HPSC Newshamper

23 August 2019
Issue Eight

Hampton Park Secondary College is rich in our diversity and whole hearted in our pursuit of excellence.

From the Office
Important Dates
Principal's Report
College News
Community Engagement 
Student Engagement
Student Leadership
Junior School
Middle School
Senior School
English Domain
Health/PE Domain
Technology Domain
Library News
Homework Club
Student Services
Student Health & Wellbeing
Staff News
Community News
Hampton Park Secondary College
(03) 8795 9400
58-96 Fordholm Road
Hampton Park, Victoria, 3976

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  • the Compass Parent Portal
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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


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Important Dates


23rd - Yr 12 Certificate City Excursion

28th - Year 9 City Excursion Day 2

29th - Year 9 CIty Excursion Day 3




4th - Melbourne Writer's Festival

12th - Year 7 Immunisations

16th to 20th - Year 12 Practice Exams

20th - Last day of Term 3















7th - First day of Term 4

18th - Last day of Year 12 classes

22nd - Year 12 Final Assembly

23rd - Valedictory Dinner

30th - VCE Exams begin










Principal's Report

Busy times at Hampton Park Secondary College

Since my arrival at the start of the year, I have been constantly speaking with students, staff and parents to seek feedback about our current programs and learning opportunities. Although, many wonderful programs are in place to challenge and grow the skills of our students, there are opportunities for further improvement.


From 2020, we will make HPSC a student-centred school, whereby learning is “done with students rather than to students.” 

Students have been seeking more choice about their learning programs and as such we will provide HPSC students with the unique opportunity to tailor make a learning program to suit their individual passions and learning needs. “One size does not fit all,” so why should education?

Our world is changing at a rapid pace, so we must ensure that our students are building their skills that will enable them to be successful, in a place that is very different from the past.


I am excited to announce that our new Subject Handbook is now available to students and parents. It contains over 100 different subject choices to get students excited about learning.  I wish to commend the excellent work of our highly committed teachers and support staff for their work in planning and preparing for 2020. I believe that with improved engagement of our students, deeper learning and improved outcomes will occur.


A few weeks ago we held the evening screening of the award-winning documentary Most Likely to Succeed. Thank you to large number of families who attended for taking the time to participate in this event. The documentary challenged our thoughts about our current education system in a rapidly changing world.


Last week, we trialled a Digital Delivery Day for students. Our students are living in an increasingly digital world. Many aspects of the learning programs at TAFE and University are delivered digitally.

At HPSC, we are working towards improving the learning confidence of our students in this space and at the same time building all important independent learning skills of students. Research indicates that skills that employers are seeking include working independently; critical thinking; creativity; collaboration and entrepreneurial skills. Thank you to parents and carers for supporting this initiative.


The safety of all members of the HPSC community is a number one priority. I have zero tolerance to anyone who wishes to cause harm or interrupt the learning of students, has no place at our school. Our school values of Respect, Learning and Working together and at the forefront of all that we do.    


Year 11 students and staff are looking forward to their Formal tonight, Friday 23rd August, at Lincoln on Toorak.  Thank you to Ms. Val Simpson for her hard work in organising and planning this memorable and special event.


Thank you to all who attended the recent Later Years Expo. This was a great opportunity to find our more about the subjects, pathway and career options for students. Thank you to our Careers and Senior  School teams for their work in organising this event.


I am pleased to announce that there is an exciting opportunity for students in Year 9 to 12 in 2020 to participate in a trip to Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef.  For more details, please contact the College.  


Mrs Erin Louden and a very large group of students have been working hard at rehearsals for the 4C’s event. This event will take place next Tuesday evening, August 27th, at Bunjil Place. I look forward to your performance.


We are currently in the process of Subject Selection and Course Counselling for next year’s programs.  In order to improve outcomes and success for students we are shifting from the notion of ‘access’ to ‘access for success’.  We have a professional obligation to ensuring that students all students are on track for success. Students and parents may be invited to return for additional counselling, as additional results become available about subject a readiness for progression.


