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International Baccalaureate results 2021

Lucy G and Amber C are our joint IB duxes for Cohort 2021 with an IB score of 43 – 99.45.  The entire cohort is to be congratulated achieving a median of 34 (91.30) which is above the world mean of 32 (87.70).

17 Jan 2022

Top ATAR 2021

Congratulations Ananya A

Congratulations Ananya A - Top ATAR Narrabundah College 2021.

17 Dec 2021

Outstanding Sports Award

Outstanding Sports Award for 2021

Sanjay is awarded the Outstanding Sports Award for 2021. Sanjay is the president of the India-Australia Multicultural Sports Association bringing community cultures together. Sanjay's work includes supporting the McGrath Breast Cancer Foundation and working with the Women's Social Cricket Competition. Well done Sanjay.

03 Dec 2021

University of Canberra

Congratulations to Georgia B from year 12 on winning the University of Canberra Creative Writing Competition 2021 and the Film Production Award 2021.

03 Dec 2021

Moments in love

Canberra Short Film Festival

Lucy P is a media student at Narrabundah College. She has submitted her short film; 'moments in love' into the Canberra Short Film Festival. Her short film was selected as a finalist in the U18's category.  "My intention in creating ‘moments in love’ is to encapsulate a part of my teenage experience. This is a personal expose, on themes that have played a major role in shaping my identity and my growing up. We tell stories to form connections with one another, to create discussion and better understand one another. 'moments in love' is my story and I hope you enjoy it."- Lucy P. This is an awesome achievement for Narrabundah College. It is great to see our media students being recognized by the public in filmmaking. The film also stars actors from the College! 

17 Nov 2021

Long Tan Leadership Awards for 2021

Long Tan Awards for 2021

Congratulations to Morghan B and Callam C on being awarded the Long Tan Awards for 2021. Morghan received the Long Tan Leadership Award and Callam received the Long Tan Innovation Award. Well, done.

11 Nov 2021

Remembrance Day November 11th 2021

Remembrance Day November 11th 2021

Narrabundah's History students encourage everyone to take a moment of reflection today.

This link connects to the full PDF.

11 Nov 2021

Geography Competition 2021


Congratulations to Xander P who won an award for being in the top 1% in the Australia wide Geography Competition and to Katya O who was awarded a High Distinction in this competition. Thank you for taking part.

05 Nov 2021


Aleksandar M - Congratulations on being selected to participate in the 54th National Mathematics Summer School that will be held in January 2022. The National Mathematics Summer School is the most prestigious program of its type and has been running each summer since it was founded 52 years ago. Places are limited with around 75 students being invited to participate each year. Since 1969 3,000 students have taken part in the program. Well done Aleksandar M.

19 Oct 2021

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

Ari Tokyo


Ari G represents Australia at the Tokyo Paralympics in Japan competing in the T38 100 metres and the T38 Long Jump. Ari has an extensive record of success winning gold in World Para-athletics Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland (2017) and again winning gold and bronze at 2019's Arafura Games in Darwin. At the World Para-athletics Championships (2019) in Dubai Ari set three PBs and came fourth in the T38 Long Jump.

Ari works daily with Paralympic gold medallists Scott Reardon and Vanessa Low at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. As a Narrabundah College Alumni and International Athletics' champion the College is proud to be associated with Ari in Tokyo. We wish Ari well and hopefully our dreams and Ari's dreams will turn to gold.

Watch the interview.

More about Ari.

30 Aug 2021



Congratulations to Lucy G and Jayden L who are finalists in the national Musica Viva competition. They are members of the trio, Canberra Red, who will perform tomorrow (27 August 2021) on ABC Lunchtime Classics at 1pm.

The winner will be announced then so be sure to listen to their live performance.

Lunchtime Concert - ABC Classic


And ACT Safe & Inclusive Schools (SAIS) Initiative invites you to mark this important community day of celebration during lockdown: join in Wear It Purple Day 2021 tomorrow.

Wear purple to your classroom meets!

