Latest News

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


DISABILITY AND THE ARTS GOES NATIONAL WHEN WILLIAM ASKS THE QUESTIONS ON THE ABC’S Q & A.

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


AUSTRALIAN MATHEMATICS COMPETITION ATTRACTS TOP SCORES FOR NARRABUNDAH COLLEGE STUDENTS

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’S OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN HAWAII.

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)

LEARNING VILLAGE PROVES A HIT WITH STUDENTS AND STAFF

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

IMPORTANT. ONLINE ENROLMENT APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT 09.00AM ON 11 JUNE 2018 FOR YEAR 11, 2019 PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS.

ENROL NOW.

https://form.act.gov.au/smartforms/landing.htm?formCode=1087.

ENROLLING IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE AUSTRALIAN CAPTITAL TERRITORY.

https://www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/enrolling_in_an_act_public_school.

NARRABUNDAH COLLEGE CURRICULUM HANDBOOK - 2019

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

30 May 2018


DA VINCE DECATHLON - NARRABUNDAH COLLEGE TEAM WINS TOP PLACINGS.

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


ANU TECHLAUNCHER.8 May 2018

ANU TECHLAUNCHER.

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


TOP MARKS FOR IB STUDENTS

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


ATAR 2017 (Narrabudah College)

Narrabundah College Students top the ATARs in the ACT.

Congratulations to Deepan and Claire on receiving the top two ATARs in the ACT of 99.95..

The Narrabundah College community is extremely proud of Deepan’s and Claire’s achievements.

Narrabundah College congratulates all 2017 graduating students on their outstanding achievements.

Congratulations to the 30 students who attained an ATAR over 99 as well as 3 French Bac students whose ATAR was over 99.

Congratulations to the 8 students who topped eight of the ten ANU Exentsion Courses.

Congratulations to the 75 students who attained an ATAR over 95 and to the 133 over 90; to the 241 who attained an ATAR over 80 and to the 331 over 65.

Congratulations to the top 50 whose median was 99.250;  to the top 100 whose median was 97.3 and to the top 200 whose median was 92.950.

13 Dec 2017


Unable to attend presentation night 2017.

Unable to attend Presentation Night? (2017).

If you are unable to attend Presentation Night Wednesday, 13 December commencing 5.00pm, then you may:

(a) ...collect your Certificate from Reception at the college:

Thursday 14 December 2017 9.00am - 3.00pm.
Friday 15 December 2017 9.00am - 12noon.

and from

Monday 22 January 2018 9.00am - 3.00pm

(b) ...arrange for another person to collect your Certificate for you, but you must give them a signed letter authorizing them to do so.

(c) ...for postage in Australia - purchase a $6.70 prepaid registered B4 envelope from a post office.

For postage overseas - purchase a $24.60 prepaid registered B4 envelope from a post office. (Write student’s name, address on both sides of prepaid B4 registered envelope. Place envelope in the box in Delisia Wiild’s room in Student Adviser’s area).

Please note: You must fill in the Lodgement Slip receipt with student’s own address and details and we will post on your behalf.

International Private Students (IPS) will have their certificates posted by the International Section in the ACT Department of Education.

Please note: Certificates are not available before Presentation Night.

13 Dec 2017


Why Black Lives Matter Everywhere - National press Club 2017

Why Black Lives Matter Everywhere - National Press Club

Narrabundah College Year 12 politics students were given the fabulous opportunity to attend Why Black Lives Matter Everywhere address at the National Press Club on November 1, 2017. George representing the group asked a question of the panel about how social media could be used to advance the cause of Australian indigenous rights.

National Press Club Address - Why Black Lives Matter Everywhere (1-Nov-2017) ABC.

07 Nov 2017


Advanced Premier Debating

Advanced Premier Debating.

Congratulations to Alison, Sam and Joanne on winning the 2017 Advanced Premier Debating - Well done! Thank you for Representing Narrabundah College.

27 Oct 2017


THE ADF PRESENTS PRESTIGOUS AWARDS TO NARRABUNDAH COLLEGE STUDENTS

THE ADF PRESENTS PRESTIGOUS AWARDS TO NARRABUNDAH COLLEGE STUDENTS.

We were delighted to welcome two visitors to the Narrabundah College assembly last week.

Captain Aaron Kogler presented the Australian Defence Force Academy Education Award to Angus. This award is presented to a student in recognition of leadership potential and academic and sporting achievements.

LCDR Stephen Blake presented the ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award to Aqeel.

This award recognises students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both their school and in the wider community.

