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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

Canberra Times (18-12-2020) Page 1

Canberra Times - Great News.

Narrabundah College congratulates year 12 student and winner of the BSSS Community Service award for her dedication to her studies and co-curricular leadership over the two years that she spent at Narrabundah College. Well done Nada.

Read more. Follow the links below.

Canberra Times (Page 1 and Page 6) 18 December 2020.

Canberra Times (downloaded) 18 December 2020.

Canberra Times link (18-December-2020)

Students recognised for excellence.

18 Dec 2020

BSSS Excellence Awards.

BSSS Excellence Awards.

Narrabundah College congratulates the following students in the BSSS (Board of Senior Secondary Studies) Excellence Awards for 2020. Nada Community Service Award, Grace Vocational Studies Award, Ranusha Academic Achievement Award, Jessica Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award and Ryan Excellence in Mathematics Award. Further-more the College thanks and congratulates Tommy for being the BSSS master of ceremonies. Tommy excelled in representing our college and the BSSS - Thank you.

15 Dec 2020

University of Canberra Fast Forward Program

Congratulations to Grace and Aurpan who have been selected for the University of Canberra Fast Forward Program. As members of the Program, during year 12 these students will have access to early guaranteed offers, workshops and other activities.

While at UC, Grace and Aurpan will each be provided with a valuable study grant and be able to access internships with UC industry partners.

04 Dec 2020

ANU Extension Graduands in Physics.

ANU Extension Graduands in Physics.

Congratulations to the 2020 ANU Extension Graduands in Physics.

17 Nov 2020

(Indigenous Literacy Foundation (12 November 2020))


Ceramics students have supported the Indigenous Literacy Foundation through a NAIDOC Week fundraiser by selling handmade vessels.

A total of $250 was raised through the generous support of Narrabundah College staff, who purchased the unique pots and succulents.

To find out more about the foundation please visit

13 Nov 2020

Astrophysics 2020

Associate Professor Charley Lineweaver from the Australian National University.

Associate Professor Charley Lineweaver engaged us all in the science of astrophysics discussing: eukaryotes, prokaryotes, viruses, vacuum energy, dark matter, extreme life, and the need for life to extrapolate to other planets - exoplanets. Professor Charley Lineweaver used, science, humour, and Hollywood to engage us in learning at the frontier. Engaging questions received engaging responses. Charley presented a confident and optimistic future entrusted to our emerging youth. Narrabundah College thanks Charley Lineweaver for taking the time to share the science of Astrophysics with our students and staff.

23 Oct 2020

French Bac - Geology (22-09-2020) x 2 photos


425 million years of Silurian history is exposed in the layers of State Circle's prehistoric rock. As we drive over Fairbairn Avenue bridge, we give little or no thought to the prehistoric marine fossils from 427 million years ago that are preserved right beneath our cars. Along with a walk around Geoscience's rock displays in Symonston our French Baccalauréat geology students experienced geological formations that were preserved long before the arrival of humanity on our planet. A most fascinating experience right here in inner Canberra.

Read more about Canberra's prehistoric geological sites.

20 Oct 2020

Ministerial Visit - Narrabundah College - 28 September 2020.


The ACT’s Chief Minister and the ACT’s Education Minister visit Narrabundah College on Wednesday September 23, 2020.

25 Sep 2020

Author Peter Papathanasiou visits NARC

Author Peter Papathanasiou visits Narrabundah College.

Several Life Stories classes were lucky enough to be visited by Canberra author Peter Papathanasiou, author of 'Little One' - an autobiographical account of Peter finding out, at age 24, that he was adopted, and the subsequent quest to meet his birth parents and brothers in Greece.  Peter shared with these classes insights into the writing and publishing process and hopefully inspired students to assess and write about their own experiences.  (August 2020).

08 Sep 2020

ACT Intercollege Badminton (21/08/20)

ACT Intercollege Badminton (21 August 2020)

During Week 15, Narrabundah entered two boys and girls’ teams for the ACT Intercollege Badminton, held at the ANU Sports Hall. It was a dominant showing for our students, with all teams making the finals for their respective competitions and ultimately taking the day out, demonstrating great skill and sportsmanship.

Congratulations to all involved in becoming the 2020 ACT Intercollege Badminton Champions, for both boys and girls!

Thank you to everyone who participated and supported the event. It was a great day out and I hope to see this enthusiasm in the future as we look forward to defending our championship next year! (Matthew D).

