What makes Narrabundah College so unique?



Narrabundah College delivers a senior secondary curriculum to 950+ year 11 and 12 students. It is the school of choice for a significant number of our students locally, nationally and internationally. They choose to enrol for the programs we offer and for the positive, challenging and dynamic learning environment.

Our diverse curriculum offerings sit under the ACT ATAR System, the International Baccalaureate and the French Baccalauréat.

We continue to challenge national trends in STEM and Languages. 450+ of our students study the highest and most difficult level of Maths over the two years; 550+ study Physics and Chemistry, 450+students study Human Biology, Biology and Exercise Science as part of their package. We offer nine languages and more than half of our student population study at least one language.

Students are able to choose from English, History, Philosophy, Humanities, Social Sciences, Media, IT, Visual and Performing Arts as well as the STEM subjects and Languages. These diverse subjects are delivered by passionate teachers whose significant expertise in their area excites students’ interest and learning.

The college prides itself on providing a high level of student support to ensure that all students’ learning journeys are  successful.

Not only are students challenged and succeed academically, they are able to develop into caring global citizens who can and do make a difference to our world.

Our Curriculum of Giving Framework overarches student experience at this college. As part of their college journey, students embrace opportunities in leadership, health & well-being, volunteering, community connections and much more.

We create an environment where our students discover their interests, develop their skills and thrive socially, emotionally and academically.

2017 RESULTS
HIGHEST ATAR 99.95

  • 2 Duxes on 99.95 - Top 2 Students in the  ACT.
  • 35 students attained an ATAR of 99+ over 99 (Including 3 French Baccalauréat & 2 International Baccalaureate students)
  • 86 students attained an ATAR of 95+
  • 144 students attained an ATAR of 90+
  • 252 students attained an ATAR of 80+
  • 342 students attained an ATAR of 65+
  • 86.75% of students attained an ATAR over 65
  • Most students attained ATARs 5-10 marks above their estimate.  Students were delighted  with their excellent results.
  • 411 students gained an ATAR
  • Our median ATAR  of students completing in the ACT System is 83.7
  • 2017 IB Results:
    Dux 44 = 99.85 ATAR
    Narrabundah College Equivalent Median 33 = 99.90 
  • ANU Extension 44 students -  8 of whom topped 8 of the 10 courses
    (These results include IB and French Baccalauréat Results).

Latest News

Computer Programming Awards 2018

Congratulations to our IT champions on receiving the Computer Programming Awards 2018.

28 Sep 2018


Dorothea Mckellar award 2018.

Dorothea Mckellar was an early 20th Century Australian poet most famous for her stirring work “My Country” written in 1908. Since 1983 the Dorothea Mckellar Award for poetry has been given in her honour. Since that time it has grown from an inaugural 300 entries to a competition which this year attracted 9000 entries from school students across the nation. This makes it all the more remarkable that the NSW Multicultural category has again been won by a Narrabundah College student Wadia for her amazing poem “desi woman”, described by the judges as having “…a lyrical quality to it and a strong voice. A well-realised poem with good imagery. “ Wadia was presented with her trophy during last week’s assembly, along with some beautiful book prizes and a cheque for $500. Her wonderful poem is reproduced here for your enjoyment. Seraphina Nicholls was also short-listed for her vivid and evocative work ‘Ode to Narrabundah’ which is also reproduced here. We congratulate both of our students on their remarkable achievements and thank all those from Narrabundah who entered the competition. It was a great pleasure to read your entries.

28 Sep 2018


Narrabundah College Learning Village (24-September-2018)

Yvette Berry (MLA) ACT Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development visited Narrabundah College’s new learning village.

First impressions are the best impressions when Yvette Berry (MLA) ACT Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development visited Narrabundah College’s new learning village. The village consists of modern learning spaces, in an appealing landscaped environment with a spacious, inviting and ergonomic facilities. The Minister visited classes in art, forestry and modern history interacting with students and staff. When speaking with students in class and later with the media, it became clear that the learning village was met with enthusiasm that exceeded the expectations of all of us. We thank the Minister and all those involved for a successful visit and an ongoing commitment to education at Narrabundah College.

24 Sep 2018


DISABILITY AND THE ARTS GOES NATIONAL WHEN WILLIAM ASKS THE QUESTIONS ON THE ABC’S Q & A.

Yr 11 student Will‘s question on disabilities in the arts gets national coverage on the ABC’s  Q and A program on Monday 10th September. This episode for was filmed before a live audience of students from around Australia, parents and teachers. Many students had previously submitted questions to the panel and Will was lucky to have his question accepted.  He asked about the role of the Australian government in opening up new avenues for disabled performers in the media. He spoke very confidently and was congratulated for making the panel aware of this issue.

14 Sep 2018


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