate in a MADMAKER workshop held at Microsoft in North Ryde.

Owen Brasier | owen.brasier@sydney.edu.au | 8627 4806 

MAKING TOMORROW FORUM | 26 July | University of Sydney
This forum explores relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students based on high expectations, promotion of positive cultural identity and Indigenous leadership.

Facilitated by Dr Chris Sarra and BOSTES accredited, the day will consist of a number of workshops that will culminate in the development of action plans on ‘strategies that affect change’ to share with schools and communities.

Who is it for?

Aboriginal support staff, career advisers, secondary teachers, year advisers, senior executives, school counsellors, principals, careers advisors and community organisations.
MAKING TOMORROW FORUM | 26 July | University of Sydney
This forum explores relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students based on high expectations, promotion of positive cultural identity and Indigenous leadership.

Facilitated by Dr Chris Sarra and BOSTES accredited, the day will consist of a number of workshops that will culminate in the development of action plans on ‘strategies that affect change’ to share with schools and communities.

Who is it for?

Aboriginal support staff, career advisers, secondary teachers, year advisers, senior executives, school counsellors, principals, careers advisors and community organisations.

When
8.45am-4.30pm
Tuesday 26 July 2016

Where
Abercrombie Building (H70)
The University of Sydney
Abercrombie St and Codrington St
Darlington NSW 2006

Register online
Registration is free.  Registration closes 20 July.

wmbb.program@sydney.edu.au | 8627 8515



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OTHER NEWS
GRAPHIC DESIGN COMPETITION
A•STAR is running a visual arts and design contest for high school students, with entries closing Wednesday 30 June.

Three winners will have their works transformed into new background graphics on the A•STAR website. Each will receive $200 vouchers to their choice of Rebel Sport, ASOS or THE ICONIC.

All forms of visual art will be considered, including painting, drawing or even some digital wizardry, perhaps manipulating photos (surprise us). Students are not required to incorporate A•STAR or our logo into your art work.

Submissions can be existing artworks! If you have students with strong pieces already produced, why not encourage them to enter them for a chance at prizes and for their artistry to be celebrated. 

Details and technical requirements

Nicholas Hollins | nicholas.hollins@sydney.edu.au | 8627 4718

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