Our School - Overview

Launceston Christian School opened its doors in 1976 with 37 students and two teachers. Today, more than 670 students attend and 105 staff are employed at the school. For a visual overview click here.

The school exists to enter and maintain strong partnerships with parents who desire their children to be equipped with a biblical world view – a set of presuppositions that supports a view of the world through glasses of Biblical truth (and by submitting all of life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ).

Romans 12:2 says: “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

Often Christian education is summarised in the Biblical mandate for Christian communities to “…demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5)

 Core Values:

  1. To live in obedience to God
  2. To act with humility, integrity and fairness
  3. To work with creativity and diligence
  4. To encourage participation and teamwork
  5. To be trustworthy and accountable to each other

Mission Statement:

"To glorify and honour God through Christ-centred education."

Theme for 2019 is THY KINGDOM COME (Matthew 6: 9-13):

This, then, is how you should pray:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done, 
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.

For more detailed information on our school values and mission, please view the LCS Education Purpose Statement and the LCS Education Creed.


Situated on 12 hectares, LCS is located in the Launceston suburb of Riverside, on the western bank of the stunning Tamar river. In 2012 the LCS Foundation donated 4.3 hectares of land between the campus and the Tamar river to enable the school to implement expansion plans to accommodate future development.  Expansion of our campus commenced towards the end of 2015 with new Middle and Senior School blocks, a new administration building, entry and Senior Arts Studio.

House Teams:

The school has three houses or teams.  They are Barrow (Red), Tamar (Gold) and Melaleuca (Green) - a mountain, river and tree species part of the school's natural surroundings.

School Structure:
Since 2007, the school implemented a reviewed school structure and developed it further in following years.  The current school structure is explained in the diagram below.

The Launceston Christian School  affiliates with its National Family, Christian Education National, a network of member schools across Australia. For more information refer to the CEN website.