5 AUGUST 2016
COMPASS NEWS
TERM 3, 2016
There have been a few changes for Compass in recent months that we would like to share. 

We have joined the Global Student Recruitment & Mobility portfolio in the University's central offices of the Jane Foss Russell building on campus, under a new title of Widening Participation and Outreach.
There have been a few changes for Compass in recent months that we would like to share. 

We have joined the Global Student Recruitment & Mobility portfolio in the University's central offices of the Jane Foss Russell building on campus, under a new title of Widening Participation and Outreach. 

There have also been a few staff changes, and refreshed roles and responsibilities.  In particular, we would like to welcome Sarina Solar and Mitchell Whiteley to the team. Sarina and Mitch will focus on our Indigenous outreach programs. 

Rest assured, our core beliefs, aims and objectives remain unchanged.  In alignment with the 2016-2020 University Strategic Plan we will continue our work to prepare, motivate and engage young people, with the support of their communities, to access, participate and succeed in higher education.

Compass news will be sent at the beginning of each Term and will continue to provide information on upcoming events and activities, professional learning opportunities and links to photo galleries, videos and other relevant news.


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HIGH SCHOOLS
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 creating individualised action plans. 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


PRIMARY SCHOOLS
YEAR 6 | DISCOVER UNI | 8 September
The Compass Year 6 Discover Uni event is an on-campus experience that introduces students to University and higher education through a series of hands on faculty-based activties. This day is also designed to prepare students and their parents for the transition from primary school to high school. 

Sylvia Utami | sylvia.utami@sydney.edu.au | 8627 8505

YEAR 3 & 4 | ENTER STAGE RIGHT | 5–19 August
360 students will visit the Seymour Centre at the University of Sydney to watch the performance of 52 Storey Treehouse. The Enter Stage Right program provides an opportunity for Stage 2 students from Compass partner schools to visit the University of Sydney and be part of live theatre audience. Pre and post sessions will be delivered to draw connections to higher education.

Sylvia Utami | sylvia.utami@sydney.edu.au | 8627 8505

 
K - 2 | MOTOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT | 1 August – 23 September
Six occupational therapy students from the University's Faculty of Health Sciences will provide practical support to Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 students and their teachers as part of their clinical placement at the following regional schools:

-  Buninyong Public School
-  Dubbo West Public School
-  Dubbo North Public School

Eight occupational therapy students from the University's Faculty of Health Sciences will undertake their clinical placement at the following metropolitan schools:

-  Blackett Public School
-  Rooty Hill Public School
-  The Meadows Public School
-  Kingswood Park Public School

Sylvia Utami | sylvia.utami@sydney.edu.au | 8627 8505
 

PARENTS & COMMUNITY | LITTLE HANDS WORKSHOP |30 August
Dubbo West Public School Community Centre, in partnership with the Compass program, warmly invite parents and community members to attend the Little Hands workshop. Learn how to best support the development of children’s fine motor skills which provide a key foundation for their learning and development.

30 August
10.00am – 11.30am
Dubbo West Public School Community Centre
cnr North & East St, Dubbo

FREE Registration. Morning tea provided

Sylvia Utami | sylvia.utami@sydney.edu.au | 8627 8505
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

FILM BLITZ PROGRAM | YEAR 5-8 | 17 & 18 AUGUST
Free BOSTES-accredited teacher Professional Learning element of our ‘Film Blitz’ program is available for primary and secondary teachers at Compass partner schools:

17 August
Stop Motion Animation
9am - 5pm

18 August
Film Production and Editing
9am - 5pm
 
Both days will occur on The Sydney University Campus. Register before 11 August. 

Bianca Williams| bianca.williams@sydney.edu.au | 8627 8533 

VOLUNTEER & STUDENT LEADER PROGRAMS
Compass volunteer programs are in full swing across primary and secondary schools delivering Word Up, Little Hands, Numeracy Tutoring and Homework Clubs. University student volunteers will be delivering the programs in school until 23 September 2016.  

On Wednesday 10 August, the Mayor of Fairfield City Council will officially launch the partnership between Compass and the Council to run Homework Clubs and academic tutoring for primary and high school students who attend the Whitlam Library in Cabramatta. 

Natalie Hull | natalie.hull@sydney.edu.au | 8627 8516
WINGARA MURA-BUNGA BARRABUGU SUMMER PROGRAM
Applications for the 2017 Wingara Mura-Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program are NOW OPEN and we encourage you to support eligible students to apply.

This program is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students currently in Year 8, 9, 10 or 11, who will be in Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 in 2017.
Applications for the 2017 Wingara Mura-Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program are now open and we encourage you to support eligible students to apply. 

This program is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students currently in Year 8, 9, 10 or 11, who will be in Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 in 2017.

During the Summer Program, students stay on campus at the University of Sydney, take part in hands-on tutorials, learn about a variety of subjects offered here at Sydney, speak to our current students and staff, and meet other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students from across Australia.

The University of Sydney will cover all costs for successful applicants to attend including travel, accommodation and meals. Due to popular demand, we cannot guarantee a place for every student. Students are therefore encouraged to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Further details can be found in the Summer Program brochure and application form available on our website
 
Applications close on Friday 16 September 2016.

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COMPASS @ OPEN DAY
We are offering a range of workshops and information sessions designed to support and inform your students and parents/caregivers about study pathways and transition to university at the University of Sydney Open Day on Saturday 27 August, 2016.

COMPASS WORKSHOPS & INFORMATION SESSIONS

Year 10 Preparation for Senior Study Workshop (Study Skills)

Year 11 Thinking Ahead Workshop

Year 12 Promote Yourself Workshop

Year 12 Alternative Entry (E12) and Cadigal Pathway face-to-face Application Consultations

Parent and Caregiver Information Session

Details of session locations and times can be found on our website. 

Other sessions that may be of interest include:

What if I don’t get in? Alternative Pathways to the University of Sydney
10:00am-10:30am
Chemistry Building, Lecture Theatre 3

Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme
10:30am-11:00am
Chemistry Building, Lecture Theatre 3

LOGISTICS
Getting here:
If your school has 10 or more parents and students attending we can arrange bus travel to and from your school.  Otherwise, we recommend you use public transport and plan the trip online.

Shuttle Bus:
As there is limited parking available on Campus, a free shuttle bus will run between Central railway station (Railway Square) and the Camperdown Campus.

Lunch:
We invite you join us for lunch on the day, more details will be provided upon registration.
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