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From the Head of Barker College

All that we do must reflect our Values and our Mission: To inspire and to show commitment, compassion, courage, integrity and respect under God.

Phillip Heath.jpgIt is a privilege to be the ninth Head of this amazing School.  Since 1890 Barker College has given the gift of outstanding young graduates to this city and to this nation.  The 2015 cohort added their own considerable talent to this long narrative and I am honoured to extend my congratulations to all students, staff and parents. In 2016 we are excited to announce the opening of the Darkinjung Barker Campus at Yarramalong on the Central Coast and also extend a warm welcome to our youngest members of the School, our Pre-K students -  a new program introduced this year.

All fine schools look to stimulate the heart and soul, the body and mind.  One of the best things about Barker is the positive climate for learning throughout the College. Students are at the heart of our work and the breadth and depth of Barker's students is extraordinary.  It is important to remember that all experiences we provide here at Barker College pre-eminently should be about education.  All that we do must reflect our Values and our Mission: To inspire and to show commitment, compassion, courage, integrity and respect under God.

The School is now ready to launch a Master Plan for our site.  We will build on our heritage and establish a legacy for generations to follow.  You can find out more about our plans to Build on our Heritage here.

It is our students and their hearts and minds that give us our purpose under God. I encourage you to come and visit Barker and allow us to show you all that we have to offer.

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

With this comfort, I commend our future to God.

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