Launceston College, LAUNCESTON

Name: Launceston College
Type: Secondary School
Address: 107-119 Paterson Street Launceston
Postcode: 7250
State: Tasmania
Region Northern
Phone: (03) 6332 7777
Fax: (03) 6332 7800
Pupils: 1295


Launceston College is located in Tasmania's second largest city of Launceston. The school offers a large variety of educational subjects, including pre-tertiary and vocational educational training courses. The campus stretches over two city blocks and incorporates a state of the art gymnasium complex including a swimming pool along with many other facilities, include a training restaurant, FM radio station and an automotive workshop.

Launceston College is a government school which enrols students studying years 11, 12 and 13. There are approximately 1000 students who attend classes on campus, and another 200 who study via Open Learning, an education system which allows students to undertake classwork at times that suit them. The College also has an International Student Program with approximately 25 students from various countries. The campus employs over 160 staff members.

The college promotes itself as a high quality, safe learning environment, and offers a wide variety of subjects to its students. The college also offers the yearly opportunity to students to be involved in high-quality, professional stage productions, the most recent of which was Hair (musical). The school also offers overseas travel opportunities, such as an annual Nepal trip and, as of 2006, a trip to Japan for students studying Japanese.


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