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ENROL TO VOTE. If you are currently aged 16 or 17 you can enrol now and be ready to vote when you turn 18. Australian citizens and eligible British Subjects 18 years of age or older on election day are eligible to vote. If you want your say in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey you must be correctly enrolled to vote by Thursday August 24, 2017 (the day before the English exam). To find out if you are eligible to enrol, for further details and to enrol visit the Australia Electoral Commission and enrol online.

17 Aug 2017

This Must Be The Place (Arts faculty) (2017)

This Must Be the Place

Storytelling. Performance. Celebration. Experience.

Join esteemed Narrabundah College Alumni (Alice Cottee from No Hausfrau and Amber Nichols from The Voice Australia) for an evening of reflection through song and storytelling.

On Thursday 24 August 2017 at 7:00pm


Hawk Theatre - Narrabundah College

Narrabundah College , Jerrabomberra Avenue , Canberra , ACT 2604

This Must Be The Place flyer

07 Aug 2017


Congratulations to our French Bac who have attained excellent results again  this year: 

·         All students attained  Mention
·         3 attained Mention Très Bien the equivalent of an ATAR over 99
·         5 attained Mention Bien
·         3 attained Mention Assez Bien
·         The average ATAR for the group is: 94.2
We wish these students every success with the next stage of their studies either studying at university overseas or in Australia.

21 Jul 2017

Clair represents Australia in Olympic Games for Science.

Narrabundah College student Claire smashed her goals and the glass ceiling when she was named among Australia’s representatives in the International Science Olympiad. The Lyneham 17-year-old,who has dreamed of representing Australia in the Olympic Games for science since 2015, will be the first female student from the ACT to attend the Olympiad in 16 years
when she flies to Indonesia in July.

30 Jun 2017

Actsmart Schools Energy Accreditation.

Narrabundah College receives Actsmart Schools Energy Accreditation.

13 Jun 2017

Narrabundah College Assembly 7-6-17


Juliette, Fiona, Gai (Representing Interact) and Phil (CEO Nusa Tenggara Assoc). Gai presents Narrabundah College’s credentials to Juliette and Fiona recognising the College’s Interact Club, Phil receives a cheque for $2000 raised for teacher training in West Timor and Flores (Indonesia). Phil engaged our students explaining the harsh conditions in which people live and learn in this remote part of Indonesia. Thank you to members of our Roteract Club and all members of the College community for their fundraising. Congratulations.

07 Jun 2017



Online enrolments are currently being accepted until midnight May 29, 2017.

12 May 2017



Congratulations to the Narrabundah College Interact Club for raising $2,200 to support teacher training in West Timor (Indonesia). The Interact club raised the funds through  a College based  bake sale and other fund raisers. This is just a part of Interact’s commitment to important social causes, during 2016 they participated in Relay for Life (24 hour walkathon) raising money for the Cancer Council. In 2015 the club prepared and transported 300 birthing kits to the Congo in Africa to help new mothers give birth in one of the world’s most needy countries. Congratulations to all members of the Narrabundah College Interact Club - well done.

10 May 2017

2017 Young Canberra - Environment and Sustainability category.

Ryu was nominated for and subsequently won the Environment and Sustainability category of the 2017 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards for his ongoing efforts and involvement with the Canberra Ornithologists Group, Canberra Nature Map, Frogwatch, and various other environmental groups/projects at the end of last term. Congratulations from all of us at Narrabundah College.

01 May 2017

ANZAC Day at Narrabundah College.

ANZAC Day at Narrabundah College was remembered this year in a service that commemorated the fallen from all wars. Esther, Augustine and Alexander represented the Narrabundah student body and spoke eloquently about the sacrifice of youth and the importance of shared memory, in forming a unique and relevant national identity. A catafalque party from the Australian Defence Forces Ceremonial Guard was present throughout the ceremony. Major Scott Stephens’ address reminded us of the interconnectedness of experience between Australians at Gallipoli, on the Western Front and in innumerable conflicts and contemporary campaigns to this day. A thank you is extended to former student Patrick for returning to the College to perform the Last Post. It was a moving and inspiring service, showcasing the high calibre and emotional maturity of our students.

28 Apr 2017



Online enrolments open April 26 and close midnight May 29.

23 Mar 2017

Informatics Olympiad - Tehran

Congratulations to year 11 student, Sam P, who is one of 16 students from around Australia invited to participate in this year’s Australian Informatics Olympiad Committee Selection School to select 4 members of the Australian Team to compete at the International Olympiad in Informatics later this year in Tehran.