We would like to sincerely congratulate both students and wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

19 Oct 2017


Earth and Environmental Olympiad

Great news; two of our year 11 science students have been selected for the Science Olympiad Summer School that runs in January 2018, based on their result in the exam they sat in August. Rose is going for Earth and Environmental Science (first time we have ever had a student sit this paper) and Krishne for Physics. We are very excited for them.

Congratulations to Rose and Krishne from all of us at Narrabundah College. Well done!

18 Oct 2017


Dorothea Mckellar

Dorothea Mckellar award 2017.

Congratulations to Ejoy.

Dorothea Mckellar was an early 20th Century Australian poet most famous for her stirring work “My Country” written in 1908. Since 1984 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 attracts tens of thousands of entries from school students across the nation. This year the award in the NSW Multicultural category has been won by Narrabundah College student Ejoy for her amazing poem “Phantoms”, described by the judges as a “Deeply moving and heartfelt poem of dislocation and belonging. “ Ejoy 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.

17 Oct 2017


Building Works

Work is to be undertaken to some building facilities at the college. More information on this project is available from the Education Directorate website: www.education.act.gov.au

10 Oct 2017


Narrabundah Debating Team.

Narrabundah College students participate in the ACT Debating Union competitions every year. Year 11 and 12 compete in: The Advanced Open Competition - Douse Trophy And The Advanced Premier Competition At the moment Narrabundah Debating teams have made it through to the quarter finals of The Advanced Premier Competition which will be held on 12 October, 2017. Two Year 11 students have been selected to the ACT squad to represent ACT at the National Schools Competition to be held in Perth in 2018.

22 Sep 2017


Christopher Davis, Managing Director of DW Music

Thank you to Christopher Davis, Managing Director of DW Music.

Thank you to Christopher Davis, Managing Director of DW Music.
As an alumnus of this college, he has generously contributed a significant amount to the purchase of our new and much needed grand piano.

Grand Piano

31 Aug 2017


Narrabundah College students Art Faculty are winners in the inaugural Blueprint show case at the Australian National University (ANU).

The Arts Faculty are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of three students who have received awards and recognition in the inaugural Blueprint design showcase held at the ANU School of Art. The exhibition celebrates the outstanding design work of Canberra's year 11 and 12 students.

Alexander placed 1st with his Ceramic collection There, there winning $750 in prize money.

Danpeng also placed 1st with her Fashion and Textiles piece Goddess of the Salt Water Lake winning $750 in prize money.

And Michael placed 2nd for Innovation and Execution with his Architectural Design | Avian™ Biochemical Industries winning $250 in prize money

Each of our students were recognised for Innovation and Execution: Design that represents innovative thinking and expert execution.

29 Aug 2017


Narrabundah College Student wins bronze medal at International Science Olympiad.

Congratulations on winning bronze in the International Science Olympiad. Thank you for representing Narrabundah College and the Australian Capital Territory - well done.

Canberra Times 27 August 2017
Canberra Times 20 June 2017
The Chronicle/The Queanbeyan Age (Page 3) 29 August 2017.
ABC RN (Radio National) Life Matters 20 June 2017.

28 Aug 2017


Bundah Blues Band

For the 5th year in a row, the jazz class (known as the “Bundah Blues Band”) performed for the Canberra Blues Society at the Harmonie German Club on Sunday 20-August-2017. Congratulations from all of us at Narrabundah College.

21 Aug 2017


FRENCH BACCALAUREAT

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


Narrabundah College student one of Australia’s representatives in the International Science Olympiad.

Narrabundah College student Claire smashed her goals and the glass ceiling when she was named among Australia’s representatives in the International Science Olympiad.

30 Jun 2017


Actsmart Schools Energy Accreditation.

Narrabundah College receives Actsmart Schools Energy Accreditation.

13 Jun 2017


Narrabundah College Assembly 7-6-17

INTERACT CLUB AWARD

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


2018 ENROLMENTS INTO YEAR 11:

2018 ENROLMENTS INTO YEAR 11:

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

http://www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/enrolling_in_an_act_public_school

12 May 2017


NARRABUNDAH COLLEGE INTERACT CLUB SUPPORTS TEACHER TRAINING IN WEST TIMOR.

NARRABUNDAH COLLEGE INTERACT CLUB SUPPORTS TEACHER TRAINING IN WEST TIMOR.

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


2018 ENROLMENTS INTO YEAR 11

2018 ENROLMENTS INTO YEAR 11:

Online enrolments open April 26 and close midnight May 29.

http://www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/enrolling_in_an_act_public_school

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