For over a decade, Mrs Imelda Kavanagh has been the Business Manager of HPSC. Her dedication and commitment has assisted our learning community to be in a financially strong position. Imelda is retiring next week and is looking forward to spending time travelling and with grandchildren, and family and friends. On behalf of the entire HPSC community, a big thank you!

Wayne Haworth


College News

Common Ground

A joint project between Bunjil Place, Multicultural Arts Victoria and Hampton Park Secondary College has been the focus of a series of workshops over the past few weeks. Mr Joel Evans from Bunjil Place led our students through four intensive workshops based around the theme of identity.  Students were then encouraged to write their own poetry based on their lives or issues that concerned them.

On Thursday 15 August a group of 17 student poets from Years 7 – 12 headed off to the Immigration Museum. Firstly they were taken on a tour of the Immigration Museum. The history of Melbourne was shared with the students focusing on how Melbourne came to be the rich and multicultural city that it is today.

After this, students were given time to practice their poetry using the microphones to project their voices.

When we returned to the Immigration Museum, having had dinner, we were amazed to find that the room was standing room only. Over two hundred members of the public had gathered to be part of the Common Ground event. Common Ground is a unique, multilingual spoken word workshop series that uses poetry to promote social cohesion and mutual understanding. It has provided young people with opportunities to connect with each other, to develop new creative ideas around their diverse faiths and identities and to promote social cohesion and mutual understanding.

Each of our students spoke confidently to share their poetry with the members of the public. At these events, the audience show their appreciation through the use of clicking, jingling and other vocalisations. The students’ ideas were well received by the audience, receiving many sounds of agreement and understanding.

Congratulations to each of these poets – their bravery in sharing their personal poetry in this forum should be applauded. These are our leaders of the future.

Make sure that you are involved in Common Ground Part II to be held at Bunjil Place very soon.

Model UN Conference

On July 31st, HPSC was the host of a Model United Nations Conference where 6 other schools from near and far joined us in the RPAC to discuss and debate the global issue of gender equality. 

HPSC students from Years 7 to 12 worked alongside each other, and with students from other schools, to represent different countries and present their discussions on the topic.

We are so proud of the way our students represented the College on the day!


Tales From Hampton Park Secondary College

If you would like a copy, you can purchase it for $24 here.

Click on 'Hampton Park Secondary College' and you will be directed to payment from there. Put your name and address and we will ensure that you receive your copy as all orders are sent to the school.

Community Engagement 

Are you interested in rapping?

Hampton Park Library have engaged a recording rapping artist, Mista Monk, to lead young people in the community in a program to learn rap, beatbox, and lyrical freestyle.

Last Wednesday, Mista Monk visited the school as a taster for these sessions. Who took 7 students on a journey of song writing finishing with a performance of the song they compiled in less than an hour.

Observing this performance it was exceptional to see how the students collaborated and worked together for a fantastic final song product. 

These students and any others are invited to participate in this program at Hampton Park Library beginning on Tuesday 20 August.  The Rap Workshops will run for 2 days per week for 5 weeks

Tuesday: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Wednesday: 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Students can sign up at the Library or book here

Parental Permission forms will be distributed at the first workshop.

It is definitely worth going along and making some music.

FedUni Casey Project

Six Year 9 students are currently engaged in a project with FedUni and the City of Casey. They are working on solving the problem “What makes a smart city?” investigating how technology can be used effectively in the environment.

The project was launched at the beginning of the term when the students attended the Federation University Campus, Berwick. At the launch day the students listened to a series of lectures from university lecturers to get them to begin thinking about the current use and possibilities of use for technology.

Five finalists across schools in the City of Casey will be selected to present to the Federation University Lecturers and City of Casey councillors.  I wish the students luck in this challenge – Nikita Brito, Alyssa Pederson, Shukriya Zafari, Nargis Azami, Kaira Te and Chelsea Skey. I also thank Ms Amy Johnson for taking the students to the launch day.

