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Maths ANU Narrabundah College (2019)

Success at ANU Maths Day.

Two teams of year 12 students attended ANU Maths Day on Tuesday 4 June. 36 teams from across the ACT and NSW took part in this fun problem-solving competition. This year Narrabundah students achieved our best results in recent history, coming first and fifth overall!

Congratulations to:
1st place: Dillon, Shreya, David, Ziqi and Simon.
5th place: Ahmed, Dakota, Eliyahu, Meg and Spencer.

17 Jun 2019

Bravery Award for Narrabundah College Student.

Bravery Award for Narrabundah College Student.

Narrabundah College student Bec H receives a Commendation for Brave Conduct from Australia’s Governor General Peter Cosgrove during a ceremony at Government House, Yarralumla. Bec rescued a friend who had been swept from rocks and who fell unconscious during heavy seas on January 17, 2016. Bec was camping with a friend’s family at Merry Beach on the NSW South Coast.

13 Jun 2019

Art (Comp) 2019


Sarah M has won a digital illustration competition BILLIExADOBE. There were over 9,000 entries from around the world and Sarah’s piece was awarded first place by Billie Eilish herself. As the grand prize winner, Adobe are sponsoring Sarah to travel to Los Angeles in July to attend a Billie Eilish concert and to meet the singer in person. In addition Sarah will be receiving a cash prize of $1,000.

11 Jun 2019

Intergenerational Street Art Project 2019

Intergenerational Street Art Project

16 year 11 and 12 Narrabundah College Visual Arts were selected to partake in an Intergenerational Street Art Project. The street art project was a collaboration between ACT Government and Narrabundah College. The project involved students working with 10 older community members (+55 years old) and 10 year 9 students from Caroline Chisolm School all learning and working together. Two young female professional artists Faith Kerehona and Bohie Palacek were selected by a panel to lead the project to guide participants through a process to create a street art mural. All participants were involved in the design process and the final design was striking and fitting for the chosen location. The location of project was the Narrabundah 2 Pavillion at the Sporting field across the road from Narrabundah College (on Captain Cook Crescent, Narrabundah). It was a huge project with 235msq of wall space having to be painted! This was a wonderful opportunity for our students to make connections with the local community. Their maturity and stamina throughout the project was admirable.


31 May 2019

NSDC (Darwin) May 2019

Australian National Schools Debating Championships - Darwin - 2019

This May, I travelled to Darwin for a week to represent the ACT at the Australian National Schools Debating Championships (NSDC). I was part of a four-member team (with Gemma H, Elanor P, and Alex W), the members of which were selected from a series of training sessions and “squad trials” that were held at the beginning of the year.

During NSDC, we debated a range of pressing issues in fields such as international affairs, moral/religious issues, social change, Indigenous affairs, environmental policy, and US politics.

Developing a case from scratch with my team, rebutting the opposition’s arguments, finding ways to characterise and frame the debate, and forming responses on the spot - the entire process was incredibly engaging and intellectually-challenging!

I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to meet so many brilliant, talented debaters, and I’m truly appreciative of all the friendships I made during this trip. NSDC was an absolutely amazing experience - one that I will remember for a lifetime.

Selina L

31 May 2019

Reception at German Embassy 2019


Last week, Narrabundah College and Telopea Park School hosted a group of students and their teachers from Carl- Bechstein-Gymnasium Erkner, Germany. One of the highlights was the reception at the German Embassy on 25 May 2019.

30 May 2019

French Baccalauréat (2019).

Green Chemistry - French Baccalauréat..

Y12 students released a cooperative video about green chemistry. Each student was responsible to realise a small part of the video explaining one of the 12 principles of the green chemistry or to organise the final video. The result is very complete and impressive! Great group effort!

Everything is relative - French Baccalauréat..

For the day before the holidays, the EFS Y12 went to the ANU to attend a workshop about Einstein and Relativity. They first listened to an introduction to relativity from Mr Ruvindha Lecamwasam from the Department of Quantum Science. Then, they had the chance to manipulate a Michelson to see interferences and recreate the historic experience of the measurement of light speed with the help of Andrew Papworth. And last, they manipulated some mathematical tools to understand time dilatation and length contractions and saw some simulations of what would be seen if we were traveling close to the speed of light.

It was a very instructive workshop as students were able to manipulate and understand the implications of this amazing field that is relativity.

17 May 2019

Philosothon winners graduate to the Nationals.

