International Education

Australia

Education

 

Barker College


91 Pacific Highway

Hornsby NSW2077

Tel: 02 9847 8207

Fax: 02 9847 8210

Email: enrolments@barker.nsw.edu.au

Website: www.barker.nsw.edu.au

Key Details

Type: Independent

Level: Combined

Gender: Coed

Religious Affiliation: Anglican

Boarding: Yes

Broad Curriculum

Every boy and girl at Barker has the opportunity to contribute his or her own thoughts and opinions. With the ability to offer such a broad curriculum every student is enriched in his or her interest areas. In the Senior School barker’s students are offered the choice of 39 different courses for their HSC. While the School regards academic work as being of primary importance an extensive range of co-curricular activities is offered to cultivate students’ interests and to extend their abilities. The School aims to meet the needs of the individual and to cater for a wide range of recreational cultural and sporting interests. Two of Barker’s recent leavers have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships.

Special Programs

Barker’s approach to Pastoral Care stems from a fundamental belief that relationships are the key – the key to success in teaching and learning; and the key to effective and appropriate development as an individual; as well as the key to bringing staff and students together in the great enterprise of education. Care is provided in different ways as the needs of students develop. Athletics swimming rugby football cricket tennis cross-Country basketball Hockey softball and Netball are the main sports played at Barker against other schools although there are up to 20 sports available to students.

Seniors Only Boarding

Barker's unique seniors only approach to Boarding means that our Boarders are part of a small secure family-oriented boarding community of young men and women where brothers and sisters can share the same experiences. Preference is given at Barker to boarding students from rural and regional areas of NSW and various scholarships and fee relief schemes are available for Boarders.

Scholarships

Each year Barker offers a number of Scholarships for Boarding academic and Music. The Scholarship Exam is held at the School and further information including an application can be found at www.barker.nsw.edu.au

Facilities

Set on 50 acres barker offers first class facilities for its students including two fully equipped gymnasiums indoor Aquatics centre playing fields music Centre new English drama and Christian Studies building and 5 Lecture Theatres.