Students are at the centre of everything we do at Darwin High School. We celebrate with great pride their achievements in not only academic endeavours but sporting achievements, leadership, VET, creative and performing arts and service to the community. It is this diversity — the achievement of excellence across all disciplines, and for all students — that is the hallmark of our great school.

2018 academic results

It is with great pleasure that we congratulate all of our students from the Class of 2018 on their outstanding achievements in the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET):

  • 96 percent of our students completed their NTCET.
  • 38 students achieved an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 90 or more, placing them in the top 10% of students in Australia.
  • over half of our students (55%) achieved an ATAR of 70 or above, placing them in the top 30 % of students in Australia.
  • Six of the 2018 Top 20 students were from Darwin High School, including the equal top NT ATAR student, Nafi Mazid, who achieved an ATAR of 99.7. 
  • Ten students achieved an A+ in one or more subjects and twenty-seven students achieved an A+ merit in one or more subjects. A+ Merit represents exceptional achievement in the subject and these students are in the top 2 % of their cohort.

Our students abroad

In addition to these excellent academic results, in 2018 our students broadened their understanding of themselves, and the world around them, through many interstate and overseas experiences. Centre for Excellence students visited Singapore and Malaysia and competed in the National Science and Engineering Challenge in New South Wales. Language students gained first hand experiences in China and Japan, and our World Challenge group completed a project and learned valuable team work skills in Kuala Lumpur and the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia.

Local and national events

Closer to home, our students supported community events and commemorations such as ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day, won the secondary debating finals, the NT Literary Award for Youth, the NT Youth Business Awards and outperformed their peers in basketball, swimming, squash, table tennis, cycling and many other pursuits. Our students also hosted the Seniors’ Morning of Entertainment and numerous fundraisers for humanitarian causes.

The Compass App

Students and their families are encouraged to download the Darwin High School Compass app to their smart phone/tablet device. Compass app allows you to stay up to date with announcements and events, complete a range of e-forms for student absences and excursions and easily contact us via phone or email direct from the app.

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