Launceston College is not only the largest, but also the oldest and most prestigious college in Tasmania. The school is located in the heart of Launceston, the second largest city in Tasmania, with the campus, connected by a bridge, spanning two blocks along Paterson Street.
The curriculum offers over 140 subjects to cater for all students’ interests. Launceston college has an excellent performing arts programme where students can participate in music, theatre and dance performances as well as various school orchestras and bands. The music programme regularly wins national and state awards. The school’s own musical productions are also extremely popular.
The Outdoor Education Programme, which includes surf lessons, is also very strong. Twice a term, the students go surfing on the East Coast and Internationals interested looking to surf have the opportunity to stay with a host family who surf themselves.
Launceston College offers a range of interesting extracurricular activities to its guest students. There is a rich programme of tours such as the Tamar Valley Tour, the East Coast Tour to Coles Bay and Wine Glass Bay, and the Tassie Tour to the Wildlife Park. The vast majority of tours are included in the school fees, as are all school-based courses.
The facilities are amazing for a high school. Not only does it have all the usual facilities in top condition, but also extras such as its own indoor swimming pool with sauna, an FM radio station, a car repair shop, a TV studio and a fantastic kitchen.
Launceston College is an extremely popular school with an absolute uni feel. The lack of uniform and also the spacious, modern campus with an unimaginable number of opportunities for the senior students makes them feel more like they are at an university than a high school.