UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra has a strong record of providing wide curriculum options, innovative programs and extension opportunities that challenge and support students to achieve excellence. Close to the partner facilities of the University of Canberra and the Australian Institute of Sport the college offers students more than 60 courses of study and provides a modern and well-resourced campus.
UC SSC Lake Ginninderra is renowned throughout Australia for its Outdoor Education program. Through its leadership unit the course offers experience in this popular area of endeavour to local schools and trainee teachers.
The program has a strong environmental, adventure and cultural emphasis. Students at the college are able to undertake national and international adventure excursions such as snowboarding in Japan.
The college offers other extension opportunities through the Excellence program, College Leadership Group, Environmental Sustainability Team, Elite Sports Program and other international programs such as Global Classroom.
This program provides extension opportunities in leadership and international citizenship. In 2010 the Global Classroom Conference in New Jersey USA was attended by ten students and two teachers. In 2011 the college hosted visitors from Learning School, students from other schools using the program doing research around the world. The Global Classroom Conference in 2012 is in Cape Town South Africa.