Welcome to Hawkesbury Independent School

Hawkesbury Independent School is a small co-educational school for children from Kindergarten to Year 6. It is situated at Kurrajong and offers a positive alternative for children and parents in the Hawkesbury area. Our school is based on a strong sense of community. We have developed a supportive and nurturing atmosphere where all children look out for each other and where parents are invited to be part of the life of the school. Active learning describes our school activities, both inside and outside the classroom. While the learning program is very structured and covers all the requirements of the New South Wales curriculum, the activities are stimulating, ‘hands-on’ and active. The learning programs and teaching strategies that are implemented are based on sound research and evidence.

As a small primary school, Hawkesbury Independent School encourages the development of strong caring relationships between children, teachers and parents. This is vital to ensure that school is an enjoyable and worthwhile experience for all involved.

This website is designed to acquaint you with our school and to answer questions you may have about the policies and practices within the school.

To find out more about our school; organise a school tour; and meet with our principal, ring 02 4573 2218, complete the enquiry form on our website or find us on Facebook.

If you are considering possible enrolment at Hawkesbury Independent School, please complete the expression of interest form on the Contact Us page.


We were excited to learn recently that our school has been recognised as the most improved school in the Hawkesbury and the second most improved primary school in western Sydney (out of 322 primary schools). Excerpt from The Daily Telegraph 7th December 2019: “The western Sydney schools that have achieved the most improved results in NAPLAN in the last five years have been revealed. . . Western Sydney’s second biggest improvement in Year 5 results over five years was Hawkesbury Independent School in Kurrajong, where scores increased 12.7 per cent”. (compiled from the MySchool website). These fantastic results confirm the safe learning environment, the evidence-based programs and the successful teaching strategies consistently implemented across our whole school.