Hi my name is Stephen Manners and I am a Year 7 teacher this year. Encounter Lutheran College is no stranger to me as I once was a student here so I feel extremely blessed to be back in the Encounter community as a teacher. 

I grew up locally, in Waitpinga, I went to primary school here at ELC and finished my high schooling at Immanuel College near Glenelg. Following school I studied and travelled overseas as much as I could.

Outside of school I enjoy playing sport with my mates and surfing. On any given afternoon the surf is filled with Encounter students and teachers
sharing waves which is something I find very special.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the energetic start to the year and I look forward to the year to come.