Respect & Recognition
Darkinjung Barker, Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council and Barker College acknowledge that Darkinjung Barker operates and functions on the lands of the Darkinjung people.
We pay our respect to these lands that provide for us. We acknowledge and pay respect to the ancestors that walked and managed these lands for many generations before us.
We acknowledge and recognise all Aboriginal people who have come from their own country and who have now come to call this country their home. We acknowledge our elders who are our knowledge holders, teachers and pioneers.
We acknowledge our youth who are our hope for a brighter and stronger future and who will be our future leaders.
We acknowledge and pay our respect to our members who have gone before us and recognise their contribution to our people and community.
Darkinjung Barker is an exciting milestone in Barker’s long history. We are committed to building a lasting relationship with Aboriginal communities in a respectful spirit of mutual support and reconciliation. Our aim is to provide a framework for young people to experience the best that the future offers – more than that, to become people who shape this future under God’s good care and strength.
We welcome this partnership with Barker College and look forward to a long and rewarding association between our two communities. Both Darkinjung and Barker recognise the importance of upholding Aboriginal cultural identities as we strive to close the gap educationally.
Darkinjung Barker is a community where cultural sensitivity and pastoral care occupies a prominent place, one in which the building of relationships and connections is a priority. Barker College has developed a reputation for supporting each student in a personal and caring way and this will be a priority here.