Our Achievements

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

SACE Achievement 2019

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!                               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 2019.

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:


Wei Yi LEW

achieved an ATAR of 99.70

(2 Merits in Physics and Mathematical Methods)


Fatemah AGAH

achieved an ATAR of 99.55

(3 Merits in EAL, Mathematical Methods and Persian, 1 A+)




The Governor of South Australia Commendation acknowledges and celebrates overall excellence in the South Australian Certificate of Education. The award recognises excellent achievement in Year 12 subjects as well as success in developing the SACE capabilities both within and beyond school. In 2019 only 28 students were selected from across the state. We are very proud of Riya’s achievement and appreciative of her outstanding service to our school and community. Riya Menon is a most worthy recipient.

The 2019 SACE highlights include:

  • 100% SACE Completion
  • 241 students successfully completed their SACE
  • 51 subjects were studied by our Year 12 students
  • 17 students achieved a total of 23 Merits across 15 subjects, including:
Business and Enterprise (4) Chemistry Child Studies
Creative Arts English English as an Additional Language
General Maths (2) Japanese Material Products
Mathematical Methods (2) Music Explorations Persian
Physics Research Project (3) Specialist Mathematics (2)


  • 65 A+ grades
  • A total of 422 A grades (33.3%)
  • 23 (9.9%) students achieved an ATAR above 95
  • 48 (18.8%) students achieved an ATAR above 90
  • 97 (40%) students achieved an ATAR above 80
  • 79.6% of all grades for 2019 are in the A and B bands
  • The median ATAR was 74.85.

We also wish to acknowledge the following students who achieved an ATAR above 99 and are recognised in the top 1% of the nation:



(2 Merits in Chemistry and English)




(2 Merits in Business & Enterprise and Research Project & Merit in English in 2018)

Shubing CHEN


International Student Dux

(1 Merit in Specialist Mathematics, 1 A+)


The following 5 students achieved an ATAR between 98 and 98.9 placing them in the top 2% nationally:



(1 Merit in Japanese (Beginners), 2 A+)




(1 Merit in Specialist Mathematics, 1 A+)



(1 A+)

Tanvi SOOD


(1 Merit in Business & Enterprise)



(2 A+)


We wish the Class of 2019 every success and happiness with their future endeavours and look forward to celebrating with them at our Graduates Assembly on Thursday 13 February 2020

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 is pleased to be identified as one of four new government secondary schools to seek authorisation for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in South Australia. Based on the outcome of the IB accreditation process, the school intends teaching the IB Diploma to our interested students from 2022. More details will be released later in 2019.

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)