Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Canberra College


Canberra College has high expectations of all its students in academic performance, behaviour and service to the wider community. Our community values and caters for its diversity through a variety of academic pathways which acknowledge intercultural understanding, learning abilities and styles.
Canberra College values learning and is focused on developing all our students in preparation for the world of today and tomorrow. All students complete an educational package which leads to the award of an ACT Senior Certificate.
The college provides a range of programs that reflect the diversity of pathways our students can pursue. Pathways of learning include Tertiary, Accredited and Vocational courses where nationally recognised training packages and Australian School Based Apprenticeships can be included. Courses are delivered in a variety of ways; through traditional and contemporary classes or targeted programs. These speciality programs include a Big Picture Academy, Futures Program, International Student Program and CCCares. (I encourage you to access our website College Handbook for the details of all specialist programs and the full range of courses of study available)
All students are strongly encouraged and supported to follow an academic course of study that reflects their interests, passions and learning styles. A range of student support services are also available across the college to provide pastoral care, course advice, counselling services, career planning and study options.
Canberra College promotes values of respect, social justice, individuality, honesty and equity. As a community we keep these at the forefront of our operations as a moral compass in our daily life. We celebrate diversity and excellence in the multiple learning pathways offered to our students. To support our students to excel and achieve their intended goals, dedicated specialist teachers enhance the broad curriculum in modern facilities including the Performing Arts Centre with a technologically enhanced professional theatre with dedicated music and dance performance studios.
The CCCares program is a national award-winning program, offering the opportunity for young parents to complete their Senior Secondary Certificate and gain vocational qualifications in a supported environment. In recent years the ACT Government contributed $14 million to establish an innovative learning environment and world first facility for CCCares at the Woden Campus.
College life as a student at Canberra College abounds with opportunities and challenges. These may include activities such as performing in Limelight, working on projects with villagers in developing countries, participating in Science and Maths Olympiads, representing the college in sport, singing at our annual Talent Quest, attending Writing or Psychology camps, giving through charity work, debating, completing an ASBA in a range of industries , whale watching at Montague Island, snorkelling in Vanuatu, a study tour through the USA, studying extension units at the ANU Secondary College, caving at Wee Jasper or competing in a team at the University of Canberra Maths Day.
Canberra College is a place where students are supported, connected, challenged and inspired to be learners, researchers and innovators. Our staff and I look forward to welcoming you to our college.

Michael Battenally,
B.Sc, Dip.Ed, MAICD
Principal   

Congratulations Canberra College Year 12 students 2018

In particular congratulations to Stephen Rogers who received the top Canberra College ATAR in 2018

Connecting  | Challenging | Inspiring

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Enrolling/Transferring - ACT Public Schools

ACT public school enrolments for 2020 opened on Monday 29 April 2019. This is for all enrolments from Preschool to Year 12.

Visit the Education website at www.education.act.gov.au for more information and to enrol using the online enrolment form

Parents/carers are welcome to apply to enrol/transfer their child at any time during the school year using an online application form. Full details are available from the Education website.