The Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) is a proud partner of FDN. Through our partnership, we have assisted in contributing to the first FDN scholarship fund that resulted in $54,000 being committed to three young people in 2013 to help them reach their academic potential at university. AVCAL’s aim is to continue to assist FDN to help them maintain a scholarship fund that will perpetually see nine students benefit each year from financial support. We are committed to helping change the lives of young people through FDN.
The University of Sydney’s Compass – find your way to higher education program aims to encourage primary and secondary school children to participate in higher education. It is a partnership between the University of Sydney, the NSW Department of Education and Training and selected secondary and primary schools in Sydney.
Since the launch of the Compass project in June 2009, thousands of students, teachers, parents and University of Sydney students and staff have participated in a range of programs and activities focused on promoting attainment and aspiration in Compass school communities
Westfields Sports High
In Australian education there was something missing. There were schools for students with special talents but nothing for gifted sports students. For all talented young sports person there was a competition between education and sport – a competition that led to significant numbers of Australian youth dropping out of sport. There was a strong need for a partnership between education and sport.
Founding Principal, Mr Philip Tucker saw there was a need for the establishment of a special school – one that could provide sports persons with a pathway to the Australian Institute of Sport, and to an education that provided for a life after sport. Westfields Sports provides that pathway. Westfields Sports, Australia’s first Sports High School, is located in Fairfield West, Sydney, Australia. Westfields Sports is committed to providing each student with the educational opportunities and quality resources essential for the achievement of personal excellence in scholarship, citizenship, sport and the arts.
The extended educational community provides a caring and supportive environment, recognising and rewarding individual and co-operative achievement. The students are our focus. Direct links have been established with the Australian Institute of Sport, universities and major sporting associations.
Since the declaration of Westfields as a Sports School on 24 April 1991, the Westfields‘ model has been established in all Australian states and has been recognised in European, South Eastern Asia and United Kingdom schools. The Commonwealth Government has described Westfields Sports as “a project of national significance”.
Fairfield High School
Fairfield High School is a co-educational high school offering a broad curriculum and comprehensive education with an emphasis on catering for the needs of the individual. Students from various backgrounds are welcomed into this multicultural learning community. A well established Intensive English Centre (IEC) caters exceptionally well for new arrivals to our country. Many of its students exit into our high school on graduation. The school has a particular focus on the need for each student to achieve their academic, sporting and social potential. The positive nature of the school is evident in its award and welfare systems. The aim of the school is to produce informed, confident and caring individuals through many quality programs promoting community achievement, respect and the environment.
University of Sydney Business School
The University of Sydney Business School is a world-class business school at the forefront of global business and management education. Relevant and focussed on today’s business world, it is the only business school in Australia with combined global accreditations from AACSB, CEMS and EQUIS. Many of our programs are also professionally accredited, complementing and underpinning the global recognition and respect of a University of Sydney Business School qualification.
Canterbury Leagues Club is a generous supporter of Future Direction Network, providing financial support as well as use of its facilities.