HPSC Newshamper

01 June 2018
Issue Seven
From the Office
Principal's Report
Assistant Principals Report
Important Dates
College News 
Junior School 
Senior School
Arts Domain
Technology 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
AU

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

Fees

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

- EFTPOS

- 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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Principal's Report

Student Uniform

One of the factors that identify our students as being members of the Hampton Secondary College learning community is the agreed uniform that has been established for students attending our College.  The current uniform for our students has come about as a result of lengthy engagement of parents and carers, students, Teachers, and College Council.  It has come about through lengthy consultation and discussion with all groups in the College including staff.  Following this extensive consultation process our uniform was published in order for members to be well aware of the expectations of them as members of our community. Our revised uniform is modern, looks smart and has been positively commented on by members of the wider community.

Over recent times, some members of the community have become complacent in the way in which they wear our uniform and others have attended the College without being dressed in the full College uniform. Such attitudes let their fellow students and staff down, especially when our students are representing the College out in the community, where we are always ‘on show’.

Year Level Managers have recently reported that in each year level, there remains a handful of students who, despite being reminded of their obligation to wear our uniform and wear it with pride, especially when out in the wider community and representing our college, fail to wear our uniform as required of them.

In response, we have implemented a blitz where all students found to not following our requirements of them, will be withdrawn from class and given a very limited time to obtain the right uniform. Where possible, parents or carers will be contacted and provided with an opportunity to bring the correct uniform item(s) up to the College so that their child can return to class quickly.

Wearing uniform is not a choice, it is a requirement of all who are enrolled with us.

I look forward to seeing all students in full school uniform next week and evidencing the sense of pride in their school that should be shown by all students.

David Principal

 

 

Assistant Principals Report

School Uniform

It is timely to remind the college community of the current uniform policy and the need for all students to adhere to the items on the list. As we are a College that places a great deal of importance on our Values, it is considered imperative that all students in the College follow our College Uniform Policy as approved by School Council.

We have been concerned that some students and families are still confused as to what is correct uniform, and that other students make a deliberate decision not to wear the correct College uniform.

Some of the main uniform items that are regularly ignored are:

  • College pants – these are tailored black pants, not chinos, cargo, or any other tight or short styles of pants.
  • School shoes – these are black leather school shoes, not Vans, runners or any other variation. The only acceptable shoes are pictured above.
  • Hats – plain black with no coloured or embossed logo.
  • College shorts – these are tailored black shorts, not cargo or ones with pockets, or any other variation.
  • White shirts and blouses, grey polo shirts – these are from the uniform list and must have the College logo.
  • No long sleeves to be worn under short-sleeved school-shirts or polo shirts. Shirts worn as under-shirts must not be visible.
  • Loose fitting black leggings only can be worn under the summer dress.
  • Close fitting black long-sleeves may be worn under the summer dress. Neck-line of under-shirt must not be visible.
  • Scarves – to be plain black or white.
  • Head-dress - to be plain black or white
  • Socks – plain black or white with no logo or symbol.
  • Black socks only to be worn with leggings or tights (winter skirt)

All students are expected to be in the approved uniform and the College will be following up on students that do not comply with wearing of the correct school uniform.

Any student in Years 7-10 who attends school in the incorrect uniform will have their parents/caregivers contacted so as their parent/carer can bring correct uniform to school for their child.

Students in Years 11 and 12, will be sent home to change into correct uniform and will then need to redeem lost time.

Where a student cannot comply with the above, they will be removed from the school community to work in a separate area of the school. They will not be disadvantaged with regards to their education as all class work is accessible on Compass. These students will follow a separate timetable for recess and lunch.

We are confident that you will support the College in ensuring we all present ourselves to the community proudly in a consistent uniform.

Mr Ayman Youssef

Assistant Principal Yr 7 & 11

 

 

Important Dates

June

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 

David Morris School Visit 

On Tuesday 8th of May students from Years 7-12 were very fortunate to hear a motivational talk from 3-time Olympian David Morris.

David spoke of the dedication and effort that comes with being a professional athlete, including some serious injuries along the way!

Dave emphasised to our students the importance of working on the basics and that without the dedication to this you never fully achieve your potential.

It was an amazing talk and one that we are sure will continue to motivate our students through NAPLAN, the ends of Unit 1 and 3 as well as upcoming CATs.

David has kindly donated 2 copies of the book that he has written which is available to borrow through the school library.

As you can tell by the photos it is hard to tell who was more excited about having David visit, the students or the teachers.

Ms Johnson

 

My Parliament Experience

Last week I had the opportunity to go to Parliament House in Canberra. This opportunity was funded through the Star Light Foundation by granting my wish. This was a once in a lifetime experience which included a full tour of Parliament House including a session of Question Time in the House of Representatives.

