We want to hear from everyone about everyone.

W C Carter, Headmaster 1905-1929

The Old Barker Association (OBA) is the oldest of Barker's support groups, and celebrated its Centenary in 2008. Founded as the Old Boys' Union in 1908, it became the Old Barker Association in 1976 with the first girls from the introduction of co-education in 1975 graduated.

Its members currently number almost 16,500 past students of the School. The OBA provides significant support to the School, ranging from major capital projects such as The Marks Pavilion, and the OBA Outdoor Stage, through to mentoring, careers advice at Beyond Barker Breakfasts, to clubs for former students including:

The OBA funds training shirts for students, has provided sponsorship to students, as well as presenting OBA Spirit Awards to students who best represent the School's motto of Honour Non Honores. The OBA also supports a scholarship for descendants of past students.

Visit the OBA website to find out more.

OBA President
Director of Alumni Relations

Vanessa Bennett (1991)


Mandy Loomes

(02) 9847 8229


Did you know?

The Chapel serves as a War Memorial, commemorating the 92 alumni who lost their lives in serving their country in World War 1 and World War 2.