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Tuggeranong is the southernmost town centre of Canberra, the capital city of Australia. Urban development is consolidated around Lake Tuggeranong, and on the edge of the lake are a number of community facilities, including Lake Tuggeranong College.
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About Tuggeranong

Tuggeranong is the southernmost town centre of Canberra. The name is derived from an Aboriginal expression meaning "cold plains". Urban development is consolidated around Lake Tuggeranong , and on the edge of the lake are a number of community facilities, including Lake Tuggeranong College, a school catering to years 11 and 12, a Library, which is part of Library and Information Services, a Community Centre, and the Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

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Students in Canberra enjoy a balanced education with opportunities for intellectual, sporting and cultural development. International students are made particularly welcome, with high quality Government education in a safe, friendly and multicultural city.

The Year 11 and 12 college system in Canberra offers international students a unique experience. With the two senior years separate from the high school, we create a very serious learning environment for young adults with a focus on preparing them for further study after they graduate from college and consistently attain the highest median ATAR across Australia. The continuous assessment system particularly benefits international students, as there is no major external examination to sit at the end of year 12. Canberra also has a strong focus on meeting the needs of gifted and talented students and offers a wide curriculum choice to suit the intellect, interest and capability of every student.

Government schooling in Canberra leads the way in preparing students for the opportunities and challenges of life in the 21st century. With one of the best government education systems in the country, government school students consistently rate as the best educated in Australia and among the brightest in the world. An international education in Canberra sets students apart from their peers and creates pathways to success in whatever direction they choose.

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