The Transition into Senior School

A structured transition from the security of primary school to the challenging intellectual and emotional adolescent years is delivered and deliberate across the Launceston Grammar Grade 7 journey. The balance between nurture and challenge is carefully managed to ensure an optimal start and successful learning outcomes across the school year.

A highlight for Grade 7 is the Outdoor Education programme with its experiential hands-on learning. The programme capitalises on our close proximity to some of Australia’s most magnificent areas of natural beauty including Tasmania’s Maria Island. An iconic experience delivered by highly specialised staff.

Learning at Launceston Grammar

Launceston Grammar delivers forward focused programmes and co-curricular activities which aim to inspire students across a range of subjects including aviation, agricultural science, mountain biking and photography. Delivered by passionate teachers, our students gain an insight into specialised areas of interest.

The School supports Grade 7 students by way of a purpose-built learning zone. The ‘Log Cabin’ has been designed to meet the developmental needs of young adolescents and provides a welcoming and nurturing environment that gently exposes students to the wider experiences of secondary school. Now a long-valued tradition, it has been proven to support and increase parental involvement in secondary school life and transitions students smoothly to the Senior Campus.

A Sense of Community

Our Grade 7 students have a designated class teacher who is responsible for their overall welfare and is aware of the new challenges that the secondary years bring. The class teacher ensures that each of their students is known, heard and understood.

Students are assigned to one of our five Houses where they begin to form an identity and bond with this core group of fellow students. With Grade 7 teachers responsible for student pastoral care in their first year of high school, students become more fully part of the Senior Campus House system in Grade 8.

Grade 7 Outdoor Education

The experiential hands-on learning, which capitalises on our close proximity to some of Australia’s most magnificent areas of natural beauty, is delivered by highly specialised staff. Students participate in bushwalking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, sea kayaking and other outdoor activities.

A highlight of Grade 7 at Launceston Grammar is the Outdoor Education programme consisting of two camps; a four-day camp in the second week of the new school year; and a seven-day experience on Maria Island in October. A special feature of both camps is that they are undertaken by all students at the same time and this adds greatly to the shared experience.

From the Head of Senior Campus

 

Launceston Grammar School students are future global leaders and learners. Our forward focused programmes and prestigious facilities deliver exceptional educational and co-curricular outcomes. Launceston Church Grammar School is more than just a school – we are a community where students are nurtured, challenged & inspired.

The School inspires students to be: courageous as they embrace challenges with integrity and justice; curious in exploring and examining our world; creative as they discover and design solutions for current and future challenges; and compassionate in seeking and serving the needs of our world.

The journey as a life-long learner begins the moment you join Launceston Grammar, and we are excited to welcome your child to the school in 2022 and 2023

Nick Foster

Head of Senior Campus

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