Coeducation at Barker

Coeducation at Barker

A Barker education is shaped by our focus on preparing for a life beyond the school gates.  

It is a very exciting time in the history of our School. The transition to full coeducation completes a process that began decades ago.  We seek to expose our students to diverse opportunities and experiences, so that they are able to develop resilience and adaptability within a supportive environment.

Behind the scenes much work is being done to prepare for the girls that will join us in the coming years. Educating girls is not new for us.  Girls commenced in the Senior School in 1975, however the world has changed enormously since then.

More than 80% of the world's great schools are coeducational. The world has shifted.  The world of work, the world of education, the world of employment and the world of leadership has shifted considerably in the 21st century.

We have a beautiful heritage at Barker, yet we are preparing our students for a future that will be far less defined by gender roles than in the past.

We are excited about the future of education at Barker and the invaluable opportunities coeducation will provide us to fulfil our vision of being a leader in Christian education that inspires global hope.
Fully Coeducational by 2022

Girls commenced in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten in 2018. Year 3 girls joined our Junior School in 2019 and from 2020, girls were enrolled from Year 7. Discover more about enrolling your child.

Did you know?

Mary, Lois, Kitty and Lottie Bowman were enrolled in 1891 as the School's first female students.