/ Junior School

Walk to School Day!

This morning a wave of walkers were seen setting the pace along Elphin Road from City Park, to raise awareness of the benefits of physical activity by ‘walking to school’!  Thank you to families and staff for their support, encouragement and effort to make a positive difference!

A Connected Community

In the coming days, the Junior School students are excited to welcome families and special guests into their learning world for end of year celebrations.  These moments are a chance to show gratitude for the support from our dedicated staff and supportive parents to ensure that every student can enjoy the successes of 2023.  These celebrations are also a great way to showcase creativity, collaboration and communication skills; such valuable life-long elements beyond the Junior School. I encourage all families to make a special effort to attend your class celebrations and the Junior School Carols Celebration on Thursday evening on the Elphin Campus oval, showcasing our choirs from Year 2- 5, Rock Bands and even a staff band performance.

The Red Bag Appeal

This week our Junior School community has been provided with a service project to support our local community with a Red Bag Appeal to support the Red Cross for Christmas Toy donations.  We are proud to be connected with the Red Cross to ensure that as many as possible in our local community can enjoy the feeling of receiving a gift on Christmas day.

Ben Green
Deputy Principal – Elphin


/ Senior School

Year 9 Briggs and Fox Community Service Week

I have had the great pleasure of being part of the Year 9 Briggs and Fox House Community Service Week. The focus of this week has been for our students to develop and understand how they can contribute to the community in which they study, live and play. To be of service to others.

On Monday, we had an engaging session with Bri Good, College Medic and Ambulance Tasmania Paramedic, looking at basic resuscitation and various activities on campus including writing personalised Christmas cards to all the residents at Fred French. On Tuesday, we hosted an Agency Expo Day with first responders, emergency and community services organisations from Launceston showcasing what they do in our community. Organisations included Ambulance Tasmania, Tasmania Fire Service, State Emergency Service, Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Salvation Army, and St Vincent de Paul Society. Our students spent time with each organisation and learnt about what they do and volunteer opportunities.

On Wednesday and Friday, students travelled out to various organisations as part of the Service in Our Community Days, lending a helping hand at the Benevolent Society, The Salvation Army, City Mission, and St Vincent de Paul Society. Sorting donations, making sandwiches, soup and treats for food trucks, preparing a community luncheon and putting together Christmas hampers. A highlight for many students was the conversations with volunteers, learning about the valuable work they do to support people in our community. Students also had the opportunity to lead and create connections with younger students at our Elphin campus.

On Thursday, we travelled to the Valley Campus where we spent the day tidying up the grounds, mulching, and weeding. Many hands make light work, and we were able to accomplish a few weeks’ worth of work in the few hours we were there.

Our students this week have been wonderful ambassadors in our community. I hope they come away from the week with a sense of pride and humility and seek to actively help others in the future.

Jamie Breden
Community Service Coordinator


/ Middle School, Senior School


Our Senior First Girls Cricket team has won the SATIS statewide girls cricket competition with a convincing win against St Patrick’s College. Congratulations to the team and all its support staff on a great season.

Ali Foot
Head of Sport


Last month, Year 7 student, Solly Boyle returned from a two-week West Ham United Soccer Development Tour in the United Kingdom. Solly was selected at a talent ID camp first here in Northern Tasmania, invited to the National camp on the Gold Coast, and from that camp then selected to go on the UK tour through George Cowie Football.

In the UK, Solly had training sessions with the West Ham United Academy, Manchester City Academy, Luton Town Academy, Hugh McAuley Coaching and Robbie Fowler Academy at Liverpool.  He was also very lucky to see four English Premier League games, do two stadium tours, and had the opportunity to play against some of the West Ham Foundation teams at Beckton.

Solly said it was the trip of a lifetime and an experience he will never forget.

Ali Foot
Head of Sport


We are pleased to provide a community news section in our news highlighting events in the wider Launceston community that may be of interest to families. Included this week:

  • Rhythmic Gymnastics Camp – ages 4 to 18 years
  • Soccer – Female pathway summer program – Under 9 to Under 16

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