Prospect High School

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Prospect High School is a co-educational High School for students in years 7 to 10. Situated in the picturesque city of Launceston, the school is located in a bush setting with views of the surrounding mountains. It has a long history of welcoming international students from across the world.

The school symbol is the eagle and the uniform is based around the colours of green, gold, black and grey.

The school values are respect, optimism, integrity, empathy and fairness.


Address: Ralph Street, Prospect TAS, 7250

Year Established: 1965, (a new 8.5 million dollar school campus was completed in February 2017)

Number of Students: 410

Number of international students: 12

Sister School / Exchange Program:

  • Kagawa, Japan

Key Features / Annual Events:

  • School/ Industry links in Foods and Catering – Catering Program for Year 9 & 10 students
  • School Production (Year 9/10)
  • Camp Clayton at Turners Beach (Grade 7)
  • Melbourne Trip (Grade 9),
  • Queensland Trip (Grade 10),
  • World Challenge trip to Vietnam (Grade 10)
  • Japanese Sister School exchange (Grade 9/10) (operating for 25 years)
  • School All Stars Concert
  • Swimming Carnival
  • Athletics/Mixed Sports Carnival
  • Cross Country Carnival
  • Inter-High Winter Sports Competitions (Term 2 & Term 3)
  • Pastoral Care each morning
  • Career Counselling
  • Student Leadership Board

Compulsory Subjects:


Health & Physical Education
Computer Literacy
Home Economics (Foods & Sewing)
Design & Technology (Woodwork)


History and Geography
Health & Physical Education
Computer Literacy
(+ 4 electives)

YEAR 9 + 10:

History and Geography
Health & Physical Education
(+ 3 electives)

Elective Subjects:

  • Maths Methods, Geography, Creative Writing, Lifestyle & Fashion, Art, Music, ICT, Design & Technology – Woodwork & Metalwork; Catering, Dance, Drama, Food Studies, Japanese


  • Japanese

Advanced Academic Programs:

  • Maths Methods (content studied is at a Senior High School level, Years 11, 12) – this subject is designed to provide highly motivated, independent Year 9 and 10 students with a focused and challenging academic program of study, beyond that provided by the Australian curriculum.
  • Extended Maths
  • Extended Science


  • Formal reports are provided on three occasions – Progress Report in April, Mid-year full academic Report in July, and End-of-year Report in December.

Academic Competitions:

  • Australian Maths Competition (Top 1% 2014)
  • Australian English Competition
  • Science and Engineering Challenge
  • Australian Science Competition

Enrichment Programs:

  • Winter Sport Program: Australian Football, Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Indoor Soccer, Fitness, Crafts;
  • Athletics, Swimming, Tennis, Touch Football;
  • Chess Club;
  • Innovative music program;
  • Debating Club;
  • Drama;
  • Student Leadership Board, Grade 10;
  • Student Representative Council, Grade 7 – 9;
  • Sports Leadership Program;
  • Peer Support Leaders Program

Specialty Facilities:

  • Arts and Crafts rooms,
  • Basketball Court,
  • Cafeteria/Canteen,
  • Computer Laboratories,
  • Dance Studio,
  • Drama Performance Area and Theatre,
  • Football Oval,
  • Gymnasium with Weight and Fitness Room,
  • Kitchens,
  • Library,
  • Music Rooms and Recording Studio,
  • Netball/Tennis Courts,
  • Science Laboratories,
  • Soccer Field,
  • State-of-the-art Woodwork and Metalwork Technology WorkshopsProvisions:
  • Stationery pack provided
  • Text books available to borrow
  • iPads available to borrow
  • Musical instruments available to borrow
  • Annual school magazine
  • Leavers’ T-Shirt (Gr 10 students)

ICT Facilities:

  • Wi-Fi throughout school
  • ‘Bring Your Own Device’
  • Computer laboratories
  • Data projectors in all classrooms
  • iPads provided for International students on loan

Student Support:

  • At Prospect High School international students are given a high level of support. We have an experienced, professional and dedicated teacher who has specific time allocated to supporting our international students.

International Student Advisor:

  • International Student Advisor conducts individual meetings with all international students on a regular basis. These meetings are extremely beneficial to the overall progress of the students as well as their involvement in school life, both academically and socially.

English Language Support:

  • A flexible program is provided by a qualified English as an Additional Language (EAL) teacher, catering for each international student during allocated regular tutorials.


  • Students can seek help from their Care Teacher, Grade Leaders, Assistant Principals, the School Social Worker, Psychologist and Chaplain. These people can be contacted through the School Office.  External Services can also be accessed via the Social Worker or School Psychologist.

School address:

  • Ralph St, Prospect TAS 7250

Other content:

School website

Meet Prospect High’s international students