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 2018 is Obedience:

In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome 1 John 5:3

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?  Matthew 16: 24 - 26

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.