Arts and Technology Festival - Thursday 7th June | 4-7:30pm

Posted on 05 Jun 2018

Arts and Technology Flyer

We are excited to invite you all along to our inaugural Arts & Technology Festival EAT, PLAY, MAKE.

This year we are celebrating the creative and technical maker industry at Hawker College and our Belconnen schools cluster with an Arts & Technology Festival program. The festival promises to be a night of celebration, innovation and expression.

The festival includes display, instillation and exhibition, interactive workshops, happenings, film and projection, pop up stalls, masterclasses, artist in residence program, design challenges, demonstrations, music, drama and dance performances, food, hospitality, and so much more!

We welcome everyone and encourage you to bring along family and friends to enjoy this entertaining evening.

Open Night on Thursday 31 May 6-8pm

Posted on 30 May 2018

You're invited to join our learning community. We are proud to welcome you to Hawker College to be entertained and to enjoy our hospitality. Visit our wonderful facilities, and be engaged by our inspiring team of teachers and students for the evening.

Read the recent Riot Act article on Hawker College!

Posted on 12 Apr 2018

SLG elections

"If we can have principals like Andy steering the education of our students, we are indeed in good hands." 
The RiotACT : Celebrating Canberra Schools – Hawker College
By Suzanne Kiraly

Riot Act Journalist Suzanne Kiraly recently toured Hawker College and interviewed the principal Andy Mison. Suzanne is a former ACT College teacher and was clearly impressed with her visit!

To read the full article click here.

Hawker College 2017 Graduation

Posted on 15 Dec 2017

2017 Graduating Students

On Thursday the 14th December our Year 12 students attended graduation at The Hellenic Club. We wish our students every success in the future, whatever their chosen pathway. We know that they leave as upstanding ambassadors for our school, joining the proud ranks of the Hawker College Alumni.

For photos from graduation please click here

National History Challenge Success

Posted on 14 Nov 2017

Hawker College warmly congratulates two of our wonderful Year 12 History students who achieved highly in the 2017 National History Challenge.  At the award ceremony held at the Museum of Australian Democracy on 26 October, Jesse Blakers and Ineka Voigt were both recognised as budding historians.  Jesse and Ineka were the ACT’s two finalists in the Year 11/12 category of the National History Challenge.   Jesse received a Certificate of Commendation for her fine essay on Maya (South American) cultural practices.  Ineka’s essay on the Indigenous Stolen Generations was selected as the winning entry in the Year 11/12 category and in the special Indigenous category.  But it didn’t stop there.  The final award of the night was for the ACT Young Historian of the Year.  It, too, was awarded to Ineka Voigt.

Hawker Wins the CIT Advanced Bridge Challenge

Posted on 14 Nov 2017

Congratulations to the Hawker College Industrial Design team who participated in the inaugural CIT Advanced Bridge Challenge. After a term of designing and testing their arch cross cable-stay suspension bridge, the team felt confident as they presented Franken-Bridge to the judges.

The arch cross cable-stay construction weighed in at 450 grams (the lightest in the competition).  The first 40 Kgs were loaded (the qualifying weight), and more weights were added in intervals.  The bridge remained stable up to 145 Kgs at which time they won the challenge in spectacular and catastrophic fashion, as the Franken Bridge was snapped in two and the weights were sprawled over the floor!

Drama Students perform Rock of Ages in the Murranji Theatre

Posted on 16 Oct 2017

Rock of Ages

The Murranji Theatre comes alive for our latest Drama Production, Rock of Ages. Come along and see outstanding student talent in a great week of theatre.

Rock of Ages is a big, brash, energetic tribute to classic rock, to over-the-top ballads and fierce guitar, to the gritty glamour and rough energy of the Sunset Strip. This jukebox musical features ‘80s hits such as “We Built this City”, “I Wanna Rock”, and “Don’t Stop Believin”.

Tickets on sale at

Adults $25
Concession $20

Duration - Approx. 2 hours


Not suitable for children
Contains mature content

Session Times

Tuesday 7 Nov, 11am
Wed 8 Nov, 7pm
Thurs 9 Nov, 7pm
Fri 10 Nov, 7pm
Sat 11 Nov, 7pm

Trivia night this Thursday!

Posted on 10 Oct 2017

Trivia Night

Welcome Back to Term 4

Posted on 06 Oct 2017

School resumes at 8:40 am on Monday 9th of October. There will be a College meeting at 11:40 am in the Arts Open Area. All students are expected to attend.

Please note there have been some changes to the Action Bus Timetables. Here is the timetable online.

Parent Teacher interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 11th of October; you can make a booking here using the login details emailed to you last term. If you are having difficulties making a booking contact the school on 6142 0355 or

There is a Trivia night on Thursday 12th of October to raise funds for the Year 12 Formal, please come along.

See you all on Monday!

Belconnen Schools Cluster Future of Education Community Forum

Posted on 14 Aug 2017

All community members of Florey Primary School, Hawker School,
Southern Cross Early Childhood School, Weetangera School, Belconnen
High School and Hawker College are welcome to attend the Belconnen
Schools Cluster Future of Education community forum. This is an opportunity
for all of us to envisage an amazing education journey for children in our
As light refreshments will be provided please RSVP by
COB Monday 14 August 2017 as below.

