General Information

Principal’s Statement

Hampton Park Secondary College is a very diverse multi-cultural community, where all college members can expect to feel included and be treated with respect. Our values of Respect, Learning and Working Together guide our school programs and practice within and outside the classroom. Hampton Park Secondary College is known for its partnership of students, staff and parents, working together to meet the needs of students and supporting their active participation in the local and global communities.

We educate all students to become valued contributors in a world of change and complexity. We welcome all students into a culture that celebrates their individuality and connections, fostering a sense of belonging and inspiring the pursuit of their potential. Our students learn to be critical thinkers who are self-reflective, self-disciplined and motivated, empathetic and socially competent. By participating in an educational community with these values, our students will acquire knowledge, capabilities and attitudes that will serve them today and in the future.

Principal David Finnerty

SCHOOL GOVERNANCE

All government schools are required to comply with Accountability measures. The Annual Report To The School Community provides a snapshot of achievement data in a range of areas such as Student Outcomes, Student Well Being and Student Pathways.

The School Strategic Plan provides the college with key targets and improvement strategies over a four year time frame. The college is currently in a year of review which involves the development of a new Strategic Plan 2014-2017.

Our Commitment to Child Safety, Security, Well-Being and Support.

At Hampton Park secondary College we have an absolute commitment to the implementation of the Child Safe Standards and an unfettered commitment to the safety, security and well-being of every child in our care and in our wider community. It is recognised that children are the most vulnerable in our community and that given the make up and backgrounds of the students at Hampton Park secondary College, many of our students are at greater risk than would generally be the case in the wider community. Our student cohort is comprised of children from a great many cultural, social, religious and ethnical backgrounds, many of whom have experienced incredible trauma in their home countries, prior to coming to Australia, hold refugee status, are possibly community detainees or come from cultures where practices and social mores are quite different to those that are acceptable within our community. In this context, it is recognised that our staff have a heightened responsibility to be aware of the presentation of our students and to act so as to ensure that each student feels they belong, feel safe, feel secure and feels supported as a member of our college family.

It is our belief that every child has the right to feel safe and secure in their environment and that no person, through their words, actions or inactions has the right to negatively impact a child physically, emotionally, socially, mentally or sexually.

As educators, we have a heightened responsibility for all students in our care and those in the wider community that we interact with, to ensure that our actions, inactions or words do not place any child at risk. Equally, as educators, we have an increased responsibility to protect, nurture and care for all young persons for whom we have responsibility and with whom we interact.

Our College Council, leadership team and staff, both teaching and non-teaching, except unequivocally, our responsibility to protect and support the development of every child in our care and understand our legal obligations where any child makes a disclosure to us, or where we have a suspicion that a child is placing themselves at risk, or others threaten their safety in any context. We understand and recognise that this obligation does not extend to an investigation of any alleged facts, situations or contexts, but rather, we have a mandated responsibility to ensure that any such disclosure or suspicion is reported on to those authorities vested with responsibility for investigating and prosecuting such matters. In our context, these authorities are the Sexual Offences And Crimes Against Children’s Unit of Victoria Police (based in Dandenong police station) and the Department of Health and Human services (through the Dandenong office)

It is recognised and acknowledged that staff members or college counsellors who receive a disclosure from a student or young person that potentially may place the young person at risk, may feel overwhelmed with the responsibility that this places upon them. For this reason, our college policy in regard to the safety and protection of children provides for our well-being team, and/or our Principal and / or our leadership team are available to assist you in meeting your obligations under Ministerial Order 870. With this in mind any of the above are able to be approached by you and will assist you in meeting your obligations under the law. It is to be noted that this does not obviate your responsibility but is there to assist you in what can be quite confronting circumstances.

A copy of Ministerial Order 870 is accessible through this link and staff and college counsellors are encouraged to regularly familiarise themselves with the order to ensure that we are all well aware of our responsibilities to protect the rights of our children and ensure their safety.

