Hampton Park Secondary College performs a different school production every second year.
Productions are a wonderful opportunity to engage the wider community by showcasing the artistic talents of college students in the areas of Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Art.
From year to year each production is unique and allows the opportunity for students passionate about performance and the Arts to work collaboratively in a team towards a common goal.
In 2018 Hampton Park Secondary College performed ‘Grease’ for the wider school community to enjoy.
Unfortunately due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s planned production of ‘Aladdin’ has been cancelled.
Sport at Hampton Park Secondary College includes the development of sport skills, an understanding of rules of various sports and an appreciation of codes of behaviour.
The College Sport Program aims to:
- Promote an active and healthy lifestyle
- Encourage students to participate in sport
- Provide leadership opportunities for students
- Encourage students to strive for excellence
- Assist students to develop self-confidence and cooperative skills
- Introduce students to a range of sporting activities
- Assist students to learn the rules and acquire and improve the skills of sports
- Enable students to participate in sporting competitions
- Provide enjoyment and a measure of success
- Develop good sporting behavior including self-control, discipline, cooperation, tolerance and respect for others
- Help students develop skills and interests for recreation
- Ensure College recognition for positive role models in participation and excellence
- Provide a forum for excellence for players and coaches
- Seek to develop a sense of pride amongst students as a result of their participation and performance
- Forge links between the College and the community, including the sporting community
Ms Emma Clark, the HPSC Interschool Sports Coordinator, helps to assist students in joining teams and competing in interschool sports and college sport carnivals. Emphasis during all events is centered around good sportsmanship, participation, team focus and the enjoyment of sporting activities.
The Music Program at Hampton Park Secondary College is underpinned by the Musical Futures approach to teaching and learning.
This means that our program is based around a belief that music learning is most effective when young people are engaged in the process of making music.
Our program builds on students’ existing passion for music and values their personal musical interests. Our music learning sequences aim to motivate students first and then integrate aural learning, practical music making, improvising and composing.
Music is offered as an elective in Year 7 (as a term “Explore taster”), and in combined classes (Year 8-10) as an “Enhance” subject. VCE Music Performance operates for senior students wishing to maximise their musical potential.
Throughout all year levels, students have the opportunity to play in whole class ensembles, develop skills for solo and small group performance, develop the required knowledge for the elements of music, perform inside and outside the classroom environment, record music and more.
Learning sequences incorporate the use of technology while at the same time building the literacy skills required to be successful in the subject.
Hampton Park Secondary College also offers an extensive instrumental program that caters for almost every instrument group including:
- bass guitar
The program supports the classroom music program by operating under the Musical Futures philosophy while at the same time building essential instrumental skills and technique. Individual practice is vital and reinforced through the program. Ensemble opportunities link to this program and include a contemporary/rock band, choir, keyboard and wind ensemble.
Most importantly, we make music FUN at Hampton Park Secondary College!
Debating & Public Speaking
Debating at Hampton Park Secondary College is run through the Debaters Association of Victoria Inc (DAV).
Debating is an excellent way to develop your skills and confidence in public speaking, and is a great preparation for future careers such as in Law and other professions were communication skills are paramount.
We have a very committed group of senior students who meet regularly to prepare as team for debates. The topics can be seen or secret. For secret topics, teams arrive one hour earlier, in which time they prepare for the debate with their team and two other people who are not teachers or parents.
We are always looking for debating team members!
Our school also participates in the Model United Nations (Model UN). This is an educational simulation and/or academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. Participation in this event is great for building up confidence and public speaking skills. Students work together representing different countries to negotiate world problems and solutions.
If you are interested in participating in Debating or the Model UN please speak with Ms Hensman.
Camps and Extra Curricular Activities
Hampton Park Secondary College offers a range of camps and extra curricular that have been approved through School Council.
To introduce them to their secondary schooling, our Year 7 (Entry) students attend a camp at the beginning of the Term 1. This camp focuses on developing relationships and skills for entering high school.
in 2021 we will be offering a ‘Great Barrier Reef Experience’ to our Year 9 to 12 students, where they will travel to Northern Qld and participate in a range of activities, including snorkelling, jungle surfing, an outback cattle station, a turtle rehabilitation centre and more.
In Year 11 the Formal is an event for students to dress to impress and share a lovely night with their fellow Yr 11 peers. This is a fantastic night enjoyed by all the students and staff that attend. In 2020, the Year 11 Formal will be held at the Grand on Princes in Mulgrave on November 6th.
At the end of Year 11, there is a Study Skills Camp to prepare students for their final year of VCE schooling. This camp is held in the Melbourne CBD area, and students attend study skills workshops, along with other fun activities, such as indoor rock climbing and going to the cinema.