We've been leaders in Christian Education in Launceston for over 40 years Let's share some of our story with you & how you can be part of our future
Launceston Christian School opened its doors in 1976 with 37 students and two teachers. Today, more than 690 students attend and 121 staff are employed at the school.
The school was formed through the vision of the Reformed Church for Christian Education to be taught in Launceston. An association known as the 'Association for Christian Parent Controlled Schools (Launceston)' was established in1965, with planning undertaken to establish a school that would assist parents with their God-given responsibility to educate their children in the ways of the Lord. Association families donated money over a period of 10 years to purchase land to build the school on.
After it's opening on 14th February 1976, the school expanded to include High School in 1978 and has subsequently continued to be blessed by God to be a Kinder to Year 12 school. In 2014, after a revised constitution was accepted, the Association became known as 'Launceston Christian School (Inc).'
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. More development is currently being finished onsite and planned for the future.
In 2016 the school celebrated its 40th Anniversary.
The L.C.S Foundation Limited was established in 1991 with the sole purpose of providing tax deductible fund raising. The aim of the Foundation is to raise funds for the benefit of the school and this can be, both short term and long term.
Short term – to assist with the building program as and when required
Long term – to provide a financial base from which the school can operate and plan its future.
Examples of this include an initial fundraising project for the Foundation in 1994 which saw a house constructed in Grindelwald with many contractors donating their time. The proceeds from the sale of this home formed the basis of Foundation funds. In 2011 the Foundation was also able to purchase 6.3 hectares of land on the eastern boundary to the Tamar River and this is now the site of the school’s large sports oval. A number of scholarships for enrolment have also been provided over past years to benefit individual families.
The current Directors of the Foundation are:
John de Deuge
The LCS Foundation Limited is endorsed as an income tax exempt charitable entity and donations can be made by way of gifts, regular contributions or bequests.
If you wish to know more about our Foundation please contact the school office on 6327 2854.
We celebrate our heritage each year by a special Founders Day Morning Tea bringing together those in our community linked to our school in the past, present and future.
This year we were privileged to have our Junior School Vocal Choir perform and afterwards everyone went on a tour of our facilities including our new joint oval with the West Tamar Council.
If you've been part of our story, we'd love to hear from you, so contact us using the form below.