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.
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).
Narrabundah College’s local, national and international profile has been confirmed this week when over 5000 people signed a petition to keep our offering of the Indonesian language at the college. I am pleased to see the interest that so many people have had into our curriculum offerings. What we do at this college clearly really does matter and this recognition is validating and empowering for our community.
I wish to acknowledge the proactive students who started the petition: they epitomise Narrabundah students in that they clearly love studying a language and love their learning at this college.
Narrabundah College offers a rich curriculum including nine languages and over half of our students (550+) study at least one second language and love it! Across our nation fewer students are choosing to study a language: we celebrate the fact that we challenge the national trend.
Surprisingly Indonesian is the language elected by the smallest number of students which is consistent with the national trend.
Despite the falling numbers over the last few years we have maintained our commitment to this language offering. We do recognise its importance for the few ACT students who wish either to begin to study this language or to continue on with their studies which they started at high school.
We are currently continuing to explore options to keep offering Indonesian which has always been our goal.
16 Nov 2018
13 Nov 2018
Congratulations to Ziqi Y who was one of 96 students in the country invited to take part in the Australian Maths Olympiad Senior Contest. He was awarded a Gold Certificate in the contest and has been selected to attend the AMOC Mathematics School of Excellence later this month.
09 Nov 2018
Success in the Korean Speech contest:
Vivien D. Y11 awarded 1st prize
Aradhya S. Y12 awarded 3rd prize
Trinity K Y11 awarded special prize
And Outstanding Achievement in the 2018 Science Olympiad Exams:
Over 6000 students registered for the Australian Science Olympiad exams in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science and Physics.
The following 2 students’ performances were outstanding and will be attending the 2019 Australian Science Olympiads Summer School in January:
Chemistry - Spencer C.
Physics – Simon Y.
02 Nov 2018