Hampton Park Secondary College Information Video

 

A pre-recorded video presentation has been created to introduce families to key members of our staff. It will also assist you in understanding College processes and prepare you for the Orientation Days. The video is available below in English, Samoan, Urdu and Dari.

 

English

 

 

Urdu

Samoan

 

 

Dari

We also have a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ available here: FAQ

Our Principal, Mr Wayne Haworth also invites you to book a school tour. Please fill out this form or call the school on (03) 8795 9400 to book a tour. 

If you have any questions about Transition please email them to hampton.park.sc@education.vic.gov.au

We welcome all our new families to our school community and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Welcome to Hampton Park Secondary College!

Principal’s Welcome

Hampton Park Secondary College is committed to providing education that is both student-centred and focused upon personalised learning experiences. We understand that students become passionately engaged in their education when the pedagogical approach is placed, purposeful, passion-led, and pervasive.  At HPSC, we have re-designed our learning programme to enable students to excel through this research-based future-focused model, ensuring all our students benefit from deepened learning and improved educational outcomes. Thus, at HPSC, we enable a tailor-made educational programme that empowers students to take more control of their learning.

Learning at Hampton Park Secondary College is categorised into three stages or ‘programmes’: Explore, Enhance, and Excel. These programmes recognise the unique needs of each student and allow students to ‘move through’ their secondary schooling experience in a way that better reflects their passions and abilities rather than their nominal ‘year level’. Hence, whilst many school students merely survive their time at high-school, students at HPSC instead thrive in an exceptional learning environment where they are empowered and supported to create an educational pathway that is as individual and unique as they are.

Our vision of learning excellence is underpinned by the values of Respect, Learning, and Working Together. Through living our values, we hope that our students manifest the qualities of understanding the world with a global view, engaging in life-long learning, and always being critical and creative problem solvers. Our world is changing rapidly. We believe that a 21st century approach to learning is needed to engage and improve learning outcomes. At HPSC, we support young people to build important skills for now and for the future.

Captain’s Welcome

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of Hampton Park Secondary College below! 

College Uniform

State Schools Relief – Uniform Assistance

 

Year 7 2023 CSEF Uniform Package Application Form:

State Schools’ Relief (SSR) is a not-for-profit organisation that works closely with government schools across Victoria to ensure that every student, regardless of their background, can fully participate in education. Implementing the Year 7 CSEF Uniform Package, SSR has improved the lives of thousands of vulnerable children, by providing assistance with school uniforms and footwear.

Year 7 Explore students for 2023 that are recipients of the Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF) will automatically qualify for the 2023 Year 7 CSEF Uniform Package. For more information on CSEF, see here:  https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/Pages/csef.aspx  

 

Year 7 2023 CSEF Uniform Package Application Form

State Schools’ Relief (SSR) is a not-for-profit organisation that works closely with government schools across Victoria to ensure that every student, regardless of their background, can fully participate in education. Implementing the Year 7 CSEF Uniform Package, SSR has improved the lives of thousands of vulnerable children, by providing assistance with school uniforms and footwear.

Year 7 Explore students for 2023 that are recipients of the Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF) will automatically qualify for the 2023 Year 7 CSEF Uniform Package. For more information on CSEF, see here: CSEF Information    

 

What’s in the Package?

The 2022 package contains the following items:

  • 1 x Polo Top OR Shirt 
  • AND
  • 1 x Trousers OR Shorts OR Summer Dress
  • AND
  • 1 x Pair of Shoes

PE items are NOT included as part of this package.

Cost to Families:

Where SSR cannot provide uniform pieces directly to schools, families will receive a voucher that subsidises the cost of uniform items. Vouchers must be redeemed at PSW Uniform Shop – for location and trading hours, see their website: https://www.psw.com.au/schools/hampton-park-secondary-college.html.

Families receiving vouchers will be required to make a co-contribution payment towards the cost of the uniform pieces, due at the time of purchase. The voucher will list each subsidised uniform item and the maximum subsidy amount. To find out the amount required to cover the gap for each uniform item, please visit the PSW website. 

Please note: Vouchers can only be used to purchase items listed, and do have an expiry date, so must be redeemed before then to be valid.

 

How Do I Apply for the Uniform Package?

This form has been developed by HPSC to record student uniform requests. Please complete the form once for each of your children attending the 2023 Year 7 Explore program.

Once applications have been approved and processed by State School Relief, the uniform items and vouchers will be sent to the college. At this time, families will be notified to collect their pack from HPSC.  

