Newsletter 2nd November, 2023.

From the Principal

We are halfway through the term and the students and teachers are very busy finalising the years growth.

It is very pleasing to see our very positive student survey results, we have better than average results across similar schools and the network which is a credit to our students. We have worked hard on building a safe learning environment and culture at the school and as a result have some results to be proud of.  Staff have worked hard on building positive relationships with students as this is the key to success, our survey results indicate scores in the 80’s to reflect these relationships. As everyone is aware we have had a strong focus on attendance this year, we are pleased to report we have returned a score of 90% for attitudes to school attendance. It is very pleasing to see students reflecting upon school focus and putting them into place, it is great that students have such a positive attitude towards attending school. Keep up the good work, we have awards this year to celebrate our top attenders.

Please be reminded that there is no school Monday as teachers begin report writing and preparation for assessment, Tuesday is a public holiday for the Melbourne Cup. Enjoy the extended break and we look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday.

Take care

Kylie Carter

Early Years Report

Halloween at Hampden

Lino Printing with Leigh’s class

Leigh’s group have completed some fabulous lino prints of their beloved pets or admired animals. These artworks will be on display at the Noorat Show on November 18th.

Middle Years Pushcart UPDATE

Unfortunately, due to low numbers in our Expression of Interest, we are unable to take a team to Maryborough this year.

HOWEVER, we will still organise our own mini pushcart event here at school to enable students to participate in the event and have a trial run, to hopefully run a successful team in Maryborough next year!

More information about the day will be sent out in the next week!

Later Years Update

Clothes Drive

Child Safety Policy Update

Child safety Policy Update

Child safety and wellbeing at Hampden Specialist School: information for families and the school community

The Victorian Government has announced new Child Safe Standards to further strengthen child safety across organisations, including schools. The new standards recognise the critical importance of families and the broader school community in maintaining and promoting child safety and wellbeing.

Hampden Specialist School has reviewed and updated our child safety policies and procedures to ensure they meet the requirements of the new standards. These are available to view  on our school’s website and at the school’s front office. 

We are committed to continuous improvement in our approach to child safety and wellbeing and welcome feedback from families and members of our school community on ways we can further strengthen our child safety policies, procedures and practices.

As valuable partners in promoting and maintaining child safety and wellbeing at Hampden Specialist School we welcome and encourage your feedback. 

If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, please contact principal or business manager.

Hampden Specialist School is committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where students are safe and feel safe. 

Our child safety and wellbeing policies outline the measures and strategies we have in place to support, promote and maintain the safety and wellbeing of our students:

  • Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy
  • Child Safety Code of Conduct
  • Child safety Responding and Reporting Obligations Policy and Procedure
  • Complaints Policy
  • Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy
  • Bullying Prevention Policy
  • Volunteers Policy
  • Visitors Policy
  • Digital Learning Policy

All the policies above can be viewed on our website.

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