Students

Student Leadership

College Captains

Role of the College Captains

  • Representing the student body at formal occasions both within and outside the school, such as Parent Teacher Evenings, Open Night, Presentation Evening, VCE Information Sessions
  • Representing the School at official functions, such as meetings with College guests
  • Addressing school assemblies to promote the values and good name of Hampton Park Secondary College
  • Exhibiting leadership in activities such as sporting events and carnivals

Student Representative Council

Year 12 Committee

Role of the Year 12 Committee

The Year 12 Committee consists of a group of Year 12 students whom are elected to represent the teaching domains at the College. The members of the Year 12 Committee are Captains of our academic areas and assist the staff with specific subject duties across the school. The Year 12 Committee is the essential link between college management and the student population. The Year 12 Committee needs to seek input from all student members and represent all groups equitably.

House Captains

Hollows

Mabo

Freeman

Walton

Role of the House Captains

  • To take an active role in Lunchtime Activities, Sporting Carnivals and Interschool Sport.
  • To assist in the organisation of all House Sports Carnivals (Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country) and to act as a student helper on the relevant whole school sports carnivals and parent teacher evenings/open nights.
  • To provide a link between students and staff members and work closely with the Sports Coordinator and Student Involvement Coordinator to increase the profile of the House Championship at the College.
  • To promote the social and physical value in participating in College House Challenges to the best of your individual ability.
  • To act as a role model for other students, obeying Hampton Park Secondary College rules and Uniform requirements at all times.
  • To represent the college on official occasions at both internal and external events, including sports carnivals, award evenings and fundraising events.

HPSC House System

Hampton Park Secondary College has four Houses, each named after an influential Australian figure. Click on a House to meet the House leadership teams.

Students belong to a House for their entire time at the college and have the wrap around support of a House Leadership Team – which includes an Assistant Principal, Head of House, Student Learning Leaders, Wellbeing Liaisons, and Student House Captains. Each staff member at the college is also assigned a House to further promote connection, strengthening House spirit and pride and a healthy House competition. 

Currently there are four houses that are assigned colours and elements. They are Freeman (Red, Fire), Walton (Yellow, Air), Hollows (Blue, Water) and Mabo (Green, Earth). During 2021 members of our school community participated in a ‘house renovation’ which involved selecting these names as well as House mottos and logos. The House system at Hampton Park Secondary College is unique and promotes student and staff connection, inclusion, safety and support. Throughout the year there are an enormous amount of curricular and co-curricular activities and events that promote House Pride and enable students to generate points for their house. Some of the major events include:

  • Swimming Sports
  • Athletics Day
  • Cross Country

However students will also have the opportunity to collect points through attendance, consistent displays of the HPSC Values, book reviews and poetry competitions, and smaller games/competitions within their classes/year levels. Students are encouraged to participate in these events not only to collect house points but also to strengthen team spirit and inspire their peers. 

Student Attendance

School is better when you’re here!

We encourage every Student, when they are well, to come to School every day so as to maximise their learning outcomes/opportunities and to support their success now and beyond School.

Read our Student Attendance Factsheet here: Attendance FAQ’s

Awards Program

The HPSC Awards program provides a framework for recognising students’ positive behaviours, commitment to learning and self-improvement, empathy and compassion for others, demonstration of our learning dispositions, and upholding our College values. Students can be awarded points under five different categories: working together, leaning, respect, leadership, and community. 

Students receive nominations, worth 5 points each, from teachers throughout the year, building to a certificate level in each award.

  • Bronze Level Certificate – 50 points
  • Silver Level Certificate – 250 Points
  • Gold Level Certificate and Badge – 500 points
  • Platinum Level Certificate and Badge – 1000 points

 

Students receive nominations, worth 5 points each, from teachers throughout the year, building to a certificate level in each award.

  • Bronze Level Certificate – 50 points
  • Silver Level Certificate – 250 Points
  • Gold Level Certificate and Badge – 500 points
  • Platinum Level Certificate and Badge – 1000 points

Students who excel in 3 or more categories may be awarded with an All Rounder Certificate. Points awarded in all categories can be pooled together to reach certificate levels for this award.

