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If you are a Health Care Card holder, please ensure that you have applied for the 2019 Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund. You must reapply every year. To apply, please bring a copy of your signed Health Care Card to the office and complete the 2019 CSEF form.
At HPSC we offer a range of different payment options for parents, including
- Direct Debit Payment Plan via debit/credit card
- BPay (please contact the school for your BPAY details)
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.
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5th - Last day of Term 1
22nd - Easter Monday Public Holiday
23rd - First day of Term 2
23rd - ANZAC Day Assemblies
25th - ANZAC Day Public Holiday
26th - Students are at school
29th - Year 11 Business Management Market Day
1st - Parent Teacher Conferences
1st - Cyber Safety Parent Information Session
2nd - Year 10 Immunisations
3rd - Year 11 Drama Excursion
7th - Cross Country
13th to 17th - Intermediate VCAL Interviews
14th to 16th - NAPLAN
15th - Monash Model UN Conference
20th - SECASA Workshop
22nd - Year 12 Drama Performance
23th - World Vision Youth Conference
24th - Student Free Day
27th to 31st - Work Experience
27th - Intermediate/Senior Sport
30th - Division Cross Country
3rd - Year 11 Biology Excursion
6th - Year 12 Legal Studies Excursion
6th - Year 10 Monash Clayton Campus Experience
7th - VCE Drama Excursion
10th - Queens Birthday Public Holiday
11th to 21st - Year 11 Exams
12th - GAT
12th - Year 7 & 8 Sport
17th - SMR Cross Count
19th - Be The Change
21st - Reporting Day
26th - Year 11 Psychology Excursion
28th - Last day of Term 3
Thank you to all staff and students for your work throughout the term. As the Term 1 draws to a close, I encourage everyone to reflect on your achievements and what you could do differently to improve.
Congratulations to all students who have achieved a personal best in the recent CATS and GPA results. At HP, we recognize that success comes in many different forms. We strive for excellence and always focus on growth. Not everyone can be the best, but everyone can be their best. A growth mindset is an important quality of successful people. Continuous improvement and striving to be your best, will enable the impossible to become possible.
At HP, our values underpin our work. Respect, Working Together and Learning can be seen every day at our college. When students demonstrate that they are neglecting one or more of our values, we respond swiftly, parents are contacted, and students are held accountable. All good schools ensure a safe and orderly learning environment. Any form of physical violence or bullying will not be tolerated at our college. We must all take a stand against such actions.
Congratulations to the wonderful student ambassadors and leaders we have at HP, keep up your good work.
Following the recent tragic events in New Zealand, students and staff at HP stopped to reflect on the terrible events and the senseless loss of life. We are all different and unique. Regardless of our differences, in culture and/or religious beliefs, we should always respect each other.
Congratulations to our Year 7 campers who have recently returned from the Coastal experience Camp at Phillip Island with stories of many adventures and new-found friendships. Thank you to Mr. Billy Jessop for his leadership and to all supporting staff for their efforts.
This week, selected students from all Year levels participated in our Student Voice -Teaching and Learning Forum, conducted by Ms. Vanessa Dennis and supported by Ms. Fiona Vanstan and Ms. Erin Louden. The forum provided a wonderful opportunity for students to reflect on the strengths of our learning programs and suggestions for improvement. Congratulations to all involved.
Recently William, Dimitri, Faisal and Parneet of Year 10 joined me at a morning tea with two of the winners of the 2018 Clunies Ross Award winners at Casey Tech, Berwick. Dr Erol Harvey was one of the winners of the Entrepreneur of the Year award for his contribution to Australia through the world-leading microfluid engineering company MiniFAB. Associate Professor Guillaume Lessene was part of the team that won the Knowledge Commercialisation Award for their role in the development of the anticancer agent ‘Venetoclax’. Students participated in a Science Lab workshop and a Virtual reality experience.
Please note, Term 2 will resume on Tuesday April 23rd, as Easter Monday is a Public holiday. Our student led ANZAC Commemorative Assemblies will take place on first day of Term 2. Thursday 25th is ANZAC Day holiday.