Narrabundah College and Telopea Park School students won the ACT Philosothon held at Radford last night, 8 May.
Selina L won best year 12 student, Sarah M and George L year 11, came 1st and 3rd respectively.  Thomas L and Yarran B shared their role in the team and as such were not eligible for an award. However, they made a significant contribution to the team effort.
The team will represent the ACT at the Australasian Philosothon in October. We were the only government schools competing.
Congratulations to our students and to Winifred Lamb for her coaching and support essential for such a significant success.
Jiayi Z won the First prize of Chinese Recitation Competition of ACT on 5th of May. 2019 ACT First Chinese Recitation Competition is organised by CHINESE LANGUAGE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION OF ACT (CLTAACT) and endorsed by the CLN network meeting Chaired by Martin Hine from ACT Education Directorate.

10 May 2019

Maths ((Information Night) (2019))

Study Mathematics at Narrabundah College!

Do you want to make sense of the world? Study Mathematics at Narrabundah College!

Learn to recognise patterns, analyse problems, generalise ideas and interpret the data that we are exposed to every day.

Narrabundah College Information Morning (students) 9.00-11.30

Narrabundah College Information Night 6.00-8.00

Meet with a member of our Mathematics teaching team on May 16. It is time to explore the exciting opportunities at  Narrabundah College.

07 May 2019




Ari G from Narrabundah College wins gold in the mixed relay and wins bronze in the Open Men’s Long Jump in the Arafura Games (April 26 - May 4, 2019) held in Darwin, Australia. Ari is the fourth qualifier for the November’s World Championships in Dubai and is available for selection. Congratulations Ari. (

Simon Y represents Australia at the Asia Pacific Physics Competition this month in Adelaide.

Vincent G wins scholarship to attend the 39th Professor Harry Messel International School Frontier Science in Sydney.

Neha K attended the 24th National Schools Convention in Canberra for three days during March.

8 Narrabundah College students win placings in the OzCLO National Championships, winning two gold medals.

19 students from Narrabundah College toured the Yass region of NSW promoting the Instrumental Music Program during early May.

02 May 2019

IB (2019) Graduation (Narrabundah College)

International Baccalaureate Results - Cohort 2018

Congratulations to Aleksandar Rapajic and Charli Anderson for their exceptional results in the International Baccalaureate programme 2017 - 2018. Both students scored 42 points (99.4) Aleksandar was also our joint dux for the ATAR student in the ACT. Well done to all our Yr 12 IB students who achieved a mean of 90.65.

14 Feb 2019

N Day 2019

N Day 2019

N-Day 2019. It was a pleasant 30 degrees in Canberra on February 7, what better way to spend a summer day at college than spending a day at the pool. Yes, it was everything tug of war, cricket, swimming, the Iron Cup competition, lunch and so much more. Thank you to our new year 11s and our current year 12s for making N-Day so enjoyable.

12 Feb 2019

Indonesian at Narrabundah College will continue in 2019

Narrabundah College is proud to offer nine languages as part of its highly-regarded curriculum offerings.

I can confirm that Indonesian will continue to be taught at this college in 2019 and, as part of the regular review of our curriculum, we will explore its sustainability post 2020.

I hope the recent interest in our curriculum offerings contributes to more high school students considering studying Indonesian, or any other language, to enhance their learning journey. 

As we continue our offering of the Indonesian Language Program, our college will strengthen its connections with local high schools, the Indonesian Embassy and will explore links with other appropriate organisations like DFAT.

28 Nov 2018

Australian Maths Olympiad (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:

College category

Vivien D. Y11  awarded 1st prize

Aradhya S. Y12 awarded 3rd prize

Heritage category

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

World Scholar's Cup 2018

Top Billing as Narrabundah College Students lead the way in the World Scholar's Cup.

Congratulations to the Narrabundah team in the World Scholar's Cup competition held on Saturday and Sunday at Canberra Grammar School. This is the first time this major global academic competition - which involves debating, collaborative writing, lateral-thinking knowledge bowl and disciplinary knowledge tests - has been held in Canberra. Competition was intense, but the Narrabundah College team of Selina, Joanne and Tim dominated the competition in the Senior category, winning 6 trophies, countless individual and team medals (including Top Scholar) and coming out as the top team in the Senior Tournament! Without question, they have advanced to the Global Round, which will be held next winter (July) in several locations around the world.

23 Oct 2018

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


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


The Australian Mathematics Competition was held on Thursday the 9th of August. Despite it being moderation day, 25 of our students took part, and their results were outstanding.

Ziqi in year 11 was awarded a Prize Certificate. This is awarded to no more than 1 student in 300 in any given year level.

David, Geoffrey and Spencer in year 11, and Ryu and Eric in year 12, were awarded High Distinctions. This level of award is reserved for the top 5% of students.

Grace, Wallace, Elise and Jiamei in year 11, and Zi Ying, Zaran, Netanya, Hamzah, Ranit and Sam in year 12, were awarded Distinctions.

Congratulations to all of our students who took part!

