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Barker College - Hornsby NSW

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Please visit our website before completing an application as places are in high demand. Our focus is on preparing for a life beyond the School gates. (barker.college)

Barker College
Barker is a fully coeducational Anglican school for Pre-K to Year 12 students located on the upper North Shore of Sydney. Boarding for Years 10 - 12.
91 Pacific Highway
Hornsby
NSW
2077
Sydney North
(02) 8438 7999
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Phillip Heath AM
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
  • Junior School
  • Middle School
  • Senior School
  • Outdoor Education Campus
  • Independent
  • Anglican
Pre-Kindergarten – Year 12 Coed
Anglican
visit our website www.barker.college
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Co-ed
2800
BoardingBoarding Available
From Year 10
  • Academic Achievement
  • Business & Legal Studies
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Creative Arts
  • Culture / Tradition
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  • Economics
  • Educational Support
  • Faith / Religion
  • Food Technology
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Information Technology
  • Languages
  • Music
  • Numeracy / Literacy
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Performing Arts
  • Resources / Facilites
  • Robotics
  • Science/Technology
  • Sport
  • Visual Art
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Italian
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  • Athletics (Track & Field)
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Alpine Sports
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country Running
  • Debating
  • Diving
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey (field)
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Rugby 7's
  • Rugby Union
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Welcome to Barker College

A Barker education is shaped by our focus on preparing for a life beyond the School gates. For us, that’s a world where all people live, work and learn together. Coeducational schools affords students the opportunity to work and learn together, to be inclusive and respect diversity. 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.

Barker is a fully coed Anglican day and boarding school, 25 km north of Sydney. 

Curriculum

No two days at Barker are ever the same. Students are constantly challenging themselves – and being challenged – as they grow, expand their minds and learn to think big, practically and independently.

From Pre-Kindergarten through to the Senior years, students are exposed to a range of diverse opportunities and experiences. Through this, they’re able to develop resilience and adaptability within a supportive environment. By celebrating the differences in every student, Barker is a place where every student belongs, is valued and loves to be.

Facilities

Set on 50 acres, Barker offers outstanding facilities including Drama and lecture theatres; Music and Design Centres; dedicated Science building; Aquatic Centre, and several playing fields, including a purpose designed Sports and Learning Precinct featuring five court spaces, gym and exercise spaces, rooms for dance and general purpose teaching areas. The School has recently opened a Senior School Hub – this mass timber construction features 22 Maths classrooms, quiet study areas for Senior School students and a Dining Commons.

Co-Curricular Activities

The experience inside the classroom is only one part of a Barker education. Co-curricular activities deepen the school experience for all our students, and from the arts to the sporting field, students are encouraged to challenge themselves and uncover their talents.

For Pre-K to Year 6 students we offer a broad range of sporting, cultural and recreational co-curricular activities. Throughout Years 7 to 12, our students have even greater opportunities to pursue their passions. As well as Drama, Music, Cadets and over 20 different sports, Barker students can challenge themselves in the areas of robotics, debating and public speaking.

Our Secondary School students also take part in compulsory Outdoor Education Camps. In this unfamiliar environment, students connect with the natural world while building leadership and teamwork skills.

Boarding Information

Coeducational boarding is a unique experience offered to our senior students, starting in Year 10. By learning, growing and living together, students form bonds that will often last a lifetime.

Families can consider keeping their children closer to home until the end of Year 9 and then elect to enter boarding from the start of Year 10. Barker offers a number of programs that aim to support the boarders to find their role as citizens of the world. The programs have a focus on the development of life skills, personal resilience, mental fitness and encouraging students to develop their individual strengths.

Wellbeing

There is an established and active pastoral care House structure for all students from Pre-K to Year 12. Students attend chapel once a week and Connect Groups twice a week. Good cross-school mentoring and supportive relationships are important for the wellbeing and sense of belonging of young people at Barker.

A Range of Opportunities

The experience inside the classroom is only one part of a Barker education. Co-curricular activities deepen the school experience for all our students, and from the arts to the sporting field, students are encouraged to challenge themselves and uncover their talents.

For Pre-K to Year 6 students we offer a broad range of sporting, cultural and recreational co-curricular activities. Throughout years 7 to 12, our students have even greater opportunities to pursue their passions. As well as Drama, Music, Cadets and over 20 different sports, Barker students can challenge themselves in the areas of robotics, debating and public speaking.

Our Secondary School students also take part in compulsory Outdoor Education Camps. In this unfamiliar environment, students connect with the natural world while building leadership and teamwork skills.

Boarding at Barker

Barker Boarding dates back to Day one, where The Reverend Henry Plume established a small, Christian living environment, to help students achieve their best.

