SPONSORED BY: Bell Bay Aluminium

We have some fantastic schools in Northern Tasmania, and for some parents it can be difficult to makethe choice of where to send their kids.  The new School Zone is designed to give schools the chance to showcase what makes them great and for parents to meet some of the people that their child will be taught by. 


F1 in Schools™ Race Track

Quite apart from being the first aluminium smelter built in the Southern Hemisphere, Bay Aluminium (BBA) has the unique reputation of having celebrated 10 years of supporting world class STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) development in the state’s classrooms. In 2007, the F1 in Schools™ Challenge was introduced to Tasmania by BBA. The racing and ‘hi-tech’ environment of the program appeals to students who don’t believe that “science is cool”, and through it they discover rewarding career paths and develop ‘soft skills’ sought after by many employers. In what is now the largest STEM program in the world, Tasmanian schools have a strong history of success at a national and international level. BBA is extremely proud to support this innovative program in Tasmania that provides students with the opportunity to achieve great things!

The F1 in Schools™ Technology Challenge is the world’s largest STEM program offered to students from years 5-12. Have a go at racing the miniature F1® cars reaching speeds of 80 KM/H on the 26 metre demonstration race track and meet the Queechy High School students involved in this exciting engineering program.

Just Swim

Swimming is so much more than a sport it is a life skill. Just Swim is a purpose built learn to swim school in Kings Meadows. Our learn to swim programmes offer so much more than just swimming lessons. Your child will learn correct progressions for all competitive and survival strokes, learn to dive and develop an overall love of swimming and most importantly how to be safe in and around water. We also offer lap swimming, aqua and hydro fitness classes catering for all fitness levels.

Learn about water safety and explore our sensory pool. See what you can find in an aquatic environment, maybe catch a fish or two. A little something for all age groups.

Scotch Oakburn College

Scotch Oakburn College is an independent school in Launceston, Tasmania, offering exceptional educational opportunities for boys and girls from Early Learning (3 years) to Year 12 and boarding from Year 6 onwards.

Provides an insight into our approach to learning focusing on inquiry, problem-solving and thinking skills. Experiences are based on regular learning opportunities in our Junior School. Interactive opportunities throughout the day will include virtual reality, Chinese calligraphy, chess, giant jenga, robotics and planting.

Ten Lives Cat Centre

The Ten Lives Cat Centre is the largest feline welfare shelter in Tasmania. Based in Hobart Ten Lives is a self-funded not for profit charity organisation who accepts stray, abandoned and owner surrender cats and kittens and gives them the opportunity to find a new home through our Adoption Centre. We aim to shift public attitude towards the welfare of their cats to significantly reduce the number of stray, abandoned, lost, unwanted or feral cats. Ten Lives has recently developed Edu.Cat, a new Australian Curriculum aligned Feline Education Program which is free to all schools in Tasmania. Edu.Cat is an innovative education program developed by experts in education and cat welfare to foster responsible cat ownership, whilst empowering and inspiring students from Foundation to Year 7 in the science curriculum through STEM Challenges.

The Adventures of Honey by Terrapin Puppet Theatre Come meet Guy and his newly acquired cat Honey as he learns the trials and tribulations of becoming a new cat owner. This delightfully entertaining puppetry performance by Terrapin Puppet Theatre is sure to win the hearts of people of all ages. The Adventures of Honey will be performed every 20 minutes from 10am till 3.40pm Ten Lives Cat Centre Community and Education Manager will be showcasing Edu.Cat, come along and see what this exciting new STEM Program is all about.

Launceston Church Grammar School

Launceston Grammar is an independent school offering an array of educational opportunities for boys and girls from Early Learning (3 years) to Grade 12 with boarding available from Grade 5. We have a long and proud heritage and our students develop into confident, creative, responsible and sensitive people. Providing opportunities for our children to develop a natural curiosity and passion for the world around them is a priority at Launceston Grammar. We endeavour to ensure that their academic future is assured and their ongoing contribution to the community significant.

We aim for our students to be ‘real-life scientists’ who wonder, inquire and question their surroundings. Join us as we put on our lab coats and googles and conduct fascinating Science experiments!

Tamar Valley Steiner School

Our School, Rainbow Garden Playgroup and Bush Playgroup provides holistic educational opportunities for children in early childhood and the primary school years. In 2018, we are taking enrolments up to year 6. Steiner education inspires children to develop a lifelong love of learning through creativity and connecting to nature.

Come and find out more about our enriching and nourishing curriculum and our unique Bush School Programme. Also join us to make Christmas decorations from natural items found in the bush, coloured fleece and natural cloth.