About

Principal’s Statement

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

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.

School Policies

You can find all relevant school policies in these tabs, available for you to view and download

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 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

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. 

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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

Sub School Learning Leader

  • Billy Jessop

Student Learning Leaders Year 7

  • Matthew Cram, Priyanka Dixit

Student Learning Leaders Year 8

  • Breanna Martin, Nikki Boyd

 

 

Sub School Learning Leader

  • Amy Johnson

Student Learning Leaders Year 9

  • Jasmine Keogh, Christopher Kriaris

Student Learning Leaders Year 10

  • Cassandra Tucker, Leah Green

 

Sub School Learning Leader

  • Georgianne Kios

Student Learning Leaders Year 11

  • Matthew Hayward, Elizabeth Stefanatos

Student Learning Leaders Year 12

  • Catherine Glenn, Annie Lingard, Liam Cusack

Principal Staff

Wayne Haworth

College Principal

Ayman Youssef

Year 7/8 Assistant Principal

Eloise Haynes

Year 9/10 Assistant Principal

Karen Shiel

Year 11/12 Assistant Principal

Employment

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 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

College 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 social events, speakers, the “Keys Please” program for learner drivers and their parents, as well as a variety of fundraising activities.

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