Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to St Mark’s.

St Mark’s Lutheran School, based in the heart of Mount Barker, delivers excellence in education for our students in a safe, inclusive and welcoming learning environment.

With a focus on developing each child’s individual potential, our students learn and thrive through exploration, play and personal growth in a supportive, close-knit community.

Our dedicated teaching staff, high-quality learning programs and excellent resources foster our students’ curiosity and develop a life-long passion for learning. We also know that a sense of belonging is critical to ensuring children feel safe, confident and ready to learn. That’s why we help each child create positive relationships with their peers and educators throughout our school.

As a Lutheran school, we are committed to providing exceptional education in an environment reflective of our Christian values. We live and learn by our motto Learning and growing with Christ. Through our values-driven approach, our students not only succeed academically, but are also guided to develop critical life skills including resilience, persistence, respect and a commitment to excellence. Each day we strive as community to live out values through our words and actions.  

One of our greatest strengths is our connected, inclusive community that welcomes students of all backgrounds and their families as valued members of our St Mark’s family.

I consider it an honour and privilege when families partner with us in educating and raising their children. As we work together, we provide the environment and support for your children, our students, to develop to their potential in all areas of their lives.

I extend an invitation to you to visit St Mark’s, walk our corridors and view our classrooms to experience firsthand our welcoming community.

James Heyne
St Mark’s Lutheran School