Wishing all students and staff a safe and restful term break.
Our students have had a busy start to the year no doubt. In the final few weeks of Term 1, students in Years 7 to 10 have engaged with their first Common Assessment Task (or CAT) in their subjects. These tasks are exciting opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge, understandings and skills they have developed over the course of the Learning Sequence. Each CAT will look slightly different, with some tasks focusing on developing written skills whilst others may take a more performance or collaborative structure, including conducting and writing up experiments in Science, to demonstrating their physical skills in PE and Drama. Teachers will be assessing CATs over the coming couple of weeks, with results published via Compass Learning Tasks at the end of week 1 each term. Parents/carers and students can access this important information and use this as just one of the indicators of students’ achievement and learning growth.
Parents and carers will also have the opportunity in week 2 of Term 2 to meet with their students’ teachers to discuss progress in out upcoming Learning Conferences on Wednesday May 1st. Bookings will be open sat 3pm on Friday April 5th via Compass and we encourage all families to be making appointments so they can connect with the college and further support their students’ learning.
Outside of the classroom, students have also had many varied opportunities to experience learning in different ways through a variety of camps and excursions. Thank you to the staff who gave up their time to go on our most recent Year 7 Coastal Discovery Camps to Phillip Island.
Some other memorable excursions our students have been lucky enough to participate in during Term 1 include exploring our local wetlands area with VCAL, learning about government planning with a visit to council offices in VCE Geography, engaging with wildlife photo shoots in Photography Club and competing in debating with other public, independent and private schools for our Debating Team. These opportunities only serve to boost students’ abilities to learn in classes and we encourage all families to be regularly checking Compass so they can give permission and make payments for these so students get the full benefit.
I wish all students, staff and families a happy and safe break and we look forward to having all students back with us ready to hit the ground running in Term 2.
Hampton Park Secondary Collage celebrated Harmony Week with a wide variety of activities from the 18th to 21st of March. In celebrating Harmony Week, students participated in events and competitions to win fun prizes.
The ‘Designing a Sticker Competition’ had students who created hand drawings and digital designs with the topic of "How do you see harmony in HPSC." The winning design will soon be made into a sticker for staff and students.
The winners of Designing a Sticker competition are:
1st Place: Zohreh BAHRAMI 11R
2nd Place: Nazila HUSSAINI 7A
3rd Place: Anshika SINGH 9R
Students also entered the photography competition, where they submitted photos on the theme of how they see harmony in HPSC.
The winners of Photography competition are:
1st Place: Sina POSI 9T
2nd Place: Sher Rehman (Sher) SHER REHMAN 11S
3rd Place: Jose POSI 9O
Pictured is the giant Harmony collage and Henna design workshops held during lunch and recess times, showcasing the collective creative skills of students.
The Harmony Day Volley Ball Competition was held in the school gymnasium at lunchtime on the 21st of March, bringing Harmony day to a close.
The highlight of this week was on the 18th of March, however, when our Principal, Mr Haworth, conducted a 1-minute silence in support of the Muslim community that recently suffered in Christchurch as a result of a horrible hate crime.
HPSC opened a book for condolences, with the college’s intention to deliver this book with condolence comments from the Hampton Park community to the Imam of the Mosque where the atrocities took place last Friday.
Ms Rehana Ziyad
Multicultural Recognitions and Celebrations
When: Wednesday May 1st
Time: 1pm to 5pm & 6pm to 8pm
Where: Flexible Learning Space (FLS)
Interview times are for 5 minutes.
Bookings for conference times will open 3pm Friday April 5th and will remain open until (and including) the day of the Conferences.
For instructions on how to make bookings, please see the helpsheet below.
NOTE: Booking times can be made continuously; you do not have to have a break in between. For example: 1pm, 1.05pm, 1.10pm.
The Victoria Police Youth Resource Officer will attend the College to present to our parents on cybersafety awareness and education, and to discuss some other pertinent issues relating to young people and helping support them and their families.
