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 - Topped the ACT for fourth year in a row 3.19 students attained an ATAR of 99+
19 students attained an ATAR of 99+
62 students attained an ATAR of 95+
126 students attained an ATAR of 90+
233 students attained an ATAR of 80+
354 students attained an ATAR of 65+
91% of students attained an ATAR over 65
391 students gained an ATAR
Our median ATAR of students completing the ACT System is 83.5
Median for top 200 students is 92.25
ANU Extension 47 students -6 of whom topped 6 of the 10 courses.
Two IB duxes achieved 43 (99.55).
Most IB students achieved the equivalent of 90+ and most students were above the IB world median.
Top French Bac student achieved the equivalent of 99.85, three more students attained above 99, 11 in total above 90 and all students were successful.
All results include French Bac students.
International Baccalaureate (2020).
Akshat J and Tommy L joint IB duxes on 43 - ATAR equivalent - 99.55
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Ari has won one of the prestigious Sport Australia Hall of fame scholarships and is mentored by George Gregan. Ari will be competing in the Tokyo Olympics this year.
ARI GESINI, 19, Canberra ACT
Ari Gesini, born with mild cerebral palsy, became one of the youngest athletes to win a medal at the Senior Australian Nationals with his performance in long jump. At 15, Ari was selected to represent Australia at the 2017 Junior Para Athletics Championships in Switzerland, winning gold in the T38 long jump. At 17, in 2019, Ari competed for the first time in the Senior World Para Athletics Championships and finished fourth but set five personal bests along the way. His longest jump - 6.16m - now stands as the all-time Oceanic record.
"It came as a big surprise and I couldn’t be more grateful to be a part of this program. The SAHOF scholarship has provided me with a once in lifetime opportunity to talk to a sporting legend, George Gregan, one on one, something I’ll never forget. Over the next 12 months I hope to learn as much as I possibly can from George and to gain new wisdom and skills that will help me for the rest of my life." - Ari Gesini
"Ari is an impressive young man who I look forward to working with over the coming year(s). I feel privileged to be able to pass on some of my experiences, that can hopefully help Ari throughout his athletic career." - Mentor, George Gregan AM
"Athletics Australia congratulates Ari on receiving this prestigious Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program. Ari is an outstanding young talent who is achieving great things in our sport, already notching up the all-time Australian record men’s T38 long jump of 6.16m at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. To be mentored by George Gregan is an extraordinary honour for any athlete and the athletics community is excited to see where this scholarship and mentor program will lead for Ari." - Athletics Australia CEO, Darren Gocher.
We wish Ari all the best for the Tokyo Olympics this year.
23 Feb 2021
Congratulations to our former student, Bridget D who has been awarded the prestigious French Horn Scholarship at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
17 Feb 2021
Students, parents and teachers attended the IB graduation night on February 10th. Our IB DUXES for cohort 2020 are Tommy L and Akshat J achieved an IB score of 43 (ATAR 99.55). Our students will study at ANU, University of Sydney; University of Melbourne and University college London. They all received unconditional offers to ANU in the May 2020 round of early offers. Our students will complete a variety of degrees including double degrees of Arts/Law; Philosophy, Politics and Economics; Medicine; Medical Sciences and International Relations. Our students have produced great results and achieved a median of 33 (90) in comparison to an IB world mean of 29.8. (82).
15 Feb 2021
The Alight After Dark Exhibition is the inaugural event of a collective of Canberra-born creatives who graduated from Narrabundah College in the late 80s. Event organiser Mags Stewart says:
‘This exhibition celebrates the artistic lives of fourteen people from the subcultures of Canberra of the 1980s. It explores how coming from that place and time has shaped us and who we are now.
Some are currently professionals in the visual arts and some have created privately for decades. The show incorporates works from landscape painting to crafted textiles to a post-apocalyptic vehicle and photographic and sculptural responses to last year’s fire season.
In Australia, respect and support for the arts can often feel tenuous and conditional as the events of 2020 demonstrated so starkly. I want to illuminate the very necessary role creativity plays in everyone’s life, especially in challenging times such as now.
The exhibition opening is 6-8pm Fri 19th Feb at Digital Content Studios in Queanbeyan (rsvp to email@example.com) and will be open to the public 12-4pm Saturday 20th and 10-1pm Sunday 21st.
12 Feb 2021
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.
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18 Dec 2020
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