The general public usually aren’t allowed to go into the members areas, but I was fortunate enough to. In the members area I met with the Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, where I spent some time with him in his office. He even wheeled me out from his office to the front of Parliament House for a photograph.

On my last day in Canberra, I received an honourable request to meet with the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in his office, which was a huge experience for me. He presented me with an Australian flag which was raised in honour of my advocacy work back in September last year, along with this I receive a certificate from Parliament certifying this.

My favourite part of the overall experience was attending a personal meet and greet with David Speers, who is a political commentator working for Sky news and has his own segment. I was star struck as I watch him regularly. I was thrilled to discover he had personally mentioned me during his latest segment.

Christopher Klepacz

Year 12 Student

 

Junior School 

Values Awards

Congratulations to this cycles Values Awards winners!​

 

RESPECT

Yr 7 -Jemal Dean

Yr 8 - Cherish Quinton

Yr 9 - Tina Liong

 

LEARNING

Yr 7 - James Goldsmith

Yr 8 - Dave Andrei Paigan

Yr 9 - Hristina Travica

 

WORKING TOGETHER

Yr 7 - Nichole Fhei Nicolas

Yr 8 - Nikita Boavida

Yr 9 - Raymond Khat

 

The Future Is Now

Last Tuesday the 22nd of May the Year 8’s had a ‘The Future is Now’ session with Federation University. Thank you to the students for the respect and engagement that they showed the presenters.

Students were able to think about the different Senior Year options such as VCE, VCAL and Tafe courses. They looked at subjects in high school and how they connect to pathways beyond Hampton Park Secondary College. Students really enjoyed the program and got a lot from the session in the lead up to selecting electives at the start of Term 3.

 

Raven Writers

Do you enjoy writing short stories? Maybe poetry is more your thing? The Raven Writers are a group of HPSC students who meet in T8 every Monday lunchtime. We eat, drink hot chocolate and write! We plan to make regular ‘zines’ so your writing will be available for the school community.

Ask Ms Emery if you have any questions.

 

Senior School

General Achievement Test (GAT)

Who?

All students enrolled in one or more VCE or score VCE VET unit 3 & 4 Sequence must sit the GAT

When?

13-June, 10am-1:15pm. Meet at 9:30am sharp!

Where

Meet in the Canteen Courtyard, GAT will be completed in the Old Gymnasium

Why?

Although GAT results do not count directly towards a student’s VCE results, they play an important role in checking that school-based and external assessments have been accurately assessed, and in calculating a Derived Examination Score (for students who are ill or affected by other personal circumstances at the time of a VCE external assessment)

What?

The GAT is a 3 hour test of general knowledge and skills that includes two writing tasks and 70 multiple choice questions on topics that include written communication, mathematics, science, technology, humanities, the arts and social sciences.

What else?

You cannot study specifically for the GAT, however you can complete past GAT questions here http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vce/exams/gat/gat.aspx

You can bring an English and/or bilingual printed dictionary and must bring Blue/Black pens, Pencils in a transparent (i.e. plastic pocket) case

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.

Values Awards

Congratulations to this cycles Values Awards winners!

RESPECT

Yr 10 - Mujtaba Ayan Rashid

Yr 11 - Reginald Matthew Dean

Yr 12 - Abdul Hamzaei

 

LEARNING

Yr 10 - Kimberley Scott

Yr 11 - Taylor Ashley

Yr 12 -Preesha Seewoochurn

 

WORKING TOGETHER

Yr 10 - Tyler Hutchins

Yr 11 - Abigail Tipua

Yr 12 - Kamela Rezaei

Careers

The Road To Medicine Seminar

The Road to Medicine is a free seminar for year 11 and 12 students interested in studying medicine. Over the course of the day student will hear from Monash University staff and current medical students to assist them understand the entry requirements of studying medicine and provide preparation techniques for the UMAT.  

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. 

Raven Writers

Do you enjoy writing short stories? Maybe poetry is more your thing? The Raven Writers are a group of HPSC students who meet in T8 every Monday lunchtime. We eat, drink hot chocolate and write! We plan to make regular ‘zines’ so your writing will be available for the school community.

Ask Ms Emery if you have any questions.

 

Arts Domain

Rockfest

On Wednesday May 30th, 5 HPSC students competed in Rockfest at Cranbourne Secondary College, run by Cranbourne Music. There were 14 bands from 9 schools, and each performed a 15 minute set.

The students from HPSC that attended were Karl Te, Jurel Ortencio. Ana Alberto, James Del Carlo and Darren Solomona.

Our students played well and were very proud of themselves. The audience (other performers and some Cranbourne SC students) loved them! Many awards were given out, and Jurel won the award for Best Vocalist!

Well done to all the students involved!

 

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.

 

Technology Domain

Year 11 Food Studies Excursion

On the 29th of May Mrs D’Sylva and Miss Blackmore took the Year 11 Food Studies students to visit William Angliss Institute.

