To express your interest in the Specialist ICT program and to receive information about upcoming workshops, please complete the Expression of Interest form. Applicants are required to attend one of the two Selection Workshops which are scheduled approximately May and August of the year prior to commencing at Hampton. Dates will be advised via this site, Facebook and school publications.
Approved Specialist ICT Program
Hampton has a well-established approved ICT Specialist Program. The program is a four year program from Year 7 to Year 10. Our staff have different areas of expertise within the Information Technology area and also draw on other networks beyond school to deliver a quality program.
Interested students must apply and complete the application process including the application test and portfolio. Please contact the school administration for further details, if your child is in Year 5 or Year 6.
The aim of the specialist program is to foster the strong interest that students have in Information Technology (IT). They have many opportunities to develop a range of skills and knowledge over the four years, through various interesting and challenging tasks. Additionally, the program aims to develop their ability to communicate with confidence, manage their time, work collaboratively and effectively, identify their leadership skills and build resilience through ‘FLearning’ (Learning through failure, Learning with fun). Students who are open to all different aspects of IT, willing to work with others and independently will find it exciting, challenging and rewarding.
A key focus of the program is involvement with robotics in competitions. Numerous industries are becoming more automated and the underlying IT skills to design, build and program these machines have given many a scientist or engineer the ability to convert and idea into reality.
Many students have chosen a pathway in Senior School and beyond that involves IT in areas such as web design, networking, game development, computer science, graphics, anti-terrorism and security. Others have used their knowledge in other career pathways with a reliance on IT, such as engineering and architecture.