How and what will my child learn?
Your child will learn through play and activities planned by the teacher and by socialising with other children.
Fine motor, gross motor, early literacy and numeracy skills will all be developed through the many and varied
activities provided. Our aim is to develop independence, confidence and self-esteem in a nurturing, happy
and supportive environment. We also encourage the children’s development of social skills which include cooperation,sharing, taking turns, using manners and consideration for others.Childrens' strengths, abilities and interests will be valued and built on.
Why is play important?
Play helps children to make sense of their world. Play is an important part of your child’s first years of life.
It shapes the structure of the brain in diverse ways. It links social, creative and cognitive skills.
“Play provides numerous opportunities for children to actively learn through discovery, creation and
imagination. As children play with other children they create social groups, test out ideas, challenge each
other’s thinking, ask questions, solve problems, engage in critical thinking and build new understandings.”
(Commonwealth of Australia, 2009).
Our Early Learning Programme fosters quality play which means your child will be deeply involved, learning,
developing and practicing skills.
Play allows children to:
• Develop awareness of themselves and others
• Explore, investigate and experiment
• Draw and test conclusions
• Develop self confidence
• Express ideas and feelings in a range of ways
• Be quiet, solitary, reflective
• Collaborate with others
• Take initiative (on own terms)
• Develop relationships
• Practice skills
• Consolidate previous learning
• Be challenged ‘in’ new learning.
Getting ready for schoolHere are a few suggestions of ways in which you can help your child prepare for school:
• Attend an Early Years Programme (playgroup) with your child.
• Build a positive feeling about beginning school; discuss all the wonderful activities and experiences they will
encounter. i.e., new friends, games, painting, construction.
• Familiarise your child with the School’s location and the journey to and from school.
• Have a trial run at wearing the uniform, especially school shoes which sometimes need to be worn-in!
• Clearly label all school uniform and possessions.
• Bring your child to orientation day.
• From day one, aim to be punctual in getting your child to and from school.
• Make sure your child is aware of where the toilets are. Encourage children to be independent in their toilet
• Spend a little time in the classroom with your child in the morning. Don’t be in a rush to go. Do a puzzle
together or read a story.
• Let your child know who will be picking them up at the end of the day
Government assistance with fees
The Launceston Church Grammar School is now approved for government assistance with fees for the following:
Before School Care
After School Care
What does this mean?
This means that families with students from Early Learning to Grade 6 who access any of these services are able to register for the;Child Care Benefit
- Child Care Benefit (CCB)
- Child Care Rebate (CCR)
This is a payment from the Australian Government to help reduce the cost of your total Child Care Fees. There are certain eligibility requirements you must meet to be entitled for this benefit. It is income tested and the amount of assistance will vary according to family income.Child Care RebateThis is an additional payment to the CCB. The Rebate covers 50% of out-of-pocket costs up to an annual cap, the Rebate is not income tested as long as you
meet the eligibility criteria.
The CCR is a different payment from CCB. To receive CCR you must first claim the CCB. If your CCB entitlement is zero due to income, you may still be eligible for CCR.
What do I need to do?Go to the Australian Government ‘MyChild’ website and check your eligibility (www.mychild.gov.au).
If you are eligible please provide the School with your relevant details (forms are available from reception)
When you are dropping your child off or picking your child up from any of these services, you must sign or initial attendance records daily to show when your
child started care, (time in) and finished (time out).
How much are the Service Fees?
The CCB and CCR can be paid directly to Launceston Grammar to reduce the account balance to be paid.
** Please see the website for current Fees: www.lcgs.tas.edu.au/enrolment-information
For further information please call the Junior Campus on 6336 5900
Education at Launceston Grammar can start from as young as 3 years of age. Our Early Learning programme offers a supportive, caring, nurturing, and enthusiastic introduction to school. We believe that children have unlimited potential and are capable, curious and able to investigate and explore their thoughts and ideas.
Our curriculum is based around the Early Years Learning Framework of Australia with influence from the Reggio Emilia philosophy. We encourage and support questioning, thinking and discussions between children and with teachers. We view learning as an exciting, creative, inquiry-based process.
Project work is a major part of our curriculum. These are either driven by children's interests of initiated by teachers. They take in all areas of learning, including expressive and visual arts, literacy, numeracy and science.
There is a strong emphasis on developing early English and Maths concepts through enjoyable, interactive, thoughtful and well-planned activities.
The children's work is documented in a variety of ways, including photographs, written transcripts or stories and conversation, painting, drawings, sculptures and other art form