Student Wellbeing

Our Moral Purpose 

Hammond Park Secondary College is committed to creating a dynamic and collaborative college that will enable students to thrive in an environment of support, innovation, and challenge. We will empower students to make a positive difference in their own lives, and the lives of others as a result of their experiences at school. Our focus on student wellbeing is underpinned by our commitment to a positive education program and creating an environmentally sustainable community where each child is challenged to achieve their personal best and develop a social conscience.  With a range of academic courses and comprehensive support structures and programs, we respond to the needs, interests, and aspirations of students, developing skills and values that will stay with them for life, nourishing their curiosity, and connecting their learning to the community. We want Hammond Park Secondary College to be at the heart of the local community through the development of strong partnerships with our students, parents, local businesses, and opportunities and experiences. We seek to challenge our staff and students to have a growth mindset and be proactive in all aspects of our schooling community.  

The aims of our Wellbeing Culture are: 

  • Develop a safe, caring, positive, and inclusive environment, based on high expectations, where every student experiences a sense of belonging  
  • Create a strong college culture through teaching and modelling of pro-social skills and developing high quality positive relationships.  
  • Make students accountable for their own behaviour by implementing fair and effective consequences for inappropriate behaviour. Provide restorative opportunities to students to reflect and learn from their behaviour.  
  • Provide a support service infrastructure to assist students who are experiencing social, emotional, academic or behavioural issues.  

Listed below are members of our experienced team, who walk alongside our students staff and parents on this journey:

Wellbeing Team

Associate Principal
Hayatti Miller
Associate Principal
Clint Wiltshire (Long service leave 2024)
Deputy Principal (Years 10 & 11)
Nicola Newbegin
Deputy Principal (Years 7-9)
Lauren McCaig
Wellbeing and Enrichment Coordinator
Colleen Wright
Head of Student Wellbeing (Years 7-9)
Andrea Wheeler
Head of Student Wellbeing (Years 10 & 11)
Liam Mitchell
Student Support Officer
Marissa Edwards
Student Support Officer (Years 7-9)
Jessica D'Souza
Student Support Officer (Years 10 & 11)
Silvia Foh
Youth Engagement and Support Officer
Tas Bean
School Psychologist
Jackie Lee
School Chaplain
Alison Purcell
Community Health Nurse
Arnica Gregory

Year Coordinators 

Year 7
Holly Crane
Year 8
Zoe Jaques
Year 9
Andrew Wright
Year 10
Christina Harkin
Year 11
Orla Lane