Welcome to Hampton Community Centre
A place for the whole community to meet, learn and develop in a warm and welcoming environment.
Our friendly team make you feel welcome and help you with our wide range of courses. From art, to computers and health and everything in between. Come and see where your journey takes you. Our Strength Training program is very popular.
Volunteering is great for your mind and body, it connects you to others, brings fun and fulfillment and can advance your career. We have a number of exciting opportunities for people to volunteer their time with us here at Hampton Community Centre, they include the following:
Volunteers to assist at reception, Exercise Classes, Art Classes, Special Projects and to join our Committee of Governance.
Please call us on 9598 2977 to discuss how you can commit a few hours per week and help make a difference. Volunteers are the life blood of our Community Centre. Download Volunteers Application form here.
PHONE: (03) 9598 2977 FAX (03) 9598 2741
OFFICE HOURS: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.
PARKING: Ample parking at the rear of Woolworths. The parking is free and is subject to 2 and 4 time constraints.
DISABILITIES:The centre caters for people with disabilities. Wheelchair access and toilets.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Three minute walk from Hampton train station.
School Holiday Program:
Looking for something for the Little People in your life to do during the school holidays?
Gift Certificates: Our gift Certificates are a great way of giving a present of a new skill or hobby to a loved one.
1. Peter Freckleton from our Creative Writing Class was awarded in the Henry Lawson Verse Competition for his piece Amphigouri, see his award winning Verse below.
2. Art Therapy 4 Women 6 week Course starting in term 2 - see Private Providers page for more details.
3. Two exciting new art classes commencing in Term 3: Inspired By Nature & Art Jouranalling
4. Spanish for Children class Mondays 4.15 - 5.30
By Peter Freckleton
They are the boys of the bull-dust brigade
Their theories are moonshine, their plans are ill-laid
Yet they dine on fine viands at a thousand a head
And guzzle their vintage from goblets and gold;
Mocking the poor folks outside in the cold
With gibes that such oughter
Cut down on their rations of dry bread and water.
From parliament house to company board
All drone the same phrases to fleece us.
‘Entitlements must end’, they bawl,
Wearing the straightest of faces
As themselves grow richer than Croesus.
Fat on our assets they spin tales of woe,
The brigade says the nation must bleed, mate.
Yet they can’t spare a cent of their ill-gotten dough -
If we tapped them for cash
The whole system would crash,
For incentive is all about greed, mate.
And how is it done, without strongarm or gun
That so few can pillage so many?
How DOES it befall
With no substance at all
That they keep us in thrall?
Tyrants of yore sent troops to our door
And took what we had as their booty,
But today’s robber barons prey on the poor
With slogans to do all their looting.
While their head-count is low their voices are loud
Like ravens aperch on high places.
No questions are asked, the presses are cowed
By claptrap and sour grimaces.
No public voice is raised to contend,
All contrary thoughts are privately penned –
When will it end?
Their votes count for nought:
The trash that they spout
Is all that they have to rely on.
If we laughed their spiel down
They’d be forced to leave town
And we’d have enough to get by on.
So there’s reason to hope
For an end to their rope
And to bring the brigade to confusion.
Like the emperor’s clothes in Andersen’s trope
The whole show depends on illusion.
And we shall retain at the front of our brain
When at last we awake from our slumbers:
Let the airwaves remain the brigade’s domain,
Hampton Community Centre acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government, Bayside City Council and ACFE.