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 8880
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

Encounter Lutheran College provides a bus service for families throughout the Fleurieu Region. This service gives priority to permanent users who have completed and returned a Bus Transportation Application Form, and who are travelling to and from their place of residence.

Although the College will make every effort to accommodate a variety of student needs this may not always be possible. All bus routes have a maximum capacity, and no further applications will be considered once the maximum number of students has been reached.

Please take a moment to read the following information regarding some updates to our bus operations for the 2024 school year:

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.

Encounter Bus Routes

  • Route 1: Mount Compass (now extends to Willunga)
  • Route 2: Encounter Bay/Port Elliot
  • Route 3: Middleton/Goolwa

OSHC (YMCA Out of School Hours Care)

YMCA OSHC provides a safe, fun, and stimulating place for children before and after school as well as Vacation Care during the school holidays. Encounter Lutheran College OSHC provides children with a mix of physical activity, creative and artistic projects, and opportunities to rest and play in a safe and engaging environment, led by quality educators.

Learn more about the OSHC service, including our fees and how to enrol online:

Contact the OSHC Support Team
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Phone: (08) 8200 2516
Email: oshc@ymcasa.org.au