The Launceston Grammar Identity

Launceston Church Grammar School is an Anglican co-educational day and boarding community where global learners and leaders are nurtured, challenged and inspired to serve and shape our world with courage, curiosity, creativity and compassion.

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Principal’s Welcome

Dale Bennett, Principal

I welcome you to Launceston Church Grammar School, a school that holds a unique place in the Australian education scene as its oldest continuous day and boarding school. It is a privilege and an honour to be serving as the 21st Principal of this remarkable school.

At Grammar, we are more than the sum of our parts. We work with our students to give them the skills for a high-performing life. We challenge them to be impressive people who desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others. We do this because human life is precious. At Grammar we know we must nurture, challenge, and inspire each other to lead fulfilled lives.

We provide our learners with exceptional opportunities that enable them to develop their character and identity. We believe that extraordinary individuals know that their imagination, curiosity and creativity are gifts. They also know that their ability to think ethically and critically is integral to life’s success.

A Grammar education be it in the classroom, on the stage, on the field, in the great outdoors or beyond the shores of lutruwita, enables this aspiration for each learner to be realised.

Our experienced and dedicated staff collaborate with students designing and delivering learning experiences which enable each child to thrive. We value well-being and its pivotal role in life success. At the heart of all great learning is great relationships.

Our students are known. We prioritise understanding each child and what influences their capacity to learn and the importance of belonging to the Grammar village. This strengthening of bonds ensures that our learners experience engagement and have agency in their learning journey.

Grammar is a school that understands its responsibility to the learners of today. We are a caring and daring community with a distinctive educational offering.

We are ONE community where each person is known and valued. Our Anglican tradition informs and shapes our values. We are a compassionate and safe place of learning. We love unconditionally so we may be inclusive and demonstrate respect to others. We recognise the human dignity of each person, and our behaviours and expectations are held to account by these values for life.

I invite you to explore our village and look forward to meeting with you.

Dale Bennett

Launceston Grammar Principal

Dale Bennett


An Anglican School

At Launceston Church Grammar School our spiritual life and worship is informed by the Anglican expression of the Christian faith.

We seek to uphold the values of the Christian faith in all we do as a School, at the same time recognising and celebrating the diversity that is within our School community and the needs of individuals. We invited our students to live a life in response to Jesus Christ while students of all faiths and none are welcomed and respected.

Our beautiful School Chapel is regarded as being at the heart of our School and has a prominent location at the entrance to the Senior Campus. Students from Prep to Grade 12 participate in weekly Chapel services and the year commences with services in the Chapel for staff and Senior Campus Houses where we reflect on the year ahead and pray for every aspect of School life.

Christian Studies classes from Prep to Grade 10 provide students with an opportunity to reflect on their own beliefs and outlook, gain a familiarity with the Bible, the life of Jesus, a Christian worldview and world religions. Students have access to chaplaincy services with the School Chaplains and benefit from a well-established pastoral care programme.

Since the School’s earliest days, there has been a close association between Launceston Grammar and St John’s Anglican Church. The School continues to meet each year at St John’s for the Senior Campus Founder’s Day Service and some members of the School community are involved in their Sunday services and Friday evening youth programme.

Students who are looking to go deeper in their faith or to explore questions about faith and life or the Bible have opportunities to do so in lunch time groups, camps, a retreat program and numerous Christian service activities. Members of the School community, particularly parents, meet each fortnight at the Junior Campus to pray for the School.

The Launceston Grammar Virtues, which we seek to nurture in the hearts of students, come from the Bible and the School’s Christian faith. The School’s virtues are:

Wisdom Sincerity Humility Hope Service
Gentleness Justice Thankfulness Joy Compassion
Love Forgiveness Patience Perseverance Kindness


Students are actively encouraged to help people in need within the School community, the local community, through Anglicare as well as other partner organisations, and our global community.

2021 Launceston Grammar Annual Report

2020 Launceston Grammar Annual Report

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