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    Announcement from Head of Barker College
    The Council of Barker College is thrilled to announce that by 2022, Barker will be a fully coeducational School.
    This will commence with the entry of female students in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten in 2018.

    To read the official announcement from the School Council please click here...
    Posted: Friday, 4 November 2016
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    Know Your School – Barker’s End of Year Celebration
    With the academic year drawing to a close, we take a look at the annual prize ceremony, which has also been known as Speech Day and Celebration.

    The annual prize ceremony is one of Barker’s oldest traditions. When Barker College was in its infancy at Kurrajong Heights, Rev. Henry Plume ...
    Posted: Thursday, 26 November 2015
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    Know Your School – Barker’s Christian Heritage
    On 11 November 1918, Barker’s owner and Head, William Carter signed a contract transferring ownership of the School to the Church of England, now the Anglican Church. This week, we therefore look at Barker’s Christian heritage.

    Barker College has always had a connection to the Ang...
    Posted: Friday, 20 November 2015
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    Know Your School – The Barker machine gun
    This week, we go back to Remembrance Day in 1921 when the School’s machine gun was unveiled. The College Barker (June 1922, pp. 1-3) reported on the events of the day.

    “At 11am on Armistice Day, 1921, the School bell sounded one warning note, and at the signal all activities in an...
    Posted: Friday, 13 November 2015
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    Know Your School – An ANZAC Story
    Know Your School – An ANZAC Story
    This week, the Archives received a visit from Lloyd Sustenance, the son of Edward Sustenance, one of Barker’s World War One veterans. Here we recount Edward’s story.

    Edward was born in 1894 in Balmain. After his mother died in 1899, Edwar...
    Posted: Wednesday, 4 November 2015
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    Know Your School – 30 years ago in 1985
    This week we go back to 1985, the year the first mobile phone call was made and Route 66 was removed from the United States Highway. Barker was, of course, full of similar memorable events.

    On the music scene, Dire Straits was the first band to sell over one million CDs, whilst Barker had a r...
    Posted: Friday, 30 October 2015

    Welcome to the Barker Alumni Community Directory

    This site is designed to keep you in touch with friends from Barker and give you new ways to stay informed and aware of what's happening in the Alumni community.

    You can:
    • Contact any member without revealing personal information (including email addresses)
    • Use the Alumni business directory to create networking opportunities for you or your business
    • Search the world for old friends
    • View and leave messages on various bulletin boards
    • Inform others of your activities via a biography facility
    • Keep your personal information up-to-date easily, helping us provide the best level of service to our members
    • View the quarterly Old Barker magazine to see the latest on what's happening at Barker.
    Please note that your details in this secure directory (including email addresses) remain private and are only visible to you and the Director of Alumni Relations at Barker.
    To access the directory as a first time user please click the "First time user? Register" link located at the top of the login box to the right.

    If you have any problems relating to this site, please contact:

    Mandy Loomes
    Director of Alumni Relations

    Email: Mandy_Loomes@barker.nsw.edu.au
    Phone: (02) 9847 8229
    Fax: (02) 9476 1364
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