HPSC Newshamper

05 April 2019
Issue Four
From the Office
Important Dates
Principal's Report
Assistant Principal's Report
College News
Student & Community Engagement
Student & Community Engagement 
Junior School
Middle School
Senior School
Maths Domain
Health/PE Domain
Maker Space
Library News
Homework Club
Staff News
Student Health & Wellbeing
Community News
Student Programs
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 College Office

Health Care Card CSEF Applications

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.

Fees

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

 

Important Dates

APRIL

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

 

 

MAY

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

JUNE

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

 

Principal's Report

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.

Wayne Haworth
Principal

 

Assistant Principal's Report

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.

Eloise Haynes
Assistant Principal

 

College News

Harmony Week

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

Parent Teacher Conferences - May 1st

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.

Cyber Safety Awareness Info Night - May 1st

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.

Student & Community Engagement

International Women's Day

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:

  • To know that you don’t have to fit in other people’s definitions on how a woman should be, and
  • To know that being a woman should never be a barrier to success, and lastly
  • To understand that we should always support each other because it is women who empower other women.

You can find more information and a podcast from this day here

Farzana Qasimi

Year 10

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

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:

  • ignore them
  • tell them to stop and then walk away
  • go somewhere safe
  • get support from your friends; ask friends, parents or teachers for their help to deal with the issue safely.

If you see someone else being bullied, and feel safe to do so, you can:

  • refuse to join in
  • tell the person doing the bullying to stop
  • say to the person being bullied that the other person’s behaviour is not okay
  • leave negative online conversations – don’t join in with online bullying.

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.

Student & Community Engagement 

TEDxCasey Event

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 Assembly

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]

Sports Peer Mentors 2019

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.

  • Joseph Koutsoubas
  • Riley Potts
  • Imran Muhammad Bakhsh
  • Andre Capito
  • Gilberto Yong Guterres
  • Raj Dhillon
  • Malaynie O'Kane
  • Zinab Mahajer
  • Bunrany Heng
  • Carlos Macasarte
  • Tarj Dhillon
  • Dorothy Chirila
  • Janelle Ruhl
  • Marijana Milojevic
  • Hien Vo
  • Pevid Chheng
  • Cherish Quinton
  • Max Randles
  • Aroel Priambowo
  • Patrick Sinnema
  • Amelia James
  • Dai Doan
  • Shanae Muleta
  • Nik Hibbert
  • Jovana Hak Mandic
  • Brandon D'Argent
  • Bryan Okello
  • Lorna Va
  • Esther Lopesi
  • Luke Stansfield
  • Lawrence Stewart
  • Alex Smith
  • Jessica Sili
  • Blake Emslie
  • Sara Kostic

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

Congratulations Values Winners 

These are the Values winners for the year.

YR 7
DATE RESPECT LEARNING WORKING TOGETHER
19-Feb Rahul Nand Coral Lumm Edris Sultani
12-Mar

Marcus

Jonassen-Hammond

Lavinia Badiceanu Jiya Patel

 

YR 8
DATE RESPECT LEARNING WORKING TOGETHER
19-Feb Jemal Dean Nosratullah Ali Eboni Karam
12-Mar Angus Nath Lina Umaga Sarina Mulipola-Levi

The Unanswered Question Challenge

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

  • Are we alone in the universe?
  • What is love?
  • How do planes fly?
  • Why do we dream?
  • Why do we age?
  • Is time travel possible?
  • What is reality?

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.

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

Year 9 Camp Information

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. 

 

Congratulations Values Winners

These are the Values winners for the year.

