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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Headmaster’s Welcome

Richard Ford, Headmaster

When you make your first visit to Launceston Church Grammar School you immediately get a sense that it is more than just a school, it is a community where students are nurtured, challenged and inspired. The sense of purpose is palpable among every student and member of staff you meet, we are here to serve and shape our community and our world.

The School, founded in 1846, sought from its earliest days to deliver an inspirational education for students. As it grew, so too did the identity of those students and our outstanding School. It is an identity built on the courage to embrace challenges with integrity and justice, the curiosity to explore and examine our world, the creativity to discover and design solutions for current and future challenges and the compassion to help wherever the need may arise.

These qualities are present in the thousands of small interactions that occur in our community every day; the daily miracles that make this such a special place. After all, the community we build is the community we build together, and every student who passes through leaves an indelible mark on our community.

Our Junior Campus has now reached the final stages of its journey to become a fully authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, embedding a world-class approach to education through the IB Primary Years Programme. At the Senior Campus our curriculum is vibrant, demanding and progressive. Our examination results and university outcomes speak for themselves.

Choice lies at the heart of our co-curricular programme and is central to developing the Launceston Grammar Identity and Virtues which we strive to live together.

Our students and staff see each day as an opportunity, a chance to grow as a learner and leader.

The journey as a life-long learner begins the moment you join the Launceston Grammar community. Will you join us on this journey? It could be the most inspired decision you ever make.

Richard Ford


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.

Our Strategic Plan 2021 - 2026

Launceston Church Grammar School’s 2021 – 2026 Strategic Plan calls us to continually enhance, evolve, and embed excellent education and opportunities.

2020 Launceston Grammar Annual Report

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