Key communications and events for families

Hawker College encourages communication with parents and carers to ensure that as much support as possible is given during the senior years of secondary education. We have a carefully planned schedule of events and communications to support you at each step into, through and beyond college.

Course Information Evening

For newly enrolled students, this event is designed to explain the ACT College system in detail and offer students and families an informal opportunity to discuss course options with staff to better inform their subject selections. It is held in week 3 of term 3, one week before Subject Selection Evening.

Subject Selection Evening

This event follows on from Course Information Evening and allows parents and students to attend a one-on-one meeting with a Hawker College staff member and receive mentoring and support through the subject selection process. This evening builds on information received throughout the college transition process in supporting students to choose relevant and appropriate pathways for Year 11 and 12. Should students change their mind after this evening occurs, selections can be altered by contacting the school up until the start of the following semester.

Meet the Teachers Evening

This event, which is held in Term 1, is an opportunity for parents to meet with the staff on an informal basis and to make links with Hawker College.

Parent Teacher Evenings

Held in Term 1 and Term 3, this is an opportunity for parents to obtain feedback on their student’s progress early in the semester.

Parent Forums and Afternoon Tea with the Principal

These events provide information and opportunities for discussion on key issues and processes in support of students.

Reports

A progress report is issued in Term 1 and Term 3 prior to the parent teacher evenings which gives an indication of current progress. A written report including results is issued at the end of Semester 1 and Semester 2. This report gives a full summary of the grades and scores awarded for all units studied, along with teacher’s comments. It also contains an A–E summary for applicable courses.

The College Board

The Hawker College School Board meets regularly to make policy decisions on curriculum, finance and other matters, including approval of courses submitted for accreditation. The Board consists of three elected parent representatives, student representatives and two staff representatives, as well as the Principal and a Departmental nominee. Meetings are held in the college boardroom.

The Board also provides parent and community support to the college and acts as a forum for community opinion.

The Hawker College School Board is always interested to hear from new and prospective parents, they can be contacted at info@hawkerc.act.edu.au