The Barker College Mothers’ Association (BCMA) provides an invaluable service to the School and has provided resources for learning and teaching as well as amenities and facilities for students since its foundation in 1926.
The BCMA is particularly instrumental in welcoming new parents into the Barker community with morning teas, dinners and suppers. This active group of mothers organise many of the School’s major social and community events, including the Spring Fair, annual parent functions such as the Barker Red, and the popular “Escape to the Grange” for mothers.
Through its numerous fundraising initiatives, the BCMA have recently donated furniture to the Prep School, 15 spin cycles to the Girls' gym, a robot to the Science Department, pianos to the Junior School, a 3D printer to the Design & Technology Department, carpet for the school gym where the HSC is held, strengthening equipment for the boys' gym, new music stands for the Music Department, and heavy equipment lifters for the Drama Department.
During the year, the BCMA also raises funds and collects items for donation to many different charities. It also provides care and support to families in times of need and organises the annual Second Hand Book program.