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Latin: Honor Non Honores
Seek Honour above Rewards
|Hornsby, New South Wales
|Type||Independent, Private Selective, Single-sex (K-9), Co-educational (10-12), Day and Boarding|
|Established||1890 by Reverend Henry Plume|
|Deputy Headmaster||Mrs. Susan (Sue) Field|
|Headmaster||Mr. Phillip Heath|
|Chaplain||Revd. Jeffrey (Jeff) Ware|
|Enrolment||~2,300 520 [Girls] 1,780 [Boys](K-12)|
|Colour(s)||Red and Blue
|Slogan||"Balanced Learning in a Caring Environment"|
Barker College is an Independent Anglican, day and boarding school, located in Hornsby, a North Shore suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Founded in 1890 by the Reverend Henry Plume at Kurrajong Heights, Barker is an all-boys school from Kindergarten to Year 9, and co-educational from Years 10 to 12. The college currently caters for approximately 2000 students, including 60 boarders from Years 10 to 12.
Barker is affiliated with the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA), the Australian Boarding Schools' Association (ABSA), the Independent Schools Association (ISA), and is a founding member of the Combined Associated Schools (CAS).
- 1 History
- 2 Headmasters
- 3 Motto
- 4 Campus
- 5 House system
- 6 Alumni
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Barker College was founded in early 1890 by an Anglican priest, the Reverend Henry Plume, at Kurrajong Heights in the Blue Mountains with five pupils. It was named for Plume's mentor and friend, the Right Reverend Frederic Barker, the second Bishop of Sydney. The College moved to its present site in Hornsby early in 1896 after a student died due to a medical emergency and a lack of an ambulance (due to its remote location), and in 1919 its ownership transferred to the Church of England.
1975 saw the introduction of the co-educational collegiate senior school for students in Years 11 and 12, with the enrolment of 59 female students. In 2000, Year 10 also became part of the senior School, and girls now usually enter the school at Year 10 level. Today there are 450 girls enrolled at Barker.
|1890 – 1905||Reverend Henry Plume|
|1905 – 1929||William Carter|
|1929 – 1932||Arthur Thorold|
|1933 – 1957||William Leslie|
|1958 – 1963||John Dewes|
|1963 – 1986||Trevor McCaskill|
|1986 – 1995||Neil Tucker|
|1996 – 2013||Dr. Roderic Kefford|
|2014 –||Phillip Heath|
The school motto, Honor, non Honores, is derived from the Latin term to mean "Honour, not rewards". This replaced a previous motto, "I Take, but I Surrender", adopted for the school by Henry Plume in 1875 from the armorial achievement of one of his friends, Robert Fowler, Lord Mayor of Sydney. The motto was changed in 1895, when the school moved from Kurrajong to Hornsby.
Barker College is situated on a 44-hectare campus in suburban Hornsby, 25 kilometres to the north of Sydney (with additional facilities located in the Blue Mountains and Barrington River). The Junior School, shares the campus with the Middle and Senior schools.
The current facilities of the school include:
- A library; An Information Technology Centre; The McCaskill Music Centre, containing private tuition studios, classrooms, a recording studio, and a recital hall;
- Three Drama performance spaces, including four rehearsal rooms, Three Drama Theatre with raked seating, and the School Hall;
- The Centenary Design Centre with provision for individual studios and whole-class teaching in Design & Technology and Visual Arts;
- The Barker Foundation Science Centre, containing ten teaching laboratories, four individual student laboratories and a 106-seat lecture theatre;
- Boarding houses Carter (Boys) and Plume (Girls);
- Sporting fields, together with Tennis and Basketball courts, and an artificial surface for Hockey, Soccer, Netball, Athletics, Basketball, Volleyball and other games;
- A gymnasium, equipped with weights and resistance training equipment, and an adjoining indoor Aquatic Centre.
- The Kefford Building, equipped with 23 classrooms, 12 smaller group learning spaces, and 2 theatres which seat 302 and 215 respectively. This building is often used for Drama, English, and Christian Studies Lessons, encompassing Years 7-12 in this space.
- A recently refurbished junior campus, featuring an enrichment centre and library, a media centre, and an art and ceramics centre.
