The School’s innovative regional initiative, Cultivate is an exciting school-wide approach to empowering students to learn, contribute and take action in their regional area. For students, the programme will develop a deep understanding of concepts that are key to successful regional industries including sustainability, relationships, supply and demand, enterprise and innovation.
Cultivate provides on-site learning experiences within local regional industries capitalising on the breadth and depth of our Launceston Grammar community and the diverse Tasmanian agriculture sector. Practical and transferrable skills are the result, as well as an understanding of the key issues and the incredible potential of living and working in a regional area.
By showcasing authentic agricultural and regional industry opportunities, students will understand how their school curriculum relates to industry practices and future career pathways. Cultivate aims to develop the attributes of resilience, initiative, flexibility, persistence and creativity – sought-after traits for the local, national and international workforce.
Launceston Grammar provides a practical pathway to acquire highly specialised skills through a unique Aviation programme for Grades 8 to 10. Our students are the first in Tasmania to experience a school-based study with hands-on aeronautical engineering as well as flight theory. Our students are also building a full-sized, RV12 plane as part of the Aviation programme, a flying light sports aircraft manufactured by Vans Aircraft in Oregon, USA.
Grade 8s can select our highly specialised Drone programme as an Elective, learning the science, practical skills, legalities and ethics involved with drone operation.
Our Grade 9 students can study Aviation Theory; covering the content required for the Recreational Pilot Licence examination which is administered by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Pilot theory examinations provide the perfect setting in which to explore and expand upon science, technology, engineering and mathematics-based concepts. The course content includes radio operating procedures, engine design, aircraft instrument design and function, and aircraft assembly, as well as maintenance and performance. Grade 10s cover the remaining theory required to obtain the Recreational Pilot Licence. Students learn about risk analysis and the human factors which can compromise pilot performance. The course covers air law, navigation, and meteorology.