 

  • All Rounder Bronze Level Certificate – 200 points from 3 or more categories
  • All Rounder Silver Level Certificate – 1000 points from 3 or more categories
  • All Rounder Gold Level Certificate and Badge – 2000 points from 3 or more categories
  • All Rounder Platinum Level Certificate and Badge – 3000 points from 3 or more categories

 

When a student has reached any of the points threshold for any one category, they must show the initiative to contact their relevant Student Learning Leader. Students will continue to accumulate points every year and points are visible to students, parents, and staff in Compass. 

Respectful Relationships

Respectful Relationships at Hampton Park Secondary College

Hampton Park Secondary College is proud to be a Lead School in the Respectful Relationships initiative, working with our partner schools to build a future where all people live without fear of violence.

The Respectful Relationships program is designed to promote discussion about the respectful treatment of all members of our community, with a focus upon the positive behaviours that can help to address gender-based violence and inequality. It is a core component of the Victorian Curriculum from Foundation to Year 12.

By teaching our students to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence throughout their lives, the Respectful Relationships approach leads to improved academic outcomes and mature behaviour both in and out of the classroom.

By challenging outdated gender stereotypes and strengthening the positive and equal relationships between all people, Hampton Park Secondary College is proud to play a part in shaping a future without fear for all members of our wonderful community.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing violence or fear of violence, call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or visit them online at https://www.1800respect.org.au/

For more information about Respectful Relationships in the Victorian Curriculum, visit the following link:

Respectful Relationships

EAL and Multicultural Support Services

Hampton Park Secondary College (HPSC) utilises every opportunity to assist students in reaching their full potential.

 

EAL Program

At HPSC, we have a well-established long standing EAL program. We have standalone EAL classes from Years 7 to 12 which are small and are taught by teachers experienced in teaching students from diverse backgrounds. We also have a tailored program for all students coming in from the Language schools — the NPELS Transition Program. This program assists newly arrived students to Australia in transitioning smoothly to the college.

 

Multicultural Support Services Team

EAL runs with the support of a strong “Multicultural Support Services Team”. This team comprises of Learning Support Officers (LSO) who can speak and understand 14 languages such as Dari, Farsi, Sindhi, Urdu, Hazaragi, Pashto, Hindi, Tamil, Sinhala, Indonesian, Malaysian, Mandarin and Vietnamese therefore play a vital role in completing a full and satisfying education for all students. The multicultural support team is passionate about supporting all students and their families who come from a huge range of rich and varied cultures and is committed to supporting culturally and linguistically diverse communities’ access to quality education, services, and programs.

  • The team runs many programs for the EAL cohort:
  • Language support for EAL students and their families
  • Swimming lessons
  • CPR training
  • Water safety program
  • Water safety training all run by LSV
  • Various sports training and sports clinics for girls run by Wellsprings for women
  • Visiting legal practitioners from Peninsula Legal Aid to answer general legal queries of EAL students.
  • Organise all cultural events and celebrations in the college.

Breakfast Club

 

Hampton Park Secondary College runs Breakfast Club three times per week: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:15 – 8:45am in A7/A8 (next to the Library). 

Our Breakfast Club program is open to all students and staff, allowing every member of the HPSC community to access the most important meal of the day with their peers! Our casual and friendly atmosphere encourages students to feel welcomed and connected to the college. 

  

Research has shown that when hungry, children find it difficult concentrate, self-regulate and even learn. So, we have a wide variety of breakfast options, including toast, cereal, breakfast drinks, fruit cups and other healthy snacks. Once a term we also have a special breakfast, such as pancakes and healthy smoothies. 

 

Our college is fortunate enough to receive donations from Foodbank and the Bakers Delight. Please contact the Wellbeing Team for any further information on donations. 

Doctors in Secondary Schools Program

 

 

About the Program:

As you may be aware, our school was selected to participate in the Victorian Government’s Doctors in Secondary Schools program.

As part of this program, an adolescent-trained GP from Southern Cross Medical Centre will be operating on school grounds each Thursday to provide free access to primary health care for secondary students at our school.

