I am delighted to have been appointed as the new Principal of Hampton Park Secondary College. My background as an educator has involved working as an educational leader in a variety of schools across Melbourne for 30 years. I have worked at Dandenong High School, Narre Warren South P-12, Keysborough College and Nossal High School. For the past 4 years, I have been Principal of Mount Alexander College (MAC) in Flemington. My work at MAC focused on embedding student–centred learning with a focus on authentic student empowerment and personalised learning pathways. All students are unique and different, with individual passions and needs as such schools need to make adjustments to accommodate this.
Sir Ken Robinson argues that our current education system is based on a 19th Century industrial model of education. However, we live in a world that is rapidly changing as such, schools should work towards enabling students to develop skills that will best prepare them for now and the future. The skills of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and entrepreneurial skills enable young people to adapt and be successful in meeting the challenges of the 21st Century.
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. 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.
Please come and see our school ‘in action’ during one of our tours. It’s the best way to get to know us. Our students and staff welcome you and share their experiences.
Principal Wayne Haworth
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.
You can find all relevant school policies in these tabs, available for you to view and download
- Mobile Phone Policy 2020 HPSC (Final)
- 2017 – 2018 HPSC Day Structure
- 2017 – 2018 HPSC Philosopy
- 2017 – 2018 OHS Issue Resolution Flowchart
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Acceptable Use Agreement for Internet and Digital Technologies
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Accidents and Incidents Reporting
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Anaphalaxis Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Anti-bullying Policy and Guidelines
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Assessment Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Asthma Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Attendance Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC BYOD Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Camps Policy and Guidelines
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Care for Ill or Injured Students
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Child Safety Standards
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Critical Incident Plan Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Curriculum Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Disengaged and At Risk Students Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Duty of Care Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Enrolment Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Excursion and Incursion Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Extras In-lieus Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC First Aid Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Homework Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Learning and Teaching Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Mandatory Reporting Policy and Reporting
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Medication Distribution Policy
- Mobile Phone Policy 2020 HPSC
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC OHS Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Parent – Student Complaints Policy and Process
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Positive Behaviours Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Staff Professional Learning Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Student Engagement Guidelines
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Student Learning Data Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Students at Rrisk Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Supporting Students with Disability Policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Traffic Mgt Plan
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Visitors in Schools policy
- 2017 – 2020 HPSC Working with Childrens Check Policy and Implementation
- 2017 – 2020 HPSCCommunication Procedures and Schedule Policy
- 2017 – 2020 OH&S Asbestos Management Policy
- 2017 – 2020 OH&S Manual Handling Policy
- 2018 Parent Payment Policy
- Acceptable Use Agreement for Internet & Digital Technologies
- Attendance Policy and Procedures 2017
- Child Safe Standards 2017
- College Captain Application 2017
- Domain Leader – Student Committee Application 2017
- Emergency Management Plan for behaviours of concern
- Failure to Disclose Sexual Offences committed against a child under 16
- Guide to mandatory reporting to DHHS or Child First
- Headspace Best Practice Model
- Hierarchy of Consequences
- House Captain Application 2017
- HPSC Out of Uniform Policy and Process 2017
- HPSC Programs for Students with Disabilities 2017
- HPSC Student Anti-Bullying Policy 2017
- HPSC Student Engagement Guidelines and Implementation 2017
- HPSC Suicide Postvention Preparation Plan Policy 2017
- Mandatory CP Reporting
- Respectful Safe Parent Factsheet
- Responding to Bullying flow chart 2017
- Restorative Practices
- Rights and Responsibilities of School and Community 2017
- SSSO Consent Flowchart
- Student Wellbeing Process
- Student Wellbeing Team REFERRAL FORM 2017
Our Commitment to Child Safety, Security, Wellbeing 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 ethnic 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: https://hpsc.vic.edu.au/about/#policies
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org attentioning the staff member in the subject line.
Parents of current students can also contact teachers through Compass School Manager
Leading Staff Members
Sub School Assistant Principal Year 7
Sub School Assistant Principal Year 8
Sub School Learning Leader
Student Learning Leaders Year 7
Matthew Cram, Nikki Boyd
Student Learning Leaders Year 8
Breanna Martin, Leah Green
Sub School Assistant Principal Year 9
Sub School Assistant Principal Year 10
Sub School Learning Leader
Student Learning Leader Team
Liza Greaves, Cassandra Tucker
Christopher Knowles, Virginia Vuong
Sub School Principal
Sub School Learning Leader
Student Learning Leader Team
Cameron Christiansen, Darryn O’Connor
Catherine Glenn, Annie Lingard
Educational Leadership Position Information
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 email@example.com 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.
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 social events, speakers, the “Keys Please” program for learner drivers and their parents, as well as a variety of fundraising activities.