26 Aug 2021

SGG ICE CREAM and SORBET DAY (11 Aug 2021)


Ice cream and Sorbet in the Quad to raise money to improve wellbeing in the college by the SGG.

16 Aug 2021

French Bac Results 2021

Congratulations to our students who have received their outstanding results for the French Bac!

All students graduated attaining: 3 students over 99,  9 students over 90 and 16 over 64.


We look forward to their Graduation at the French Embassy next week.

16 Jul 2021

Ethics Gold Medal (awarded at Assembly 14-7-2021)


At this week’s assembly we celebrated the achievements of the team who won the ACT Senior Schools’ Ethics Olympiad. Kerrie presented the gold medals to Molly, Jaden, Vanshika, and Kevin. Jaden, Vanshika, and Kevin will be joined by Alyssa H. and Alix N. to represent the college in the Australasian competition which will be held next Friday. We wish them the best of luck!

15 Jul 2021

Q and A (10 June 2021)

Madeleine asks the big question (June 10, 2021).

Q + A (10 June 2021) Canberra Theatre.

Madeleine's question to the panel "in relation to the Tamil family and the enduring pressure from the community to allow the family to settle in Australia, how determined is the Australian government to use them as an example of their tough stance on asylum seekers? How far-reaching would the political ramifications be if the government allowed them to settle in Australia?"

Thanks Madeleine you have done us proud with sharing your concerns for Murugappan family and their two Australian born children. This is a matter close to the hearts of many Australians.

Q + A  abridged transcript.
Q + A  full transcript.

24 Jun 2021

International Science Olympiad

Alexandra (left) - Represents Australia in the International Science Olympiad.

Alexandra leads the way with research into soil samples and microplastics in Canberra. Alexandra has been selected to represent Australia at the International Science Olympiad and will compete in an internationally competitive exam at the Australian National University later this year. 

Canberra Times Page 1 and Page 4 (PDF)
Canberra Times. ACT teens to compete in the International Science Olympiad.

23 Jun 2021

Rotary Weston Creek

Vocational Service Award - Interact Club

Rebecca Vassarotti - ACT Minister for the Environment, Heritage, Homelessness and Housing Services, Sustainable Building and Construction awards Malcolm Baker Rotary's (Weston Creek) Vocational Service Award for his contribution to the College's Interact Club over the last four years. Malcolm acknowledges the great work performed by past and present Interact members and thanks them for making this world a better place.

23 Jun 2021


Congratulations to French Bac year 12 student Alejandra A A who has won the AEFE (Agency for French Education Abroad) Excellence Scholarship which provides financial support and assistance to foreign students for their post bac studies in France.

With her excellent academic results, Alejandra is one of the 200 selected winners all around the world out of the 755 students who applied from 90 countries. She is the only student in Australia and in Oceania to win this scholarship, this year.

11 Jun 2021

Congratulations to Elanor P

Congratulations to Elanor P who has just debated in Hobart as a member of the ACT Debating Team who came third in the national competition which is a significant achievement!

AND Elanor has been selected to be a member of the national debating team who will be undertaking training next term to prepare to take on the world - what an exceptional achievement!

04 Jun 2021


Ananya A and Maria S will represent our college at the BSSS Student Forum this year. They attended their first meeting this week.


Mohammad A, Morghan B, Alice J and Huon P attended a workshop last week on The Commonwealth at Government House led by the Governor General.


Congratulations to Charlotte B, Athena H, Alex-Bigwi T, Katerina T, Sasha B, Elaine C,  Dante C, Zoe G, Naomi L, Justin R and Awad Z who have all been selected for the ACT Instrumental Music Program’s extension Ensembles in 2021.


Congratulations to over 90 students who will be offered places in the ANU Extension Program. This is a significant increase in the number of our students being offered a place in this program.


Congratulations to our Marian Budos and his music students: Dom, Ila, Dante, Alix, Finlay, Elisha, Jayden, Lucy, Alexandra, Justin and Ryan who performed so well last night at the autumn Concert, showcasing our students’ talent.

