HPSC Newshamper

14 May 2018
Issue Six
From the Office
Important Dates
College News 
Junior School 
Senior School
Arts Domain
Health/PE Domain
Maker Space
Staff News
Student Health & Wellbeing
Community News
Hampton Park Secondary College
(03) 8795 9400
58-96 Fordholm Road
Hampton Park, Victoria, 3976

From the Office

Office Information

Opening Hours:

8.15am - 4.30pm (M - Th)

8.15am - 4pm (Fri)

Ph: 03 8795 9400

Fx: 03 8795 9455

E: [email protected]

Updated Contact Details

Please make sure the school has your most current contact details.

You can update your details by

  • the Compass Parent Portal
  • Calling or visiting the School Office


Parents are reminded to check with the office regarding any outstanding fees for 2018.

It is important that your student's Technology Levy and Locker Fee ($95 total) is paid so they can access the computer programs and internet while at school.

At HPSC we offer a range of different payment options for parents, including

- Cash


- Direct Debit Payment Plan via debit/credit card

- BPay (please contact the school for your BPAY details)

Student Absences

Please remember it is your responsibility to contact us to provide an explanation for your child's absence from school, and where possible, please inform us in advance of upcoming absences.

If your student is going to be absent, please

  • Call the Absence Line 03 8795 9455 before 9am OR
  • Log the absence through your Compass Parent Portal


HPSC Canteen

See the image attached for the 2018 Canteen Menu

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Important Dates



15th to 17th - NAPLAN

21st to 25th - Yr 10 Work Experience

28th - Multicultural Assembly

29th - Yr 11 Food Studies Excursion

30th - Yr 10 Immunisations / U16 Girls & Boys NRL


1st - Yr 12 Business Management Excursion

4th to 15th - Year 11 Exams

4th to 7th - Senior VCAL Interviews

11th - Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

13th - GAT

14th - Year 9 'Be The Change'

18th to 21st - Intermediate VCAL Interviews

22nd - Student Free Day

28th - Performing Arts Showcase

29th - Last day of Term 2


College News 

Thank You LJ Hooker Hampton Park 

The College would like to thank LJ Hooker Hampton Park for their ongoing financial donations to the school.


Compass 'How To' Evening

Monday 14th May at 6.30pm

Are you having difficulty understanding how to use Compass?

Compass is an important online platform our College uses to communicate with parents/caregivers.

Please attend this evening to learn how to

- navigate the online portal

- read reports

- approve events

- book parent/teacher interviews 

There will be language interpreting available on the evening.

Please keep Monday 14th April at 6.30pm available and there will be more information to follow.

Junior School 

Values Awards

Congratulations to this cycles Values Awards winners!​



Yr 7 - Taelase Taeesea Matafeo

Yr 8 - Mary Yun

Yr 9 - VJ Kilisi



Yr 7 - Kaine Banks

Yr 8 - Khaleda Salehi

Yr 9 - Tanisha Patel



Yr 7 - Elia Maleaulu

Yr 8 - Bzainin Aldulimi

Yr 9 - Romney Lameko


NAPLAN 15th - 17th May

The VCAA is responsible for the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) in Victoria.

NAPLAN is a national assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9, that is undertaken every year in early May.

NAPLAN is made up of tests in four areas (or ‘domains’):

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
  • Numeracy

The results of the tests provide information for students, parents, teachers and principals about student achievement which can be used to inform teaching and learning programs. NAPLAN tests provide point-in-time information regarding student progress in literacy and numeracy and are intended to complement teacher judgement and the wide range of formal and informal testing programs that are already used in schools. As with all single assessments, NAPLAN test results are not intended to be used in isolation from other school-based assessment programs.

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has responsibility for the central management of the NAPLAN and a Test Administration Authority (TAA) in each state or territory is responsible for the implementation of the tests.

The VCAA is the TAA for all Victorian schools and school sectors.

For more information for parents and students, please go to


Senior School

Year 11 Formal

All Year 11 Students are invited to attend the 2018 Year 11 Formal. 

When: Friday 7th September 2018

Where: Lincoln Of Toorak

Time: 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start

Cost: $90 (Deposit of $40 is due by 18/05)

The cost includes a three course meal, unlimited soft drink and light entertainment.

We anticipate a fantastic and rewarding evening, and look forward to celebrating the evening with the Year 11 students.

Year 10 Immunisations

Wednesday May 30th

In 2018 the Victorian Secondary School Vaccine Program will offer free meningococcal ACWY vaccine to students in Year 10. The vaccine provides protection against four strains of meningococcal disease (ACWY) and is administered as a single dose.