23 Mar 2017

Congratulations to Kimia

Congratulations to Kimia A who will have one of her images, produced this session for her major practical project in Art, featured on the official Instagram account and Facebook page for Enlighten Canberra

23 Mar 2017

International Baccalaureate results 2016

International Baccalaureate results 2016
Our DUX for 2016 is Jane Millward who received an ATAR equivalent of 98.3 and she will be studying Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney. The majority of our students received early offers to ANU and University of Sydney in line with the early offer International Baccalaureate program and have also been accepted into University of Melbourne and Monash. Our students will complete a variety of degrees including double degrees of Law/Philosophy and Politics; Philosophy, Politics and Economics; Medical Sciences and International Relations. Our students have produced great results and achieved a median of 32 (89.3) in comparison to the world median of 29 (82.3).

10 Feb 2017

2016 Icon Water Awards


2016 Icon Water/ActewAGL CAT AWARDS







TASMA HUNT (Comedy Routine)



CALUM WILSON (Mr Kingston)










29 Nov 2016

Visual Arts Exhibition

Visual Arts Exhibition Tuesday 15 November 2016

Dear Community Members
You are invited to our annual Visual Arts Exhibition from 5-7pm in the Common Room and F Block and to the Dance Concert 7-8pm in the Hawk Theatre both tomorrow night.
We hope to see a number of our former students at this significant event on our calendar. 

14 Nov 2016

2016 Fashion show

03 Nov 2016

Japanese Speech competition

Sorry I remembered one more if possible: Hana Perry national winner in the Background Category of a Japanese Speech competition.

21 Oct 2016

Australian Teachers of Media Photo Competition

Sophia D is the finalist in the Australian Teachers of Media Photo Competition.

21 Oct 2016

World Geography Champions

Claire M and Deepan K are the World Geography Champions

21 Oct 2016

Summer Olympiad

Claire M (Physics) and Aileen W (Chemistry) have been invited to participate in the Summer Olympiad.

21 Oct 2016

Narrabundah College ADFA Education Award 2016

ADFA Education Award

ADFA Education Award - Narrabundah College - Awarded 02-09-2016.

"Congratulations to  Narrabundah College student Mackenzie for her achievement in being awarded the ADFA Education Award. CAPT Aaron Kogler from Defence Force Recruiting recently visited Narrabundah college to present Mackenzie with her award. This included  a certificate, a tablet for  Mackenzie’s personal use and a plaque for the College."

02 Sep 2016

Anna Snoekstra

Only daughter by Anna Snoekstra

Only daughter by Anna Snoekstra 

I met Anna Snoekstra (Former Narrabundah College student) at her book launch on Saturday 27 August. Not only has Anna’s first book been published internationally but also Universal Studios have picked up the film rights to the book.

31 Aug 2016

Limelight Music Performances.

Cameron H, Justen B, Cari Ramadan, Emma B, Ben W, Aisha W, Imogen C, Angharad W, Ruby T, Patrick H, Sanga Y, Bronte V, Browyn S, Arielle B.

26 Aug 2016

Korean Speech Contest Winners at ANU

1st prize $200 Wei-Hsin (Vera).

2nd Prize $150 Heritage Category Eun-Sam.

3rd Prize $100 - Serena G & Fadilla S.

26 Aug 2016

National School's Quiz (Australian Society for Medical research)

2nd. Runner Up Years 11 and 12. Daniel C

26 Aug 2016

2016 Narrabundah College ACT Satisfaction Survey – For Parents

Parent Satisfaction Survey link -


Parents received an email today with details about the Satisfaction Survey for 2016. You can access the survey here but you will require an unique access code which was delivered via email.


Please contact the college on 61423200 if you require support to complete the survey or have not received the survey and/or access codes.

17 Aug 2016

Cyber Safety

17 Aug 2016

French Bac


All 17 students passed, 10 students (60%) attained Mentim Très Bien AND 7 students (40%) attained an ATAR equivalent of over 99. Congratulations to our students and their teachers on these outstanding results.

28 Jul 2016

TEDx Canberra.

Aqueel C was selected at interview as the event designer TEDx Canberra academy. This is a partnership with schools to promote learning is fun. The first event is next Friday 17th June, is open mic at the National Library. There will be a number of other events culminating in September’s TEDx Canberra event.


Jesslyn J Has been selected to represent the ACT at the United Nations Conference in Brisbane during July, 2016.


Shayan R wins a Heads of Scholarship to attend the Apple World Wide Developers Conference in San Fransisco.

26 Jul 2016

Guest speakers for Sociology.

Lyle Swan – Aboriginal Educator from Telopea Park school – discussing his personal history growing up as an Aboriginal descendent of the Myall Creek massacres, issues around indigenous identity, and the tent embassy.

