Located near the western end of Mt Gillen, the school was established by the Alice Springs Lutheran Church in 1987. It is governed by a School Council, elected by the Alice Springs Lutheran Church Congregation at its annual general meeting. The Council consists of six or more members of the congregation. The principal and school pastor attend as ex-officio members.
Situated amongst hectares of reticulated grounds and ovals, the brick school buildings feature modern, reverse cycle air-conditioned classrooms, canteen, a newly constructed Resource/ICT building, a demountable classroom for learning support and, a multi-purpose chapel/hall.
There are computer facilities throughout the school, including mini-suites between middle and upper primary classes and a dedicated computer suite.
Living Waters has a whole school focus on creating a positive classroom environment to optimize learning. This is created by using the school wide agreements of mutual respect, demonstrating appreciation of others, avoiding put downs and encouraging participation. These agreements are actively taught in each class.
The daily academic routine of the school also includes the proclamation of God’s Word through devotions and scripture lessons. We encourage the children to come to know God as our loving and forgiving Father, who is a life time friend and help.
The school aims to provide a comprehensive educational start to the children in its care, to find and develop their God given talents and to apply them for the benefit of themselves and others.