You can support the success of this program by talking to your child about the program and encouraging them to access the GP if they need primary health care. Students will be able to access the GP themselves, or you can make appointments for them by contacting the Wellbeing Team. You are welcome to attend consultations with them, if/when required.

What Will the GP Do?

The GP will provide students with the same services as the kind normally provided by GPs in the community, including seeing students about their physical and mental health, and sexual and reproductive health issues. GPs may also make referrals to other health services as required.

The GP will bulk bill consultations through Medicare, so there will be no out-of-pocket expenses for this service for your family.

The program is intended to provide better access to primary care for secondary school students. Therefore, parents, carers, guardians, and other family members are not able to use this service at this time.

 

Accessing the GP:

Generally, all students can make an appointment to see the GP. Victorian law is clear on how and when students can consent for medical treatment by a GP:

  • Students who are mature minors can consent to their own medical treatment
  • Students who are not mature minors cannot give consent to their own medical treatment.

Mature minors are students under the age of 18 years who are deemed capable of seeking and obtaining health care for their particular medical issue. The GP will assess if a student is a mature minor with respect to the issue for which they are seeking medical treatment. 

If the GP considers your child is a mature minor, they may see them without you. If the GP thinks your student is not a mature minor, your consent will be sought if the student wishes to progress with the treatment.

Bookings for appointments can be made here.

Read more about the program, the selection process and requirements for GP’s here.

If you have any concerns or questions about the Doctors in Secondary School program, you can discuss them with Debbie Edwards in Wellbeing. 

Homework Club

The Homework Club is a means of helping our students to improve and achieve their full Potential. it’s available to all students in years 7 to 12, free of charge, and supported by ACF and CMY.

  • Homework Club runs every Wednesday from 1.15pm to 3.15pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3.30 – 4.30pm.
  • Teachers in Maths and English and the multicultural support team are available to help students with their assignments, homework, revision or to explain work they don’t understand.
  • Refreshments and a small snack are provided.
  • Students are provided with access to printing and photocopying.

 

All these programs run together to assist our students at HPSC in the best possible manner and to ensure that they feel supported in achieving their learning goals.

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Inclusion Program

At Hampton Park Secondary College, we are committed to providing an inclusive educational environment.

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) is also committed to delivering an inclusive education system that ensures all students have access to a quality education that meets their diverse needs.

Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD)

PSD is a targeted supplementary funding program for Victorian government schools. It provides resources to schools to support the provision of school-based educational programs for a defined population of students with disabilities, with moderate to high needs. Under the program, resources are provided directly to Victorian government schools to support the provision of school-based educational programs for eligible students with disabilities.

The Program for Students with Disabilities provides supplementary resources to support schools achieve three broad objectives for students with disabilities:

  1. Student learning

Support and improve the learning of students.

Key performance indicators include: reporting through the Victorian Curriculum framework, NAPLAN and school based assessment.

  1. Student engagement and wellbeing

Support the access and participation of students in an inclusive schooling system.

Key performance indicators include: attendance, retention and student school satisfaction survey.

  1. Student pathways and transitions

Support transitions for students, into, through and post school.

Key performance indicators include: attendance, retention and On Track data.

These students must meet the eligibility criteria for one of seven program categories: 

  1. Physical disability
  2. Visual impairment
  3. Severe behaviour disorder
  4. Hearing impairment
  5. Intellectual disability
  6. Autism Spectrum Disorder
  7. Severe language disorder with critical educational needs

Students may have access to a dedicated team of Inclusion Aides and allied health professionals, ie Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Psychologists.  The Inclusion Program is overseen by the Inclusion Managers, who ensure students receive an adjusted curriculum, sensitive and tailored to specific individual needs.

The Inclusion Managers work closely with all College staff to ensure students are adequately assisted within the classroom to achieve their goals.  Parent involvement in regular Student Support Group meetings is essential to maximise potential student growth.

Additionally, the Inclusion Managers liaise with feeder primary schools in the transition phase from primary to secondary education to provide an accurate assessment of our students’ needs and to provide continuity of care.

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Careers and Pathways at Hampton Park Secondary College

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