From the Principal

Alan Connah


Welcome to St Martins Lutheran College, a Foundation to Year 12 school located in the beautiful city of Mount Gambier, South Australia. Established in 1982, we are a family friendly school with a strong sense of community, where everybody is valued for who they are as an individual and where student learning is at the heart of everything we do.

As a school of the Lutheran Church, our faith inspires us to care, to pursue learning with passion and to strive above and beyond for every student. We take pride in providing an education that develops all aspects of a student’s intellectual, spiritual, physical, creative and social character. We pursue a student-centred approach to learning and recognise that each member of our community is unique. We seek to provide a range of learning pathways in order to challenge each student to strive for personal and community excellence, so that they are well prepared for the challenges of tomorrow’s world. In the words of our School’s Mission:

St Martins Lutheran College is a vibrant learning environment, challenging each student to strive for excellence in a caring, Christian community.

Through a balanced and varied curriculum, combined with modern approaches to teaching and learning, we endeavour to foster a true love of learning. This is complemented by a vibrant extra curricula programme that allows students to explore a range of interests outside the classroom. In keeping with this, we encourage all students to take an active role in the wider life of the school. Our caring and committed staff welcome parent participation in their child’s education and we are fortunate to have a very supportive parent body. We encourage open, two-way communication, between home and school.

As a school we are fortunate to have modern buildings and facilities, and a pleasant learning environment. Our students enjoy access to a range of information communication technology, which helps equip them for the learning needs of today and the future.

At St Martins we provide a caring Christian environment where each student has the opportunity to develop an understanding of Christian living in keeping with our school values of: Respect, Compassion, Growth, Faith, Encouragement and Hope. Students at St Martins develop a strong sense of community through their involvement in class devotions, worship and community service.

If you would like to learn more about St Martins or see our College in action, please contact our Enrolments Registrar, Mrs Amy Croser at:

I very much look forward to welcoming you to St Martins and would be delighted to show you around our school.

Alan Connah
MA(Ed), BA, Grad Dip Ed, T. Cert.