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Barker College

Barker College

NSW, Sydney Northern Suburbs









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.

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 2100

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: streamed
English classes: streamed

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Chinese, French, Japanese, Latin,

Activities and Support staff



31 music options
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26 sporting activities
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Support staff

Support Staff

34 support staff
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School fees at Barker College

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.

Primary Level Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Prep Fees $19,740
Grade 1 $21,040
Grade 2 $21,040
Grade 3 $23,790
Grade 4 $23,790
Grade 5 $24,790
Grade 6 $24,790

High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $27,490
Year 8 $27,490
Year 9 $27,490
Year 10 $29,390
Year 11 $29,390
Year 12 $29,390

Our Scholarships

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
Gender Name Co-Ed
Eligibility Students entering Years 7 and 10 and Boarding in Year 10
Amount Various
Amount Comment Value of Scholarships vary between 50% - 100%
Tenure 6 years

School Details

Head of School: Mr Phillip Heath

91 Pacific Highway Hornsby NSW 2077


Tel: 02 9847 8207

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