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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.

    2020 Academic Achievements.

    • Top two students at Narrabundah College and the ACT on 99.95 (3 years in a row the top ACT student and 3 of the last 4 years the top 2 ACT students).
    • 3 students in the top 5
    • 15 students over 99
    • 53 students over 95
    • 115 Students over 90
    • 221 students over 80
    • 341 students over 65 
    • 46 students successfully completed ANU Extension Courses and Narrabundah College students topped 6 of the 9 courses.

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Latest News

Canberra Times (18-12-2020) Page 1

Canberra Times - Great News.

Narrabundah College congratulates year 12 student and winner of the BSSS Community Service award for her dedication to her studies and co-curricular leadership over the two years that she spent at Narrabundah College. Well done Nada.

Read more. Follow the links below.

Canberra Times (Page 1 and Page 6) 18 December 2020.

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Canberra Times link (18-December-2020)

Students recognised for excellence.

18 Dec 2020

BSSS Excellence Awards.

BSSS Excellence Awards.

Narrabundah College congratulates the following students in the BSSS (Board of Senior Secondary Studies) Excellence Awards for 2020. Nada Community Service Award, Grace Vocational Studies Award, Ranusha Academic Achievement Award, Jessica Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award and Ryan Excellence in Mathematics Award. Further-more the College thanks and congratulates Tommy for being the BSSS master of ceremonies. Tommy excelled in representing our college and the BSSS - Thank you.

15 Dec 2020

University of Canberra Fast Forward Program

Congratulations to Grace and Aurpan who have been selected for the University of Canberra Fast Forward Program. As members of the Program, during year 12 these students will have access to early guaranteed offers, workshops and other activities.

While at UC, Grace and Aurpan will each be provided with a valuable study grant and be able to access internships with UC industry partners.

04 Dec 2020

ANU Extension Graduands in Physics.

ANU Extension Graduands in Physics.

Congratulations to the 2020 ANU Extension Graduands in Physics.

17 Nov 2020

(Indigenous Literacy Foundation (12 November 2020))


Ceramics students have supported the Indigenous Literacy Foundation through a NAIDOC Week fundraiser by selling handmade vessels.

A total of $250 was raised through the generous support of Narrabundah College staff, who purchased the unique pots and succulents.

To find out more about the foundation please visit indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au

13 Nov 2020

Astrophysics 2020

Associate Professor Charley Lineweaver from the Australian National University.

Associate Professor Charley Lineweaver engaged us all in the science of astrophysics discussing: eukaryotes, prokaryotes, viruses, vacuum energy, dark matter, extreme life, and the need for life to extrapolate to other planets - exoplanets. Professor Charley Lineweaver used, science, humour, and Hollywood to engage us in learning at the frontier. Engaging questions received engaging responses. Charley presented a confident and optimistic future entrusted to our emerging youth. Narrabundah College thanks Charley Lineweaver for taking the time to share the science of Astrophysics with our students and staff.

23 Oct 2020

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