Our college has a number of policies that have been ratified by our College Council that relate the protection and well-being of young persons in our care. These policies are available to all staff and to college counsellors through our 365 resource Centre and on our College Website, to ensure that all in our community have access to those policies that outlined their responsibilities in protecting children both in our care and in the wider community. A link to this site is contained at: http://hpsc.vic.edu.au/general-information/#policies

School Values

Hampton Park Secondary College has three main school values;

Respect, Learning and Working Together.

 

Please see our school values outlined more thoroughly in the matrix below.

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Our Staff

Qualities and Attributes

Our teachers are passionate about teaching and learning, and about seeing the potential of every student fulfilled.

Teaching at Hampton Park Secondary College is based on best practice from current research, and on the college values of Respect, Learning and Working Together.

As lifelong learners, our staff are committed to their personal and professional development, are responsible and accountable for the highest standards, and take pride in their achievements and those of students and colleagues.

Support

All staff at the college are committed to the growth of students as individuals, and to ensuring that students feel safe, valued and optimistic about themselves and their futures. High levels of classroom support at Hampton Park Secondary College ensure that students thrive as people and learners.

Contacting a Staff Member

If you would like to contact a member of our staff please call our General Office on (03) 8795 9400 or send an email to hampton.park.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au attentioning the staff member in the subject line.

Parents of current students can also contact teachers through Compass School Manager

Leading Staff Members for 2017

Year 7 – Mr Jessop

Year 8 – Miss Johnson

Year 9 – Mr Knowles

Year 10 – Ms Cochrane and Ms Greaves

Year 11 – Mr Christiansen

Year 12 – Ms Vanstan

 

 

Year 7 – Miss Louden

Year 8 – Mr Hickey

Year 9 – Ms Rimer and Ms Sloan

Year 10 – Ms Prahaladh

Year 11 – Ms Lingard and Ms  Boyd

Year 12 – Miss Glenn

 

 

ARTS – Ms Diab

ENGLISH – Ms Larcombe

EAL – Ms Mphande

HEALTH & PE – Mr Marks

HUMANITIES – Mr Cusack

LOTE – Ms Lynd

MATHS – Ms Shariat

SCIENCE – Mr Mahon

TECHNOLOGY – Mrs D’Sylva

 

 

Principal Staff

David Finnerty

David Finnerty

Principal

Mr Ayman Youssef

Mr Ayman Youssef

Assistant Principal

Year 7 & Year 11

Mrs Sue Glenn

Mrs Sue Glenn

Assistant Principal

Year 8 & Year 10

Mrs Karen Shiel

Mrs Karen Shiel

Assistant Principal

Year 9 & Year 12

Employment

Please visit Rectruitment Online to view our current vacancies

 

 

To apply for a Casual Relief Teaching position please send your updated Resume and Cover Letter to hampton.park.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au addressed to the Daily Organiser. Please include information on your teaching methods and experience.

It is a requirement that you must have current VIT Registration to work as a teacher within Victorian schools. To be eligible to work as a CRT at HPSC you must be able to produce your current VIT card.

CURRENT CRT VACANCIES

We are currently in need of Casual Relief Staff with the following experience

  • Integration Aids/ES Support staff
  • VCE Maths
  • Dance
  • VCAL
  • Food Technology
  • Multi Materials/Wood Technology
  • Textiles
  • French
  • EAL

School Council

 

Hampton Park Secondary College is committed to working in partnership with the parents in our community. It is only through genuine partnership that we are able to achieve the best outcomes for the students at our school.

Parents may be involved in a variety of ways. They are invited to join the College Parent Network or they may nominate for College Council – the governing body of the school. The Parent Network meets monthly at 7.30 pm. This group is the most important body in providing feedback to College Council on school policies, uniform, and other administrative matters. The group also organises the annual Second-hand Book Sale and they organise social events, speakers, the “Keys Please” program for learner drivers and their parents, as well as a variety of fundraising activities.

All government schools in Victoria have a school council. They are legally constituted bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school within statewide guidelines. In doing this, a school council is able to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students.

For more informations on School Council and the Notice of Election, please read the attachment below.

School Council Nominations