Welcome to UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra

Updates

UCSSC Lake Ginninderra Arts and Technology Showcase 2021

Welcome to the 2021 UCSSC Lake Ginninderra Arts & Technology Showcase!

For this year's virtual showcase, we have an exhibition of exemplary artworks, performances and projects created by students in Year 11 and 12.

We hope this exhibit can be enjoyed by all and we encourage parents and guardians to sit down as a family and explore the site with your student. The stories and explanations given by your child will enrich your understanding of the showcase, as they excitedly and passionately share with you the behind the scenes moments as they designed, edited and created their work.

A special thank you to all of the Arts & Technology and Design teachers for creating this Showcase. The students appreciate the time and dedication you have shown this year, particularly during remote learning.

We would also like to highlight the problem solving and resourcefulness of the students during the remote learning. Their innovative, resourcefulness and critical thinking skills were definitely needed this semester and the work produced is outstanding.

We hope you all enjoy the gallery.

Kind regards,

Melissa Planten, Principal, on behalf of Arts, Technology and Design staff.

Link to the 2021 UCSSC Lake Ginninderra Arts & Design Technology Showcase:

https://sites.google.com/ed.act.edu.au/ucssc-lake-ginn-arts-tech-2021/gallery-home

Year 12 Formal 2021

Year 12 Graduation 2021

To book please go to: https://ucssc-graduation-2021.eventbrite.com.au

Transition Information for 2021-2022

October Newsletter HERE

Lake Online

The Lake Online Guide - Remote Learning

The College provides quality online learning environments and programs for students. This guide was devised to support all students in their move to remote learning.

The guide is an evolving document and will be updated in response to changing circumstances.

https://sites.google.com/ed.act.edu.au/lakeonline/home

Remote Learning Timetable

2021 timetable - remote (Colour)

2021 timetable - remote (B&W)

Wellbeing

Wellbeing

We know that being in lockdown can be stressful for some families.  For the next few weeks, the most important thing you can do is support your child’s wellbeing – they may be feeling anxious or distressed. Older children may be also feeling overwhelmed with the information they are seeing on the internet and they may need some guidance to help them find the most-appropriate information.

Keep in mind that children can express their feelings in many ways. I 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

Parents and Carers To Enrol

To enrol in our College

Updates from the school in regards to:

Class selection for new students starting in 2022

For those new enrolments who have not selected classes for 2022, an email will be sent out with instructions on how to select courses online.

Please keep an eye out for this email communication.

Due to current circumstances there will no longer be a Course Selection Evening scheduled for Tuesday 17 August 2021.

Enrolment Documentation

Due to these changing circumstances, if you have enrolment documentation which you would like to provide such as a birth certificate, proof of residency etc. would you please email documents to Student Services lakegstudentservices@ed.act.edu.au

If you do not have a scanner, we are awaiting Directorate advice on alternate methods and/or when school will return to come in and provide documentation.

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.

News and About Our School

10 Nov 2021

UCSSC is hosting the 2022 International Global Classroom Conference

As you may have already heard, UCSSC is hosting the 2022 International Global Classroom Conference (online) in March 2022.

The theme for the 2022 conference is ‘Ways of Learning’. Conference participants will be reflecting on past and present experiences in learning and how different ways of learning help shape a cross-cultural collective.

The emphasis is on sharing learning between schools, with the ethos that students can ‘learn locally but think globally’.

We have launched the official website and you can access it on www.gcc2022.com.  Please check it out!

Year 12s looking ahead
21 Oct 2021

Year 12s looking ahead

With the experience of one lockdown already under their belt, Lily and her peers found that they moved smoothly back to online learning after the state-wide ACT lockdown was called back in August 2021.

While it has certainly been an adjustment, Lily found that the self-paced aspect of remote learning worked well for her... CLICK HERE to read on

06 Aug 2021

Keep your child home if they are sick

Keep your child home if they are sick. The COVID-19 pandemic is not over. Restrictions are still in place - including in our schools - and we all need to be vigilant. This includes not sending children to school sick. If your child has any kind of illness, even if it is just a runny nose, they must not come to school. If your child is unwell at school, you will be asked to collect them. It is important that we limit the spread of disease during this pandemic. By doing the right thing you can help keep Canberra COVID safe

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

Principal

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".

University Options

Applications for ANU Extension courses are now open. These courses are available to prospective Year 11 students in 2022 (current Year 10 students).

Applications close 13th February 2022, however we strongly encourage early applications.

Further information about the program and available courses for 2022 can be found on the ANU Extension website. https://extension.anu.edu.au/ Prospective students can also submit an application on the website homepage. Submit an online application For enquiries, use the Contact Us tab on the website homepage.

Applications for  UC extension courses available soon.