The Meningococcal  consent card will be coming home from school with your child this week and needs to returned immediately.

You need to read the information, complete and return the card regardless of whether your child is being vaccinated at school.

To learn more about meningococcal disease, the meningococcal ACWY vaccine and how you can prepare your child for vaccination, visit betterhealth.vic.gov.au or immunehero.health.vic.gov.au  

Year 11 Business Management Market Day

As part of their Business Management studies, Year 11 student must hold a market stall. This year's Market day will be at lunch on Monday April 30th.

Products on offer will include pancakes, waffles, milkshakes, truffles, tarts and cultural desserts.

We encourage all students to bring along money to buy something and support the students involved.

Central Australia Camp Year 10/11

To arrange a payment plan for your remaining camp costs, please contact the General Office. The full balance of $1880 needs to be paid by August.

Values Awards

Congratulations to this cycles Values Awards winners!


Yr 10 - Joe Te'o

Yr 11 - Salman Yousufi

Yr 12 - Chloe Knapper



Yr 10 - Destiny Nicholas

Yr 11 - Zainab Ali

Yr 12 - Anusha Sharma



Yr 10 - Daniel Knapper

Yr 11 - Konrad Tauaa

Yr 12 - Jordan Khouri


Year 10 Work Experience

Monday 21st to Friday 25th May

A reminder to parents and students that work experience forms are due back on Tuesday 17 March next term and should be handed in to the Careers Centre. It is each student’s responsibility to find a placement and students should view this as a way to explore possible career pathways.

Please note that work experience is compulsory and any student who does not find a placement will be required to attend school during this week.

Parents are also reminded to attach any relevant medical information to the form as this is a Department of Education requirement.


VCE and Careers Expo 2018 @ Caulfield Racecourse

Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th May, 9am - 3pm

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May, 10am - 4pm

The VCE and Careers Expo is Australia's biggest careers and education event with 170 exhibitors providing VCE, tertiary course, career, study skills and gap year information and resources. Exhibitors include Australia major universities. The Expo also features 175 seminars on VCE subjects including English and Maths, tertiary course, career and study advice.

Admission is $10 each or $25 for families of 3 or more (U14 free) and is valid for all 4 days of the Expo. Admission includes all seminars.

For more details visit http://www.vceandcareers.com.au 


RMIT University - I Belong Study Skills Seminar

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Looking for Careers help?

Ms Rackham and Ms Kruse are available to help you with your Careers questions. You can find them in the Careers Office in the CRC. 

Arts Domain

School Production 2018 - 'Grease'

We are pleased to announce our school production for 2018 is ‘Grease’.

Auditions have been held, the cast list has been released and we are so proud to say that we have many talented students here at Hampton Park Secondary College.

All students involved in Grease are reminded that rehearsals are every Wednesday after school until 5.30pm.














Instrumental Music

Hampton Park Secondary College offers an exciting and inspiring Instrumental Music Program, which includes a variety of musical instruments to learn, specializing in rock, pop and contemporary music. Learning to play an instrument is a fun activity, which enables students to be creative and ignite a passion for Music. It also requires dedication and exceptional team work and there are many opportunities for students to perform (when they are ready!).


We offer Instrumental Lessons on the following instruments;

- guitar/bass guitar

- keyboard/piano

- saxophone 

- flute

- trumpet

- trombone

- clarinet

- vocals

- drums

Where possible, all students should have their own instrument to practice on at home (brass, woodwind and keyboard instruments can be hired from the school and drummers only need sticks and a practice pad). Please contact us if you would like assistance with instrument purchase or hiring.


Before your child can begin their lessons they must return the permission slip to the office with payment for 2018.  The cost for the year is great value at $120. Payment can be made upfront in full or through a payment plan by using your credit card. Payments are also non-refundable. Lessons will be run in groups of approximately 4 students. Students will be advised of their lesson times early in the year and/or shortly after payment has been received. Please note that our program operates during school hours and students come out of regular classes, alternated each week, to attend instrumental lessons once a week.


Our Instrumental Program operates in the River Gum Performing Arts Centre. This building has created the opportunity for collaboration between teachers and the creation of a common vision for Music Education. We work together in this building sharing learning areas and music equipment. Our staff are highly qualified instrumental teachers each specializing in the tuition of their primary instrument.


Health/PE Domain

HPSC offers a range of sports for students to participate in during the year.

Sign up days will be closer to the event, and will be announced at school. For any questions regarding the Sports program, speak with Ms Bree Peart.