Community Engagement Noticeboard

A new noticeboard has been set up in the corridor leading from the front office. Students are encouraged to check this regularly as there are always opportunities being made available to students to extend their thinking and skills in real and authentic experiences. 


At the moment the following opportunities are open to students



Activating the Next Generation of confident, creative and capable young people that they have the potential to be through an immersive and authentic learning opportunity.

The illuminate:nextgen Challenge is a week-long immersive experience, that provides an opportunity for students to be the confident, creative and capable young people they have the potential to be in an authentic learning opportunity.

Facilitated by skilled facilitators at every step with the support of the local community, students work in teams to explore what it takes to get a new project or business idea off the ground, developing key skills in the following areas;

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking, Inquiry,
  • Digital & Financial Literacy
  • Creativity, Problem Solving & Reflection
  • Collaboration, Organisation & Perseverance)

Who: Year 9 and 10 students

When: October 14 - 18, 2019

Where: Casey Tech School


2019 Teen Photography Competition
Do you love taking photos and selfies?

Enter into the competition

“A Day in my Life”

Photos can be landscapes, portraits, still life, funny, serious etc

  • 13-15 year old age group
  • 16-18 year old age group
  • 19-21 year old age group

Entries close on Thursday 19 September. It is worth looking through your phones to see if you have a picture to enter - entry forms are available at www.ccl.vic.gov.au

1st prize $100 each age group

2nd prize $70 each age group

3rd prize $50 each age group

Encouragement award $10



For further information on any of these opportunities please speak to or email Ms Fiona Vanstan (Community Engagement Leader)

Supporting Our Community

Winter can be a difficult time for individuals and families in our community.

During Term 3 Hampton Park Secondary College has committed to a food drive for Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Please see the flyer and help support others that are in need, particularly if you have unused items.

All donated goods can be given in at Main Staffroom.


Ms Fiona Vanstan
Community Engagement


Student Engagement

What a big few weeks it has been or our students! 

The House Leaders did a fantastic job at developing House pride across our school community and they are now busily preparing for the Battle of the Houses performing arts event in September with weekly meetings and organising auditions.

Additionally, this week the new students in the Le Mana program enjoyed getting to know each other and setting goals to begin working towards in different areas of their life including family, school, friends and personal goals.

Over the next 10 weeks these students will develop their knowledge of their culture and identity through a Pasifika lens, and work together to put on a community event to celebrate their hard work.

Backpack Challenge

Ms Long and Ms Singh are working hard to prepare a group of students for the 2019 World Vision Backpack Challenge, where students will stand in solidarity and show their support for refugee and asylum seekers by living as they would for 40 hours.

The students have developed some fantastic ideas to make this experience as real as possible. We look forward to supporting you along the way!

Recognising Positive Contributions

A few special mentions for students who have stepped up and gone above and beyond to support and contribute to our community:

  • Tyison Galway, for his respectful delivery of the Acknowledgement of Country at our Model UN conference.
  • Gericho Landicho Buenafe for his leadership of the Senor Boys Basketball Team
  • Maurice Roberts, Christian Dean, Jay Matavao and Lorna Va for their brilliant coaching of several Rugby teams, leading training and providing valuable feedback to players.
  • Hayley Hall and Ashley Belgica for their outstanding dance performance in the Values Assemblies.

4C's Update

4C’s rehearsals 3 times a week have paid off as we are now one week away from the event and it is looking fantastic.


Students have shown such a big commitment to the program, designing and creating their own costumes and putting in big hours, to ensure they look and perform at their best.

Hopefully you managed to snag a ticket because all 800 are officially sold out!

When: Tuesday 27th August

Where: Bunjil Place

Student Voice in Curriculum

Students working alongside staff in developing the curriculum for 2020. Our Domain Leaders and various other students have put in their time to provide valuable feedback to staff on the new subject proposals.

Upcoming Opportunities

Now it is time for an update on some opportunities for HPSC students.


ACE Foundation Homework Support

The ACE Foundation is now offering Homework support. This will begin afterschool on Tuesdays and is free of charge. This will be including some afternoon tea for those participating. These sessions will be held every Tuesday, 1.30pm till 6pm at the ACE Foundation on Fordholm Road.


