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Barker College

Barker College, founded in 1890, is an Anglican independent, day and boarding school. Barker will transition to become fully co-educational by 2022. From 2019 enrolling girls in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten and Year 3 and for Year 7 girls from 2020

Facilities: The school has excellent facilities to provide a broad liberal education of academic work and activities. A new Preparatory School was opened at the end of 2018. Other facilities at the school include a four-storey library, Music Centre, Design Centre, Indoor Aquatic Centre, two indoor basketball courts, outdoor performance stage and Information Technology Centre. Construction on a new Sports and Learning Precinct has commenced and will open early 2020.

Electives: Years 11 and 12: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agriculture, Earth and Environmental Science, iSTEAM, Modern History, Ancient History, Economics, Business Studies, Geography, Music, Visual Arts, French, Latin, Japanese, Design and Technology, Legal Studies, Industrial Technology, Software Design and Technology, Drama and PD/Health/PE.

Sport: Athletics, cricket, tennis, netball, softball, squash, rugby union, rugby 7s, touch football, Australian rules football, soccer, swimming, surf lifesaving, canoeing, equestrian, fencing, skiing, volleyball, basketball, hockey, cross-country, taekwondo, water polo, weights training and modern dance.

Extra-curricular activities: Cadets, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, drama and musicals, orchestra, bands, ensembles, choir, chess, robotics, debating and public speaking, photography, agriculture, canoeing, snowsports and mountain biking.

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.

Special features: With the ability to offer such a broad curriculum, every student is enriched in his or her interest areas. The school endeavours to meet the needs of students with some learning support as well as gifted and talented programs. Tours of the school are conducted regularly; please visit the website for further information.

From the school: Barker College is located on Sydney’s North Shore. As an Anglican community we aim to inspire every learner, every experience, every day. 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.

Head of School: Mr Philip Heath

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Religion Anglican
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 2150 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 including 60 secondary boarders
Fees: Over 16k
Tuition from $22,000
8438 79******* 8438 7999
8438 76******* 8438 7609
Address 91 Pacific Highway, Hornsby NSW 2077
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