Independent Schools

Gäwa Christian School

Location: Elcho Island

Primary (Years 1 to 6)
Middle (Years 7 to 9)

Denomination: Christian


Principal: Rachel Herweynen

School Phone: (08) 8970 5212
School Email:

Gäwa Christian School, located on Elcho Island, is one of the seven NT Christian Schools. Gäwa Christian School teaches their Primary Class, students from Transition - Year 6; and their secondary Class, Students from Year 6-10. The Primary Class is known as Mayawa, or the Frilled Neck Lizards; these students are enthusiastic and enjoy song and dance. The Secondary Class is known as Damala, or Sea Eagle; these students are taught different Life skills as they step into different community responsibilities.