The Old Barker Association (OBA) is the oldest of Barker's support groups, and celebrated its Centenary in 2008. Founded as the Old Boys' Union in 1908, it became the Old Barker Association in 1976 with the first girls from the introduction of co-education in 1975 graduated.
Its members currently number more than 22,000 past students of the School. Read more about our Alumni here. The OBA provides significant support to the School, ranging from major capital projects such as The Marks Pavilion, and the OBA Outdoor Stage, through to mentoring, support for its members through the OBA Support for Life program, careers advice at Beyond Barker Breakfasts, to clubs for former students including:
OBA Music Clubs
OBA Sporting Clubs
The OBA funds training shirts for students, has provided sponsorship to students, as well as presenting OBA Spirit Awards to students who best represent the School's motto of Honour Non Honores.
Due to changes in Privacy Legislation we are required to inform you that your contact details may be shared with OBA reunion organisers with strict guidelines that they are only to be used for the purposes of organising your OBA reunion. Please contact the Alumni Office if you wish to keep your details private. The School may engage in fundraising activities. It may also be disclosed to organisations that assist in the School’s fundraising activities solely for that purpose. We will not disclose your personal information to third parties for their own marketing purposes without your consent. Read more
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W C Carter, Headmaster 1905-1929
Angus Abadee (2007)
Did you know?
The Chapel serves as a War Memorial, commemorating the 92 alumni who lost their lives in serving their country in World War 1 and World War 2.