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Indigenous Education

Education that is not only of the finest standard, but embodies pride in culture.

At Barker, we believe there is so much more to education than can be captured in literacy and numeracy rates, yet we know that these core skills are necessary for accessing the academic program both at school and post school.

Our Campuses

Darkinjung Barker (1)

Darkinjung Barker

A partnership with the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council to develop a new way of learning for Indigenous children living in the region.

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Ngarralingayil Barker

Ngarralingayil means "a place where learning happens" in the Wonnarua language.

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Dhupuma Barker

Dhupuma Barker is an independent, bilingual school for Kindergarten to Year 6 Yolŋu children in remote NE Arnhem Land.

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For our Indigenous Education programs, we work in alignment with key community organisations to provide education that is not only of the finest standard, but embodies pride in culture.


All First Nations students will have the foundation needed to steer the future, be role models and to walk safely in two worlds.


To ensure that Indigenous children can access on-country learning that meets the Australian education curriculum from within the safety and security of their own cultural identity and within their own community.

We do this by:

  • Ensuring an Indigenous worldview is embedded into all aspects of education, teaching and learning
  • Developing a curriculum in partnership with the local First Nations communities and organisations
  • Encouraging the students to hold strong attendance and be fully engaged in their learning
  • Empowering students to achieve strong, independent academic growth
  • Promoting confidence in cultural identity and connection to community