Parent Info

Attendance

Regular attendance at school is crucial for the achievement of successful student outcomes. To this effect, Hampton Park Secondary College has Attendance Policies for the Junior and Senior school: Student Attendance Years 7-9 and Student Attendance Years 10-12. In the Senior school in particular VCAA also has attendance requirements for VCE, VET and VCAL students which are stipulated in the policy.

In addition, new state government laws compel all persons under the age of 17 in the State to attend school for 200 days per year. Parent/guardians of a student under the age of 17 are required by law to ensure school age children attend school as required. As of 1 March 2014, the Government has amended the law to provide for the Regional Director in each of the 4 Regions across the State to issue substantial fines for parents who do not meet their legal obligations in this matter. The aim of Government in making these changes to the law are to reinforce the importance of education for young persons.

To view these policies, please see the files below.

Student Book Lists

Helping families prepare for “back-to-school”

At Hampton Park SC, we use Campion Education Solutions as our school booklist providers.

The Campion online ordering system is simple to use and offers plenty of support to make it easy for families to get their education resources all year round.

You can access the student book lists online via the button below

HPSC Book Store

To access the HPSC Book Store to purchase second hand books, you need to follow these steps. This site is only available on the school network either directly, while at school or through an RD Remote Access session from home.

Book orders will be filled on the basis of book order number (first in, best dressed), so you may not get all the books you have ordered. Books unavailable from book sale can be ordered through your Campion book list.

Uniform will only be available to purchase at Uniform Sale day Wednesday 13th December 2017 in A4, between 3.00 – 5.30pm.

HOW TO ACCESS THE STORE

  1. Click on the link above to go directly to the HPSC Book Store. Enter your username and password into the “Remote App and Desktop” application page, In the format of; HPSC\{CompassID}:
  2. Select the Student Services folder:
  3. Select the Book Store link
  4. Click “Connect” on the Remote App pop up prompt
  5. When the site opens you will see the Book Store homescreen.

 

YEAR 7 2018 BOOKS AND UNIFORM

Orders will not be taken for Year 7 (2018) books.

Year 7 books and uniform will be available on Monday 11th December 2017 at the Grade 6 information evening.

Please remember only Cash will be accepted.

HOW TO PURCHASE FROM THE HPSC BOOK STORE

  1. Click on My Account at the top of the screen and enter your logon details on the next screen.
    1. If this is your first time then you will need to create a new account by filling in the Register section in the middle of the screen.
  2. Click on “Select Your Products” and then select the year level you need to buy books for.
  3. Select the title of the item or the “Add to Cart” button under the item.
    1. If the “Add to Cart” button is missing and you see “Read More” instead, then the item is out of stock and cannot be ordered.
  4. To buy 1 item the simply click “Add to Cart”
  5. The items you have in the cart are shown to the right.
    1. You can click on “View Cart” if you want to adjust quantities or delete an item
  6. When you have selected all the books you need, then you can click “Checkout” to complete the order.
  7. Check all your details are correct.
    1. “Cash on Delivery” is your only payment option.
  8. Click ‘Place order’ if all the details are correct.
  9. An email will be sent to you and your order placed with the school. An order summary will be displayed on the screen.

 

BOOK COLLECTION

Please bring a copy of the email order with you, when you collect and pay Cash for your order (see below):

  • VCE (2018) book orders must be collected on Wednesday 29th November 2017 in A4 between 3.00 – 5.30pm
  • Year 8 – 10 and late VCE book orders must be collected on Wednesday 13th Dec 2017 in A4 between 3.00 – 5.30pm

NOTE: Orders cannot be picked up after this date.

For any issues please contact the School Office on 03 8795 9400  or email Book.Store@hpsc.vic.edu.au.

School Canteen

The HPSC School Canteen is open every day during Recess and Lunch.

With many hot and cold food options available, students are able to purchase a wide range of drinks, snacks and meals.

Please see the Canteen Menu HPSC for prices and food varieties (Please be aware that the menu is subject to change daily and is cash only).

HP Cafe

HP Cafe is a student run cafe, that offers barista made coffee, hot chocolate and tea, along with iced variations.

Beverages can be purchased by either cash or card and range from $2.50 – $4.50. The HP Cafe is situated in the Maker Space.

Compass School Manager

Compass School Manager gives parents and students a wide range of communication and access options between home and school.

Parents/Caregivers can:

  • Access Compass through an individual login code and password
  • See their students schedule
  • Check attendance and approve student absences
  • Communicate with teachers
  • View learning tasks
  • Pay and give permission for excursions
  • Keep up-to-date with the school News Feed
  • View GPA and Semester Reports (Click to view the Key to student GPA Reports)
  • Make Parent-Teacher Interview bookings twice a year

You can access Compass School Manager via this link.

