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LAKE GINNINDERRA COLLEGE


As the designated college for Years 11 and 12 scholarship holders at
the Australian Institute of Sport, the college provides a range of programs
enabling the athletes to complete their secondary education and still meet the
demands of training and competition.

Facilities: Situated on the shores of Lake Ginninderra, the college
enjoys excellent facilities including five computing labs, seven science labs,
gym, cafeteria, climbing wall, theatre, drama studio, dance studio, TV studio,
and editing booths with a four-track audio-recording facility. The library has
a CD-ROM network plus access to the internet and two online newspaper
databases. Computing facilities include four computing laboratories, and a lab
dedicated to computer-aided drafting. Computers are used in physics experiments
and the science faculty has a video microscope 1 atomic absorption, 1 IR and 4
UV visible spectrophotometers. Two satellite dishes receive signals from Optus
1 and Palappa C1 (Indonesia), accessing source material for media and foreign
languages courses.

Curriculum: The college offers more than 70 courses at a variety of
levels suitable for university entrance, TAFE, or directly into employment.
Traditional, challenging academic courses are well catered for. Some courses,
such as Business and Computing Science, offer students advanced standing at the
Canberra Institute of Technology. The college is a Registered Training
Organisation and offers 11 vocational courses such as Tourism and Hospitality,
Automotive Technology, Furniture Construction, Retail, Community Services, and
Information and Office Studies. All these courses offer nationally recognised
certification. Outdoor education (including abseiling, scuba diving, bushwalking
and skiing) develops self-esteem and confidence as well as skill in navigation,
first aid and survival.

Sport: The college features an active and successful sports program.
Sport is encouraged for recreation and fitness, but elite athletes are also
well catered for in the elite sports program and sports specific units, namely
volleyball, basketball and indoor soccer. The college has had great success in
inter-college teams in 25 sports and at national and international level,
including a basketball tour of Canada and the USA. Interstate sporting
exchanges are regular events. The Sports Studies course prepares students for
careers in sport or the fitness/recreation industry.

Extracurricular activities: The college offers a wide enrichment
program of registered units. Activities include debating, driver education,
Rock Eisteddfod, dance festival, Young Achievers, Amnesty International, CSIRO
Student Research Scheme, aerobics, rock climbing, drama production, and
electronic communication.

Welfare and personal development: Each student is assigned to a
support group with a teacher who meets them every week and monitors progress,
attendance and the curriculum package. An executive teacher heads a student
services team comprising a counsellor, Years 11 and 12 co-ordinators, two
work-experience co-ordinators, and two careers advisers. The team advises
students on course choices, provides guidance and support, and liaises
frequently with other staff and with parents.

Special features: A special program of distance education operates
for students whose sport requires them to travel extensively interstate or
overseas.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 11 - Year 12
Enrolment approximately 700 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
Phone
61 2 62******* 61 2 6205 7099
Fax
61 2 62******* 61 2 6205 7105
Address Emu Bank, Belconnen 2616
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