Hawker College Presents Spamalot!

Posted on 23 Oct 2019

Spamalot Poster

Based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is an all-singing, all-dancing comedy spectacular not to be missed. Hawker College presents a rollicking reimagining of the Arthurian legend. Just remember: what happens in Camelot stays in Camelot.


Hawker College
Murranji Theatre (Hawker College)
12 Nov 2019 to 15 Nov 2019
Matinee $10
Concession $15
Adults $20
Group 6+ $15
Duration - Approx 2 hours
For tickets visit Stagecenta 

Hawker College Mixed Oztag - ACT Runners Up!

Posted on 20 Sep 2019

Mixed Oztag Team
After winning the North Side Oztag Competition, the team from Hawker College made their way down to Erindale to play off for the ACT Championships this afternoon. 

Unfortunately they went down 9-7 to a very strong Erindale College side, however this was definitely one of the best games they played this year!

A massive congratulations to our Hawker College Mixed Oztag Team who are now ACT Runners Up for 2019.

College Sport - Ultimate Frisbee

Posted on 19 Sep 2019

Ultimate Frisbee Team
On September 6, Hawker College students participated in an Ultimate Frisbee Gala Day. Due to overwhelming interest from our students, we entered 2 teams into the competition.
Hawker 1 won two of their five games and managed to finish the competition in 5th place. Hawker 2 narrowly lost their semi-final in extra time to a team with Australian representatives. Also, they won four of their six games and managed to finish the competition in 4th place. This is an awesome result for Hawker. Overall, the students had a great time and were upright representatives of Hawker College.

Special mention to the following students who were scouted to trial for the ACT representative team:
* Taniela Fangaiuiha
* Ben Taylor
* Sam Mellick
* Daniel Mwee
* Jasmin Mecham-Crane
* Aliena Van Boogaard
Jeremy Botha, Outdoor Ed & PE Teacher

Outdoor Education - Snow Camp

Posted on 18 Sep 2019

Students Skiing
On August 14, Hawker College students embarked on a 3-day journey to Jindabyne. With the choice of snowboarding or skiing, students participated in a 2 hour lesson each day followed by free time to explore the trails. We had students with varying ability and experience; all who managed to improve over the 3 days… #proudparent
We were very fortunate to have clear blue skies on the first day, with conditions slowly deteriorating over the following two days. This did not deter the students who demonstrated awesome perseverance.
A group of students managed to get to the top of Kosciuszko and ring the bell. Overall, students had an awesome time away and are looking forward to next year.

Jeremy Botha, Outdoor Ed & PE Teacher 

Moving Towards a High -Tech Future @ Hawker College

Posted on 23 Aug 2019

Defence Visit

On Monday the 12th August, the Department Of Defence invited students from around Canberra to view their vision of how STEM will underpin the future of Defence. Hawker College sent 22 of their students, the largest contingent from any of the schools attending.

Inspiring students to seek careers in STEM:
During the presentation, students listened to lectures by Dr Olivia Samardzic and Dr Robert Hunjet, scientists working for Defence Science and Technology.
Both presentations were exciting and highlighted the range of opportunities that STEM can provide our students in the future. Dr Samardzic stressed that a career in STEM could easily be in the field of solving problems which save people's lives as well as in a laboratory. Dr Hunjet talked about how drones can implement simple natural rules to simplify communication between drones and reduce the chance of technology detecting drones or people in the field.
Outside the presentations, the Department of Defence introduced our students to a range of projects that are defining the future of Australian Defence. Examples include cognitive research on the impact of technology on defence personel, sensor systems that can detect threats, and satellite systems that support personel in communication.
How Defence is Shaping the national STEM agenda:
During the presentation, the Department of Defence was increasing its allotment for cadetships from 50 positions each year to 200; sparking the interest of several of our students.
Additionally, the Department of Defence is interested in reaching and working with students and teachers in creating a compelling and dynamic curriculum that will engage students.
Adam Carter, Engineering & IT Teacher

Mulloon Creek Natural Farms

Posted on 19 Aug 2019

Mulloon Farm
On Friday 9th August, Year-12 Biology students and a few interested Year-11s went on an excursion to the Mulloon Institute, a research-orientated farm near Bungendore. We studied restorative practices in farming, the principle of returning the landscape to its natural water cycle, and reincorporating native flora and fauna. A proper water cycle allows for far more productive farming and healthy environment. We conducted soil surface analysis, studied the landscape, and were taught the principles of proper landcare, by Dr Luke Peel. Despite the challenging weather, we had a great time, and are grateful for the opportunity.
 - Rory Read - 

Healthy Relationships With Alan Tongue

Posted on 01 Jul 2019

Alan Tongue Workshop

On Tuesday 11th June a group of almost 60 students participated in a sports clinic with Alan Tongue which focused on Healthy Relationships and Positive Choices.The students who participated were encouraged to create new gender stereotypes and engage in positive communication as a way of supporting each other and raise awareness of the effects of violence in our broader community. 

Special thanks to our amazing Sports and PE Faculty for their help in facilitating and organising this event. 

Boys Futsal Team Ranked 2nd in the ACT

Posted on 24 Jun 2019

Boys Futsal Team
A massive congratulations to our Boys Futsal Team who are now ranked 2nd in the ACT.

After winning their Semi Final against Narrabundah 7 - 4, they came up against a very good Gungahlin side and lost the Grand Final 5-2.
The boys demonstrated a high work rate throughout the entire competition winning games against Lake G, Melba Copland and Dickson on the way to the finals.  They represented Hawker with pride and showed amazing sportsmanship throughout the entire competition.

Hawkwards - A Celebration of Performing Arts

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Hawkwards Performance Last Thursday night, Hawker College presented the very first HAWKWARDS - showcasing the talents and enthusiasm of performing arts students across various schools in our cluster. Students from Belconnen High School, UC High School, Canberra High School, and Hawker Primary School joined with Hawker College students in a jammed packed program of performances

Open Night on Thursday 30 May 6pm - 8pm

Posted on 15 May 2019

Open Night 2019

You are welcomed to join our learning community at Hawker College.

Explore our facilities, meet our inspiring team of students and teachers and enjoy our hospitality for the evening. 

Hawker College 2018 Graduation

Posted on 20 Dec 2018

Photo of Year 12 students
On Wednesday the 19th December our Year 12 students attended graduation at Llewellyn Hall. 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.


Congratulations to you all and we hope you keep in touch, and stay a part of the rich Hawker community.

For photos from graduation please click here

For photos from the formal on Wednesday 12th of December at the National Museum of Australia please click here

Photos taken by Michael Southam Photography and Samantha Tarlinton

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   www.stagecenta.com

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 info@hawkerc.act.edu.au.

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- https://goo.gl/forms/cUSuQ4F9YR9FLUOo1
       Email- nicole.emerton@ed.act.edu.au
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 http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/skillscanberra/act-training-awards

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!