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For all enquiries regarding current Prep School students please email the Junior School or phone (02) 9847 8266.

Places for girls in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten from 2018

A coeducational school experience provides a safe environment in which young men and women can grow up together, learn to work respectfully, and appreciate the differing viewpoints that each brings. It provides full access to the Barker College experience for all students and their families, promoting harmony and a rich and vibrant academic and co-curricular life for our students.

Active Learning

Underpinning our learning and teaching framework is the Reggio Emilia Philosophy. However, a variety of gender specific educational strategies, including the Teaching for Understanding framework developed by Harvard University are employed to ensure that our youngest students think independently and creatively. We encourage our students to be active learners within a dynamic, hands on, motivating learning environment.  

Three times a week, the students participate in an active, skill based gross motor program under the guidance of specialist PDHPE teachers. Students participate in high energy movement activities focusing on skill development, participation and fitness. Throughout the year the students are involved in gymnastics, dance, tennis and intensive learn to swim programs.    

Building for the Future

A state of the art facility for Pre-Kindergarten to Year 2 students, will begin construction towards the middle 2017 with completion in the second half of 2018. The new classrooms have been designed with the learner in mind. Flexible and engaging spaces will provide the Prep students with every opportunity to begin their Barker journey in the best possible learning environment.

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“The Prep School is a place where our youngest Barker students enjoy an extensive range of active learning opportunities designed to develop the unique talents of each child within a pastoral care structure based on Christian values”. Sarah Dickson, Head of Early Learning, Pre-K to 3.




Enrolling

Contact the Enrolments Office on (02) 9847 8207 or via email if you would like more information on how to enrol your child in our Prep School.     Please join us on a tour of our Prep and Junior Schools so that we can show you how we inspire our students, every day and in every experience.