91 Pacific Hwy, Hornsby NSW 2077
Head of Advancement and Communications
Tel: 61 2 8438 7608
As a fully coeducational Anglican school, a Barker education is shaped by our focus on preparing students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, for a life beyond the school gates. We seek to expose our students to diverse opportunities and experiences, so that they are able to develop resilience and adaptability within a supportive environment.
We have an abiding commitment to a strong academic program, effective pastoral care delivered in a Christian setting, opportunities and choice for all. Barker’s curriculum is adaptive and flexible, allowing for student choice and catering for interest and ability. Our students are taught to think critically, apply knowledge in new situations and develop the skills needed to become lifelong learners. Our curriculum develops the knowledge and skills needed by our future leaders; it challenges students and prepares them for a future that is in many ways undefined. Shaping character is at the heart of great education and has always been an important part of the Barker journey.
In partnership with local Aboriginal communities, Barker College operates three Indigenous campuses for Aboriginal students from Kindergarten up to Year 8. Two regional campuses on the NSW Central Coast and Upper Hunter Valley and one remote campus in North East Arnhem Land, NT.
STEAM and Robotics
The School enjoys a global reputation of making significant contributions to the education of students, in particular in the area of STEAM and Robotics. In 2022, Barker College was admitted to the Robotics Hall of Fame, the only school outside the United States to achieve this recognition. Continuing the vision to inspire global hope, the Robotics team shares knowledge and understanding with teams around the world, supporting the development of teams in remote Australia and in third world countries.
Barker has a long history of generous and philanthropic acts which have supported children from different cultural, social and economic backgrounds to realise their full potential. Families and Alumni continue to give generously of their time, experience and financially to Barker, to ensure an ever-improving experience for their own children and for others’ children to come.
Today the Barker Foundation continues as an agent of dynamism for our Barker community inspiring tomorrow’s Barker for us all through progressive ideas and programs, scholarships, inclusivity initiatives, buildings and learning spaces.
The Barker Foundation has as its focus, the following key areas of support including:
- Indigenous Education with a desire to continue to grow and develop the model of learning ‘on country’.
- Scholarships to support students who may not otherwise be able to experience a Barker education. Each year we also offer bursaries to support students whose families may be experiencing circumstances that would otherwise prevent them from completing their education at Barker. Those supported are from diverse backgrounds, including regional, rural, Indigenous and refugee students.
- Building for the future by engaging the community on the journey to provide students with opportunities and facilities that realise their dream of a Barker education.
- Gifts in Wills – By making a gift in your Will to Barker College through our Foundation, you are playing a vital role in the advancement of the school for future generations.
Further information about the Barker College Foundation, how you can become involved, or about including Barker in your estate planning, can be found by visiting https://www.barker.college/community/foundation