Junior Campus

At our Junior Campus you will find well-appointed facilities including a purpose-built Inquiry Centre, Resource Centre, indoor gymnasium, Music Centre and Library which cater for the needs of staff and students from Early Learning to Grade 6. The campus features well-resourced teaching spaces and much-loved outdoor play zones. Here you will also find Broadland House a heritage building, unique to Tasmania being a pise style, pressed earth rendered building. Broadland is now the administrative hub for the Junior Campus.


Early Learning Centre

Early Learning is a partnership between your family and the School. Highly qualified and experienced teachers guide the development of students within our world-class International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). Our teachers adopt best practice as they deliver engaging, inclusive and interactive, concept-based learning. Through play, early numeracy and literacy skills are the focus, as well as learning about the world around us. Our students ‘learn how to learn’ through enquiry-based activities designed to promote questioning, problem solving and independent thinking.

At Launceston Grammar your child will be nurtured within a safe and caring environment.

We cater for their educational, physical, social, emotional and cultural needs. We encourage students to develop a love of learning and a desire to be active and caring members of the School community and community at large. Securing a place for your child at our Early Learning Centre provides a guaranteed pathway to our Junior Campus.

Before and After-hours Care

We understand that parents are not always able to drop off or pick up their children at school times and offer a convenient Before and After-hours Care programme at our Junior Campus. The programme complements our inquiry-based educational offering. Children are able to utilise dedicated outdoor and indoor learning and play zones whilst part of the programme.

Before and After-Hours Care Programme

Our engaging School Holiday Club programmes are also available providing a rich variety of excursions and incursions for participants.

Term 3 School Holiday Programme

Please contact our Registrar at registrar@lcgs.tas.edu.au to discover more about our Before and After-hours Care programme and School Holiday programme.

Broadland Park and Faulkner Park

The Junior Campus utilises Broadland Park in Newstead for Health and Physical Education lessons, sport and athletics carnivals.

Faulkner Park is an excellent facility well utilised by Junior Campus students for a range of activities including cross country and athletics training, sport, gala days, as well as the School’s Equestrian programme which includes training and competitions.

Faulkner Centre

The Faulkner Centre is where physical education is taught to students from Early Learning to Grade 6 using movement, skills and games. The School’s Perceptual Motor programme for Early Learning students is taught within the centre using techniques and equipment to foster gross and fine motor skills.

Music is also taught within the Faulkner Centre. The Music programme aims to provide a comprehensive and balanced music education to students from Pre-kinder to Grade 6.

Rooney Centre

The ambition for a new centre for learning excellence was fulfilled with the completion of the Rooney Building Classrooms and Inquiry Centre in 2017. A full redevelopment saw the original building completely transformed for the first time since the 1970s. An Inquiry Centre was incorporated into the open plan design, allowing for maker spaces and inquiry-based learning. Our students are inspired as they research, design and collaborate with fellow students.

Learning Support and Enrichment is facilitated within the Rooney Centre. We are an inclusive school and recognise the diverse needs of our students and accommodate different styles and rates of learning. The beautiful, light-filled space allows students to focus on their studies as they achieve and excel through the Learning Support and Enrichment programmes.

Resource Centre

Conveniently located within our Junior Campus site, the Resource Centre has been designed as a bright, spacious multi-function space with breakout areas, traditional classroom resources, and a wet zone containing a fully functioning kitchenette. An inspiring space utilised for learning, researching and hosting special occasions, guest presentations, and professional development opportunities.

The Resource Centre also features the Broadland Archives; a much-loved collection of objects relating to the Broadland school and its students. The collection is open to past students and historians.

Library

Our Junior Campus Library provides valuable support to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. The library team, including a qualified Teacher Librarian and Library Technician, curate and maintain current and relevant resources.

The Library is where a love of learning and of literature is fostered so students are empowered to become lifelong learners. Research skills are also taught within the purpose-built building, which ensure that students become increasingly discerning about information found on the world wide web.

Centrally located within the School, the library features a broad range of fiction and nonfiction titles and parenting resources, with latest titles purchased on an ongoing basis in response to requests.

Library staff facilitate additional activities throughout the year including Book Club, Book Fair, author visits and the annual Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book Week.

Visual and Performing Arts

Launceston Grammar’s Junior Campus is committed to the development of a healthy mind, body and spirit with many opportunities available across the Visual and Performing Arts.

Students in Prep to Grade 2 present a play as part of the Music programme. The Grade 6 production is a highlight of the year and a memorable occasion for all Grade 6 students.
A specialist art teacher is on staff with Grades 1 to 6 receiving a dedicated session of specialist art per week.

The Visual Arts programme gives opportunities to broaden student art skills, visual awareness and self-concept. During the year opportunities are provided for the school community to view displays of students’ artwork in a variety of school settings.