If you have any questions, please contact Hampton Park Secondary College on 8795 9400.

If you have any questions, please contact Hampton Park Secondary College on contact_wellbeing@hpsc.vic.edu.au.

Open Night and Parent Information Session

HPSC holds an annual Open Night for current and prospective families to tour the facilities, get a taste of some of the different subjects on offer, and meet Principal Staff and Domain Leaders. 

In 2023 this will be held on Wednesday 8th March.

This will be a fantastic opportunity for our current families to get a better understanding of how they can support their child.

Laptop Program 2022

For information on the HPSC Laptop Program including the Laptop Purchasing Portal, click here.

Explore Curriculum

Take a look at our video gallery below to find out more information on the range of subject options our different Learning Domains offer to students.

The Arts
Health & Physical Education
Languages
Science
English & EAL
Humanities
Maths
Technology & STEAM

Subject Handbook

Click on the image below to view the Explore Subject Handbook

Explore Program (Year 7)

The first stage of learning at Hampton Park Secondary College is called ‘Explore’.

The Explore Program has been designed to encourage all Year 7 students to do exactly as the name suggests, ‘explore’ the full range of subjects on offer from the eight key learning areas.  

Students will study core subjects and six Taster Electives of their choice. We recognise that all students are unique and different, with individual interests, and as such, we want to empower students with the opportunity to individualise their educational program.

Students are encouraged to think carefully about which Taster Electives they choose and should think about their goals for the future, their strengths, aptitudes and interests and seek advice from their Grade 6 teacher and parent/carer. If a student is uncertain about their pathway and learning direction, we encourage students to select Tasters from all learning areas, enabling the opportunity to experience and enjoy a broad range of learning.

The Explore Course Structure is divided into two main areas: Core Subjects and Student Choice Taster Electives.

CORE SUBJECTS

  • English/EAL (2 Semesters)
  • Maths (2 Semesters)
  • Health/Physical Education (2 Semesters)
  • Humanities (2 Semesters)
  • Science (1 Semester)
  • Literacy Support (2 Semesters) for students needing additional support, undertaken in place of Humanities

STUDENT CHOICE TASTERS

  • 6 Tasters, each lasting 1 Term
  • Options are available from the areas of Arts, Humanities, Languages, Science, STEAM, Technology

Celebrating Success

Celebrating student’s success and upholding our values of Respect, Learning and Working Together is highly important within the Explore Program. Explore staff recognise students who are demonstrating these values by awarding them a ‘Values Nomination’ with associated house points.

Hampton Park Secondary College aims to prepare students for lifelong learning and the world of work. There are many paths to achieving each goal, with Explore (Year 7) being an important stepping stone along the way.

Student Services

The Hampton Park Secondary College Wellbeing Team is committed to helping strengthen the supportive learning environment at HPSC, which ensures that all students feel culturally, emotionally and physically safe. We work proactively with young people, to empower them in reaching their full potential, by developing skills including resilience and independence.

The year 6 – 7 transition can be bring excitement and nerves, for both the young people and their parents. Please see the bottom of this page for information on how to create a successful transition for your child, as well as other resources your family may find helpful during this time.

For Transition support from our Wellbeing Team contact

Ms Jacqueline Binns, Counsellor

Frequently Asked Transition Questions

We also have a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ available here: FAQ

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 Semester 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.

Transition Camp

Hampton park Secondary College offers our Year 7 Explore Students an exciting educational opportunity to participate in a camp experience with the aims of:

  • Assisting students in their transition from primary school to secondary school
  • facilitating students in becoming more independent. This may be the first opportunity for many students to attend a camp
  • Supporting students to safely participate in adventure activities that challenge students with perceived risk and enhance their self-confidence
  • Providing opportunities to engage in collaboration and team building activities with other students to develop new and long-lasting friendships whilst learning new skills

Date: Wednesday 31 May – Friday 2 June 2023

Where: Lady Northcote Recreation Camp

Cost: $315.00 per person (CSEF funds can be used)

Music

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:

  • guitar
  • drums
  • bass guitar
  • keyboard
  • piano
  • vocals
  • brass
  • woodwind

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!

Subject Selection

Ready to complete the Subject Selection process? Follow the steps in this helpful video to submit your Subject Selection.

Change of Subject

If you have concerns about the taster subjects that your child has been allocated, please download the Subject Change Request Form, which is available below. Once you have completed the form, you can email it to Bradley Andrews or drop a printed copy to the front office of the college. Please note that while HPSC aims to provide students with their preferred subjects, changes will only be made subject to availability.

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