Outer Urban Projects

Another great opportunity is a new program for budding rap artists. Outer Urban Projects are going to run sessions from the HP library to work on writing lyrics and making music with a professional rapper. These sessions are free of cost, all you need to do is head down and sign in at the library.

Ms Erin Louden
Student Engagement


Student Leadership

House Leader Update

The recent Athletics Day was a tremendous success for the college and was a great day for students to loosen up, try new things and have fun!
Many students participated in track and field events for points, with the winners receiving larger points for their respective houses. There was also a Staff vs Students event with the students coming out on top in the relay!

However, there was more to the day than just the athletics events, as the House Leaders had an area set up where staff and students from all year levels were invited to come and have their faces painted with their house colour for free, and various mini games were also scattered along the outer field to increase the fun on the day. We really appreciate everyone who turned up in their house colours and fancy costumes for participating in the first ever Athletics Day Catwalk!

In other house news, coming up very soon is much anticipated Battle of the Houses, where students and staff across the school are invited to showcase their talent and to represent their house. There will be two acts performing for each house and they will be judged by a panel including teachers, students and even a past student!

The auditions are set for after school on Monday the 26th of August in A6, with the actual performance occurring Period 4 on the 9th of September.

Now finally, it’s time for the current overall House Scores for 2019.

In last place we have Cairns, third place we have Somerville, coming in second place is Regans, which means in first place we have Fordholm!

Thank you for your support so far this year, and we hope that we can end with a bang, so please come down to the auditions next Monday and show us your talents!

Jared Gath

Fordholm House Leader

Junior School

Junior School Staff

Sub School Learning Leader

Billy Jessop

Student Learning Leaders Year 7

Matthew Cram, Priyanka Dixit

Student Learning Leaders Year 8

Breanna Martin, Nikki Boyd


Year 7 English

Recently our Year 7 English students have been decorating their Haiku poems on "Blueback", a book by author Tim Winton, which they have been studying this year.


Year 8 Geography

Year 8 Geography students have been investigating Megacities this term. 
We are currently analysing the factors many megacities face in relation to issues such as access to transport and traffic congestion. 
Maybe we’ll solve some of Melbourne’s traffic problems!


Year 7 Humanities

Our Year 7 Humanities students are learning about water in our world this term. 
Recently, our learning included interpreting maps, graphs, and watching videos from across the world. 

Our Humanities teacher Ms Haynes can be shown here demonstrating how much water in our world is fresh water in comparison to salt water. 

Students were asked to imagine the litre jug of water as representative of all the water in the world, and medicine droppers then highlighted how scarce our accessible fresh water is! 
It was a provocative learning experience for all. 

Year 7 "2040" Film Excursion

On Friday our Year 7s were lucky enough to go to Village Cinemas in Fountain Gate to see the brand new documentary titled '2040'. 
It tells the story of what the world might look like in the year 2040 and ways we can improve the world for the kids of today who will be the adults of the future.


Year 7 Health

In Year 7 Health we are currently looking at Youth Issues. Recently the Year 7s showed their collaboration and creativity skills by developing ways to reduce student stress with a 'Shark Tank' presentation. 
Thank you for your participation, students, you had some excellent ideas!


Year 7 & 8 Girls Robotics 

On Wednesday Jul 31st the Year 7 & 8 Girls Robotics group had an amazing time at Casey Tech. 🤖 
They had the opportunity to code and operate a range of different robots including MBOTS, Edison robots, OZBots, Cuebots and the incredibly human like iPals. 
They were also given the opportunity to build their very own MBOT and code it to perform challenges. This was the very first ‘girls only’ robotics group at Casey Tech and we couldn’t be happier that HPSC is promoting gender diversity in the fields of robotics and coding. 
We look forward to offering this opportunity again for all interested students in the coming months.


