Enrolling Your Child

Encounter Lutheran College invites prospective families to book a personal tour of our College with the Principal Kelvin Grivell. This is an informative way of experiencing “first-hand” what we offer our students and families and the “community-feel” of our College.

We have major intakes into our Early Learning Centre, Foundation, Years 7, 8 and 10 with limited vacancies available in all other year levels.

Applications to enrol your child at Encounter can be submitted at any time. We encourage early applications to increase the likelihood of securing a place for your child in your preferred entry year. This will incur a $50 application fee.

Upon the receipt of your child’s application, an interview will be arranged with the Principal or relevant Head of School.

A formal written offer of enrolment will occur and will only be confirmed upon receipt of the applicable completed documentation and the payment of a $350 enrolment deposit.

To request a tour or obtain an Prospectus Pack, please click the “Contact Us”  link below.

Claire McKenzie
Administration Officer | Enrolments

Phone: 08 8552 8800
Email: enrolments@encounter.sa.edu.au

Request a Prospectus or Tour Application Form


It has been Encounter’s focus to ensure that our fees are kept at a reasonable level while endeavoring to provide quality facilities and resources for the students who attend the College. We believe that whilst we maintain a reasonable level for our fees, we are continuing to develop and grow the facilities of our F-12 College, meeting the demands of a growing College and the requirements of new buildings and new resources.

Upon enrolment of their child(ren), all parents/caregivers enter into a contract including an Agreement to pay the fees and Encounter continues to develop a variety of payment arrangements to assist our families. Direct Debit is the most popular, however Credit Card and Centrepay are all acceptable methods of payment.

Please refer to our Fee Policy for detailed information in this area.

Bus Service

Bus Services (Willunga Charters)

Willunga Charters is Encounter Lutheran College’s partner for our bus services.
Click here to view the Encounter Lutheran College Bus Network, Routes and Timetables.

Willunga Charters takes our student’s safety seriously and has an App which provides families with peace of mind knowing where their child/ren are along our bus routes in real time. The Willunga Charter App allows parents to have real time information on their children and whether they have boarded or deboarded, where it occurred and at what time. This app allows parents to see at a glance where the bus is along the route and have access to historical information.

The Willunga Charter App is available via the Apple Store or Google Play for your device.

Bus passes are required to board and if your student happens to lose their pass or their pass no longer works, a new card can be purchased from Encounter’s Student Services.

Bus Fares

Zone 1            $145 per term ($2.90 per day)

Zone 2            $165 per term ($3.30 per day)

Zone 3            $195 per term ($3.90 per day)

Zone 4            $215 per term ($4.30 per day)

Casual Pass

$5.00 per trip with limited spaces available daily.


Student Responsibilities

In using our Bus Services, it is Encounter’s expectation that all students present their bus passes entering and exiting the bus (tap on and tap off). It is also an expectation that Encounter students are polite, respectful and adhere to instructions of the driver at all times.

Our buses have CCTV cameras in use, are seat-belted and airconditioned.  It is expected that students are well-behaved, remain seated and have their seatbelts on at all times.

Water can be consumed on the bus, however no other foods are permitted.

It is expected that any repairs from any willful damage will be covered by the student/s responsible.

In the event a student fails to comply with these responsibilities, they may be suspended from using this bus service.

Please note that bus routes are determined in November of each year for the following year and priced accordingly. No changes to routes will occur in between where pricing and current timetables will be impacted.

OSHC (Outside School Hours Care)

Encounter has partnered with YMCA in providing both Outside School Hours Care and Vacation Care, who offer an engaging and safe service for our College community.

Please click on the link below for further information.