IB Alumni. Ari G : IB Cohort 2019.
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
Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
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
IB graduation Cohort 2020
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
ALIGHT AFTER DARK EXHIBITION
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) and will be open to the public 12-4pm Saturday 20th and 10-1pm Sunday 21st.
12 Feb 2021
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.
18 Dec 2020
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.
Congratulations to the 2020 ANU Extension Graduands in Physics.
17 Nov 2020
CERAMICS STUDENTS RAISE $250 FOR INDIGENOUS LITERACY.
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
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
FRENCH BACCALAURÉAT - GEOLOGY
425 million years of Silurian history is exposed in the layers of State Circle's prehistoric rock. As we drive over Fairbairn Avenue bridge, we give little or no thought to the prehistoric marine fossils from 427 million years ago that are preserved right beneath our cars. Along with a walk around Geoscience's rock displays in Symonston our French Baccalauréat geology students experienced geological formations that were preserved long before the arrival of humanity on our planet. A most fascinating experience right here in inner Canberra.
20 Oct 2020
CHIEF MINISTER and EDUCATION MINISTER VISIT NARRABUNDAH COLLEGE.
The ACT’s Chief Minister and the ACT’s Education Minister visit Narrabundah College on Wednesday September 23, 2020.
25 Sep 2020
Author Peter Papathanasiou visits Narrabundah College.
08 Sep 2020
ACT Intercollege Badminton (21 August 2020)
During Week 15, Narrabundah entered two boys and girls’ teams for the ACT Intercollege Badminton, held at the ANU Sports Hall. It was a dominant showing for our students, with all teams making the finals for their respective competitions and ultimately taking the day out, demonstrating great skill and sportsmanship.
Congratulations to all involved in becoming the 2020 ACT Intercollege Badminton Champions, for both boys and girls!
Thank you to everyone who participated and supported the event. It was a great day out and I hope to see this enthusiasm in the future as we look forward to defending our championship next year! (Matthew D).
03 Sep 2020
ACT Volleyball Schools Cup (14 August 2020)
During Week 14, Narrabundah entered a boys and girls team in the ACT Volleyball Schools Cup, held at the Lyneham Hockey Centre. It was a great day of volleyball for all involved, with lots of fun had and a great level of improvement from game to game.
Thank you to everyone that participated in the trials, training and on the day. Your continued support for Narrabundah sports is appreciated and I look forward to us coming back better next year! (Matthew D).
03 Sep 2020
INTERACT and GOVERNANCE RAISE FUNDS TO COMBAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
Narrabundah College’s Interact and Governance groups joined forces raising $375 for Domestic Violence Crisis Services ACT. Thank you to our well-coordinated volunteers who ran a sausage sizzle and thank you to all those who contributed by purchasing a sausage sandwich during our cool winter lunch break.
12 Aug 2020
Congratulations to Tommy as he receives Interactor of the Year (2019-2020) from our Principal Kerrie G. Thank you for being our competent and cheerful club president. Tommy hands over the medallion of perpetuity to newly elected club president Gabriel. Thank you to Gabriel for your commitment to our club and to all members of the board both retiring and elect. Thank you to all members of the Narrabundah College Interact Club.
22 Jul 2020
INTERACTOR OF THE YEAR - TOMMY
INTERACTOR OF THE YEAR - TOMMY
Congratulations to Tommy from Narrabundah College. Tommy is this year’s Interactor of the year. Thank you to Tommy for being our Interact Club president during 2019 and 2020 and thank you to all those members of the Interact Club for supporting Tommy and our club. Well done.
Congratulations to Rotary Belconnen for their award for the East Indonesia Project - Narrabundah College’s Interact club has been and continues to be a fundraiser and financial supporter for East Indonesia Aid.
02 Jul 2020
OFF BEAT CONCERT - Socially distanced concert.
The Offbeat Trio consists 3 students one on bass guitar, another on drums, and a student on alto saxophone. After playing together in a previous group the Offbeat Trio was formed in February this year, playing a range of groove-based jazz standards for their first Narrabundah College concert of 2020.
23 Jun 2020
INDIGENOUS AUTHORS – NARRABUNDAH COLLEGE.
This year Narrabundah College library is celebrating the literary creativity and literary contribution of Australia’s Indigenous authors to our national conscience. The library has prepared a display of their works and we invite all members of the college community to appreciate their achievements and involvement in the awareness and national debate on Indigenous issues.
12 Jun 2020
IMPRESSIVE SUCCESS FOR FRENCH BAC STUDENT: NARRABUNDAH COLLEGE.
Impressive Success for French Bac student:
Congratulations to Eliya H Q who Is a laureate of the prestigious AEFE Excellence Scholarship and she was awarded the highest level to do 5 years post Bac study in France until Master 2 or equivalent.
She is the only student in Australia to win one of the 187 places out of 573 applicants.
Congratulations to her teachers too who have supported her well on this journey.
03 Jun 2020
Interact - Narrabundah College
Congratulations to the Narrabundah College Interact Club. Making a real difference in our community and the communities in West Timor. Well done.
15 May 2020
Country Women’s Association Scholarship Awards
The CWA - Canberra Day Branch generously offers an annual scholarships program
with several scholarships available to support year eleven students in their education.
This year Narrabundah College student, Therese was successful in gaining a scholarship.
She is seen here with the Minister for Education, Yvette Berry at the presentation ceremony held on March 6.
We would like to sincerely congratulate Therese along with all other 2020 recipients from other ACT colleges.
27 Mar 2020
Rachmaninoff and Beethoven by Jacob - Exceptional performance.
16 Mar 2020
BALI DANCERS PROVIDE DANCING WORKSHOP FOR NARRABUNDAH COLLEGE STUDENTS.
An impressive and engaging workshop in Balinese dance was provided for Narrabundah College students prior to Canberra’s Multicultural Festival. Shown here students and Bali’s leading performing artists join in the celebration of cultural diversity with the mystical Barong in the background. Narrabundah College thanks the Indonesian Embassy for making this event possible. (Friday 20 February 2020).
02 Mar 2020
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATING 2019 IB STUDENTS
Commencing in 2018 and graduating tonight (12 February 2020) we congratulate our IB students on their achievements and success, with our top score of 99.25. Well done. We trust that your success will further your learning journey and bring in life the rewards that you truly deserve.
19 Feb 2020