03 Sep 2020

ACT Volleyball Schools Cup (14/08/20)

ACT Volleyball Schools Cup (14 August 2020)

During Week 14, Narrabundah entered a boys and girls team in the ACT Volleyball Schools Cup, held at the Lyneham Hockey Centre. It was a great day of volleyball for all involved, with lots of fun had and a great level of improvement from game to game.

Thank you to everyone that participated in the trials, training and on the day. Your continued support for Narrabundah sports is appreciated and I look forward to us coming back better next year! (Matthew D).

03 Sep 2020



Narrabundah College’s Interact and Governance groups joined forces raising $375 for Domestic Violence Crisis Services ACT. Thank you to our well-coordinated volunteers who ran a sausage sizzle and thank you to all those who contributed by purchasing a sausage sandwich during our cool winter lunch break.   

12 Aug 2020

Interact (Narrabundah College)


Congratulations to Tommy as he receives Interactor of the Year (2019-2020) from our Principal Kerrie G. Thank you for being our competent and cheerful club president. Tommy hands over the medallion of perpetuity to newly elected club president Gabriel. Thank you to Gabriel for your commitment to our club and to all members of the board both retiring and elect. Thank you to all members of the Narrabundah College Interact Club.

22 Jul 2020



Congratulations to Tommy from Narrabundah College. Tommy is this year’s Interactor of the year. Thank you to Tommy for being our Interact Club president during 2019 and 2020 and thank you to all those members of the Interact Club for supporting Tommy and our club. Well done.

Congratulations to Rotary Belconnen for their award for the East Indonesia Project - Narrabundah College’s Interact club has been and continues to be a fundraiser and financial supporter for East Indonesia Aid.


02 Jul 2020

Off Beat (23-6-2020)

OFF BEAT CONCERT - Socially distanced concert.

The Offbeat Trio consists 3 students one on bass guitar, another on drums, and a student on alto saxophone. After playing together in a previous group the Offbeat Trio was formed in February this year, playing a range of groove-based jazz standards for their first Narrabundah College concert of 2020.

23 Jun 2020



This year Narrabundah College library is celebrating the literary creativity and literary contribution of Australia’s Indigenous authors to our national conscience. The library has prepared a display of their works and we invite all members of the college community to appreciate their achievements and involvement in the awareness and national debate on Indigenous issues.

12 Jun 2020


Impressive Success for French Bac student:

Congratulations to Eliya H Q who Is a laureate of the prestigious AEFE Excellence Scholarship and she was awarded the highest level to do 5 years post Bac study in France until Master 2 or equivalent.

She is the only student in Australia to win one of the 187 places out of 573 applicants.

Congratulations to her teachers too who have supported her well on this journey.

03 Jun 2020

Rotary Magazine 2020

Interact - Narrabundah College

Congratulations to the Narrabundah College Interact Club. Making a real difference in our community and the communities in West Timor. Well done.

15 May 2020

(Country Women’s Association Scholarship Awards)

Country Women’s Association Scholarship Awards

The CWA - Canberra Day Branch generously offers an annual scholarships program

with several scholarships available to support year eleven students in their education.


This year Narrabundah College student, Therese was successful in gaining a scholarship.


She is seen here with the Minister for Education, Yvette Berry at the presentation ceremony held on March 6.


We would like to sincerely congratulate Therese along with all other 2020 recipients from other ACT colleges.

27 Mar 2020

Rachmaninoff and Beethoven Concert

Rachmaninoff and Beethoven by Jacob - Exceptional performance.

Narrabundah College’s first concert in the 2020 Music Concert Series was most successful.

Those who attended were rewarded by the marvellous performance of Rachmaninoff and Beethoven on the piano by Jacob W.

16 Mar 2020

Dancers from Bali, Indonesia.


An impressive and engaging workshop in Balinese dance was provided for Narrabundah College students prior to Canberra’s Multicultural Festival. Shown here students and Bali’s leading performing artists join in the celebration of cultural diversity with the mystical Barong in the background. Narrabundah College thanks the Indonesian Embassy for making this event possible. (Friday 20 February 2020).   

02 Mar 2020

IB Graduation class of 2019


Commencing in 2018 and graduating tonight (12 February 2020) we congratulate our IB students on their achievements and success, with our top score of 99.25. Well done. We trust that your success will further your learning journey and bring in life the rewards that you truly deserve.

19 Feb 2020