Learning for today. Thinking for tomorrow.
Barker’s Junior School from Pre-K to Year 6, is an environment where all children are encouraged, challenged and engaged in learning and co-curricular experiences appropriate to children of their age.
Barker’s Junior School aims to develop learners who are knowledgeable, caring, open-minded, balanced, principled, reflective, communicators, thinkers, risk-takers and inquirers. It is these ten attributes that we believe are important in their learning journey. Our Junior School is now an authorised International Baccalaureate World School using the Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum framework to guide our approach to teaching and learning. Read more about what this will encompass for your child's learning.
In 2020, the Junior School offers a coed environment from Pre-K to Year 4. Educating girls at Barker is not new for us. The Senior School has been educating girls since 1975 and we believe a coeducational school experience provides a safe environment in which young men and women can grow up together, learn to collaborate respectfully and appreciate the differing viewpoints that each brings.
Read more about our transition to full coeducation.
New Prep Classrooms
In 2018 we opened the new Kurrajong Building for Pre-K to Year 2 students. This exciting development brings the youngest members of the Barker community within the fold of the Junior School. Bringing all students from Pre-K to Year 6 together provides wonderful opportunities for improved pastoral care and student well-being. The building itself captures the essence of a future focused teaching and learning space; light and open, with maker spaces for groups to collaborate and gather. It also allows greater access to the vast resources on the main campus. Flexible and engaging spaces provide the Prep students with every opportunity to begin their Barker journey in an inspiring learning environment.
This is an exciting time to be considering a Barker education for your child. Our key entry points are Pre-K, Kindergarten, Year 3 and Year 5, though applications for other year groups will be considered where possible. I invite you to join me on a tour so that we can show you how we inspire our students, every day and in every experience.
Head of Junior School (Pre-K to Year 6)
For families who require out of school hours care the Barker College OSH Club is available. The OSH Centre is located opposite the Junior School in Clarke Road.
Before School: 6:30am to 8:25am
After School: 2:45pm to 6:00pm
For further information about the Barker College OSH Club Phone - 0402 611 559 or 1800 460 870 (Head Office) www.oshclub.com.au
This service incurs an additional cost.
Did you know?
Up until World War 2, Barker had a cow herd and a vegetable garden that provided fresh produce to the School's kitchen.