Middle School

Middle School Staff

Sub School Learning Leader

Amy Johnson

Student Learning Leaders Year 9

Jasmine Keough, Christopher Kriaris

Student Learning Leaders Year 10

Cassandra Tucker, Leah Green

FedUni Casey Project

On Thursday July 25th, six Year 9 students participated in the Federation University Casey Project. 
The City of Casey Council and Fed Uni informed the students of the need to make the city of Casey smart. 
The girls will work all Term on their proposal for the competition with the chance to bring home the cup! 
Good Luck!


Later Years Expo Night

This year's Later Years Expo was a great success, with students attending with their families to explore the many pathway options available for HPSC students whilst they are learners at the College and into the years beyond.
Staff at the school presented subject options from their Domains and external Tertiary providers shared when they can offer to students after secondary school learning


Great Barrier Reef Experience

HPSC is excited to offer our current Year 8 to 11 students the opportunity to attend the Great Barrier Reef Experience camp in 2020.
There is a Parent Information Evening on August 29th at 6pm in the CRC where more information will be distributed and any questions will be answered. To RSVP for the Information Night, click here.

Student Exchange

Are you interested in discovering the world? Then a student exchange might be for you!


Senior School

Senior School Staff

Sub School Learning Leader

Liza Greaves

Student Learning Leaders Year 11

Matthew Hayward, Elizabeth Stefanatos

Student Learning Leaders Year 12

Catherine Glenn, Annie Lingard, Liam Cusack

Great Barrier Reef Camp

HPSC is excited to offer our current Year 8 to 11 students the opportunity to attend the Great Barrier Reef Experience camp in 2020.
There is a Parent Information Evening on August 29th at 6pm in the CRC where more information will be distributed and any questions will be answered. To RSVP for the Information Night, click here.


Year 11 Health

This week the Year 11 Health students entered a “HP Early Learning Centre” filled with toys! 
Students took a hands on approach to analyse the different types of development each toy promotes during infancy and early childhood. 



Congratulations Kimia Rezaei and Arezoo Sharifi on becoming Hampton Park SC’s first HEADSTART Trainees. Kimia and Arezoo are studying Certificate III in Dental Assisting as HEADSTART Trainees at RMIT whilst working in a Dental Practice 2 days a week.


HEADSTART is a new program designed to help students who know their career pathway get started whilst still at school, it combines study and work and is assimilated into students normal school timetable.

If you are interested to know more about HEADSTART see Mr Evans in the Careers Office in the CRC.


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. 

English Domain

Write a Book In A Day

This week, a group of HP students participated in the 'Write a Book in a Day' competition.

'Write a Book in a Day' is a creative and challenging team competition for students in Years 5 to 12. Each team of 5 to 10 students work together over one day, from 8am to 8pm, to completely write and illustrate a book. These books are then available to staff, students and the community to purchase, and all money raised is donated to The Kids' Cancer Project.

It is a fun creative challenge that gives the gift of reading to sick children, as all completed books are donated to kids in hospitals around Australia.

This year Hampton Park have proudly submitted two very creative and clever books, and the students can't wait for you to read them!


Health/PE Domain

College Athletics Day

On August 1st, the students and staff travelled to Casey Fields for the annual College Athletics Day. It was fantastic to see all the everyone dressed in their best house colours, cheering on their friends and fellow house  students.

The always popular VCAL Sausage Sizzle ran fantastically, with a line of hungry patrons winding down the sidelines.

The hotly contested Staff V Students Relay was a highlight of the day, with the fresh legs of the Year 12 students getting over the line in 1st place.

Check out some of the great moments the photography club captured on the day!


Well done Keira!

Over the school holidays, Yr 8 student Keira M travelled to Queensland to play softball in the Australia Development Squad. 
Whilst there she played in the 2019 International Friendship Series, in the U18 Australia Gold Team. The team finished 3rd overall and competed against New Zealand and other Australian State teams.
Keira had an amazing experience and even took out 3 catches in the left field, including a diving catch to get the 'out'.
Well done Keira! ⚾️


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 3


26th - Year 7 Sport - Basketball, Hockey, Table Tennis, Handball

26th - Year 8 Sport - Basketball, Hockey, Table Tennis, Handball



12th - Casey South Division Athletics

Term 4


10th - Southern Metro Region Athletics

16th - Cricket SMR Finals

17th - Cricket SMR Finals

21st - State Athletics


Technology Domain

The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift

In July, Year 10 student Saara Vongue entered an application for a fashion intensive student program grant at the National Gallery of Victoria.