When: Wednesday May 1st
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Where: River Gum Performing Arts Centre
This evening will allow for parents to also ask questions at the end of the presentation with our Police members from the City of Casey.
This evening falls on the same night as the Learning Conferences which will allow parents to attend the conference and also make time for this presentation, if they choose.
International Women’s Day is celebrated globally on the 8th March every year to honour the remarkable global contributions that women have made to our society. This day highlights women as inspirational and emphasises the achievements made by women around the world in securing women’s rights and building an equal society. It also serves to give a voice to those who are constantly dominated and who go unheard throughout the world.
In acknowledgement of International Women’s Day, many members of the College wore a purple ribbon, our student leaders were invited to a morning tea and many students and staff participated in a women’s only basketball round robin at lunchtime. At the Positive Values Assemblies the following Tuesday, a number of staff and student speakers each gave a brief talk of a Woman who has inspired them. Please take some time to thank the women in your life for all that they do and think about a woman who inspires you.
Ms Fiona Vanstan
On the 7th of March I had the opportunity to go to the School of Biomedical Sciences panel held at Melbourne University, to acknowledge and celebrate International Women’s Day.
The panel featured six female leaders in medical research as shown on the slide. Each of them shared their journey and the challenges that they faced as women. It was truly inspiring to hear advice from highly accomplished and diverse female leaders. Throughout the panel the speakers also discussed the lessons that have enabled them to be successful. Some of the advice which I thought was important and I would like to share with you was:
You can find more information and a podcast from this day here
On Friday 15 March the College acknowledged the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. The theme of the day was “Bullying. No Way! Take action every day” and served as a reminder for the whole community to reject bullying and cyberbullying and help keep young Australians safe.
Bullying is an ongoing and deliberate misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that intends to cause physical, social and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power, or perceived power, over one or more persons who feel unable to stop it from happening.
Bullying affects everyone involved, including people who witness it. It can have serious and long-term emotional or psychological consequences in addition to the immediate harmful effects.
Approximately one in four Year 4 to Year 9 Australian students (27%) reported being bullied every few weeks or more often (considered to be frequent) in a national study in 2009.
Hurtful teasing was the most prevalent of all bullying behaviours experienced by students, followed by having hurtful lies told about them.
Bullying is never ok. If you are being bullied, and you feel safe to do so:
If you see someone else being bullied, and feel safe to do so, you can:
Positive parental engagement has been proven to promote student wellbeing, productivity and achievement. ReachOut Parents provides resources, tools and practical tips for parents to better understand and support their child’s mental health and wellbeing. To view these resource, click here.
TEDxCasey is an independently organised TED Event which will be held for the first time in the City of Casey in 2019. Students in Casey Schools were invited to apply to be part of this event.
Farzana Qasimi (Year 10) was selected to present her talk “Is social media harming us? Or are we harming ourselves with social media?” at this event.
Sixteen amazing young people will present 11 riveting short talks that provide hope for the future. We wish Farzana luck in her presentation which will be held on Sunday 28 April from 3.30-5.30 pm at Bunjil Place, Narre Warren. If you are interested in attending there are limited free tickets available at the following link.
Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served". Anzac Day was originally devised to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served in the Gallipoli Campaign, their first engagement in the Great War(1914–1918).
We would like to invite parents/carers to commemorate Anzac Day at our Senior School Assembly to be held on:
Date: Tuesday 23 April 2019
Time: 10.00am – 11.00am
Where: River Gum Performing Arts Centre
We invite you to join special guests and our student school leaders for tea and coffee after the Assembly.
If you would like to attend this Assembly please RSVP by calling the College Office on 8795 9400 or emailing [email protected]
It gives me great pleasure to congratulate the following students who have been selected to be Sports Peer Mentors this year. Sports Peer Mentors work with our local Primary Schools and assist in the organisation and umpiring of their interschool sporting program and other District and Division Competitions. This is an amazing opportunity for our students to develop their interpersonal skills and gain valuable experience. I know that they will be wonderful and respectful representatives for Hampton Park Secondary College.