The students were taken on a tour of the campus and also experiences a gourmet lunch. The students thoroughly enjoyed the tour where they got to see what courses are on offer and what career paths they could pursue in the hospitality and events industries.

Lunch was absolutely delicious and the students commented on how full their tummies were and how they enjoyed the experience.

It was also quite funny trying to work out which cutlery and plates belonged to each person so there were quite a few conversations which started with “Start from the outside and work your way in”.

The students represented the college with pride and it was an absolute pleasure to attend this excursion with them.

Mrs D'Sylva

 

Staff V Student Cake Decorating 

During Technology week, Yr 12 Students and HPSC Staff competed in a Royal Wedding themed Cake Dec Off!

Each team of 2 was given a cake to work with, along with fondant, buttercream and various adornments, and a time limit of 40 minutes to work their magic!

After a tough judging process, the winners are

1st place: Sarah and Leonie 

2nd place: Darryn and Jamie

3rd place: Susan and Liza

4th place: Melanie and Charlene (Year 12’s)

The cakes were then enjoyed the following day at Staff Morning Tea.

 

Health/PE Domain

Intermediate Rugby State Finals

The Intermediate boys and girls Rugby teams made the trek across the West Gate to Altona Meadows for the 9-a-side State Finals. Our teams had earned their spot after winning their pools at the South East carnival in term 1.

The girl’s team were up first and got off to a flying start, scoring four tries in the first half before Narre P12 had realised what hit them. Coached by Leo Savelio, the girls showed great organisation defensively and were able to break through the defensive lines at will, with Charlotte Poko, Vineta Kennach (2), Jessica Sili, Ula Falelua Tauaa all scoring tries. The girls ran out winners 24-8.

The boys were up next and also got off to a great start, Clayton Leilua scoring on the first possession. From then on, the boys would find it tough going against a very well drilled Mt Ridley team who, despite tries from Maurice Roberts and Ryan Tanielu, were able to find holes in our defence and scored eight tries to win 12-32. Despite this result, halfbacks VJ Kilisi and Kaiya Kaiwai-Rangikauhata were excellent in distributing the ball to the forwards Vatican Mika and Ezekiel Mani who fought hard against their much larger opponents.

The Girls also had a tough time against Mt Ridley in their next match, going down 0-20. Aliena Faave was immense in defence and made many try saving tackles and Lorna Va led the team’s offense, creating numerous opportunities to score.

Hallam was the boy’s next opponent and at half time, we were in with a sniff at 3-3. Ezekiel Mani was again the star with two tries and Maurice Roberts had the scout’s attention with his second of the day. In a tense final few minutes, a couple of injuries and turnovers led to Hallam tries and a result of 12-20.

Due to a glitch in the fixture both boys and girls teams played Melton at the same time in round three, the boys taking home their first win of the day and the girls going down to the eventual champions. Ula scored again for the girls and the boys put six tries past Melton, Maurice (2) Ryan (2), Dale and Vatican getting on the score sheet.

The girls did not reach the final and so their day was done, but they finished a very respectable third in the State! The boys had one more game and due to a large number of injuries to key players, were 7-0 down against Vic Uni. They showed true HP spirit of fight, resilience and determination and managed to score the final try of the game, Clayton Leilua bookending his day with another score. Carlos Kilisi and Jayden Heng were inspirational in chasing down opposition players even when all seemed lost. The boys ended up fourth in the state, once again a terrific effort.

There are many more rugby events coming up this year, Rugby 7s, Mixed Touch and 13-a-side League for all age groups, please see Mr Christiansen to sign up.

 

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

JUNE

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

AUGUST

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

 

SEPTEMBER

13th - Casey South Division Athletics

 

Maker Space

Photography Club

Last week, Canon ran an event at the Maker Space for the Photography Club students. We covered portraiture and the secret to producing great portraits.

On Monday 28th May, Mr Mattar and Ms Thompson took students from the Photography Club to the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens, along with visitors from Canon, who were kind enough to provide students with cameras and macro lenses. The students go to learn the basics of capturing macro photos, and the students enjoyed it so much that they didn’t want to come back to school.

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!

3D Printing

Year 9 student Robert Naujok has designed and printed some cup frappe holders for the HP cafe at the Makerspace. Check out his great work!

 

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.

 

Staff News

Get to know our Staff!

Name: Vanessa Dennis

Position: Student Engagement Leader

Favourite Subject: Year 11 History 20th Century

Favourite Sport: To play - Netball. To watch - AFL Football (specifically the Bombers winning!), test cricket and the Olympics

Favourite Book:

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts and

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Favourite Band: Powderfinger

Favourite Tv Series: Law and Order

Hobbies: Travelling, SCUBA Diving, watching movies, drinking tea and listening to music. I hate folding washing and doing the dishes

 

New College Staff

We warmly welcome the following staff to the College community.

Roheena Raza - Multicultural Aide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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