Compass Education

Member’s Statement

Given on 16 March 2021.

“I recently visited the offices of Compass Education, an education technology platform, and met with founders John de la Motte and Lucas Filer and their friendly staff.

Compass is a popular all-in-one school management system that helps schools to coordinate student administration and compliance, learning management and wellbeing and parent communications as well as finance and payments. It stretches across government and non-government schools.

They are a business that started in Victoria and are still located here, right in my electorate of Hawthorn. From small beginnings just over 10 years ago Compass is now used by over 1600 schools, with offices here, in the UK and in Ireland. During COVID Compass was the most widely used student information system in Australia.

They believe in local, with most of their 150 staff and all of their school data located in Victoria.

Hawthorn is a convenient location for a company like Compass. It is close to public transport, the technology sector in Melbourne and some excellent coffee and restaurants—as a local I know.

Compass is a Hawthorn and Victorian success story.”

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