The Junior School is a lively centre of learning and teaching. Importantly it is a community where pastoral care occupies a prominent place, one in which the building of relationships is a priority.
Learning for today. Thinking for tomorrow.
The School is big enough and diverse enough for everybody to find their place, but the pastoral care system is well articulated to ensure individual care. Our focus is on the wellbeing of the whole student; the academic, personal and social.
In Pre-K to Year 6, the class teacher is the primary pastoral carer, supported by our specialist teachers and support staff. The Junior School Executive Team oversee all pastoral and wellbeing programs in consultation with the Student Support Team.
Underpinning and guiding our learning and teaching framework is the Primary Years Programme (the PYP). The Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate is designed for students between the ages of 3 and 12 years. The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people, who demonstrate the attributes of the Learner Profile. This is done through the delivery of a curriculum which is engaging, relevant, challenging, and significant.
At Barker, the PYP emphasises putting learning in a global context and making real world connections with learning. Curriculum in Pre-K to Year 6 is designed to support this aim, encompassing students’ academic wellbeing, as well as their social, physical, emotional and cultural needs. The PYP combines the best research and practice to create a relevant and engaging educational framework for all children.
The contemporary curriculum provides a balanced program drawing on foundational skills, guided inquiry, collaborative learning, and the appropriate use of resources, particularly technology. In addition, the diverse co-curricular emphasises the place of sport and the creative and practical arts in the all-around development of each child.
Join a Tour
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.
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.
Head of Junior School (Pre-K to Year 6)