Music, Chess & Drama Scheme

Hawker School Music and Drama Scheme

A sub-committee of the P&C runs the Hawker School Music and Drama Scheme.

The Scheme operates to enrich the music program at Hawker School by providing individual tuition during school hours in Piano and Drama from Year 1, Piano, Violin and Guitar from Year 2, and Choir from Year 3. Please note there is a cap on piano enrolments.

The Drama Program is run on Tuesdays with the junior group (Years 1-3) before school and the senior group (Years 4-6) after school. Drama classes give students the opportunity to improve their performance skills.

The Choir (Hawker Harmonists) is a non-auditioned choir for students from Year 3-6 held every second Wednesday between 3-4pm. Veronica Thwaites-Brown conducts the choir and is a professional music teacher, choir conductor and classical soloist.

All students enrolled at Hawker School may take advantage of this scheme. Lessons are held at the school and parents are invoiced directly by the tutors. The P&C charges an annual enrolment fee of $30 for every student in the scheme which is payable through Flexischools.

Students can enrol for 2018 through the MusicBiz registration page.

For more information about the scheme, tutors, and how to become involved please refer to the Music & Drama Scheme Information Booklet.

For further queries or to be added to the waiting list please send an email to the Music & Drama Scheme Registrar at

Hawker School Chess

The Hawker School Chess Program is run by the Canberra Academy of Chess on Wednesday mornings from 8-9am. The program is available for students from Years 1-6 and is split between a Juniors beginner class and Seniors intermediate/advanced group. Students taking part in the Chess Program develop logical and problem solving skills, work in a fun and competitive environment and is the main group from which students are chosen to represent Hawker Primary School at both the ACT Primary Schools and ACT Girls Primary Schools events.

All enquiries regarding chess should be forwarded to