A tight-knit community for boarders.

Coeducational boarding is a unique experience offered to our senior students, starting in Year 10. By learning, growing and living together, students form bonds that will often last a lifetime.

Families can consider keeping their children closer to home until the end of Year 9 and then elect to enter boarding from the start of Year 10. Barker offers a number of programs that aim to support the boarders to find their role as citizens of the world. The programs have a focus on the development of life skills, personal resilience, mental fitness and encouraging students to develop their individual strengths.

With a long history of supporting country families, we give preference to students who are coming to Barker from rural and regional areas.

Country families are encouraged to get in touch with our Enrolments Office to arrange a tour of the campus and our boarding facilities.

Learn more about the Barker boarding difference.

Did you know?

The boarding houses were first provided with hot water in 1938.

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