Through the support of Krystyna Campbell-Pretty and the Campbell-Pretty family, a limited number of fully subsidised positions were available, by application, for senior students with an interest in fashion and design, to participate in the Fashion Intensive student program.


The inspiring two-day program included an exhibition introduction and viewing, behind-the-scenes insights into the fashion industry and explored sources of inspiration and practical design processes and skills for developing folio work.


Students produced their own folio of fashion illustrations from which to develop original designs. Presenters included NGV curators, educators and fashion industry experts.


The program provided participating students with a unique and immersive learning opportunity that will

  • Support school-based studies in technology, visual arts and design;
  • Introduce students to pathways and career options in fashion and design.

Saara’s application was successful; this is what she had to say about her experience.

During the school holidays, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to participate in a Fashion Intensive Program at the National Gallery Victoria (NGV).  This program consisted of activities such as: hands on workshops, a curator-guided walk through the Krystyna Campbell-Pretty fashion exhibition and an artist talk with Estelle Michaelides. This was all in a span of two extraordinary days, and to say the least it has to be one of the highlights of my holidays.


I was introduced to the other students who participated.  Getting familiar with new faces, which I must note was quite nerve racking for myself.   After all the awkward first encounters with one another, we had our curator-guided walk through the exhibition. We explored the Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift, which is an exhibition that consisted of Parisian fashion to haute couture from the late nineteenth century to the twenty-first century.  Krystyna Campbell-Pretty is a Melbourne-based philanthropist who donated the collection in the exhibition and who also funded the Fashion Intensive Course.

We learnt about the history of each garment, but we also learnt about the labour and hard work that is put into presenting, preserving and maintaining the quality of these garments.


We had a couple of workshops; one with a fashion designer named Estelle Michaelides in which we focused on mainly folio work, creating our own designs with the challenge of working with specific materials.  It was a fun to challenge our artistic skills. For the second workshop, we had the opportunity to learn and create our own textile design by gathering  inspiration from the NGV collection of artwork.


Overall it was a fascinating and insightful experience that broaden my knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes at the NGV.

Saara Vongue


Library News

Student Borrowing

  • Students are able to borrow up to 4 books (physical, audio and ebooks) for 3 weeks.
  • Students must not have any overdue books to be able to borrow new titles. 
  • The date due is stamped in the back of the book to help students get them back on time.
  • If you would like a book recommendation, please ask your friendly CRC staff Ms Purton, Ms Nelson or Ms De Alwis.

Book Club

Book Club is on every Tuesday after school 1.30pm-2.15pm in the Maker Space. Bring your current books and have a chat about them with your fellow readers! See you there!

Mr Shinkfield

World Book Encyclopaedia Online

Good news! Our library subscribes to World Book Online.

Our World Book subscription allows us to give you and your family access to this valuable reference source on your home computers 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

To access the World Book Web, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to World Book Online  
  2. Enter Username hpsc5
  3. Enter Password  hpsc5 (click save password for future visits)

Once you arrive at the World Book home page, you should bookmark the page or add to favourites for easy access to World Book in the future. Articles can be translated into 80 different languages.

You can also find international newspapers. Go to World Book Advanced. Click on Research & Resources at the top right of the page. Select World Newspapers, choose your country and select a newspaper.

This link with help you get the most out of World Book Online: Getting Started.

Audio Books and EBooks

Students can also access ebooks and audio books.

Here is the link for a computer: https://hpsc.wheelers.co/

You can also access it via an app on your phone by going to Google Play or the App Store and downloading ePlatform.

  • Use your network login and password for access.
  • Books will automatically return after 3 weeks.

