About Us - History

Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wagga Wagga established Lutheran School Wagga Wagga in 1982. The school was officially opened on Wednesday 3 February 1982 with Mr Steve Rudolph (Principal) and Mrs Ingrid Clift as the first teachers serving the school. For the first two years the school operated in the Lutheran church hall in Athol Street, Turvey Park. In November 1983 construction of stage 1 buildings began on a parcel of farmland purchased on Red Hill Road south east of Wagga Wagga. These buildings were completed in June 1984 and included four classrooms, a library and a staff/office area. 

The student population grew rapidly in the early years from 52 enrolments and 2 teachers in 1982 expanding to 135 enrolments and 5 teachers in 1985. Stage 2 buildings were completed in late 1996 and included a new administration building, canteen and flexible classroom buildings. In 2010 stage 3 buildings works were carried out with the assistance of Building the Education Revolution funding and also funding from the school. The former administration building was refurbished to become the Resource Centre, a new administration building was constructed and the multiplex classrooms were refurbished to create a multi-purpose hall/chapel space. New kindergarten rooms were also built and four classrooms in the stage 1 area were completely refurbished. As the years progressed Lutheran School Wagga Wagga has continued to see growth in many ways. From steadily increasing enrolments to extension and building works, LSWW has seen many changes.