About

Principal’s Statement

Hampton Park Secondary College is a large, culturally diverse learning community situated in the City of Casey growth corridor.  We are rich in diversity and wholehearted in our pursuit of excellence. Our values of Respect, Learning and Working Together guide our school programs.  

From 2020, we are transforming our approach to learning. One size does not fit all, and neither should education. We are committed to embedding an education model that is student-centred and focused on personalised learning pathways.  When students are passionately engaged in their education, at their point of need, learning deepens and outcomes improve. We recognise that all students are unique and different with individual passions and interests, and as such we want to provide students with the opportunity to individualise their educational program.

Our world is rapidly changing and so must our approach to learning.  Sir Ken Robinson reminds us that ‘Schools Kill Creativity’.  Professor Yong Zhao suggests that education requires a ‘Paradigm shift’.  In 2019 Hampton Park Secondary College joined the Future Schools Alliance and commenced re-designing our curriculum and our approach to learning to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes. 

At HPSC, we strive to create a culture of learning that enables ‘learning to be done with students rather than to students’. Our innovative, tailor-made approach to learning assists students so that no student is held back, and no one is left behind.  Learning is an organic process. By creating optimal conditions for learning, students thrive.  From 2020, we enable students to be more empowered to take control of their learning.

To see our learning community in action, discover our individually tailored student programmes and discuss what learning opportunities Hampton Park Secondary College can offer your student, book a Principal led tour today.

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, 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

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 Assistant Principal Year 7

Paul Broecker

Sub School Assistant Principal Year 8

Karen Shiel

Sub School Learning Leader

Billy Jessop

Student Learning Leaders Year 7

Matthew Cram, Nikki Boyd

Student Learning Leaders Year 8

Breanna Martin, Leah Green

 

 

Sub School Assistant Principal Year 9 

Eloise Haynes

Sub School Assistant Principal Year 10 

Ayman Youssef

Sub School Learning Leader

Emma Craven

Student Learning Leader Team

Liza Greaves, Cassandra Tucker

Christopher Knowles, Virginia Vuong

 

Sub School Principal

Wayne Haworth

Sub School Learning Leader

Fiona Vanstan

Student Learning Leader Team

Cameron Christiansen, Darryn O’Connor

Catherine Glenn, Annie Lingard

Principal Staff

Wayne Haworth

College Principal

Paul Broecker

Assistant Principal Year 7

Karen Shiel

Assistant Principal Yr 8

Eloise Haynes

Assistant Principal Yr 9

Ayman Youssef

Assistant Principal Yr 10

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.

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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