NARRABUNDAH COLLEGE ALUMNI CONCERT 2019
27 Sep 2019
Environmental Systems and Society Excursion - 24 September 2019.
Did you know that 20% of Sydney's putrescible waste is transformed to generate clean energy for up to 30,000 homes?
Narrabundah College students had the opportunity to visit Veolia's Bioreactor site near Tarago, where this impressive transformation takes place. They were joined by senior European diplomats, including Ambassadors and High Commissioners. The trip was coordinated by the European Union in Australia. It kicked off Climate Diplomacy Week, the EU's initiative to foster dialogue and cooperation on climate change, showcase success stories and inspire further action.
After a safety briefing, the group embarked on a guided tour of the French company's impressive $100 million waste management plant and learned more about the functioning of the site.
This fascinating example of EU investment in climate technology provided the students and diplomats with lots to talk about, exchanging views on the circular economy, climate action and the students' scientific ambitions.
26 Sep 2019
Australia Now (DFAT ASEAN)
Narrabundah College students attended ‘Australia Now’ at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade where Australian and International University students made presentations on Australia’s trade relationship with ASEAN. (Monday 16 September 2019).
17 Sep 2019
ACT German Minikonferenz - 24 August 2019 - Narrabundah College.
ACT German Minikonferenz on 24 August 2019 at Narrabundah College.
Jens Hoch - Cultural Attaché of the German Embassy
Ellen Moffat - Presenter
Marina Shine - Goethe Institute Sydney
04 Sep 2019
RYAN WINS BRONZE IN AZERBAIJAN.
23 Aug 2019
Physics Women in Physics Lecturer - Dr Helen Maynard-Casely
This year’s Australian Institute of Physics Women in Physics Lecturer is Dr Helen Maynard-Casely from ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation). Dr Maynard-Casely is touring the country and stopped at Narrabundah College to present current and exciting research projects involving the use of neutrons. Approximately 160 science students attended to hear about diverse topics such as carbon capture and storage technology, the development of magnetic wires to reduce energy usage, detection of fake coins from ancient civilizations and the development of new drugs to target antibiotic resistance bacteria.
14 Aug 2019
INTERACT - NARRABUNDAH COLLEGE.
Tommy takes over the presidency of Narrabundah College’s Interact Club from Ryan at the club’s handover meeting on June 26, 2019. Many thanks to Ryan for last year’s commitment and thank you to Tommy for his commitment for the next 12 months. Narrabundah College’s Interact club is a great way for students and staff to share in the Curriculum of Giving and to become involved in Australian and international projects of significance. Thank you to each member of our Intereact Club.
29 Jul 2019
All the Year 12 French Baccalauréat students have been successful in achieving their diplomas.
From the Literary stream
3 students achieved a High distinction (candidates with a score of 16 out of 20 or higher)
From the Scientific stream
4 students achieved a High Distinction
6 students achieved a Distinction (for candidates with an average mark greater than or equal to 14 and less than 16)
2 students received a Credit (for BAC candidates with an average grade greater than or equal to 12 and less than 14)
Congratulations to our laureates, their parents & families and to all of our school community who have contributed greatly to this success.
24 Jul 2019
Narabundah College debating outperforms the professionals.
On Thursday 6 June at the Navigating Artificial Intelligence (AI) Summit 2019 a Narrabundah College
debating team took part in a debate against some leaders of the Information Industry. The motion was: AI will take our jobs. Narrabundah was the affirmative team. Our team comprising of Neha, Ruby, Selina and Sarah thrashed the team of Ron (CEO, AIIA), Lee (Partner, IBM), Greg (CEO, Canberra Data Centres and Dr Lesley S (Cyber Institute, ANU).The Bundah team were outstanding and so impressed the conference participants that the team were offered cadetships, work experience placements and even offers of jobs. Well done!
22 Jul 2019
Congratulations Rahul - Interactor of the Year 2018-2019.
Rahul is a keen and motivated member of Interact Club, Narrabundah College. He is an enthusiastic participant and frequents our peak organisation Rotary Australia. Thank you for your participation. Photograph - Gold Creek Station - Rotary Hand Over Meeting, Sunday June 30, 2019.
01 Jul 2019
SARAH’S ARTWORK CONSIDERED THE WORLD’S BEST - NOW SHE IS OFF TO LOS ANGELES.
Congratulations to Sarah for producing a world winning design as judged by Billie Eilish. Now Sarah and her mother are off to Billie Eilish in concert in LA, where Sarah will meet backstage with one of America’s youngest performers. We look forward to hearing about Sarah’s experience when she returns to Australia.
Canberra Times (28-6-2019)
01 Jul 2019
International Olympiad Azerbaijan and Israel.
Ryan W will be attending the International Olympiad in Informatics in Azerbaijan and Simon Y the International Physics Olympiad in Israel.
27 Jun 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!
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.
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
SARAH WINS DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION BILLIExADOBE 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
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
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.
31 May 2019
RECEPTION AT GERMAN EMBASSY
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! https://youtu.be/lecAy1yGJs4
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.
CHINESE RECITATION COMPETITION.
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
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
STUDENTS EXCEL AT NARRABUNDAH COLLEGE - CONGRATULATIONS.
STUDENTS EXCEL AT NARRABUNDAH COLLEGE - CONGRATULATIONS.
ARAFURA GAMES - DARWIN AUSTRALIA - CONGRATULATIONS ARI.
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. (https://arafuragames.nt.gov.au/gallery/day-3-monday-29-april-2019/)
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
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. 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