In 2016 Barker entered into a new approach to Indigenous education with the establishment of the Darkinjung Barker School for Kindergarten to Year 6 Indigenous students at Yarramalong on the Central Coast. Twenty eight students are enrolled at the School which has seen students grow in confidence and develop their foundational skills in literacy and numeracy since its establishment. There is a shared vision of creating a two-way partnership where we can learn from one another in an educational model that is unique to Australia.
The School is funded through philanthropic means and was initially supported financially through the generous support of an old boy. To continue to support Indigenous Education, a fundraising dinner was held in October 2019 and generously hosted by Westpac. This wonderful and successful evening attracted over 100 guests. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Indigenous education, please click here, and follow the links to Barker Barang to donate.