Sub School Learning Leader
Student Learning Leaders Year 7
Matthew Cram, Priyanka Dixit
Student Learning Leaders Year 8
Breanna Martin, Nikki Boyd
These are the Values winners for the year.
|19-Feb||Rahul Nand||Coral Lumm||Edris Sultani|
|Lavinia Badiceanu||Jiya Patel|
|19-Feb||Jemal Dean||Nosratullah Ali||Eboni Karam|
|12-Mar||Angus Nath||Lina Umaga||Sarina Mulipola-Levi|
Students who didn't attend the Year 7 camp with their homegroups completed a 3 day inquiry project call "The Unanswered Question Challenge". Over three days, students chose a topic that interested them, investigated the topic and presented their findings to the Principal team.
Students explored issues like
The students also created a visual representation of their chosen topic, with help from our Arts teacher, Ms Anita Long.
Well done to all the students involved for working hard on this project and enhancing their critical and creative thinking skills.
Sub School Learning Leader
Student Learning Leaders Year 9
Jasmine Keough, Christopher Kriaris
Student Learning Leaders Year 10
Cassandra Tucker, Leah Green
Year 9 students are asked to return an Expression of Interest Form for the Year 9 Halls Gap Camp, held in Term 4 this year.
These are the Values winners for the year.
|19-Feb||Sujaad Nazari||Monica Leera Estrada||Yasin Rahmani|
|12-Mar||Nik Hibbert||Ethan Ross||Jonny Clarke|
|19-Feb||Joseph Halden||Jarrid Coxhead||Aya Alalyawi|
|12-Mar||Nathan Carter||Shanae MULETA||Manmeet Kaur Singh|
|2-Apr||Jwid Nawrozi||Nilofar Ahmadi||Alolu Faumina|
Sub School Learning Leader
Student Learning Leaders Year 11
Matthew Hayward, Elizabeth Stefanatos
Student Learning Leaders Year 12
Catherine Glenn, Annie Lingard, Liam Cusack
These are the Values winners for the Year
|19-Feb||Faisal Karim||Connor Hibbert||Pene Va|
|12-Mar||Isabeau Hart||Seema Hassani||Ryan Tanielu|
|2-Apr||Clayton Leilua||Isaiah Aererua||Taylor Hamilton|
|19-Feb||Joshua Mills||Emily Cheam||Cailyn McNeil-Good|
|12-Mar||Tori McManus||Naesha Periera||Stacey Cameron|
|2-Apr||Sediqa Ali||Zahra Sultani||Alvin Chung|
On the 19th of March 2019, the Year 12 VCAL students went to Sandown Racecourse for a PDS outcome to attend the “RYDA My life: My choices” excursion. We participated in 6 hands-on workshops and got to meet Anat, a survivor from a severe car crash, who has acquired a permanent brain injury.
One of the workshops we attended was called ‘Speed & Stopping’, and it was about understanding the relationship between speed and stopping distance, and the need to keep an appropriate safe following gap. This activity was especially engaging because we got to witness crash dummies being hit from different speeds and distances.
Another workshop we participated in was hearing from a car crash survivor and her story about why people should always appreciate what you have because your life can change in a instant. She talked about her past before the incident compared to her life now, and this was a very emotional story because what she went through can happen to anyone. This was a good experience for the Year 12 VCAL because it taught us the safety on roads, the different types of situations we can be put in during driving and the outcomes after a serious accident. This excursion helped us to create our own social media campaigns which aim to promote road safety messages to share with our community.
Stacey Cameron & Leroy Lesoa
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.
The Maths Domain have been working extremely hard to provide the best support for our students. Starting from early Term 2, we will be offering additional classes and sessions that will be available to the whole school.
Our aim is to have every student at Hampton Park to be happy and confident learners of maths.
The timetable is a draft of what we are planning to offer. More information will be released at the start of term 2.
