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The Foundation Board
The Foundation of Barker College firmly believes that fostering a culture of giving in the Barker Community, is fundamental in making Barker the vibrant and dynamic community our students engage and are inspired by each day.
By GIVING BACK GIVING TOGETHER we all can play a part in continuing to create a place of educational purpose and excellence, and ultimately fulfilling the School's Vision to inspire each student, every day in every experience.
This year has seen the exciting partnership between Barker College and Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council come to fruition, with a Kindergarten to Year 6 campus now established in the Yarramalong Valley on the Central Coast. Darkinjung Barker focuses on literacy and numeracy achievement levels while celebrating Indigenous culture and identities in partnership with the Darkinjung community. Darkinjung Barker opened on 29 January this year with a Smoking Ceremony Celebration held the following day.
The campus is funded through philanthropic means and was initially supported financially through the generous support of an old boy. To continue to support Indigenous Education, we held a fundraising dinner in late April. This wonderful and successful evening was hosted by the Macquarie Group Foundation for 80 guests in their function room in Martin Place. The MC was old boy Mark YetticaPaulson, from the Class of 1989. Guest speakers included the former Chairman of Macquarie Group Limited, Kevin McCann AM from the Class of 1957; Head of Barker College, Phillip Heath; and Sean Gordon, the Chief Executive Officer of the Darkingjung Local Aboriginal Land Council. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Darkinjung Barker, please click on the Donations icon on the home page of the Barker College website, and follow the links to Barker Barang.
We acknowledge the Darug and the Guringai people who are the traditional custodians of the land on which Barker College stands. We pay respect to the elders past and present of the Darug and Guringai nations and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people within the Barker College community.