Canterbury Boys High School (CBHS) has positive, collaborative and long-term partnerships with the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales and Western Sydney University. In the schools attempt to create inroads for students and their futures.
University of Sydney
The aim of the Compass program is to prepare, motivate and engage young people, with the support of their communities, to access, participate and succeed in higher education.
CBHS students, staff and parents have benefitted from this program over a number of years. Proudly, many of our graduates attend Sydney University as their first choice for tertiary study.
How does this initiative benefit our community?
- students from Years 7 to 12 get the opportunity to engage in a number of initiatives. This includes campus visits, and campus and on-site workshops (at CBHS) led by Sydney University staff. Students also have access to a range of online resources, including online tutors and HSC preparation materials.
- staff receiving targeted professional learning opportunities in a range of curriculum areas. Professional learning is led by University faculty staff.
- parents are provided with the opportunity to engage with Compass staff. This includes an invitation to Sydney University Open Day and attendance at a variety of CBHS events. This includes our schools Open Day (the 25 February) and Subject Selection evenings.
Information on this initiative can be found at the University of Sydney's Compass web page.
University of New South Wales
CBHS is 1 of 54 schools in NSW that the University of New South Wales (UNSW) directly support. The ASPIRE program encourages all students from an early age to have an aspiration for their future; to dream big, set a goal and work to achieve it.
Our community have benefited from the ASPIRE program over a number of years. There has been a steady increase in the number of students attending UNSW and tertiary study overall.
University involvement in school events
ASPIRE university staff and UNSW ambassadors attend CBHS to implement student workshops. They also come join our school for events such as our schools Open Day and Beyond Year 10 Subject Selection evening. Which is greatly valued by students, parents and CBHS staff.
To find out more about the impact that the program creates, visit the ASPIRE website.
Western Sydney University
Academy Access Scholarship
Canterbury Boys High School nominates one Year 11 student per annum for the prestigious Western Sydney University (WSU) Academy Access Award. With the college model in full implementation, the student with the highest ATAR results gets nominated from CBHS. The student gets $500 study grant to support their final year of schooling (college two/Year 12) and receives the full $20,000 and entry into a course of their choice at WSU with an ATAR of 90.0 or above. This is an incredible and life-changing opportunity to be a recipient of this award.
For more information on this award, visit the Western Sydney University academy web page.
Pasifika Achievement to Higher Education (PATHE) program
In 2017 a new partnership was established with WSU PATHE and Canterbury Boys High. The PATHE program aims to develop aspirations towards further education and training in Pasifika communities through mentoring and university campus visits.
Program workshops focus on:
- preparation and planning to achieve success
- setting specific goals
- prioritising tasks and using checklists
- time management to create a better work/life balance
- stress management and keeping a healthy mind and body.
Year 9 and 10 students participate in a leadership forum at WSU which includes inspirational guest speakers and students engaging in faculty workshops of their choice.
Years 11 and 12 university workshops include a tour of faculties and facilities, student panel presentation, course exploration and information on pathways to university.
If you would like to enquire about the any of the programs mentioned above, please don't hesitate to contact our Careers Advisor (Ms Giameos) on 9798-8444 for more information.