Term 2


15th - AFL Girls, Netball Boys

21st - Senior Sport - Soccer, AFL Boys, Netball Girls, Badminton

28th - Intermediate Sport - Soccer, AFL Boys, Netball Girls, Badminton

31st - Division Cross Country



13th - Year 8 Sport - Soccer, AFL Boys, Netball Girls, Badminton

18th - SMR Cross Country

19th - Year 7 Sport - Soccer, AFL Boys, Netball Girls, Badminton

25th - Senior Sport - Basketball, Hockey, Table Tennis

Term 3


2nd - College Athletics Carnival

16th - Intermediate Sport - Basketball, Hockey, Table Tennis, Handball

22nd - Year 8 Sport - Basketball, Hockey, Table Tennis, Handball

27th - Year 7 Sport - Basketball, Hockey, Table Tennis, Handball



13th - Casey South Division Athletics


Maker Space

Photo Competition

May's theme is 'April Showers Bring May Flowers'.

Photos must be submitted by email to [email protected].

At the end of the competition, you will receive your printed photo back.

First prize is a Large Drinks card worth $40 redeemable at HP Cafe.

All winners of the Photo Competition will be automatically invited to join one of the Canon Photography excursion during the year.


Maker Space Clubs

Barista Club is in full swing, full of keen and motivated students. Head into HP Cafe today to see them at work.

The Drone Club  and the 3D Printing Club will have a meeting soon. Keep an eye out on Compass for meeting times.

The Photography Club have a regular meeting each Monday at lunchtime. If you are interested in learning more about photography, come along and sign up!


Staff News

New College Staff

We warmly welcome the following staff to the College community.

Emily Hensman - Classroom Teacher (English)

Brooke Bryer - Integration Aide

Staff Celebrations & News


We wish Jessica Fagan all the best on her maternity leave.


Congratulations to Evan Lazarus and Cassandra Tucker on their recent engagements to their respective partners.


Get to know our Staff!

Name: Christina D'Sylva

Position: Technology Domain Leader

Favourite Subject: Food Studies & Health and Human Development

Favourite Sport: Ewww, none of them!

Favourite Book:Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Favourite Music: Ed Sheeran

Favourite Tv Series: The entire Real Housewives franchise. Love them all!

Hobbies: Spending time with family, especially my 2yr old Leo, going to the beach, trying new foods and shopping.




Name: Leonie Jordan

Position: Office Administration

Favourite Subject: Art

Favourite Sport: Speed reading period novels

Favourite Book: Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

Favourite Music: Anything you can dance to or sing to

Favourite Tv Series/Movie: Poldark & Outlander

Hobbies: Craft, Jewellery Art, Sewing kids costumes.


Student Health & Wellbeing

Bike, Rider and Pedestrian Safety

All HPSC students are reminded that when travelling to and from the college, they have important responsibilities to make sure they do so safely. 

For students riding bikes to/from school, they must be wearing a helmet for their safety and to meet Victorian law.  This law applies on all roads, bike paths and bike lanes.  Police can stop bike riders and issue a fine or warning for anyone not wearing a bike helmet.
Students are also reminded that they are to use the crossings located on Fordholm Road and Campbell Drive when crossing the road.  When crossing the road, road rules state that pedestrians must cross at a pedestrian crossing if there is one within 20 metres, and must not cause a traffic hazard by moving into the path of drivers.  Rules also state pedestrians must be crossing the road as quickly and directly as possible.
A further reminder to parents and caregivers that cars are not permitted to enter the car parking areas for drop off or pick up.  Parents and caregivers can drop off or pick up students by parking on either Fordholm Rd or Campbell Drive.  This is to ensure the safety of all students at the start and end of the school day.
Thank you for your support in ensuring all of our members of the college community are safe and respectful of our road rules and laws.


HPSC Breakfast Club

All students are invited to the Student Welfare and PSD area for breakfast on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am to 8.45am. Come along, make some new friends and fuel your body with the energy you need to get through a busy school day. Everyone is welcome!


Sick Bay

Sickbay acts as a first-aid station only.

If your child is unwell in the morning, it is best they remain at home.

Should they become ill at school they will be attended to by a First Aid attendant. If it is considered necessary for the child to be sent home, parents/caregivers will be contacted. Parents/caregivers are asked to collect their children promptly. If parents/caregivers are not contactable the Emergency contact person will be called. Please make sure that your student contact details are up to date. These can be updated via Compass School Manager.

Students are NOT PERMITTED to RING/TEXT their parents/caregivers themselves OR leave the school without permission.


If your child requires regular medication to be administered during school hours, parents/caregivers need to send the medication to school, clearly labelled, and it must be accompanied by a completed Medication authority form.

Please be aware the school does not keep a supply of painkillers (Panadol or other medication) for student use.

School Crossing Safety

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