On behalf of over 17000 alumni whose ranks you join, congratulations. From the scores of teachers, coaches and mentors over your 13+ years of education, congratulations.
This year, like no other, demanded much of our Class of 2021. Yet, despite a term spent online, disruptions to Trial examinations and delays to the commencement of the HSC, they were magnificent and memorable in every way. They brought us to new heights in creative and performing arts, in community action, in academic leadership. There were also record numbers of students applying and receiving Early Entry offers into their chosen course.
This was an incredible and resilient year group. For this we give thanks to the Lord for the blessing that the 2021 Year 12 has been to our community.
There were 26 All-Rounders (achieving top Band results in 10 or more units) and 9 place getters, including four for Agriculture, a subject which saw a record number of students achieve a Band 6 result. We congratulate Tom Abbott, Niamh Bastow, Rowan Gray, Angus Henderson, Wesley Henderson, Emma Kulish, Jonathon Reilly, Charles Scholefield and Bede Taylor who achieved places in the HSC.
Barker is equally proud of the countless students in our graduating year whose efforts surpassed their own aspirations, demonstrating once again that the diversity of the School is a strength. To one, to all, we offer our deepest admiration and thanks.