On Wednesday July 29, Darkinjung Barker students returned to the Hornsby Campus for their fortnightly visit.
During the morning the students participated in a creative drama workshop with Year 10 students. The workshop featured drama games to help build the students’ confidence and to get to know one another better. The next challenge was to create short performances in groups about food!
Everyone had a unique story about food and these stories according to Barker’s Head of Drama, Pia Midgely “were very entertaining!”
A few students then moved on to play basketball on the new Rosewood courts and finished the day off with a swimming session.
After basketball, a music session was held which involved the students learning to play the guitar and the djembe as well as learning to read music.
Jamie started his teaching career in Western Sydney and moved to Barker College in 2005. He has taught across all stage areas and has a passion for education. Since commencing at Barker, Jamie has been actively involved in all facets of life at Barker College. He has previously been appointed Grade Coordinator and Co-Curricular Coordinator and his love of sport has lead him into Rugby, Cricket, Swimming, Cross Country, Soccer and Basketball coaching. Jamie coordinated and chaired a working party on the development of Darkinjung Barker Campus. In late 2015 he was appointed Darkinjung Barker Campus Coordinator.
In late 2019 Jamie was appointed Director of Aboriginal Campuses. In 2020, the second Indigenous campus - Ngarralingayil Barker was born. This new role allows Jamie to divide his time between both Darkinjung and Ngarralingayil Barker giving continued support and guidance to all staff and students. He has a passion for Indigenous Education and feels grateful for the trust placed in him for this significant role.