YEAR 9
DATE RESPECT LEARNING WORKING TOGETHER
19-Feb Sujaad Nazari Monica Leera Estrada Yasin Rahmani
12-Mar Nik Hibbert Ethan Ross Jonny Clarke
YEAR 10
DATE RESPECT LEARNING WORKING TOGETHER
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

 

Senior School

Senior School Staff

Sub School Learning Leader

Georgianne Kios

Student Learning Leaders Year 11

Matthew Hayward, Elizabeth Stefanatos

Student Learning Leaders Year 12

Catherine Glenn, Annie Lingard, Liam Cusack

Congratulations Values Winners

These are the Values winners for the Year

YEAR 11
DATE RESPECT LEARNING WORKING TOGETHER
19-Feb Faisal Karim Connor Hibbert Pene Va
12-Mar Isabeau Hart Seema Hassani Ryan Tanielu
2-Apr Clayton Leilua Isaiah Aererua Taylor Hamilton

 

YEAR 12
DATE RESPECT LEARNING WORKING TOGETHER
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

Year 12 VCAL RYDA Excursion

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

Careers

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. 

Maths Domain

Numeracy Support

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.

 

Health/PE Domain

Sports News!

DIVISION SWIMMING

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.

Cassidy McLean

Regans House Captain

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

MAY

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

 

JUNE

12th - Year 8 Sport - Soccer, AFL Boys, Netball Girls, Badminton

12th - Year 7 Sport - Soccer, AFL Boys, Netball Girls, Badminton

17th - SMR Cross Country

Term 3

JULY

18th - Senior Sport - Basketball, Hockey, Table Tennis

18th - Intermediate Sport - Basketball, Hockey, Table Tennis, Handball

 

AUGUST

1st - College Athletics Carnival

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

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

 

SEPTEMBER

12th - Casey South Division Athletics

Term 4

OCTOBER

10th - Southern Metro Region Athletics

16th - Cricket SMR Finals

17th - Cricket SMR Finals

21st - State Athletics

 

Maker Space

Welcome to 2019!

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.

 

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

 

Staff News

NEW STAFF

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

New Baby

Congratulations to Ms Susannah Ritchie (English Domain) and her family on the arrival of their new baby boy, Clancy.

 

Maternity Leave

Farewell and good luck to Ms Prunelle Prahaldh (English Domain) whilst she is on maternity leave.

 

Engagement

Congratulations to Ms Alisha Gibson (MIPS) on her recent engagement to (now) fiance Caleb.

 

Wedding

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.

 

Farewell

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.

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.

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MMAD - Musicians Making a Difference

FREE Music, Dance and Mentoring Programs

 

Registrations for Term 2, 2019 NOW OPEN  
 
Sound Foundations 
Each term we have our 10 week Music and Mentoring program - Sound Foundations. Throughout the school term, participants will learn about songwriting, production, studio engineering, performance/confidence skills and more while exploring character and foundations in life to build long term goals. 
 
MMAD Moves 
Junior classes 7-12yrs old - Bollywood/Contemporary/Hip Hop
Senior crew classes 13-21yrs old - Hip Hop/Break Dancing
Our MMAD Moves dance and mentoring program will be running classes across Dandenong creating a high energy and positive environment for young people to get involved, build their confidence and learn about life skills.  
  
STAR Program 
Every 6 months we have 10 spaces for young people across QLD, NSW and VIC to participate in our intensive mentoring program with MMAD and The Sony Foundation to take positive steps toward their long term goals while experiencing artist/character development opportunities and ongoing access to a mentor. 
 
To register a young person for any of our programs for Term 2, 2019 you can do so on the link below: 
 
PROGRAM DETAILS
Sound Foundations & MMAD Moves Seniors  
Location: Dandenong Plaza (level 2 between JB-hifi and Target) 
Time: Thursdays, 4pm-6pm (during the school terms) 
Age: 14-21 
Commencing week of 29th of April 
 
MMAD Moves Juniors 
Location: 55 James St, Dandenong at the Salvos Church 
Time: Wednesdays, 4-5pm (during the school terms - starts on the 18th of October) 
Age: 6-14 
Commencing week of 29th of April 
 
More info: mmad.org.au 

 

HPSC Newshamper
College Values Matrix
expression of interest form.pdf
Making a Parent Teacher Conference Booking.pdf
Farzana Qasimi, Year 10