Our Achievements

We at Norwood Morialta High School are extremely proud of the achievements of our students and school.

SACE Achievement 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!                               100% SACE Completion

The Norwood Morialta High School community is delighted to announce the outstanding South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) results achieved by our Class of 2020.

This impressive achievement is indicative of the hard work, passion and tenacity that our students displayed throughout the year. These results also reflect the great passion, skills and professionalism of our teachers who support our students to flourish in their learning and life and make Norwood Morialta the local school of choice.

We congratulate all students who achieved their personal best and in particular wish to acknowledge:



achieved an ATAR of 99.70

(1 Merit in Specialist Maths and 3 A+ results in Chemistry, Mathematical Methods and Physics)


Yue Mann 

achieved an ATAR of 99.3

(2 Merits in Health and Psychology)


The 2020 SACE highlights include:

  • 100% SACE Completion
  • 290 students successfully completed their SACE
  • 51 subjects were studied by our Year 12 students
  • 20 students achieved a total of 28 Merits across 15 subjects, including:
Biology Business and Enterprise (2) Creative Arts
Digital Communication Solutions English (6) English as an Additional Language
Health General Maths Industry & Entrepreneurial Solutions
Mathematical Methods (2)              Nutrition Psychology
Research Project (5) Robotics & Electronic Systems Specialist Mathematics (3)
  • 68 A+ grades
  • A total of 468 A grades (32%)
  • 22 students achieved an ATAR above 95
  • 46 students achieved an ATAR above 90
  • 88 students achieved an ATAR above 80
  • 75.5% of all grades for 2020 are in the A and B bands
  • 268 students were eligible for an ATAR
  • The median ATAR was 74.

We also wish to acknowledge the following students who achieved an ATAR above 98 and are recognised in the top 2% of the nation:



(1 Merit in Mathematical Methods,1 A+)



(3 Merits in Mathematical Methods, English, and Specialist Mathematics)



 (1 Merit in Digital Communication Solutions and 2A+)




(2 Merits in Specialist Mathematics and English as a Second Language)

Ninuri Jinara


(3 A+ in English, Biology and Chemistry)



(1 A+ in Chemistry)


We wish the Class of 2020 every success and happiness with their future endeavours and look forward to celebrating with them at our Graduates Assembly on Thursday 11 February 2021.

Council of International Schools

Norwood Morialta High School was awarded International Accreditation by the Council of International Schools in 2003 and we are pleased to announce that we have been re-accredited in 2018.

Old Scholar Success

Gia-Yen Luong, our 2011 graduate, was recently awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for her academic, leadership and community service. We are very proud of her and her outstanding achievement.

International Baccalaureate

Norwood Morialta High School proudly offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP). This broad program of study focuses on intercultural understanding and encourages students to become  inquiring, knowledgeable and caring learners. Every 5 years Norwood Morialta High School undertakes an evaluation of the IBMYP program to ensure it meets rigorous international standards and to maintain the valued accreditation.

Building on the success of the IBMYP and our international focus, Norwood Morialta High School actively explores other international opportunities. Norwood Morialta High School is a Candidate School* for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Norwood Morialta High School believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP).  Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

2018 School Projects & Grants

  • My Journey Project supported by the Multicultural Education Committee ($2,000)
  • Yong Zhau Transforming Schools
  • STEM Career Development Strategy ($50,000)
  • Year 7/8 STEM Collaborative Inquiry Project ($160,000)
  • Italian Immersion Development Project ($25,000)
  • 2018-2019 In-country scholarship for students ($38,000)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program ($250,000 annually for 3 years)

Community & Service Learning

  • Participation in the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life and raising $15000
  • Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal event


  • Amrit Kumbhar won the 2018 South Australian Japanese Speech Contest. Amrit was awarded 3rd position in the 2018 National Finals in Sydney. (Alfred Tay, our2017 Graduate and 2017 winner, also won the Open category for SA.)
  • Elias Hatzopoulos who was awarded the Modern Greek Attainment Certificate by the Consul General of Greece (Flinders University 2018)
  • The Year 9 Italian Immersion class won second prize in the Year 6-9 category of the 2018 “L’Italia Festeggia!” Italian language competition hosted by the South Australian Association of Teachers of Italian (SAATI) and Dante Alighieri Association of South Australia.


  • 2018 Regional Champions for the UniSA STEM Innovation Challenge
  • 2018 Finalists in the SA Space Schools Mission (Final outcome determined in late 2019)
  • 2018 SA Tritration Competition Medallists winning both gold and silver medals.
  • 2018 Plan for the Planet Club formally presented their SA Environment plan at an international conference in Mauritius.
  • Seven of our Year 10 and Stage 1 STEM students were each awarded a $10000 STEM scholarship by the Department for Education. These funds will support these students with their STEM studies and to successfully pursue a STEM-related pathway beyond school. Special congratulations to Hamza Hamdan, Ernesto Bantique, Vy Nguyen Ngo Bao, Irhas Gill, Ashley Romero, Mitchell Jakab, Dino Macri
  • Completion of the $2.5million STEMworks building project with the beautiful refurbishment of the Science wing and construction of a STEM outdoor learning space.


  • Best results in the Generations in Jazz Festival
  • Gold Medals in Strings Division and Silver Medal in the Open Drumline Division at ABODA
  • The String Ensemble performed at the STEMworks Conference in July 2018


2017 Head of the River: Winner Cudmore Cup for Senior Boys 2000m Coxed Four


2018 State Frisby Champions, Year 10 girls

Subject-Based Competitions

  • Jinlong Hu, Prize Certificate winner in the Australian Mathematics Competition (ie top 0.3% of all senior students within Australia)
  • Tianyao Lu, High Distinction recipient in the Australian Mathematics Competition (ie top 1% of senior students nationally)
  • Ariel Dzino, 2018 My State Student Film Festival winner of the High School category.

Regular participation in national subject competitions and achievement of high distinctions

Our Commitment to Innovation in 2018

  • Leadership of the Year 7/8 STEM Collaborative Inquiry Project, involving NMHS teachers co-designing and delivering STEM inquiry projects with 5 local primary schools
  • Increased student clubs and camps to promote social and global awareness (including Canberra Trip, Plan for the Planet, Australian Business Week, Environment, Culture and Space Clubs) and
  • Development and introduction of a new House system and expanded student leadership initiatives that promotes connectedness and team spirit
  • Introduction of new Special Interest Programs in Accelerated STEM, Italian Immersion and Rowing for commencement
  • Expansion of our community partnerships to enrich learning experiences with community activities and business breakfasts
  • Strengthening of Positive Education programs across the school with service learning, social action and wellbeing initiatives
  • Implementation of the new Teaching and Learning Charter (promoting a common language for learning and clear, site expectations)