Please remember that login and password information is for students and their families only.

Extending this information to other people could result in loss of at-home access for our students.

Homework Club

Did you know that HPSC has the biggest and best Homework Club in Casey?

Homework Club has been running successfully at the college for over eight years now, operating on Wednesdays after school in the school library, from 3.15pm to 5.00pm.

We begin with an array of healthy snack foods that are provided free of cost for our Homework Club students. The food is set up next door to the library in the Senior School Centre and accessed by the students after they sign in at the library desk with Mrs Purton who issues the ‘food tickets’.

Each week, Homework Club features a number of teachers who voluntarily help students with their homework, SAC preparation or general coursework. Shortly, we will welcome four or five Monash University student tutors who will also assist students as part of the Access Monash program that supports Homework Clubs in the Casey districts.

I invite students to attend Homework Club, as many of our top students have, over the last few years. Make up a ‘study buddies group’ and support each other in your quest for the best at Hampton Park. Have a go because you will never know until you try it!

Students of all ages and backgrounds are welcome because Homework Club is a friend to all students! Come every week and you will see your academic results improve!

Mr Shinkfield

Homework Club Co-ordinator


Student Services

What is Resilience?

Resilience enables young people to shift back along the mental health continuum towards good mental health. Looking at this continuum, it’s not static but is something that can change over time due to experiences and circumstances.

Mental health can be thought of as existing on a continuum, with positive mental health at one end, mild and moderate symptoms in the middle and severe symptoms at the other end.

Resilience is particularly important for children and young people. A young person’s ability to be resilient can depend upon many things. Depending upon their situation, a young person’s resilience may vary. Importantly, specific situations or events that one young person may find challenging, another may not.

Being resilient is associated with better academic performance and school behaviour and over the longer term, fewer mental health issues and greater life opportunities. Individual resilience is something that can be fostered and developed over time.

For more information on Resilience – check out Beyond Blue ‘Be You’ factsheet on Resilience (see link below):


(Source: https://beyou.edu.au/)




Casey Community Health Service

5990 6789

Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues

8594 1550

City of Casey Youth Services

9705 5200

Cranbourne Information & Support Service

5996 3333

Foundation House (support for refugees/asylum seekers)

8788 3333

Hanover Dandenong – Housing Support

1800 825 955

Headspace, Dandenong & Narre Warren

1800 367 968

Parentzone (Anglicare)

1300 984 011

Relationship Australia

1300 364 277

Springvale Monash Legal Service

9545 7400

South East Community Links

9547 0511

Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre

9767 1900

Taskforce Drug & alcohol counselling

9532 0811

QLIFE (support for LGBTI)

1800 184 527

Uniting Connections (Child First)

9705 3939

Victorian Legal Aid (Dandenong)

9767 7111

WAYYS (Crisis accommodation)

9703 0044


1300 946 337

YSAS (Youth Support & Advocacy Service)

1800 458 685



DHS Child Protection Southern Region Intake

(Mon- Fri 9 am to 5 pm)

1300 655 795


DHS Child Protection (After Hours)

131 278

Directline 24 hr drug/alcohol info

1800 888 236

Family Drug Help Line 

1300 660 068  

Family Violence Service ‘Safe Steps’

1800 015 188

Grief Line 12 noon-3 am 

1300 845 745

Kids Help Line

1800 551 800

Life Line

13 11 14

Police / Fire / Ambulance


Psychiatric Triage Team – Mental health issues

1300 369 012

Sexual Assault Crisis Line 

1800 806 292

Suicide Help Line

1300 651 251


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 Wellbeing 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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Staff News


We warmly welcome the following staff to the College community.

- Cyndee Bautista (Health Promotion Nurse)




Congratulations and farewell to our Business Manager, Imelda Kavanagh. Enjoy your new found free time! You will be missed by the whole College Community.

Community News

ACE Foundation Fundraiser




Hampton Park Bowls Club
Come and Try Day


HPSC Newshamper
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Application form 2018.asd.pdf