Our Master Plan
Our Master Plan
Schools hold their sites in sacred trust across the generations. This School has had the same magnificent site since 1895.
Barker has been located on its current site since 1895 and successive generations of leaders and families have contributed to the beautiful campus we see today. Naturally the educational landscape has changed immeasurably within that time and as such development work and refurbishment of key spaces are a key part of Barker’s Master Plan in order to provide the best facilities for our students. Our School dreams of contributing to a sense of hope, of confidence and capacity for young learners. We are thinking of the students of Barker today, whilst building with the future in mind.
Rosewood Centre - Our community's new centre of movement and learning.
Opened in June 2020, the community's new centre of movement and learning is situated on the corner of The Avenue and Unwin Road. The Rosewood Centre is a purpose designed and built facility providing five court spaces, gym and exercise spaces, rooms for dance, general purpose teaching areas, a café, viewing platform and parking for over 170 cars. The Centre allows us to showcase sporting events, hold full school assemblies and gatherings as well as providing a space for the wider community to access. Careful thought has been placed on the design of this space so that it will blend into the existing landscape and respect the way in which the environment shapes down the hill, and the way in which light operates across the surface of our grounds.
Given the successive years of planning and the foresight of previous Barker Councils, we are fortunate to have a large campus and are able to retain our green spaces. These green spaces allows us to accommodate a range of student activities across all areas of the School whilst maintaining an aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sustainable campus. The future at Barker is looking very exciting as these projects start to take shape.
We are thinking of the students of Barker today, whilst building with the future in mind.
Kurrajong Building - new Prep Classrooms
Opened late 2018, this exciting development brings the youngest members of the Barker community within the fold of the Junior School. The building itself captures the essence of a future focused teaching and learning space; light and open, with maker spaces and areas for groups to gather together. It also allows greater access to the vast resources on the main campus. Flexible and engaging spaces provide the Prep students with every opportunity to begin their Barker journey in the best possible learning environment.
Student Cafeteria Development Proposal
Barker College is the proponent for a development involving a cafeteria for our students that Barker College proposes to undertake at the western end of The Avenue off Unwin Road.
The development is being assessed as a ‘Development Permitted without Consent’ under the State Environmental Planning Policy – Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities 2017 (the ESEPP).
Barker College is currently undertaking community and stakeholder consultation, in accordance with Part 3.3.3 of the Environmental Assessment Code of Practice for Part 5 Activities, for non-registered schools, for the construction of the proposed development.
Further information regarding the proposal, including architectural plans, expert environmental investigations and details of the assessment can be found in the Draft Review of Environmental Factors (REF), prepared by DM Planning Pty Ltd, which is available here.
Download Community Letter here
Did you know?
The Mint Gates were purchased from the Sydney Mint in Macquarie Street by the Chairman of Council, Sir John Butters, and gifted to the School in 1938.