Hampton Park Secondary College offers a wide range of Co-Curricular Programs to its students
Hampton Park Secondary College performs a different school production every year.
Productions are a wonderful opportunity to engage the wider community by showcasing the artistic talents of college students in the areas of Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Art.
From year to year each production is unique and allows the opportunity for students passionate about performance and the Arts to work collaboratively in a team towards a common goal.
In the past Hampton Park Secondary College has completed school productions written by college teachers specifically for HPSC. ”Small Goods”, written by College teacher Adam Horsfall, was a huge success in 2012. Popular and famous musicals such as Fame have also been performed in the past.
Our School Production in 2015 was a College Arts festival known as “A State of the Arts”.
On Wednesday 12th August twelve of our fantastic VCE musicians graced the stage in our very own RPAC in a Casey cluster schools event – STATE OF THE ARTS. These students participated in a dress rehearsal on the day as well as the evening performance which started at 7:00pm. HPSC lead the Arts Domain Cluster Schools and this event was the first of its kind in our area. Artwork from the schools was also be on display.
Schools in the City of Casey combine to create an Arts spectacular like no other. Music, Drama, Media, Visual Arts and Media students from both primary and secondary students were showcased in a live event celebrating creativity, imagination and the Arts. Students from Hampton Park SC, River Gum PS, Berwick Fields PS, Nossal SC, Brentwood Park PS, Kilberry Valley PS, Strathaird PS, Hillsmeade PS, Alkira SC and Coral Park PS represented their schools on the night.
In September 2014 Hampton Park Secondary College performed ”School Fete”.
Family, friends and the local community came along for a night of horrifying comedy at our local theatre: The River Gum Performing Arts Centre. The original play, written by HPSC teacher Adam Horsfall, left theatre goers laughing and wanting to come back for more.
Sport at Hampton Park Secondary College includes the development of sport skills, an understanding of rules of various sports and an appreciation of codes of behaviour.
The College Sport program aims to:
- Promote an active and healthy life style
- Encourage students to participate in sport
- Provide leadership opportunities for students
- Encourage students to strive for excellence
- Assist students to develop self-confidence and cooperative skills
- Introduce students to a range of sporting activities
- Assist students to learn the rules and acquire and improve the skills of sports
- Enable students to participate in sporting competitions
- Provide enjoyment and a measure of success
- Develop good sporting behavior including self-control, discipline, cooperation, tolerance and respect for others
- Help students develop skills and interests for recreation
- Ensure College recognition for positive role models in participation and excellence
- Provide a forum for excellence for players and coaches
- Seek to develop a sense of pride amongst students as a result of their participation and performance
- Forge links between the College and the community, including the sporting community
Hampton Park Secondary College has an Interschool Sports Coordinator, Miss Bree Peart, to assist students in joining teams and competing in interschool sports and college sport carnivals. Emphasis during all events is centered around good sportsmanship, participation, team focus and the enjoyment of sporting activities.
The Music Program at Hampton Park Secondary College is underpinned by the Musical Futures approach to teaching and learning.
This means that our program is based around a belief that music learning is most effective when young people are engaged in the process of making music.
Our program builds on students’ existing passion for music and values their personal musical interests. Our music learning sequences aim to motivate students first and then integrate aural learning, practical music making, improvising and composing.
Music is offered as a core subject for a semester at Year 7 and then as an elective for a semester in Year 9 and Year 10. VCE Music Performance operates for senior students wishing to maximise their musical potential.
Throughout all year levels, students have the opportunity to play in whole class ensembles, develop skills for solo and small group performance, develop the required knowledge for the elements of music, perform inside and outside the classroom environment, record music and more.
Learning sequences incorporate the use of technology while at the same time building the literacy skills required to be successful in the subject.
Hampton Park Secondary College also offers an extensive instrumental program that caters for almost every instrument group including:
- bass guitar
The program supports the classroom music program by operating under the Musical Futures philosophy while at the same time building essential instrumental skills and technique. Individual practice is vital and reinforced through the program. Ensemble opportunities link to this program and include rock bands, choir, percussion, keyboard and wind ensemble.
Most importantly, we make music FUN at Hampton Park Secondary College!
Debating at Hampton Park Secondary College is run through the Debaters Association of Victoria Inc (DAV).
Debating is an excellent way to develop your skills and confidence in public speaking, and is a great preparation for future careers such as in Law and other professions were communication skills are paramount.
We have a very committed group of junior and senior team debaters who meet regularly very Wednesday in the FLS to plan for their debates with the help of teachers and student leaders. The topics can be seen or secret. For secret topics, teams arrive one hour earlier, in which time they prepare for the debate with their team and two other people who are not teachers or parents.
