Our College

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, Reception, 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 $300 enrolment deposit.

To obtain an Prospectus Pack please click the “Contact Us”  link below.

Contact Us


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 from Mt Compass to Encounter Bay and Port Elliot to Goolwa are available through the College utilising the services of Willunga Charter. The coaches are air-conditioned and seat belted. Please see the attached Bus Timetable and Prices offered through the College.There is also the LinkSA Community Bus available to our students for travel to the Victor Harbor area and connecting services.


OSHC (Out of School Care)

Encounter has partnered with YMCA in providing both Out Of 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.


Parents & Friends

The Parents and Friends of Encounter Lutheran College play an important role in our school, organising fun events for the students and their families, assisting at school events and raising money for projects around the College.

We have a dedicated committee that co-ordinates these activities and we have a policy of “the more the merrier”!  We have a growing group of members whose involvement range from turning sausages for an hour at Sports Day, baking for one of our catered events to being active on the committee and helping out at almost every event! Some of our regular activities include:

  • Catering for Sports Day
  • Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day Stalls
  • Bunnings Sausage Sizzles


For more information contact our Chairperson Kim Baxter encounterlutheranpandf@gmail.com



The Encounter Lutheran College Uniform is compulsory.

Our College has a Uniform :
to be practical, neat and cost effective
to provide recognition of Encounter Lutheran College
to limit peer pressure and harassment

College colours are Cardinal Red, Navy Blue and White.

Term 1 and 4 : Summer Uniform
Term 2 and 3 : Winter Uniform

All Uniform including School Bags and Accessories (excluding shoes) must be purchased from the College Uniform Shop.

Uniform Shop Opening Hours:

Monday     8.30 – 9.30am
Tuesday    8.30 – 9.30am     2.30 – 3.30pm
Thursday  8.30 – 9.30am      2.30 – 3.30pm

Uniform Shop January Opening Hours:

Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd January    9am – 3pm

Uniform items can now be purchased online via our College Shop – items can then be collected from the Uniform Shop during opening hours.

To shop online head to https://www.encounter.sa.edu.au/college-shop/