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

Outdoor Education Programme

From Maria Island to Freycinet National Park, Mt Cameron to the Gordon River, our Outdoor Education programme provides opportunities for students to learn more about themselves, their fellow students and Tasmania’s vast wilderness.

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.

Grade 7 head to Hanleth and Maria Island, Grade 8 to Freycinet National Park and Grade 9 to Mt Cameron. Grade 10 experience our Expedition programme which can include whitewater rafting on the Huon River, bushwalking on the Overland Track, or bike touring in the north east.

Our Grade 11 and 12 Outdoor Education programme is an elective course designed to foster well-developed personal, social and interpersonal skills, as well as providing a broad appreciation of Outdoor Education philosophy and approaches. The course helps foster responsible attitudes towards respecting and protecting the natural environment, and positive lifestyle habits and behaviours to support lifelong health.

Outdoor Leadership aims to provide students with the opportunities to develop personal leadership capacity, and a broad suite of transferable leadership skills which can be applied to multiple career pathways and settings including:

  • Organising and leading group activities in the natural environment;
  • Recognising and dealing with a range of challenging and often complex situations;
  • Decision-making processes, time and risk management;
  • Group welfare, understanding group dynamics, people management and delegation;
  • Handling responsibility and adapting to change;
  • Establishing, communicating and consistently following a personal values framework; and
  • Empowering learners to contribute to achieving an ecologically sustainable world.

A Tasmanian first, students within our Aviation Programme are the first in the state to experience a school-based study with hands-on aeronautical engineering as well as flight theory. 

Through our Cultivate programme students are empowered to learn, contribute and take action in their regional area. Cultivate is the growing of people, ideas and solutions in the context of regional industry learning.

Our purpose-built mountain bike track coupled with passionate Mountain Bike Australia accredited skills instructors, delivers a co-curricular mountain bike programme which is well subscribed.

Cultivate Programme

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.

Learn More About Launceston Grammar’s Cultivate Programme

Aviation Programme

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.

Mountain Bike Programme

Mountain biking is offered as a co-curricular sport at Launceston Grammar. Students can participate in Term 1 and 4 and utilise the School’s purpose-built 2 km intermediate mountain bike track for their weekly training sessions. The track was designed by students passionate about mountain biking and built by a local trail expert with volunteer assistance from the Launceston Grammar community.

Students undertaking mountain biking will learn basic skills from braking and body position to more advanced skills including jumping and cornering berms. Off-site trips to explore trails at Kate Reed, Trevallyn and Hollybank are undertaken each term.

Community Outreach Programme

Our Community Outreach programme features a raft of free-to-attend after school clubs including arts-based creative programme The Art Collective, a programme featuring mindful meditation with Art-Yoga-Play, and the ever-popular Maths Club. Mountain biking is also offered where participants develop techniques and skills for basic bike handling using approved games and coaching in a safe environment. All School mountain bike sessions are coordinated by Mountain Bike Australia accredited skills instructors.

Photography Programme

The School offers a comprehensive Media programme where students can immerse themselves in photography, editing and digital media. Our students learn practical skills needed to master videography, digital photography and screen-based media.

Snap Photographic Competition

Tasmania’s only photographic event for students wishing to showcase their talents and creativity, Snap Photographic is aimed at budding photographers in Grades 9 and 10. The competition is in the form of a photographic scavenger hunt in which students are given a list of 20 photographic subjects, offering the potential for creativity and artistic interpretation. Students who gain first place in each section of the competition receive a DSLR camera.