The debates are held on a Thursday evening each month at Saint Margaret’s in Berwick. Our teams look dashing in their school blazers and ties, and we have performed extremely well against other schools; most of which are private schools.
We are always looking for debating team members and there is no limit on the number of teams that each school can include in the competition.
For further queries about the Hampton Park Secondary College Debating Program please contact Ms Everington or visit the DAV website.
Multi Pride is a student directed group, focusing on promoting cultural harmony and celebrating diversity in the Hampton Park Community.
The group is made up of 2 elected leaders at each year level and is overseen by 4 senior student leaders.
Multipride aims to celebrate understand and accept the different cultures that make up our school community and promote cultural harmony.
At the end of 2011, we were one of three local secondary colleges to meet with the founding school, Lyndhurst Secondary College and now work collectively on promoting cultural awareness in the City of Casey.
ROLE OF MULTI PRIDE LEADER
- Plan and coordinate the annual Multicultural Assembly
- Work with wellbeing staff and year level managers to celebrate student achievements.
- Promote cultural pride and acceptance
- Develop partnerships with local agencies
- Improve students understanding of difference
- Co-ordinate social, recreational and fundraising events.
- Share information at College assemblies when required
- Help develop potential leaders through leadership workshops.
- Role model inclusive behaviors to all students
- Promote our diversity in the local community.
- Work collectively with our school communities in the City of Casey
Camps and Extra Curricular Activities
Hampton Park Secondary College offers a range of camps and extra curricular that have been approved through School Council.
In Year 7 there is a Transition Camp at Phillip Island Adventure Resort. This camp focuses on developing relationships and skills for entering high school.
At Year 9 students can participate in a Central Australia trip which exposes students to new environments and opportunities to learn about the heritage and culture of our indigenous people.
In Year 11 the Deb Ball is an activity open to all interested students and at Year 12 there is a Study Camp which helps prepare students for the challenges of completing their last year of schooling.
Reach was established in 1994 by co-founders, Jim Stynes OAM (AFL Brownlow Medalist, youth motivator, and Victorian of the Year 2003) and Australian film director, Paul Currie.
They had a vision – to inspire young people to believe in themselves and get the most out of life
Reach is a for-purpose organisation for young people.
Reach creates this space for teenagers where everyone, no matter who they are or what their circumstances, can explore their lives and connect with other people they can relate to.
As a College we are fortunate to be involved with Reach in the following programs:
- Year 9- Finding Heroes, Niche
- Year 10- Birdcage and Locker room
- Year 11- Imagine/Leadership
Hampton Park Secondary College is proud to be involved in Beacon Foundation programs with our students.
The Beacon Foundation (Beacon) has an established track record of helping inspire and motivate students to either stay in school and increase their educational engagement and attainment or choose a positive pathway that enables successful transition to employment, further education or training.
Beacon is a national non-profit organisation working in 118 secondary schools across Australia and believes every young Australian can develop an independent will to achieve personal success for themselves and their community.
Beacon’s programs support young people to develop this focus through engaging and influencing the attitudes and behaviour of the broader community. By harnessing community involvement, it works within schools to ensure young people are either earning or learning at vulnerable transition points in their lives.
BEACON PROGRAMS AT HAMPTON PARK SECONDARY COLLEGE
As part of the Beacon Foundation’s Smart Futures – year 10 students take part in a charter signing ceremony, pledging to stay engaged in education, training or employment next year and beyond.
In the past this event has been host to motivational guest speakers such as Travis Dempsey, former Drummer from The Living End who inspire the year 10 students to make positive choices for their future and to encompass a positive attitude.
Lunch with the Girls!
A one day program targeting 15-16 year olds girls who are at risk of disengaging from school or are without a positive female role model.
Interaction with female mentors through participating in workshops on emotional intelligence is where the strength of the program lies.
During the one day program twenty girls are given the opportunity to engage with a group of successful professional women from a variety of backgrounds as mentors.
The Polish program is a dynamic course that helps young people prepare for their careers through personal presentation and communication training.
These skills give students the ability to conduct themselves appropriately when entering the world of work and throughout their employment.
The one-day highly interactive program includes work ethic, deportment, grooming, employers’ expectations, mock interviews, manners and etiquette.
The day is broken up with a formal sit down lunch where students are asked to network with local industry representatives using the skills gained from the morning’s activities.
This program helps build students’ self esteem and gives them the “edge” in a competitive job market place.
Students engage with a local business volunteer in a ‘mock interview’ to practice and refine their job interview skills. Students are expected to dress and act as though they are undertaking a ‘real’ job interview. They receive feedback on what they can improve and gain increased confidence for when they do face a real interview.