At Barker there is a clear and distinct focus on ensuring that all students have what they need to thrive; to grow, to inspire, to serve, to think critically and to be a learner fully engaged with the world around them.
To this end, a key focus of the school’s Masterplan is to provide the best facilities for students. As Barker transitions to become fully coeducational by 2022, upgraded buildings and facilities have been a priority.
The Kurrajong building for Barker’s youngest students, opened in late 2018. This building captures the essence of a future focused teaching and learning space; light and open, with maker spaces and areas for groups to gather together. It also allows greater access to the vast resources on the main campus. Flexible and engaging spaces provide Prep students with every opportunity to begin their Barker journey in the best possible learning environment.
Baker’s new Rosewood Sports and Learning Centre, currently under construction, will give Barker’s students access to cutting-edge recreation and learning spaces. Careful thought has been placed on the design of this space so that it will blend into the existing landscape, respecting the green space that the school currently enjoys.
Once completed in 2020, this purpose-designed-and-built facility will provide five court spaces, gym and exercise spaces, rooms for dance, general purpose teaching areas, and parking for more than 150 cars. The Rosewood Centre will allow the School to showcase sporting events, hold full school assemblies and gatherings, as well as providing a space for the wider community to access.
Barker aims to provide a facility that takes it deep into the 21st century for generation upon generation. A gathering place where sport, community and learning can all come together in a very exciting way.
As the school prepares to welcome girls for the first time into Year 7 in 2020, the Rosewood Centre, along with other planned upgraded facilities, will provide all students with exceptional learning and sport’s facilities.
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