Extension opportunities

To help all students pursue their passions and interests, make new connections and gain valuable skills and experiences for their futures Hawker College offers a wide range of opportunities beyond the classroom.

Honours Academic Program

Students who demonstrate excellence and interest in a specific curriculum area are encouraged to consider undertaking an Honours Program at Hawker College.

The Hawker College Honours Program enriches and extends students and fosters intellectual independence. Honours students are required to maintain a consistently high level of academic achievement and must complete a
minimum of six extra-curricular extension activities across four key areas encompassing Academic, Community, Cultural and Leadership opportunities.

Honours extension activities are designed to refine skills that are necessary for twenty-first century learners. Students will build a diverse portfolio that provides supporting documentation increasingly required by tertiary institutions and future employment pathways. The attainment of Honours Graduate status from Hawker College has considerable prestige within the ACT and across Australia.

Hawker College students achieve outstanding results in:

  • Act-Up Student Fringe Festival
  • ACT Constitutional Convention
  • ACT inter-schools Parliamentary Debating
  • ANU Maths Day
  • Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad
  • Australian Informatics Competition
  • Australian Maths competition
  • Bond University Mooting competition
  • Chemistry, Physics and Biology Olympiads
  • Douse Inter-School Debating
  • ICAS Mathematics Competition
  • ICAS Science Competition
  • Limelight Film Festival
  • Litlinks Writing competition
  • LoACT/ANU Mock Trial Competition
  • National Chinese Scholarship
  • National History Challenge
  • National Youth Science Forum
  • RACI National Chemistry Quiz
  • ReelACT
  • Rio Tinto Science Competition
  • Senior Crime Prevention Debates
  • Snedden Hall and Gallop Scholarship

Curriculum Extensions:

  • ACT Canberra Area Theatre Awards
  • ACT Constitutional Convention
  • ACT Legislative Debates
  • ACT VET/ASBA Student of the Year
  • ANU Music Programs
  • Bush Regen program
  • CIT Bridge Challenge
  • Dance Festival
  • Events Management team
  • F1 in Schools Competition hosted by ADFA
  • Limelight
  • Media and Film Competitions
  • Mock Trial and Debating
  • Mock United Nations Assembly, both ACT and overseas representatives
  • Musical & Drama productions
  • Secondary Schools Culinary Competition
  • School Band
  • Various writing competitions, e.g. Dorothea Mackellar Poetry prize, What Matters? Writing competition
  • WINGS – Women in Engineering & Computer Sciences
  • Youth Week Design IT Industry Award

Vocational Education courses

  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Services
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality
  • Patisserie
  • Sport, Recreation and Leadership