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Barker has a long and proud tradition of Debating. There is an extensive programme running from Term 1 to Term 3, which provides opportunities both for those who have some experience of Debating and those who would like to learn the art of Debating.
Barker participates in both the CAS and ISDA competitions as well as the Hornsby Shire Council’s Great Debate. Each year different and new events occur, including training days at Universities, and special demonstration debates.
Debating is arguably among the most valuable long-term skills students acquire at school. It requires quick thinking, fluent presentation and excellent teamwork.
The ability to communicate confidently and articulately with an audience is a valuable skill and one which can be developed while at Barker.
There is a program of inter-house and year group competitions for the Middle School students. Senior School students enjoy participating in seminar style workshops that provide an opportunity to hear from past students and professional presenters in the field of public speaking. These seminars focus on the skills needed to speak with dignity and conviction.
Barker participates in both the Sydney Morning Herald Plain English Speaking Award as well as the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award. We also participate in the Lawrence Campbell Oratory Competition and in 2009 and again in 2011 Barker was awarded this prestigious and honourable award.
This function will work on most computer and mobile phone calendars. Instructions for the most common devices and software are listed below.
If your preferred device or program is not listed please consult the help file or manual for that device for instructions on using the calendar feed.
In the left hand side calendar listing, right click and select "Subscribe...". Paste in a url from the calendar links on the left.
From the list of links at the left of this page, 'select' the calendar you wish to subscribe to and 'copy' it.
Open Outlook 2007 and vavigate to the Calendar tab, which can be found in the menu on the left hand side.
To add the required Barker calendar, to go Tools > Account Settings > Internet Calendars.
Once on the 'Internet Calendars' page, click 'New', then 'paste' the required calendar link that you have copied from the list at the left of this page.
Navigate to File > Subscriptions in the main navigation and copy and paste the calendar of your choice.
For your convenience you can add an automatically update calendar to your computer or phone
To subscribe to all Barker College events copy the link below and paste it into you calendar software.
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91 Pacific Hwy, Hornsby, NSW
Phone: (+61 2) 9847 8399
Fax: (+61 2) 9476 1364
For Years 7-12 Only
Email: Student Absences