Our Junior School from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6 aims to develop the whole child: the academic, the social, the physical and the spiritual. The learning environment affirms that all students have special abilities and talents from which a unique individual may emerge and evolve. Importantly, it is a community where pastoral care occupies a prominent place, one in which the building of relationships is a priority. Our differentiated teaching and learning programs, along with our highly qualified and experienced staff, ensure early identification of special abilities and needs.
When children are learning to read during the first three years of school, they need a great deal of assistance from teachers and parents to learn phonics, as it is a major contributor to success in mastering the mechanics of reading. In Pre-Kindergarten to Year 2 in 2017, Barker have embarked on a new phonics program using a multi-sensory approach that includes actions, singing, dancing and puppets. It is child-centred and fun, as our youngest readers learn the 42 sounds that make up our alphabetic code.
In addition to the classroom experience, a broad co-curricular program provides many opportunities for the students to participate in robotics, swimming, tennis, taekwondo, chess, cooking, gardening, piano, choir and Crusaders.
The uniform is compulsory and enforced
Total enrolment: 2100
Accepts international students
Math classes: streamed
English classes: streamed
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Chinese, French, Japanese, Latin,
The fees outlined below have been sourced from Barker College for 2018. Some schools may include additional costs beyond tuition fees. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.
The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Barker College for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.
|Scholarship Name||Academic, Music and Boarding|
|Eligibility||Students entering Years 7 and 10 and Boarding in Year 10|
|Amount Comment||Value of Scholarships vary between 50% - 100%|
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