Instructions for the Compass Parent Portal can be found in the Compass Parent Information Booklet 2017

For more information on Compass School Manager and for assistance with access please contact the General Office.

Laptop Program

Hampton Park Secondary College has committed to twenty first century learning by undertaking the one to one laptop program for all students.

Six years ago, the College embraced the introduction of a laptop program for students that has now transitioned to a BYOD program, in order to meet the needs of the 21st century learner.

Students in today’s classroom enter a very different world than that of their parents.  Today, students are exposed to “21st Century Skills” that build on traditional core subject areas and place higher demands on students across a broad range of areas including:

  • Learning and thinking skills such as problem solving, creativity and collaboration
  • Civic, cultural and global awareness
  • Life skills such as ethics and leadership
  • Technology, information and media literacy
  • Preparation to be active participants in what is an increasingly technology dependent environments in the workplace, in community and in the home.

The mission of Hampton Park Secondary College is to ensure that students and staff are encouraged and supported to take increasing responsibility for their lifelong learning in our local and global communities.

In line with our mission statement, we are preparing students for their future pathways into the workforce and society. As a College, we are keen to inspire and engage this new generation of learner with today’s tools and assist them in reaching their full potential in all areas of the curriculum and beyond. We want our students to strive for excellence through a personalised learning program that integrates the curriculum and fully exploits the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in ways that enhance their learning.

Students will be assisted in achieving this through the College BYOD program:-

  • Providing students access to their own laptop throughout the course of the day for learning to be ‘Anytime, Anywhere’
  • Providing wireless Internet access that connects all students to local and global communities
  • Allowing students to access information quickly and create products that demonstrate their understanding in all areas of the curriculum.
  • Providing all students with opportunities for rich and relevant learning that is engaging and promotes excellence

It should be noted at this point as well, that one of the reasons the one-to-one laptop program was implemented at the College was to take advantage of the massive benefit to learning available through the use of technology. Additionally, in nearly all subjects textbooks are no longer required; therefore the cost of laptops are largely offset by the fact that there are a limited number of text books to be purchased each year.

A computer levy paid by parents/caregivers at the start of the year allows student access to an extensive range of software programs, including the Microsoft Office suite, learning activities in each subject area, and ICT infrastructure including technical support.

The aim of this program is to give students full control and responsibility of their netbook/notebook. Students will have the responsibility to look after their device and to ensure that they keep their data and details secure.

The benefits to students and parents/caregivers:

  • Students are inspired and engage with today’s tools and experts
  • Students strive for excellence through personalised learning programs fully exploiting the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Access to our school server and programs 24 hours a day
  • The College assists parents with the purchase of suitable devices with numerous educational software packages preloaded
  • Students have their own device (this also requires home internet provision)
  • Average saving per year on Year 7 to 9 booklist in excess of $350

How to Purchase Your Laptop from JB Hifi

 

How to Purchase Your Laptop from Apple

 

Parent Network

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.

Parent to Teacher Communication

Parents are expected to attend twice yearly parent interviews or other interviews as requested by teachers. Students in Years 9-12 and their parents are expected to attend relevant information sessions organised by the college which describe subject selection procedures, VCE, VET and VCAL information.

Parents wishing to make contact with staff at the school are asked to make appointments to do so to reduce parents’ waiting time. Parents are also encouraged to make contact with teaching staff by emailing through Compass School Manager Parent Portal.

We look forward to meeting the parents of all our students.

Student Transport

Our students at Hampton Park Secondary College have a range of transport options available to them.

We have a secure bicycle compound available for students who ride their bicycle or scooters to school. They must supply their own chain and padlock to secure their belongings within the shed. This compound is locked between 9.00am and 3.08pm.

Students who ride their bicycles and scooters to the College are expected to obey all road laws and must be aware that they are required by law to wear a bicycle helmet. Bicycles and scooters may not be ridden on the school grounds.

Bicycles and scooters are used and stored at the students own risk and the school accepts no responsibility for loss or damage.

Students with a valid license who drive to school are not allowed to park their car within the school grounds. Student cars must be parked legally on the road outside the school. Consequently, students are not permitted to go to their car during the school day. To protect the safety and welfare of yourself and all students, students must adhere to road rules and drive in a safe and responsible manner. Students are also not permitted to transport other students to and from any school program or function.

There is a bus stop out the front of Hampton Park Secondary College which operates on two bus lines; Line 891 Lynbrook to Fountain Gate and Line 893 Cranbourne to Dandenong. To find more information about these services please go to Public Transport Victoria. You can also find these timetables below.

Uniform

Hampton Park Secondary College has a compulsory uniform policy for all students Years 7-12.

The College also has a compulsory sports uniform, which must only be worn during sporting activities.

To download a PDF copy of uniform price list and pictures click on the file below.

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