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We want to hear from everyone about everyone.
W C Carter, Headmaster 1905-1929

The Old Barker Association (OBA) is the oldest of Barker's support groups, and celebrated its Centenary in 2008. Founded as the Old Boys' Union in 1908, it became the Old Barker Association in 1976 with the first girls from the introduction of co-education in 1975 graduated.

Its members currently number almost 16,500 past students of the School. The OBA provides significant support to the School, ranging from major capital projects such as The Marks Pavilion, and the OBA Outdoor Stage, through to mentoring, careers advice at Beyond Barker Breakfasts, to clubs for former students including:

  • OBA Theatre Group
  • BOBs Rugby Club
  • Barker Old Girls' Hockey
  • BOBs Football Club
  • Barker Old Boys' Cricket Club
  • Barker Athletics Club
  • OBA Big Band
  • OBA Chorus
  • OBA Netball
  • OBA North Shore Wind Symphony
  • Over 70s Club

The OBA funds training shirts for students, has provided sponsorship to students, as well as presenting OBA Spirit Awards to students who best represent the School's motto of Honour Non Honores. The OBA also supports a scholarship for descendants of past students.

OBA President                   Director of Alumni Relations

 Tony Gamson (Class of 78)                                  MJL

Tony Gamson (78)                       Mandy Loomes

0458 564 556                                                  (02) 9847 8229