Ltyentye Apurte Catholic School - Santa Teresa, Alice Springs
Pre-School to Year 12 Co-educational
Ltyentye Apurte Catholic School – Our School is a place where the individual is given every opportunity to grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially at their own pace. Our School is a place of learning for all.
Ltyentye Apurte Catholic School (LACS) is a K - 12 school in Santa Teresa, an Aboriginal settlement of approximately 600 people belonging to the Eastern Arrernte people. The people speak fluent Arrernte and use English as their second language. Ltyentye Apurte (pronounced 'L-Ginger Porter') means 'clump of beefwood trees' in the Arrernte language.
The community is located 83 km southeast of Alice Springs, in semi-desert country. Temperatures are extreme, ranging from -2 to 46 degrees and there is year round access via an unsealed road.