Hawker highlights: student success

Hawker College aims to support all students to achieve their potential so that they can thrive in further academic studies, in the workforce, and in life. There is enormous scope for students to excel in academically focussed and/or vocationally oriented studies; and to pursue their passions and interests, making and discovering new connections along the way.

Recent Achievements

2019 Statistics

93% of Year 12 students received an ACT Senior Secondary Certificate in 2019.

Our 2019 median ATAR was 79.4, with more than 22% of tertiary students receiving an ATAR of 90 or more.

Approximately 90% of the 2019 graduating class were employed or studying after leaving Hawker College.

90% of students indicated the highest level of school satisfaction in 2019.

Other recent notable achievements

In 2018 The AustralianCentre for Career Education described Hawker Collegeas providing the best career development programs currently available in the ACT.

Hawker College is the first ACT College to achieve 5-star ACT SMART Sustainability Accreditation.

In 2019 70% of our students participated in work experience, Australian School Based Apprenticeships, vocational learning options and structured workplace learning.

In 2019 97% of Hawker College students had a careers pathways plan in place.

Every Student Can Succeed

At Hawker College we focus on enabling progress for every student. Through evidence based clinical teaching practice we work for optimal personalised teaching and learning impact. School resources are targeted so that all educators in the school, including the principal, deputy principal and executive teachers regularly investigate students’ results and progress, adapting and adopting best practice teaching methodology to suit. Through this approach grades for the current year 12 cohort have improved by 7.5% from semester 1 2018.

In recent years Hawker College students have excelled in many fields. They succeed in sporting competitions locally, nationally and internationally; they succeed in design and the arts, as designers, builders, performers and exhibitors; in academic endeavours, winning competitions and awards; and as participants in extracurricular activities such as debating, engineering challenges, mock trials, and bush regeneration. Students can achieve the top ATAR at Hawker College or obtain their dream apprenticeship; they might also succeed in ways not yet imagined!