Hampton Park Primary School wins multicultural award for excellence

The school's Community Hub was recognised for strengthening community connections

Hampton Park Primary School has been recognised at the Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence, winning the award for school education at a ceremony on Tuesday 7 December 2021.

The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) coordinates the awards, which celebrate outstanding contributions to strengthen multiculturalism across 15 categories, including education.

Hampton Park was recognised with the Multicultural Education Award for its Community Hub, which supports and empowers all families to connect to the community.

As well as offering English language classes, Hampton Park's Community Hub provides a welcoming and safe environment where families can build friendships.

The hub also offers playgroups, computer skill classes, craft classes, as well as story time and music classes for toddlers.

Hampton Park Principal Elizabeth Davey said the hub was making a real difference.

'Acknowledgement of any work is always exciting but, in particular, this award emphasises the special purpose the Community Hub encompasses,' she said.

'The work we do in the hub of making connections, empowering people to overcome a language barrier and to feel fully accepted in our school community is so rewarding and humbling.

'This award means we are making a difference.'

Victorian School of Languages South East was highly commended in the same category, for delivering innovative language teaching programs to help families maintain their culture and community languages.

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