The Barker Foundation is the agent for our Barker community that inspires tomorrow's Barker for us all, through progressive ideas and programs, scholarships, inclusivity initiatives, and future learning spaces.

About the Foundation

Since 1981 the Barker Foundation has aimed to endow and strengthen the School by encouraging the gift of funds and stimulating people to use their talent and experience for the welfare of Barker.

Building on this history of generosity from the Barker community, the Foundation Board and its Directors now work to actively support a full co-ed school to provide for the needs of the School both now and into the future.

Foundation Directors

The Directors of the Foundation represent a diverse group of talented current and past parents, some of whom are also old boys and girls of the School, who generously provide their time, skills and knowledge to assist Barker.

Read more about our current Foundation Directors here.

Why Support Barker?

Our Vision is to be a leader in Christian education that is characterised by a global vision that inspires hope.

This bold Vision encompasses a distinct set of values that we seek to develop in every student, through every experience, every day. It incorporates a Master Plan that will see our campuses grow and modernise, keeping pace with the learning needs of every new generation. And we invest in character education that will grow young people into the kind of global citizens our society needs - those who will show respect to others, demonstrate leadership and service, and thrive on kindness.

All of this costs a lot to deliver. Government support covers only about 20%, and tuition fees must therefore cover everything else. We rely on the generosity of our parent and alumni community to fund our nation-leading Indigenous schools, refugee education program, and equity scholarships, all of which have a life-changing impact.

Your gift, no matter the size, transforms the fabric of our School and enables us to offer more programs and scholarships than ever before, meeting the growing needs of those around us. 

Leave a Gift in your Will

We invite you to become a Friend of the Mint Gates by leaving a gift in your will.  This will become a significant and lasting legacy to Barker College.

Why leave a gift in your will to Barker College?

To develop innovative learning programs, provide scholarships to those who could not ordinarily afford a Barker education, maximise and enhance the skills of our staff, create new facilities; tuition fees alone will never meet all these needs so we rely on your support as a member of our School Community.

You can learn more about leaving a gift in your will here.

Your gift enables the School to confidently build for the future.

Donate Now

What do your gifts support?

To make a donation to the School, please complete the form on this page. You can then select which funding area you would like to support.

Please note, all donations to these funds are tax deductible except for some donations to the WS Leslie Scholarship Fund. Please contact the Foundation for further information. 

  • Scholarship Fund
  • Indigenous Education
  • Marri Mittigar (Special Assistance School for refugee students)
  • Building Fund
  • Future Fund (Barker College Endowment)
  • WS Leslie Scholarship Fund

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