When: Wednesday 16 August 2017, 7pm to 8:30pm

Where: Hawker College Library

RSVP options: Google form-
Telephone- Nicole on 6142 0020

To download flyer The Future of Education Community Forum

Open Night

Posted on 20 Apr 2017

Thursday May 25th 2017

6pm - 8pm

AST Trial for Year 12 Students

Posted on 31 Mar 2017

AST Trial The AST Trials will be held NEXT WEEK!!
Tuesday AST Short Response Trial Year 12 Line 7 & 8
Wednesday AST Writing Task Trial Year 12 Line 3
Be in the Caf 10 minutes before.

Democracy in Action

Posted on 21 Mar 2017

On 20th March, Hawker College ran a whole school election to elect Year 11 and 12 students to form a new Student Leadership Group (SLG). The newly elected SLG members will play a critical role in advocacy and practical advancement of issues that affect the college.

Congratulations to the following SLG elected representatives :-

Year 11 - Courtney Keenan, Shavaun Hickman, Riz Azunicon and Allison Bruemmer

Year 12 - Mikayla Kerrison, Caitlin Scott, Kenny Kwan and Leonaitasi Tuionetoa

Pictured are Andy Mison, Linzi Lamont, Ineka Voigt and Minister Yvette Berry.

Meet the Teachers Evening

Posted on 25 Feb 2017

Meet the Teachers Evening

Parents and Carers are invited to come along to an informal gathering on Wednesday 1 March from 5.30 pm - 7pm in our Chino's Courtyard and Library.

Hawker College provides this as an opportunity to:

  • Meet with those who are teaching your students this semester
  • Find out about avenues of support available to students
  • Obtain first-hand information on how the ACT senior secondary system works
Entertainment and refreshments will be provided by students.

Welcome to Hawker College in 2017

Posted on 27 Jan 2017

Year 11 commence at 8:40am in the Murranji Theatre on Monday 30th January, Year 12 at 8:40am in the Murranji Theatre on Tuesday 31st of January.

Week one is Orientation week or "O" Week, and is run on an altered timetable. click here

We are looking forward to a fantastic school year together.

Year 11 Meeting Crowd Survey

Year 12 Meeting Crowd Survey

Hawker College 2016 Graduation

Posted on 15 Dec 2016

Graduating Class of 2016

On Wednesday the 14th December our Year 12 students attended graduation at The Playhouse - Canberra Theatre Centre. We wish our students every success in the future, whatever their chosen pathway. We know that they leave as upstanding ambassadors for our school, joining the proud ranks of the Hawker College Alumni.

For photos from graduation please click here

Hawker College 2016 Formal

Posted on 08 Dec 2016

On Wednesday the 7th December our Year 12 students celebrated the end of the year with their formal at The National Museum of Australia on Acton peninsula. It was a wonderful night at a spectacular venue and lots of fun was had by all. For photos of the arrivals please click here

Nationally Recognised Qualifications training offered at Hawker College in Term 4

Posted on 17 Oct 2016

The following Nationally Recognised Qualifications training will be offered at Hawker College in Term 4.

Thursday Week 12 - RSA (Access Recognised Training)
Thursday Week 13 - Asbestos Awareness (CIT)
Friday Week 13- White Card  (CIT)

Asbestos Awareness and White Card are essential qualifications required when entering any work site. If you would like to undertake work experience in a trade or are looking for an apprenticeship in 2017 having these qualifications not only will be very beneficial when applying, they are required. These courses are considerably subsidised if completed here at school, virtually half of the normal cost.

Each of these courses are $65. Full payment will be required prior to the day.

By participating in these courses you are eligible to gain points towards your senior school certificate.

Drama students perform Cosi and Play On in the Murranji Theatre

Posted on 14 Oct 2016

Drama Productions 2016

The Murranji Theatre comes to life in week 15 for our much awaited Drama Productions.

Come along and see outstanding student talent in a great week of theatre. A hilarious romp in PLAY ON, a lively farce by Rick Abbot performed by the line 4 Drama class, and explore human relationships in COSI a classic Australian drama by Louis Nowra.

Tuesday 8th Nov- Double Bill Matinee 9.30am Play On, 12.30pm Cosi

Wednesday 9th Nov- Play On 7pm

Thursday 10th Nov- Play On 7pm

Friday 11th Nov- Cosi 7pm

Saturday 12th Nov- Cosi 7pm

Tickets on sale at STAGECENTA.COM

  • Adults $15
  • Concession $10
  • Double Bill Matinee $5 (includes one or both performances)

See you there

ACT Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year Finalists

Posted on 23 Sep 2016

ACT Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year Finalists

Hawker College had two finalists in the category of ACT Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year at the Australian Training & Excellence Awards, held on Thursday 1 September at the Hotel Realm in Barton. They are Jessie Staines (Carpentry) and Georgia Adamson (Business). The Hawker College Vet and Careers team attended with our two high achieving students. More info can be found here

Hawker College student is Semi Finalist in the Moran National Student Photography Prize

Posted on 23 Sep 2016


Congratulations to Chloe Thorne - Semi Finalist in the 2016 Secondary Years 11 and 12 Moran National Student Photography Prize. Chloe completed this moody image with beautiful lighting as part of her assignment in her second term in Digital Photography at Hawker College.

ACT Department of Education's Director General Natalie Howson visits Hawker

Posted on 23 Sep 2016

Director General Natalie Howson

The ACT Department of Education’s new Director General Natalie Howson visited Hawker College today. She toured the school speaking with staff and students, very interested in how Hawker is engaging and inspiring each other to achieve!