Posted on 12 Apr 2018
"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.
Posted on 15 Dec 2017
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
Posted on 14 Nov 2017Hawker 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.
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!
Posted on 16 Oct 2017
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 www.stagecenta.com
ALL MATINEE TICKETS $5
Duration - Approx. 2 hours
RESTRICTIONS / WARNINGS
Not suitable for children
Contains mature content
Tuesday 7 Nov, 11am
Wed 8 Nov, 7pm
Thurs 9 Nov, 7pm
Fri 10 Nov, 7pm
Sat 11 Nov, 7pm
Posted on 10 Oct 2017
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 email@example.com.
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!
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
To download flyer The Future of Education Community Forum
Posted on 20 Apr 2017
Thursday May 25th 2017
6pm - 8pm
Posted on 31 Mar 2017The 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.
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.
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
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.
Posted on 15 Dec 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
Posted on 08 Dec 2016On 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
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.
Posted on 14 Oct 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
Posted on 23 Sep 2016
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 http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/skillscanberra/act-training-awards
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.
Posted on 23 Sep 2016
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!