Centrally located and easily accessible for students, the College offers families the convenience of schooling in an urban environment.
Subiaco is an established suburb with a mix of residential and commercial areas. Heritage and contemporary architecture abound and echo the diversity of the community and the vitality of the suburb.
The first stage of the College includes general classrooms; specialist workshops, laboratories and studios for science, technology, engineering, design and food courses; health and physical education learning areas; student services; a library resource centre; a lecture theatre; and a cafeteria with terraced dining area. Internal courtyards and playing courts enhance the campus.
The second stage is currently being planned and will complete the College’s infrastructure with additional general classrooms, a performing arts centre and visual arts studios.
It is expected there will be more than 1,500 students from Years 7 to 12 attending the school by 2025 with the College to have capacity for up to 2,000 students following Stage 2.
The College’s environmental footprint has been minimised through the use of three storey buildings that are universally accessible and incorporate passive design principles. The College is the first Western Australian public school to be built with a 4-star Green Star* sustainability rating.
* Green Star is an internationally-recognised sustainability rating system. The 4-star rating puts Bob Hawke College in the “Best Practice” category. Higher ratings are the Five Star (Australian Excellence) and Six Star (World Leadership) categories.