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 Fair

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.

The Christmas Fair will go live on 9am Friday November 20 until midnight Sunday November 22. 

Thanks to everyone in the Barker community who has organised a Stall for the online event. 

 

Did you know?

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