The University of Canberra Senior Secondary College – Lake Ginninderra, probably has the longest name of any school in Australia. This reflects its location on the shores of Lake Ginninderra in the north of Canberra and the close connection and partnership with the University of Canberra, which shares many of its facilities and resources with the school. Students have free access to the university library, all academic publications, university clubs and much more. The school also maintains close links with all other universities in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
In daily use, the school is abbreviated to UC-Lake G and specialises in students in Years 11 and 12.
The School offers a number of excellence programs, such as the Academic Excellence Program and the Sporting Centres of Excellence with links to the Australian Institute of Sport, the only NBA basketball academy in the southern hemisphere.
There is also an award-winning Best Practice Outdoor Education program, with truly exciting highlights such as diving and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef including a Marine Studies program on Lady Musgrave Island, rock climbing on Mount Arapiles, caving in the Nullarbor Plains, a World Heritage-listed cave system, or snowboarding and skiing in Hokkaido, Japan.
Every year, UC-Lake G hosts a dance festival and a college music production.