Welcome to Hawkesdale P12 College, we are committed to providing a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment for all students.  We feel that students can reach their full educational potential only when they are happy, healthy and safe, and when there is a positive school culture to engage and support them in their learning.  Our school acknowledges that student wellbeing and student learning outcomes are inextricably linked. We have high expectations for our students and deliver an intellectually rigorous curriculum with multiple pathways appropriate to adolescents in the 21st century.

Respect, Responsibility and Resilience are the core values of this school.

Respect for self, respect for others, respect for school and respect for the environment.

Responsibility  for behaviour and effort.

Resilience to cope with the stresses of daily life and bounce back from difficulties faced.


We seek to promote these values throughout the curriculum, in co-curricular activities, and in our daily operations. We explicitly teach social and emotional learning strategies across years F-9 and use the Bounce Back program (a wellbeing and resilience program) to supplement and support this learning. The key concepts of the program are core values, people bouncing back, courage, looking on the bright side, emotions, relationships, humour, no bullying and winners.

Hawkesdale P12 College provides a supportive environment that values diversity, promotes equity and is not tolerant of any form of bullying.

At our school we believe that learning should be fun and that working together helps everyone reach their full potential.

Our website provides general information about our school, our Facebook page is a good place to keep up with day to day events that show case the fun filled days of learning at our school. Our school uses Compass, an online education management system, where parents can follow what is happening at school and complete tasks such as absence information and  approve excursions to name a few. We welcome your feedback at any time to ensure our communication is meeting your needs.

I encourage you to arrange a visit and come and see our great school and the educational opportunities Hawkesdale P12 College can offer your child.

I look forward to meeting you.

Colan Distel