Hawker School is a unique open plan school. The warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere and positive school culture provides a strong foundation for quality learning, academic excellence and student success in a wide range of areas.
The underpinning philosophy of the school established by the founding principal, Mr Al Leece still thrives today and embraces the loaves and the hyacinths principle in education:
'If thou of fortune be bereft and of thine earthly store hath left, two loaves sell one and with the dole buy hyacinths to feed the soul.'
The loaves are about the core foundation skills: literacy and numeracy and the skills involved in learning. The hyacinths are about passion areas, creativity, curiosity and confidence. It is about happiness and responding to the joy of being alive.
In keeping with this, we provide our students with a significant range of programs including SHINE Extension and Enrichment, French, Chess, Music, Sport and Environment Education.
We provide an inclusive and safe environment for children. Students at Hawker School have diverse backgrounds and come from many countries from around the world.
Hawker School values the integral role parents and carers play in the education of their children. We have a highly supportive and active parent community who value and support quality programs and high learning outcomes for our students.