Bob Hawke College

Students will benefit from strong connections fostered with local business and industry, universities and training providers.

Bob Hawke College

A vibrant, innovative and imaginative education – that’s the vision for a brand new secondary school in the heart of Subiaco to open in 2020.

Bob Hawke College is under construction on Kitchener Park. It will initially enrol 250 Year 7 students and grow to an expected 1500 students from Years 7 to 12 by 2025, with a capacity for up to 2000 students in the future.

The college will be a central hub for the Subiaco community. With shared facilities, such as Subiaco Oval and the college’s playing courts and gymnasium, it will play an integral role in creating opportunities to unite the community. Students will benefit from strong connections fostered with local business and industry, universities and training providers.

With a population of young people full of aspirations, ideas and energy, the college will add to the vibrancy of Subiaco.


Meet our foundation principal, John Burke.

Mr Burke brings his extensive experience in education leadership and reform to the important role of foundation principal.

He will now work towards shaping the direction and vision of the school, preparing it for its first students in 2020.


The new logo for Bob Hawke College has been unveiled!

The highly dynamic motif represents growth, energy and progress.

The three concentric circles embody the three spheres in which Bob Hawke College operates:

  • the Subiaco community and heritage, represented in red;
  • the College grounds, referenced by the orange in the physical buildings;
  • the connection to the world at large, shown in blue.
Gifted and Talented program

Thirty-two students will be in the school's inaugural academic Gifted and Talented program in 2020.

The program includes scholarships to be provided each year to two gifted and talented regional and remote students in Year 7 to support them throughout their secondary schooling and help them meet their educational goals.

Teacher recruitment

Recruitment for teachers is well underway, ensuring Principal John Burke and his staff will be ready to welcome the inaugural intake of 250 Year 7 students on the first day of school in February 2020.

For more information and updates, visit the College Facebook page.

The local intake area for Bob Hawke College has been set.

The local intake area for Bob Hawke College, along with amended local intake areas for surrounding schools, will take effect from the 2020 school year.

Find out more about how changes to local intake areas may affect you.

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