On Thursday the 14th of March, swimmers from HPSC went to Division Swimming which was held at Noble Park Aquatic Centre. Multiple swimmers competed in 50m Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle. We had great successes during the day with Jada McGregor winning all 4 of her events, Cassidy McLean winning Back, Free and Breaststroke and Jordan Bonney winning Breaststroke.
Congratulations for making through to SMR which will be held at MSAC in Albert Park. Well done to all swimmers that came along and did their best. A special mention to Bree, Miss Louden, Miss Newton and Miss Jean-Pierre for their encouragement and support throughout the day.
Regans House Captain
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.
6th - AFL Girls, Netball Boys
7th - College Cross Country
27th - Senior Sport - Soccer, AFL Boys, Netball Girls, Badminton
27th - Intermediate Sport - Soccer, AFL Boys, Netball Girls, Badminton
33th - Division Cross Country
12th - Year 8 Sport - Soccer, AFL Boys, Netball Girls, Badminton
12th - Year 7 Sport - Soccer, AFL Boys, Netball Girls, Badminton
17th - SMR Cross Country
18th - Senior Sport - Basketball, Hockey, Table Tennis
18th - Intermediate Sport - Basketball, Hockey, Table Tennis, Handball
1st - College Athletics Carnival
26th - Year 7 Sport - Basketball, Hockey, Table Tennis, Handball
26th - Year 8 Sport - Basketball, Hockey, Table Tennis, Handball
12th - Casey South Division Athletics
10th - Southern Metro Region Athletics
16th - Cricket SMR Finals
17th - Cricket SMR Finals
21st - State Athletics
The Makerspace program has been expanding yearly with more equipment, enthusiastic members and more great ideas from both staff and students.
Photography club will continue to meet every Monday @ lunchtime. New members are always welcome.
We have lots of events planned throughout the year, externally and internally and the only way to be a part of them is to be an active member.
What does the Photography club do?
Well in short, you will be exposed to the full workings of a DSLR camera and its manual mode settings, how to operate and what each setting does. In order to maximise the quality of the photo and produce those professional looking images that you just can’t create on a smart phone.
Taking the photo is only the start of the process. You will be exposed to Adobe products (mainly photoshop and Lightroom) to edit and develop the photos that are taken in RAW format before exporting to a usable JPG image to distribute for publication.
The skills taught and required to do this are real world skills that are used by professionals worldwide. We have access to state of the art gear, and the school subscribes to the full Adobe suite. All these are available for student use at no cost. All you need to do is turn up and show a little passion!
We will arrange incursions and excursions throughout the year. In the past we have arranged trips to the Zoo with Canon Australia, Animal macro shoot, light painting workshops, school Athletics, school swimming sports and the Year 11 Formal to name a few.
Sign up to be involved in this year’s activities or come and talk to George in the Maker Space if you have any questions.
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!
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:
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.
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.
Extending this information to other people could result in loss of at-home access for our students.
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!
Homework Club Co-ordinator
We warmly welcome the following staff to the College community.
- Clare Cocciardi (Classroom Teacher - English)
- Ciara Vella (Education Support)
- Joanne Miller (Education Support)
- Tony D'Auria (Classroom Teacher - Technology)
Congratulations to Ms Susannah Ritchie (English Domain) and her family on the arrival of their new baby boy, Clancy.
Farewell and good luck to Ms Prunelle Prahaldh (English Domain) whilst she is on maternity leave.
Congratulations to Ms Alisha Gibson (MIPS) on her recent engagement to (now) fiance Caleb.
Congratulations to Mr Matthew Cram (PE/Health Domain) and his new wife Christie on their wedding, held March 30th.
Well wishes and congratulations to Ms Amy Johnson (Middle Sub School Learning Leader) and her fiance Jesse on their upcoming wedding during the holidays.
Best wishes and farewell to Ms Aisha Shariat (Maths Domain) as she leaves us for an Assistant Principal position at Lyndale Secondary College.
Best wishes and safe travels to Ms Paige Feurtado (Education Support) as she farewells us to move to London.
All HPSC students are reminded that when travelling to and from the college, they have important responsibilities to make sure they do so safely.
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!
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.
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