14 Sep 2018

United Nations Emerging Youth Leaders’ Program

Congratulations to Aneesha J who has been selected to take part in the UN Emerging Youth Leaders’ Program travelling to South Korea, China and Japan in January 2019. She is the only representative selected from across the ACT.

28 Aug 2018


Champion Golfer and Narrabundah College Student, Isabelle H, represented Australia in the Oahu Junior Open (Hawaiian Islands) Golf Championships last month. In the first event Isabella came second with scores of 78 and 77. Overall Isabella finished in fourth place. Congratulations to Isabella on this outstanding achievement.

03 Aug 2018

Learning Village (2) 2018 (Narrabundah College)


On Monday (23 July 2018)  the Arts, English, Philosophy, History, Politics, Learning Support and French Bac faculties moved seamlessly into the new Learning Village.

Science will move over within the next two weeks.

Students and staff feedback about the new space has been really positive: they settled into the new classrooms quickly and are enjoying their new learning environment.

26 Jul 2018

Congratulations to our French Bac students...

Congratulations to our French Bac students whose 2018 results are outstanding:

· All students graduated

· 6 students attained an ATAR equivalent over 99

· 12 students attained an ATAR equivalent over 95 and 17 over 90, 21 over 80 and 23 over 69.

06 Jul 2018

Interact's new leadership team 2018-19.

INTERACT - NARRABUNDAH COLLEGE. Congratulations to Interact’s new leadership team and thank you to our retiring president and our retiring executive. A big thank you to all members of Narrabundah College who participate and thank you for your great effort. For those of you who want to take part in leadership, experience great opportunities and make a difference to the world we live in then Interact is for you whilst making new friends at the same time. Interact meets every Wednesday lunchtime, we invite you to share the achievement and to share the fun.

06 Jul 2018

What's needed to go to the Olympics of Maths and Science?

What's needed to go to the Olympics of Maths and Science?

What's needed to go to the Olympics of Maths and Science?

20 Jun 2018

ACEL Excellence in Leadership Award

Chris Ward was awarded an ACEL Excellence in Leadership Award on Wednesday night June 13, 2018. Congratulations to Chris - well done.

15 Jun 2018

National Education Awards

Narrabundah College

is a

National Finalist

in the

National Education Awards.

06 Jun 2018

ANU Maths (2018)

ANU Maths Day team do Narrabundah College proud.

Congratulations to our two ANU Maths Day teams who were excellent representatives of the college on 25 May. The team of Zaran, Netanya, Ranit, Eric and Minsoo won the day! Sam, Joanne, Kwan Lin, Sherry and Max came 10th out of the 36 teams that competed.

01 Jun 2018

11 JUNE 2018 (9.00am) - APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 CLOSE





2019 Student Curriculum Handbook (Narrabundah College) (ACT).

30 May 2018


Congratulations to our team of seven who competed with 1600 students from NSW and the ACT to win second place in Art and Poetry and in Mathematics. Narrabudah College’s team took third place overall. Congratulations and thank you to our team who travelled to Wahroonga (Sydney) and for giving up their time to do us proud. (23 May 2018).

25 May 2018



Can computers design suburbs? Is there low cost thermal protection for skiers? Can we produce a better teeterboard? If we can’t students from the Australian National University Faculty of Engineering are working on it. On May 8th, 300 ANU engineering students engaged with students and staff from Narrabundah College to display their achievements and encourage us all demonstrating that engineering makes the world a better place. Thank you to the students and staff from the ANU for inspiring all of us at Narrabundah College.

15 May 2018

Lycee La Perouse (New Caledonia) Exchange Visit. 2018.

Lycee La Perouse (New Caledonia) Exchange Visit.

Students from the Lycee La Perouse after their recent exchange visit with Narrabundah College and Telopea Park School.

11 May 2018

Prague (CAS) (IB) April 2018

IB Prague CAS trip 2018

Our students had the amazing opportunity to experience an IB global exchange excursion to Prague with students from Jordan, Mauritius and Bilbao. Students immersed themselves in the cultural delights of Czech architecture, food, art and music and were able to practise their French, Spanish and Italian with other exchange students. Activities included visits to the bone chapel at Kutna Hora; Terezin (Theresienstadt concentration camp); a cooking challenge for the homeless; an organ recital in a 1000 yr old church; art graffiti; a treasure hunt around old Prague and bobsleighing.

04 May 2018

Narrabundah College's star cricketer.

Canberra Times (Friday 9 March 2018) pages 59-60.

Narrabundah College's star cricketer (2018).PDF

09 Mar 2018


IB students receiving IB results January 5th
Our  International Baccalaureate cohort has completed a very successful  two year program and achieved excellent results with an IB school median of 33.
Our top students are Esther  (DUX) with 44 – ATAR (99.85) and Leonie 
with 43 – ATAR (99.70)

13 Feb 2018