Rod Little – Director of National Congress of Australia’s first people – discussing issues around Indigenous political representation and recognition in the constitution

Jerry Schwab – Director Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy research – ANU – to discuss contemporary issues around Aboriginal education, employment and wealth.

Dr Rick Brown - - Head or research at the Australian institute of Criminology

24 May 2016

ANU Research visit

About 15 students attended a half day conference conducted by the ANU Psychology school for colleges in Canberra. Students were provided with information about careers and courses on offer in Psychology, advice about courses and degrees and research options. They also had the opportunity to discuss real life Psychology experiments and current research that the ANU is undertaking. They looked at an EEG machine and the experimentation rooms including a driving simulator as well as processes of identifying prejudice.

24 May 2016

MIEACT visits

A number of guest speakers from Mental Illness Education A.C.T (MIEACT) visited the Health & Abnormal Psychology classes in week 4. The purpose was to share the lived experience of mental illness, reduce stigma and to discuss the co-morbidity of mental illness and substance abuse.

24 May 2016

Street Retreat

Street Retreat

The ‘Street Retreat’ behavioural sciences excursion is on again this year on Monday and Tuesday the 27th and 28th of June (week 10). Based upon action research and experiential learning activities , it is particularly relevant to the curriculum of Health & Abnormal Psychology, the Sociology of Crime & Deviance, the Sociology of Race & Ethnicity, and the methods of psychological and sociological research.

Students will be visiting the following places: Odyssey House (Campbelltown), Courage to Care Exhibition, B’nai B’rith, Jewish Community Group (East Sydney), Wayside Chapel plus walking tour (Kings Cross), William Booth House (Surrey Hills), Sydney Jewish Museum (Darlinghurst), Lakemba Mosque (Lakemba). It is a busy and somewhat confronting excursion and so students will be having dinner together in Chinatown and going to Hoyts cinemas for some light relief. They will be overnight at the Sydney Harbour Youth Hostel.

Get in quick – only 40 places available and filling up fast.

Cost: $210 per person (return permission notes and payment to the front office)

23 May 2016

ANU Extension

64 Year 11 students received offers for ANU Extension

23 Mar 2016

Bake Sale


12 Aug 2015

40 Hour Famine Bake Sale

bake sale

10 Aug 2015

The Waste Land

waste land front

waste land back

05 Aug 2015

The Complete Works at Narrabundah - Production

It isn't long now until Narrabundah's Year 12 drama class presents The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged). I promise you there won't be a dull moment!

With 6 shows from 5th-8th August, they'll be a time to suit everyone! Get your tickets in the Quad at lunch everyday this week or go online :))

Adults: $15

Please go to our event page for more info:

31 Jul 2015

Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW

Former Narrabundah College student Alicia M, who graduated in 2010 is a finalist in this year's Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW

This is an incredible achievement for Alicia and at age 22 she is the youngest finalist in the Prize.

Doug Hall

Alicia M

Doug Hall

Oil on clay board

20 Jul 2015



All students were successful.

50% attained an ATAR equivalent of 98.5 or above and even more impressive: 5 students attained an ATAR over 99.

I wish to acknowledge the staff's significant efforts to ensure that our students excelled. I congratulate our  students and teachers on these extraordinary results!

29 Jun 2015

Cyber Safety

Links to some sites with information on how to be Cyber safe -

It is essential that students understand how important it is to ensure that they do not publish any information online that will identify them.

Students should not give out their full name, address, phone number or other identifying information such as the name of their school as this type of information can be used by predators to identify who the person is and where they are.

Online educational tools like Google Apps should only be used to store files with school work.

No personal images should be uploaded.

23 Jun 2015

World Vision leadership conference

World Vision leadership conference:

8 students Jaye, Adeline, Yi Lerk, Melissa, Sophie, Melissa, Alexander and Reuben participated in the leadership conference that was held at the A.I.S. on June 5th. This was a conference that enabled our group to collaborate with students from government and private schools in NSW and Canberra to address issues of poverty. Our group was amazing and as one of our students stated "we were forced out of our comfort zone as we had to recognise certain issues that still greatly impact on the world such as poverty and disease. The activities were challenging as they put you in role plays as leaders of poor and rich countries and you had to win and often ethics went straight out of the window….in the end we all had to reach a mutual understanding." Students also learned governance skills and will organise the 40 hour famine at the college June – August.

World Vision leadership conference

22 Jun 2015

Narrabundah College wins place on national music mentoring program

Narrabundah College wins place on national music mentoring program

Students at Narrabundah College will soon collaborate with some of Australia's most successful musicians and producers, as part of SongMakers - a national mentoring program run by APRA AMCOS.

