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2022 Student Curriculum Handbook (Narrabundah College) (ACT)

Further Information.

What makes Narrabundah College so unique?

Narrabundah College delivers a senior secondary curriculum to 950+ year 11 and 12 students. It is the school of choice for a significant number of our students locally, nationally and internationally. They choose to enrol for the programs we offer and for the positive, challenging and dynamic learning environment.

Our diverse curriculum offerings sit under the ACT ATAR System, the International Baccalaureate and the French Baccalauréat.

We continue to challenge national trends in STEM and Languages. 450+ of our students study the highest and most difficult level of Maths over the two years; 550+ study Physics and Chemistry, 450+students study Human Biology, Biology and Exercise Science as part of their package. We offer nine languages and more than half of our student population study at least one language.

Students are able to choose from English, History, Philosophy, Humanities, Social Sciences, Media, IT, Visual and Performing Arts as well as the STEM subjects and Languages. These diverse subjects are delivered by passionate teachers whose significant expertise in their area excites students’ interest and learning.

The college prides itself on providing a high level of student support to ensure that all students’ learning journeys are  successful.

Not only are students challenged and succeed academically, they are able to develop into caring global citizens who can and do make a difference to our world.

Our Curriculum of Giving Framework overarches student experience at this college. As part of their college journey, students embrace opportunities in leadership, health & well-being, volunteering, community connections and much more.

We create an environment where our students discover their interests, develop their skills and thrive socially, emotionally and academically.


2 Duxes on 99.95 - Topped the ACT for fourth year in a row. Nineteen students attained an ATAR of 99+

19 students attained an ATAR of 99+

62 students attained an ATAR of 95+

126 students attained an ATAR of 90+

233 students attained an ATAR of 80+

354 students attained an ATAR of 65+

91% of students attained an ATAR over 65

391 students gained an ATAR

Our median ATAR of students completing the ACT System is 83.5

Median for top 200 students is 92.25

ANU Extension 47 students -6 of whom topped 6 of the 10 courses.

Two IB duxes achieved 43 (99.55).

Most IB students achieved the equivalent of 90+ and most students were above the IB world median.

Top French Bac student achieved the equivalent of 99.85, three more students attained above 99, 11 in total above 90 and all students were successful.

All results include French Bac students.

International Baccalaureate (2020).

Akshat J and Tommy L joint IB duxes on 43 - ATAR equivalent - 99.55

Akshat J and Tommy L joint IB duxes on 43 - ATAR equivalent - 99.55

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Flowers in full bloom


Thank you to Narrabundah College's P & C and Narrabundah College students for planting these beautiful flowers across our campus. Violas, Pansies, Heartsease and Tulips - this certainly adds cheerful colours to our spring sunshine. 

17 Sep 2021


Alexandra V is one of only two representatives from Canberra to represent Australia at this year's International Earth Science Olympiad. Alexandra worked collaboratively with the Earth Sciences team studying the presence of microplastics in soil samples. Congratulations to Alexandra on her gold medal performance. Narrabundah College is proud of her achievement - well done.

15 Sep 2021

Release of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)

The release of the ATAR will be delayed until Thursday 20 January 2022.


The ACT BSSS works closely with the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) to produce the ATAR so that ACT students can apply for direct university admission.


The delay is due to the postponement of the NSW Higher School Certificate examinations. The ATAR and therefore University offers for ACT and NSW students are processed at the same time.


UAC processes applications on behalf of all ACT and NSW Universities, including applications from students in other states and territories. Tertiary Admissions Centres in other states and territories do likewise.


The later release of rankings will not affect University applications through UAC as they are processed in the same way and at the same time for all students.


Roberta McRae

Board Chair

ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies

13 Sep 2021

Italian (Newspaper)


Narrabundah College and its Italian program were recently featured in Il Globo/La Fiamma, an Italian language newspaper with distribution across Australia.

As suggested by the title, “Narrabundah, a polyglot college in Canberra”, the article focusses on the languages program, with an emphasis on Italian, offered by our College. Journalist Sara Bavato, the article’s author, also highlights the importance that the IB has for Narrabundah College.

After giving a brief overview of the IB program, Sara provides some information about the Italian classes. She mentions the courses and some of the units that are taught. She then writes about the activities that were regularly organised (before COVID19 hit us) for the students of Italian. Some of the activities mentioned are:the two-yearly trip to Italy, the excursion to the Italian Film Festival, the hosting of guest speakers from ANU and the Italian Embassy, the visits from Telopea Park School and Alfred Deakin High Italian students and the end of year lunch at a local restaurant with the Italian students. A paragraph is devoted to UN Day and there is also mention of the French Baccalaureate.

Throughout the article Sara underlines how Narrabundah College provides its students with a multicultural, open-minded and global view of the world.

Read the whole story in our PDF.

07 Sep 2021

Alumni assists Afghan Women's Soccer team escape Kabul.

Narrabundah College Alumna Alison Battisson is the founder and director of 'Human Rights for All'. Alison has helped in the recent rescue of the Afghanistan Women’s Football from Kabul.

The full story is on 666 ABC Radio Canberra - Tuesday 31 August 2021.

How a team of Aussies helped the Afghan Women's Soccer team escape Kabul - Mornings - ABC Radio

06 Sep 2021

Spring flowers


Congratulations to Narrabundah College's P & C team for their success in achieving a Floriade grant to brighten up our College and to welcome us to spring. Beautiful garden blossoms and flowers renew our optimism as summer approaches and warm weather helps us emerge from winter. Thank you to the College's Green Team and P & C for having the vision to plant these wonderful flowers and for adding a splash of colour to our College for all to enjoy.

02 Sep 2021

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