Hawker College is an ACT Public School, funded by the ACT Government. We do ask and appreciate that Parents/Carers continue the tradition of providing financial support to the College's education program through voluntary contributions. The Hawker College community has always demonstrated a strong commitment towards enhancing and supporting the quality education programs through these contributions.
At enrolment, a non-refundable contribution of $120 is requested for the provision of textbooks, eResources, administration, and $10 to cover the student ID card. This is very reasonable as textbooks alone can range from $40-$80 each. If students were to purchase the required textbooks the cost would be approx. $410 per year.
There is a $40 charge for two years, for the hire of lockers and padlocks. This optional service will ensure that the college is able to supply and maintain the lockers for all students who require them.
Voluntary Parental Financial Contributions
Where are the contributions spent?
Voluntary Parental Contributions fall into two main categories.
- General Voluntary Contributions (currently $150 per student per year)
Parents are encouraged to contribute this amount as it ensures the College can continue to provide a higher level of resources for students in all curriculum areas. The money raised by these contributions provides some of the funds for eResources, text books, library books, general equipment required in faculty areas, computer hardware and software and sporting equipment.
- Course Contributions
These contributions cover the costs of basic consumables used by students in some "practical" courses, eg. food studies, hospitality, various technology units (wood, metal, automotive), arts units (art, ceramics, sculpture, digital photography, fashion, graphics and music). Costs vary depending upon the courses selected by students. Studentsand parents are provided with information on the costs associated with these semester units at the beginning of each semester. Without the payment of these course contributions, it would not be possible to provide the range or quality of units currently offered at Hawker College. It also needs to be recognized that many of the units available to students each semester have no cost attached to them at all.
Bank account details for Direct Deposit/EFT payment –
- Westpac - BSB 032777/Account No: 001391 – Please include your family key or student name and description of payment (eg: Yr 11 Scuba, Student name) and email firstname.lastname@example.org to advise of payment
- Cash or cheques (please make payable to Hawker College)
- Credit Cards or EFTPOS – payments are able to be made by phoning the College on 6142 0355 between 8:30 and 2PM during the term. (Please note: Minimum payment for EFTPOS is $11.00)