Barker College Parents' Association

Barker College Parents' Association

The Barker College Parents’ Association (BCPA) provides an invaluable service to the School and has provided resources for learning and teaching as well as amenities and facilities for students since its foundation as the Barker College Mothers' Association in 1926.

The BCPA is particularly instrumental in welcoming new parents into the Barker community with morning teas, dinners and suppers. This active group of parents organise many of the School’s major social and community events, including the Inside the Mint Gates - Welcome, Trivia Night, annual parent functions and the wonderful Christmas Fair.

Through its numerous fundraising initiatives, the BCPA have donated furniture to the Prep School, 15 spin cycles to the Girls' gym, a robot to the Science Department, pianos to the Junior School, a 3D printer to the Design & Technology Department, carpet for the school gym where the HSC is held, strengthening equipment for the boys' gym, new music stands for the Music Department, and heavy equipment lifters for the Drama Department. Fundraising from the biannual Spring Fair has also contributed to the refurbishment of Leslie Hall.

During the year, the BCPA also raises funds and collects items for donation to many different charities. It also provides care and support to families in times of need.

BCPA 2020 Online Christmas Market

Every two years, Barker College, hold their highly successful Christmas Market.  The event is always well attended and supported by Barker and the wider School Community. Given the new environment in which we all find ourselves in 2020, this year's Christmas Market will be an online event and we would love you to be involved!

As part of the Barker Community, we are offering you a chance to be part of this online event.

How will this work? 

1. Purchase your business’ virtual stall on the dedicated BCPA Christmas Market website. Products will be grouped in categories e.g. Gourmet Foods, Children’s Clothing, Timber products etc and your logo and business’ website link will feature in the appropriate category.

2. A simple click on your virtual stall will take shoppers directly to your online space. All transactions will be directly between your business and the customer.

3. Barker College will market this online event to their extensive community through their social media platforms, newsletters and Alumni community of approximately 17,000.

If you would like to be a part of this online Christmas Market and reach the wider Barker community, please contact to secure your place. The closing date for applications is Sunday 1 November at 11:59pm.

Did you know?

In 2017 the Barker College Mothers' Association became the Barker College Parents' Association, following a 91 year history.