At Hawker School we enjoy high levels of parent involvement and support. Parents are encouraged to participate in their child's education and are always welcome in the school.

The P&C is very active in both fundraising and participation in decision making. The P&C run an Autumn Fair which is a great fundraiser as well as a wonderful community event.

The school also runs an active volunteer program. Parent and community volunteers contribute to the school in many ways, particularly in the junior home reading program. In addition to these formal avenues for participation, parents are invited to attend functions and special occasions at the school, or just to drop in and be part of our program.

Hawker School Music and Drama Scheme

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

The scheme provides tuition in Drama, Choir, Piano, Violin and Guitar and is open to students enrolled at Hawker School.

Lessons are generally for students in Year 2 and above. Year 1 students may be able to enrol where there is a vacancy and agreement from the class teacher and/or school. Lessons are held at the school and parents are invoiced directly by the tutors.

The Drama Program is run on Tuesday afternoons between 3-4pm. Drama classes give students the opportunity to improve their performance skills.

The Choir (Hawker Harmonists) is a non-auditioned choir for students from Years 3-6 held on Friday mornings between 8-8.45am. Veronica Thwaites-Brown conducts the choir and is a professional music teacher, choir conductor and classical soloist.

Piano, Violin and Guitar lessons are held during school hours and scheduled in consultation with the school timetable.

The P&C charges an annual enrolment fee of $30 for every student in the scheme which is payable through Flexischools.

New students can enrol for 2021 through the MusicBiz registration page. Existing students’ enrolment will continue. Please contact the Music & Drama Scheme Registrar at for any changes or cancellations to existing enrolments.

If you are interested in enrolling please read the Music & Drama Scheme Information Booklet for more information.

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

Book Club

The Book Club operates twice a term when students can order quality books, CD's and games at competitive rates.


The school canteen operates for recess and lunch three days per week Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Pre-schoolers can order on Wednesdays only via Flexischools. Special Lunch Days are held usually once each term. A manager and voluntary helpers staff the canteen.

Canteen orders can be made online. To order lunch online just click on this link:
Flexischools ( . Parents and carers will need to register to access the site, then follow the prompts.