- A prep (K-3) campus opposite the junior campus, on the southern side of clark road
As with most Australian schools, Barker College utilises a house system for students in years K-9, and a tutor system for years 9-12
- Middle school houses
- Andrew (black) - Fortes Fortuna Adiuvat: 'Fortune follows the brave'.
- Boyce (light blue) - Aspiro: 'Simply Aspire'.
- Butters (grey) - Diriget Deus: 'God will direct'. The house animal is a cow.
- Holt (green) - Is Fidelis Vincit: 'Faith brings luck'. The house animal is a sheep.
- Pain (white) - Vive Et Vivat: 'Live and let live'.
- Wade (dark blue) - Labor In Unum: 'Work together'.
- Wailes (pale yellow) - Per Laborem Ad Victoriam: 'From hard work comes victory'.
- Wilson (maroon) - Deus Est Meum Scutum: 'God is my Shield'. The house animal is a dragon.
- Junior school houses
The houses are named after explorers of Australia and Antarctica:
Old Barker Association
Alumni of Barker may elect to join the school's alumni association, the Old Barker Association (OBA). The Old Barker Association (OBA) was formed in 1908, and was originally known as the 'Barker College Old Boys Union'. The OBA provides a link between Barker College and its past students, with in excess of 7,500 members. Some notable Barker alumni include:
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Media, entertainment and the arts
- David Astle - Cryptic crossword compiler: "DA"
- Andrew Bevis - London West End actor
- Rob Canning - Host, Channel 10 Sports Tonight
- Mike Carlton - Former 2UE radio presenter
- Simon Fieldhouse - Artist
- Jarod Green - Founder, The Handsomity Institute and director/creator of the TV series Beached Az
- Hugo Johnstone-Burt - Actor, San Andreas
- Chris Lilley - Comedian and actor, Summer Heights High
- Nick Littlemore - Producer and musician, as a member of Pnau and Empire Of The Sun (band)
- Sam Littlemore - Producer and musician, otherwise known as Sam La More and Tonite Only
- Phillip Noyce - Film director
- James West - Journalist, Executive Producer of Hack on Triple J
- Brian Wilshire - (1957–1961) 2GB radio announcer since 1979.
Politics, public service and the law
- Mitch Fifield - Liberal Senator for Victoria
- Peter Garrett - former Midnight Oil lead singer; environmentalist; Labor member for Kingsford-Smith, federal Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth
- Rob Oakeshott - independent Member for Lyne
- Philip Ruddock - Liberal Member for Berowra and former federal immigration minister, attorney-general
Science, medicine and technology
- Douglas Armati - writer, researcher and consultant with management expertise in the protection of digital intellectual property
- Chris Heyde - Statistician, fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
- Andrew Tridgell - Creator of and contributor to the Samba software file server for linking Windows clients and Unix file server systems, and co-inventor of the rsync algorithm
- Jeff Waugh - Software developer
- Alex Blackwell- Australian and NSW women's cricketer
- Kate Blackwell- Australian and NSW women's cricketer
- Jamie Brazier - Papua New Guinean cricketer
- Adrian Buchan - World Champion Surfer
- Brendon Cook - international race car driver
- Ben Darwin - former Wallaby
- Sue Fear - mountaineer, first Australian woman to climb Mount Everest, died in 2006 while climbing
- Richard Harry - former Wallaby
- Alyssa Healy- Australian and NSW woman's cricketer
- Mitchell Pearce - current Sydney Roosters and NSW State of Origin halfback.
- Hugh Pyle - Melbourne Rebels lock
- Cameron Shepherd - former NSW Waratahs, Western Force and Wallaby fullback
- Lisa Sthalekar - Australian and NSW women's cricketer
- Peter Taylor - former Australian Test and limited-overs cricketer
- Ben Whittaker - Western Force Rugby Union player
- Nigel Nutt - Australian Commonwealth Fencer
- David Anthony Prince - Athletics , British & Commonwealth Games representative 1962,1968. 
- List of non-government schools in New South Wales
- List of boarding schools
- Lawrence Campbell Oratory Competition
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