18 Mar 2021

Interact Fundraising BBQ 10 March 2021


Narrabundah College Interact club ran a fundraiser to assist with Indigenous literacy and closing the gap. Sausages, including vegetarian sausages, served with fried onion and a selection of sauces were on the menu. Thank you to our volunteer organisers, procurement team, chefs and sales team for your COVID-19 safe fundraising effort. The Interact team raised more than $180 - a great achievement, thank you

17 Mar 2021

Tokyo (2021) Ari G

IB Alumni. Ari G : IB Cohort 2019.

Ari has won one of the prestigious Sport Australia Hall of fame scholarships and is mentored by George Gregan. Ari will be competing in the Tokyo Olympics this year.

ARI GESINI, 19, Canberra ACT

Ari Gesini, born with mild cerebral palsy, became one of the youngest athletes to win a medal at the Senior Australian Nationals with his performance in long jump. At 15, Ari was selected to represent Australia at the 2017 Junior Para Athletics Championships in Switzerland, winning gold in the T38 long jump. At 17, in 2019, Ari competed for the first time in the Senior World Para Athletics Championships and finished fourth but set five personal bests along the way. His longest jump - 6.16m - now stands as the all-time Oceanic record.

"It came as a big surprise and I couldn’t be more grateful to be a part of this program. The SAHOF scholarship has provided me with a once in lifetime opportunity to talk to a sporting legend, George Gregan, one on one, something I’ll never forget. Over the next 12 months I hope to learn as much as I possibly can from George and to gain new wisdom and skills that will help me for the rest of my life." - Ari Gesini

"Ari is an impressive young man who I look forward to working with over the coming year(s). I feel privileged to be able to pass on some of my experiences, that can hopefully help Ari throughout his athletic career." - Mentor, George Gregan AM

"Athletics Australia congratulates Ari on receiving this prestigious Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program. Ari is an outstanding young talent who is achieving great things in our sport, already notching up the all-time Australian record men’s T38 long jump of 6.16m at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. To be mentored by George Gregan is an extraordinary honour for any athlete and the athletics community is excited to see where this scholarship and mentor program will lead for Ari." - Athletics Australia CEO, Darren Gocher.

We wish Ari all the best for the Tokyo Olympics this year.

23 Feb 2021

Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Congratulations to our former student, Bridget D who has been awarded the prestigious French Horn Scholarship at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

17 Feb 2021

IB 2020 (Image of two students)

IB graduation Cohort 2020

Students, parents and teachers attended the IB graduation night on February 10th. Our IB DUXES for cohort 2020 are Tommy L and Akshat J achieved an IB score of 43 (ATAR 99.55). Our students will study at ANU, University of Sydney; University of Melbourne and University college London. They all received unconditional offers to ANU in the May 2020 round of early offers. Our students will complete a variety of degrees including double degrees of Arts/Law; Philosophy, Politics and Economics; Medicine; Medical Sciences and International Relations. Our students have produced great results and achieved a median of 33 (90) in comparison to an IB world mean of 29.8. (82).

15 Feb 2021


The Alight After Dark Exhibition is the inaugural event of a collective of Canberra-born creatives who graduated from Narrabundah College in the late 80s. Event organiser Mags Stewart says:

‘This exhibition celebrates the artistic lives of fourteen people from the subcultures of Canberra of the 1980s. It explores how coming from that place and time has shaped us and who we are now.

Some are currently professionals in the visual arts and some have created privately for decades. The show incorporates works from landscape painting to crafted textiles to a post-apocalyptic vehicle and photographic and sculptural responses to last year’s fire season.

In Australia, respect and support for the arts can often feel tenuous and conditional as the events of 2020 demonstrated so starkly. I want to illuminate the very necessary role creativity plays in everyone’s life, especially in challenging times such as now.

The exhibition opening is 6-8pm Fri 19th Feb at Digital Content Studios in Queanbeyan (rsvp to and will be open to the public 12-4pm Saturday 20th and 10-1pm Sunday 21st.

12 Feb 2021