Parent Lounge

Welcome to the Encounter Parent Lounge.

Please find relevant information in the downloads below to enable quick access to College Services.

2020 Parent Handbook

Calendar Dates 2020

2020 Term Dates & Public Holidays


Tuesday 28th January – Wednesday 8th April
Foundation – Year 7

Wednesday 29th January – Wednesday 8th April
Year 8 – Year 12


Monday 27th April – Friday 26th June


Monday 20th July – Friday 25th September


Monday 12th October – Wednesday 9th December


Parent/Teacher Interview Day – Thursday 9th April
Student Free Week – Monday 29th June – Friday 3rd July
College Student Free Day – Friday 4th September




Uniform Shop Opening Hours –  during the term

Tuesday & Thursday  8:15am – 10am  &  2:30 – 3.30pm

Lunch Orders

Lunch orders can be placed each day and are supplied to the College as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday –  “Goods to Go”
Please note that these orders are via the Qkr! app which can be downloaded from your applicable app store.


Wednesday –  Subway
This can be ordered via the subway envelopes that are located in the Front Office.


Bus Timetable 2020

Volunteering at Encounter


The directive from the Association of Independent Schools South Australia (AISSA) for Volunteers at Encounter Lutheran College is outlined below.

  1. Complete and return Volunteer Registration Form (attached).
  2. Obtain DCSI (Department for Communities and Social Inclusion) Working with Children Check

When Encounter receives your completed Volunteer Registration Form, the DCSI will contact you via email.  They will send you a link you need to click on and follow to complete the screening process.  It could take a few weeks for you to receive another email from Department of Communities and Social Inclusion with confirmation of your official notification of your Screening Clearance.

  1. All volunteers must complete online training for Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care” (RAN-EC for Volunteers). It takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and there is no cost.

The web address:

    • On completion of the online course you will be issued a
    • Either email the certificate to or print and give a copy to the Front Office.
    • The nominated site leaders are Kelvin Grivell, Penny McKenzie and Tori Weiss.
  1. It is compulsory you attend one of the following Volunteer Training Sessions at the College:

 2020 Dates

Term 1 –   6 February    Thursday 6pm                       7 February      Friday 9am

Term 2 –    7 May           Thursday 6pm                       8 May             Friday 9am

Term 3 –    30 July          Thursday 6pm                       31July             Friday 9am

Term 4 –     22 October  Thursday 6pm                       23 October    Friday 9am

  1. When you have completed all four above requirements,
  •       Completed Encounter Lutheran Volunteer Registration Form.
  •       Received clearance from Department Communities and Social Inclusion Screening  Check
  •       Attended a Volunteer Training Session at Encounter Lutheran.
  •       Completed Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care and given a copy of your certificate to Encounter Lutheran,

you will then receive a letter of acceptance to commence your volunteer participation at Encounter Lutheran College. The College reserves the right to decline an application.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Carolyn Brunt

SEQTA Engage - Middle & Senior Portal

Welcome to our Middle and Senior School Learning Management System SEQTA Engage. To access this system, please click on the link below.

This system gives you access to your child’s:

  •  Timetable for the week including teacher details and room numbers)
  • Assessments (all current assessments, due dates, overview of tasks and rubrics – along with past assessed work and feedback from teachers)
  • Online lessons
  • Homework

We are excited to be able to share the information with you and look forward to sharing more functions of this new system as the year progresses.

As always, if you have any queries or concerns, or simply require further support in setting up your account, please do not hesitate to contact us here at the College.

P&F News

Encounter Business Directory


Parents & Friends Committee Minutes

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the P&F, contact our Chairperson Kim Baxter at

Extra-Curricular Activities during Lunch Times

Encounter offers students the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of activities during their lunch breaks each day. Please see the activities for both Junior School and Middle & Senior School students below.