Modernisation of our College

A school modernisation program has commenced at Narrabundah College. Some buildings at the college are nearing sixty years of age and have reached the end of their useful life. Over time, the fabric of these buildings has altered, and walls are subject to cracking. Due to friable asbestos material being present, some of the existing buildings cannot be upgraded. Therefore, these buildings will be safely demolished.

The first stage of the modernisation of our college is complete with the installation of the 22 new transportable buildings on the oval. They provide contemporary learning and teaching spaces, as well as break out areas for students, and a range of specialist learning spaces to support the quality learning we have come to know from Narrabundah College.

These new spaces for the Science, Arts, English, Philosophy, History, Politics, Learning Support and French Baccalauréat faculties, will serve the students of this school community well, providing them with a comfortable, bright and spacious learning environment or ‘village’ as it’s affectionately referred to. Students and staff commenced teaching and learning in these contemporary classrooms at the start of term 3, 2018.

The aged three double storey buildings, Blocks B, C & D (located at the northern end of the college site) have been closed off and will be demolished safely by licensed asbestos removalists.

The removal of asbestos and the demolition works will be undertaken outside of school operational hours, including vacation periods and weekends, and occur only between the hours of 7.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Saturday. Some minor works may occur on Sunday and Public Holidays and will comply with the noise standards required in residential areas of being no more than 45dB during the day. Site remediation and landscaping will follow the demolition of each building and is expected to be completed during Term 1, 2019.

The ACT Education Directorate and Narrabundah College will soon commence having a conversation with the community on the future design of the permanent learning spaces.

For more information, please visit www.education.act.gov.au/about_us/building-facilities.  If you have any questions regarding the building works, please contact the College on 6142 3200 or email  info@narrabundahc.act.edu.au.