|About Launceston College|
Launceston College offers a comprehensive program of subjects in all eight learning areas and in vocational education and training.
The College's aim is to provide a safe, supportive and friendly learning environment. The College is based in the heart of picturesque Launceston, Tasmania, and has approximately 1400 students who attend classes on campus. The College also has an International Student Program with students from various countries.
The Tutorial Program at Launceston College is an important support for our students to achieve positive educational outcomes. It is clear that students who do access the tutorials improve their performance especially in Level 3 subjects. Staff are also available in their non-teaching lines and at other times through negotiation with the student.
Launceston State High School began in 1913 and for the first three years was housed at the Charles Street School, Milton Hall and St John’s Church Hall until the new buildings were opened at the current site in Paterson Street in 1916. In 1967 it changed to being Launceston Matriculation College, catering just for years 11 and 12. In 1980 it became the Paterson Street campus of Launceston Community College (an amalgam of years 11 and 12, TAFE and Adult Education) and in 1987 it became a separate institution again, ‘Launceston College’, catering for just years 11 and 12.
The original buildings still basically exist and new blocks have been built around them. The College now caters for Tasmanian Certificate of Education subjects, vocational subjects (Certificate 1 and 2) and flexible learning. Over the years the College has produced eleven Rhodes scholars and many well-known people have studied here, for instance one of our Rhodes scholars, Dr Neal Blewett a Federal Minister until 1993, and Ray Martin the television presenter. By the way, David Ritchie, a student in the 70's was appointed the Ambassador to France last March.
The College is set amidst an Educational and Cultural precinct which includes the Museum, Polytechnic and a range of government and other services. It's located only 400m away from the famous Cataract Gorge & Boardwalk and faces the Tamar River and Royal Park. Restaurants and shops are only a few minutes walk - two blocks from the Launceston City Mall.
|Last Updated ( Friday, 01 June 2012 )|
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