Well, this term is flying by!
The Boarding students are well and truly into the groove of this term and as the season changes, we are noticing change in the air around Boarding. Staff have been observing the students getting around each other from both the girls and boys houses. Our common rooms are filled with students hanging out together and having conversations or playing pool and table tennis. Our students and staff are heard playing piano in the morning and evenings and boys are singing along.
What a great atmosphere. Boarding at Launceston Grammar offers these opportunities for your child to have a structure and routine, where they feel comfortable to practice in a nurtured environment.
Here are some examples from each house where this is played out.
David Aldridge is from a farm near Scottdale and is our youngest boarder who is in Grade 5 in the Boys House. Will Robertson, one of our Boarding House Assistants (BHA) and also an alumni, was playing the piano the other morning while David was singing, as they both prepared for their Choral concert in Albert Hall Launceston during the week.
It is great to see the talent from our staff and the comfortable atmosphere created in that space where our boarders can express themselves without fear of being judged. It sounds like I am talking about home!!
Davia is another boarder from Flinders Island who is making the most of her time in Boarding. The Girls House is filled in the mornings with music coming from the piano as Davia starts her day with piano practice. We liaised with the Music department earlier this year and brought in a piano tuner. This has been a great investment as both pianos are being respected and used. Afternoons see Davia change instruments and go to cello practice, very talented!
Head of Boarding