Situated in a rapidly growing residential area 10 km southeast of Dandenong, Hampton Park Primary School provides a Prep to Year 6 program for its 350 students. Although a significant number of students were born in Australia, for many, their first spoken language is still from their parents’ native country. This provides great richness and diversity in our school community which we value highly.
Our motto: Persistence Creativity Excellence reinforces our aim of encouraging students to never give up, be flexible in their approach to problem solving and to strive for excellence in everything they do. Teachers focus on teaching and learning that will equip students with the ability to manage themselves and their relationships with others, understand the world, and become productive members of society.
At Hampton Park Primary School we place great importance on providing a rich, varied and challenging educational experience for our students. To ensure that all students progress at their optimum level, teachers know their students well and understand their learning needs; focus on building strong literacy and numeracy skills and have high expectations of all learners. In support of an increased focus on literacy, the school has developed intensive literacy programs for all students in Grade 1 to4. Every student in each grade in these year levels participates in small group literacy tuition every day.
Students in the Early Years grades (Prep to Grade 2) also participate in the Learning in Action program three days each week. This program provides opportunities for students to consolidate their learning through the use of hands on activities linked to literacy and numeracy. We believe that given the right opportunity and support every child can learn and all teachers work hard to ensure that the achievement level of every student in every classroom will grow at a growth rate equal to or better than the expected growth for students in a school year.
The school provides access to digital technologies across the school through networked classrooms, a desktop computer lab and iPad programs and has a Discovery Centre, where all students participate in regular science lessons with our science specialist. The school is also actively involved in the I Sea I Care Ambassador program operated by the Dolphin Research Institute.
The school is currently in the early stages of developing a STEM curriculum to bring together the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and assist students to apply their learning across these disciplines.
During 2016 and 2017 the school will be undergoing a major rebuild which will provide a STEM centre, Arts and Media space and a new senior learning centre for the Grade 3 to students which will complement the existing Prep to Grade 2 learning centre currently in use.
The school has excellent sporting and playground facilities including a gymnasium, large playing fields and extensive playgrounds. These wonderful facilities have enabled us to achieve regular success in Inter-School Sport at Network, District and Zone levels, winning championships in Swimming, Athletics, Cross Country and Rugby League.
The school has received accreditation as a Sunsmart School, an Asthma Friendly School, a Waste Wise Energy Saver School, a SWEP School (School Water Efficiency Program) and is a Sustainable School. We have a major solar installation which was funded by the National Schools Solar Program which further adds to our focus on sustainability.
We are proud of our achievements in building a positive and supportive learning environment and have introduced the KidsMatter and Bounceback programs to maintain respectful and responsive relationships, build a practical understanding of positive mental health and wellbeing and promote relationships and a sense of belonging and build emotional resilience.
Our values of Respect, Cooperation, Friendliness and Best Effort underpin everything we do and provide the basis for building a high level of connectedness within the Hampton Park Primary School Community.