The school is one of 50 selected from the nearly 200 eligible schools that applied and will host its SongMakers workshop on 15/16 June. The school also was chosen to participate in the program's inaugural year, making it one of only a handful of schools to be selected for a repeat workshop.

Next week's workshop will see the school transform into a kind of creative hothouse for sixteen of its budding songwriters and producers. They will work over two intensive days with Award-winning songwriter and performer, Tom Busby (Busby Marou) and writer/ producer, Robert Conley (Kiss, Destiny's Child, Ricky Martin), to create and record new songs.

Run with support from the Australian Government, SongMakers is all about contemporary music and is aimed at nurturing the next generation of hitmakers – right there in the classroom.

Under the program, senior music students work closely with two high profile mentors - one artist and one producer - to create 'market ready' music, against the clock, from scratch.  The program is provided free to participating schools.

"We congratulate Narrabundah College on securing a place on the program once again and can't wait to hear the tracks that emerge from the workshop," says Dean Ormston, APRA AMCOS Head of Member Services Group.

 "The great thing about this program is that it takes the real world into the classroom. For most of these young people, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to collaborate with and learn from some of the biggest names in music. And because it's so hands-on, it really fast-tracks students' understanding of today's contemporary music world and the steps needed for success."

SongMakers 2015 marks the second year of the national program. Go to to hear some of the workshop songs and for information about the high profile mentors.

In addition to the 50 in-school workshops, SongMakers also provides free classroom support materials, aligned to the Australian Curriculum, to ALL Australian secondary schools. These can be accessed at

15 Jun 2015

Book Launch

On Sunday 31 May during the Italian National Day festival three beginning Italian students took part in the launch of the book Valerio De Simoni's travel Journals. The book was presented by Dr Gino Moliterno (Book Editor, ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics) and Vittoria Pasquini, Valerio's mother.

The launch was attended by a number of representatives of the Italian community in Canberra, including His Excellency Mr Piero Francesco Zazo, Ambassador of Italy. Serena, Jaye and Evelyn, who have been studying Italian for only four months, read a few excerpts in Italian. They did a brilliant job, earning compliments from both Mr Moliterno and Ms Pasquini for their efforts and their beautiful Italian.Book Launch

05 Jun 2015

Guest Talks


'Wittgenstein on Language'

Wednesday 23 July

LINE 7 - 12.15pm

Dr Julian Lamb

Chinese University of Hong Kong

(former Narrabundah student)


'A Charter of Global Ethics, in Universal Words'

Friday 26 June

Line 4 - 9am

Prof Anna Wierzbicka



'Emmanuel Levinas and the Face of the Other'

Tuesday 11 August

Line 7 - 12.15pm

Dr Paul Miller

Dept of Social Services

14 May 2015

Open Day and Open Night

Thursday May 14

Open Morning for students : 9-12 am

Open Night for parents / carers and students : 6.30 - 8pm
          Program: Principal's address
          Tours - meet staff and students in all faculty areas..
Everyone welcome

07 May 2015

Ski Trip permission note

Ski Trip permission note

28 Apr 2015

UBS Finance Academy 2015

Alex K and Arnav C have been invited to attend the UBS Finance Academy 2015 which will be held at Dunmore Lang College, Macquarie University from 6 – 10 July.

01 Apr 2015

UBS Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Ishana P has been invited to attend the UBS Young Women's Leadership Academy to be held at Sydney University in April.

01 Apr 2015

National Constitutional Convention

Narrabundah College Year 12 student, Nick C, has been selected from 4000 students around Australia to be one of 120 national delegates at the 2015 National Constitutional Convention to be held in Canberra in March 2015.

27 Feb 2015

Lights Camera Action

Colleges and High Schools around Canberra, Lights! Canberra! Action! is on again, starts this Friday and has an Under 18s prize ($300 cash) as well as the student prize (also $300 cash and $300 equipment hire from Videocraft). Last year had Dickson College student Isaac Toa take out both prizes. 

It's only $11 for a student team to enter and it's lots of fun.  Teams can register via the website and the Items Announcement is this Friday 20th Feb, 6pm at the ACT Legislative Assembly. See the Website

17 Feb 2015



UN Youth ACT Territory Conference is a three day conference from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd of March 2015. Territory Conference brings together 100 students in years 9 to 12 from across the ACT and regional NSW for a weekend of workshops, model United Nations debates (MUN) and general discussion focused on international and current affairs. The conference is a fantastic opportunity for students to strengthen their speaking and diplomacy skills, and also make heaps of friends!

Registrations are now open at 

Gabriela       Narrabundah College  (graduated 2014)

17 Feb 2015



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