Building for the Future
The very best of facilities and resources for teaching and learning of our students has been made possible by the generosity of successive generations of the Barker Community.
Parents or past parents and even grandparents of students attending the School, and friends of the School have encouraged and supported the Foundation with their time, energy and money.
Some of the projects the Foundation has supported at the School are
• Centenary Design Centre
• Aquatic Centre
• Hornsby Hundred Building
• The Foundation Science Centre
• The McCaskill Music Centre extensions
• RE Kefford Building (formerly known as the Kurrajong building and the School's largest ever building project)
• Refurbishment of the Junior School
Junior School Construction
Construction has begun on our new Junior School classrooms. This exciting development will bring 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 will provide the Prep students with every opportunity to begin their Barker journey in the best possible learning environment.
Sport & Learning Precinct
Plans are currently with Hornsby Council for our Sports and Learning precinct development on the corner of The Avenue and Unwin Road. A state of the art, purpose designed and built facility will provide five court spaces, gym and exercise spaces, rooms for dance, general purpose teaching areas, a café, viewing platform and parking for over 150 cars. This space will allow 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.