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Subject Selection Year 11, 2023

Subject selections for prospective students will be held on the following dates:

Canberra High School | UC High School Kaleen students

Two subject selection days will be held for students at the College’s feeder schools.

Students will be scheduled for a 15 min appointment on these days at their feeder schools.

Canberra High School: Tuesday 16 August, 9.00am – 2.30pm


UCHS Kaleen: Thursday 25 August, 9.00am – 12.00pm

Students from non-feeder schools

Two subject selection evenings will be held for students coming to the college from non-feeder schools.

Students will be asked to register their attendance at one of the two subjects selection evening:

Tuesday 30 August, 4.30 - 6.00pm


Wednesday 7 September, 4.30 - 6.00pm

More information on registration will be provided to families in the coming week.

To Enrol

To enrol in our College

Enrol your child for the 2023 School Year

2023 online enrolment

ACT public school enrolments for the 2023 school year are now open.

26 April 2022 (6:00am) – online enrolment opens

3 June 2022 (11:59pm) – enrol by this date to receive an offer from 25 July 2022

Applications made after 4 June will receive an offer later in the year.

Visit the Education website at www.education.act.gov.au for more information. Full details are available from the Education website.

Here you will find all the information to selecting the right course for you! Please check out  UCSSC Lake Ginninderra School Prospectus.



We know that this year with the continuation of the pandemic that people including students may need some additional support to be successful at school.

Keep in mind that children can express their feelings in many ways. We encourage you to speak openly with your children about what they are feeling.

As a parent or carer you can help your child with what they’re experiencing:
* Listen to their concerns – let them know you’re there for them and acknowledge how they’re feeling
* Make time to talk – provide an space for them to share their feelings and worries.
* Focus on strengths and hope.

There are a range of online and face-to-face services that can help you support your child. ACT Health has put together a page of information that families may find useful:  Ways you can support your own mental health and wellbeing | Health (act.gov.au)

After hours support is available:

  • Triple Zero: 000
  • Contact your GP
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Beyond Blue: 1300224636
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
  • Kids Helpline WebChat counselling
  • Headspace Canberra: 02 5109 9700
  • Emerging Minds: an online resource of best practice resources
  • MensLine Australia: 1300 78 99 78
  • Canberra Health Services, Access Mental Health: 1800 629 354 or 02 6205 1065

News and About Our School

20 May 2022

Health, Medical and Applied Sciences R Unit (HMAS R Unit) Excursion

On Friday students participating in the Health, Medical and Applied Sciences R Unit (HMAS R Unit) attended an excursion to the John Curtin School for Medical Research at ANU. The R unit aims to  inspire students by exposing them to the wide variety of possibility in science-based careers.

04 May 2022

2022 International Global Classroom Conference

The Global Classroom Partnership is an international initiative begun 20 years ago. Students from participating schools around the globe research and prepare assigned tasks on a set theme to present at the conference. The emphasis is on sharing learning between schools, with the ethos that students can ‘learn locally but think globally’. The theme for 2022 was ‘Ways of Learning’. 

03 May 2022

Creativity in Photography class

Check out these incredible images from our Creativity in Photography class! We’ve been learning about New Vision photography, a genre that was founded in the 1920s by László Moholy-Nagy. The goal is simple; play with camera angles to transform every day scenery. These students absolutely nailed it! 

Principal Message

Welcome to UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra (UCSSC Lake Ginninderra). Ginninderra is derived from the Ngunnawal word meaning 'sparkling like the stars' and our college provides students with the skills and enthusiasm for a life of learning, personal growth and improvement.

The College has close associations with all universities in the ACT and higher education links beyond the territory.  Our site includes the Academy of Future Skills, the Science Mentors Program ACT, Belconnen Training (RTO), Academic Excellence Program, Sporting Centres of Excellence with links to the Australian Institute of Sport, the only NBA Basketball Academy in the Southern Hemisphere, and we offer a best practice Outdoor Education program.    Our alumni include notable community figures in industry, government, research, the Arts and Olympians. Our students participate in a variety of leadership and co-curricular activities available on, and off, campus. read more....

Melissa Planten


BA (University of Melbourne) Grad Dip (La Trobe University) MEd (University of Canberra)

School Tours

Single family group tours of the entire college along with advice on course selection and enrolment are possible after school hours, by arrangement only.

To book in for a College tour contact Student Services on 6142 0257.

College information

Take a look at what UCSSC Lake Ginninderra has to offer by watching the "virtual open night" video and our college video "UC SSC Lake Ginninderra".


2 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT 2617
Phone: (02) 6142 0222

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