Canberra College has high expectations of all its students in terms of academic performance, behaviour and service to the wider community. Our student body is characterised by diversity in academic interests and cultural backgrounds. We are proud of our status as an International Baccalaureate World School and seek to develop a global perspective in all our students in preparation for the world of today and tomorrow. All students study towards an ACT Year 12 Certificate while some undertake, in addition, the IB Diploma, nationally recognised training packages, Australian School Based Apprenticeships (ASBA's), the Big Picture program or our Futures program.
Our expectations of students' academic performance are high and their opportunities to excel are enhanced by a broad curriculum, state of the art facilities and a staff of dedicated specialist teachers. We cater for the full academic range of students and seek to set them on the pathway to achieving their goals.
Our core values are 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.
Life as a student at Canberra College abounds with opportunities and challenges. These may include performing at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, working on projects with villagers in Borneo, participating in Science Olympiads, completing the IB Diploma, representing the college in sport, singing at our annual Talent Quest, attending Writing or Psychology camps, providing table service at the Canberra Cystic Fibrosis dinner, debating, completing an ASBA in Electrotechnology, whale watching at Montague Island, studying extension units at the ANU Secondary College, caving at Wee Jasper, competing in a team at the University of Canberra Maths Day.
Our larger campus at Woden is conveniently located near the Woden shopping complex and provides ease of access for students from all areas of Canberra and nearby NSW. Our new Performing Arts Centre with a fully equipped professional theatre as its centrepiece is located here. Our campus at Weston houses the national award winning program, CCCares, which offers the opportunity for young parents to complete their Year 12 Certificate and gain vocational qualifications in a supported environment.