Phillip Heath AM Named Australian Principal of the Year


It is with delight and admiration that the School congratulates the Head of Barker College, Mr Phillip Heath AM, who has been named School Principal of the Year (non-government) and also achieved the much lauded award of Australian School Principal of the Year at the 2023 Australian Education Awards.

Each year, the Australian Education Awards showcase the top performing schools and school leaders for their outstanding achievements and transformative work that makes a profound difference to the lives of young people across Australia.

As the consummate planner, Mr Heath understands that the future belongs to those who prepare for it. He works extremely well in partnership with the Council of Barker College to deliver the Mission and Vision of the School which is expressed in Christian endeavour and is characterised by ‘inspiring hope’ beyond the North Shore, beyond Sydney, beyond Australia, to a global level.

Always energetic and consistently forward-thinking, Mr Heath’s leadership brings a first-rate school education to Barker’s students and enables a vibrant community to flourish so that it is a place of belonging for all.

We congratulate the 9th Head of Barker for this wonderful acknowledgement of his extraordinary work.