Today, boarding at Barker College is a unique experience for Senior students only and with a maximum student population of 60, it is a tight-knit community.

The Barker experience attracts boarders from the suburbs of Sydney through to country regions of NSW and beyond. The coeducational environment and small boarder numbers allow for the development of close peer relationships, whilst also providing accessible academic and personal mentoring opportunities.

Families can consider keeping their children closer to home until the end of Year 9 and then elect to enter boarding from the start of Year 10. During the Senior years, the boarding environment has proven to be of benefit to many students as they focus on their academic program whilst maintaining a busy but balanced life. The necessity to develop independent-living skills and resilience is supported by strong Pastoral Care networks and programs.

Commitment - Compassion - Courage - Integrity - Respect
To be a leader in Christian education that is characterised by a global vision that inspires hope.
An Anglican community inspiring
every learner
every experience
every day

Tour our School

We invite you to join us on a tour of the School. Regular tours of Barker are run throughout each School term.  Barker does not have an Open Day, as we prefer to show you around the School on a normal working day. To book a tour call (02) 8438 7207 or visit https://www.barker.college/enrolments/book-a-tour

 

Barker College is located at the junction of the North Shore and Central Coast railway lines, and just at the start of the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway.  The School operates several private bus services from the Northern Beaches, Terrey Hills, St Ives, Lower North Shore, Arcadia, Northbridge, Balgowlah and Narrabeen.

Barker offers a number of Scholarships including Academic, Co-curricular, Boarding and Music Scholarships to students entering Year 7 and boarding in Year 10.  In addition to the Scholarship Examination, the School uses school reports, NAPLAN results, questionnaires and other criteria in its decision regarding the awarding of scholarships.  Apply for Scholarships online at www.barker.college

 

Barker College New Senior School Hub Opens

Barker College students have returned to Term 3 and the excitement of enjoying their Maths lessons in a stunning new massed timber building that the School has recently opened.

Architectus, who designed the building, selected “massed timber” construction materials. Timber features prominently on Levels 2 and 3 and in some of the features of the building. Additionally, the use of louvres and metallic shading structures is intended to give the building a sense of geometry as well as efficiency.

The building provides 22 new classrooms, which will be dedicated to Mathematics teaching.  The ground floor of the building provides a large cafeteria and Dining Commons, which will remain open into the evenings to provide services for students whose days are long and demanding.  There is also an “Incubator” for student study and a “Quiet Carriage” room, which will be a place for absolutely silent study for Senior students.

One of the many beautiful features of the building is the breezeway entrance that features a ceiling installation of Yolngu artwork by Caroline Dhamarrandji, a Yolngu artist from North East Arnhem Land, where Barker College’s Indigenous campus, Dhupuma Barker is located.

Barker’s Year 12s entered the First Floor Incubator, Quiet Carriage and Dining Commons of the new Senior School Hub towards the end of Term 2. They were the first students to make use of this wonderful new building, and it has already made an impact for them, as they prepare for their upcoming Trial examinations.

“Seeing the new massed timber building that now embellishes the Barker Campus, it is difficult to recall the numerous challenges faced by our builders throughout the construction period, which was perhaps amongst the most difficult faced by the industry for many decades,” Head of Barker College, Mr Phillip Heath said.

“The result however will be celebrated through the decades to come as one of the loveliest and most functional spaces on our beautiful campus.”20230616-0650-BarkerCollege.gif

 

 

 

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A Barker education is shaped by our focus on preparing 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.

There are two distinct differences at Barker College. One is that it’s a school that deliberately and intentionally allows
people to thrive in a holistic sense – emotionally, physiologically, physically, academically. 

The second thing is that we have a firm coeducational identity and a firm expression of that. It’s a view that
everybody can find a place and thrive irrespective of interests, skillset or capacity and be committed to doing
that in a way that brings young men and young women together for the proper expression of human interaction and identity.

We have a beautiful heritage at Barker, yet we are preparing students for a future that will be far less defined by gender roles than in the past.

The Christian heritage of Barker is the inspiration for our values and purpose. We draw on the rich narrative of the life
of Jesus yet welcome all traditions into our diverse community.

This is an exciting time to be considering a Barker education for your child. The School’s culture is inclusive, innovative and full of hope for the future. We are very excited about the years that lie ahead and extend a warm invitation to you to come and visit us so that we may show you what Barker has to offer your child.

Phillip Heath AM
BA (Hons), MA (Hons), DipEd, FACE, FACEL

 


Barker is now a fully coeducational school from Pre-K to Year 12. Enrolments open for girls in Pre-K, Kindergarten, Year 3 and in Year 7.  Please visit our website www.barker.college or call our Enrolments team on (02) 8438 7207 for more information.

 

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