Launceston Grammar’s Junior Campus from Prep to Grade 6 is committed to the development of a healthy mind, body and spirit. The broad curriculum offers a variety of programmes in English and Mathematics, along with many opportunities in the areas of Sport, Languages, Information Technology, and Visual and Performing Arts.
Launceston Grammar’s personalised teaching approach enables us to cater for students across the academic spectrum. Our teachers provide a stimulating programme that enables students to achieve their goals and make a smooth transition to the Senior Campus.
The curriculum includes Literacy, Numeracy, Studies of Society and the Environment, Science, Music, Visual Arts, Religious and values Education, Physical Education and Sport, Health and Wellbeing and Mental Health.
Children learn Indonesian from Kindergarten to Grade 6.
In Grades 5 and 6 and in some sports in Grade 4, Inter-School Sport is introduced. The School has a well-structured Outdoor Education Programme commencing at Grade 3.
Camps and Excursions
The Outdoor Education Programme at the Junior School commences in Grade 3. Outdoor Education experiences planned regularly each year include:
- Grade 3 - 2-day camp usually to Hagley Farm
- Grade 4 - 3-day camp at Camp Clayton
- Grade 5 - 3-day orientation camp towards the end of the year
- Grade 6 - 5-day Canberra trip may also be scheduled for Grade 6 in Term 3
Excursions for all grades are also organised during the year by the class teachers.
ICT - Information and Communication Technology
Computers play a central part in education at the Junior Campus. There are computers in every classroom, in the Library and in the Technology Learning Centre where students go on a regular basis as a class to complete aspects of class projects with their classroom teacher. ICT is an essential part of the curriculum.
Our Learning Enrichment Area has a teacher and is supplemented by teacher aides for
specific students. Students are given extra support following screening procedures and
teacher recommendations. If there is evidence of difficulties, the class teacher, the learning
needs teacher and parents will meet to discuss the support required.
This support will take place either in the classroom setting or in small groups in order to meet the needs of individual differences and learning styles.
The Gifted Education Co-ordinator assists in the identification of programmes for children who display exceptional talent and/or potential.
The library caters for the needs of all staff and students at the Junior Campus from Prekinder to Grade 6. It is open every day from 8.30am, during the lunch hour and after school as required. Students are encouraged to change library books at these times as well as during designated book changing periods during the day.
Reference materials may be used in the library at any time. All parents are encouraged to borrow books from our collection of parenting resources any day before and after school.
The library has a computerised catalogue to which the students have access in the library and in their classrooms. Internet access is also available in the library.
All classes have at least one library lesson with the teacher-librarian each week and other sessions for research may be booked as the need arises. Students may also use the library for research in small individual groups.
All students from Prekinder to Grade 6 participate in class music lessons. The programme aims to provide a comprehensive and balanced music education.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of the private Instrumental Tuition Programme.
Most orchestral instruments are offered as well as piano, guitar and voice. Lessons are weekly and are timetabled in consultation with class teachers.
Instrument hire is available for most instruments. While instrumental hire is available on a long term basis, students who wish to continue to study music are encouraged to purchase their own instruments. Piano students require a piano or full size keyboard at home to practice on.
All students in Grades 5 and 6 participate in a class band or orchestra programme. Students
receive group tuition and are able to hire instruments to practise.
as a normal part of their development as well as combining as a choir for special events. All
students in Grades 3-6 sing in choirs. There is also an auditioned choir known as
The Vocal Ensemble open to students in Grades 5 and 6.
Extra Co-Curricular Ensembles
The Vocal Ensemble, Orchestra, Concert Band and String Orchestra are all extra co-curricular
ensembles where students can extend themselves in their music making. These ensembles produce a high standard of music and perform throughout the year.
Students in Prep - 2 present a play as part of the music programme. The Grade 6 production
is a highlight of the year and is a memorable occasion for all Grade 6 students.
A specialist Art Teacher is on staff for all students in Grades 1 - 6. Students receive
an hour session of specialist Art per week.
- Matches for students in Grades 5 and 6 are played on a Friday afternoon in Terms 1 and 2. Basketball for boys and girls is played of a Friday after school at the YMCA.
- The School also participates in the Northern Independent Junior School Sports Association Carnivals:
Term 2 Cross Country
Term 3 Athletics
After School Training
3:30pm and 4:30pm.