Castlemaine Primary School

Welcome to Castlemaine Primary School

Please contact the school on 5472 1452

Castlemaine Primary School was established in 1857 and is located in the historical gold mining township of Castlemaine in Central Victoria. Castlemaine Primary School is proud of its long history of providing quality educational opportunities for our students. All Castlemaine Primary School staff are highly committed to their profession and bring a wealth of knowledge and commitment to the task of guiding students towards a fulfilling and productive seven years of primary education. Staff members are encouraged and supported to plan and work collaboratively to improve student outcomes and cater for different learning needs. Castlemaine Primary School is dedicated to providing quality teaching and a stimulating and challenging curriculum, together with a focus on enhancing personal growth and well-being. We aim for all of our students to have a strong sense of community whilst striving for excellence and maximising their potential.

The values that form the basis of our school community are:

Respect, Responsibility, Learning & Community.

Our school supports the Victorian Curriculum and offers a range of programs designed to cater for the diverse learning needs of all students;

Inquiry Learning

Developmental Curriculum (P-1)

Play Is The Way

Instrumental tuition program

Student Leadership Program (gr 5-6)

F - 6 Specialist programs in French, Music & Performance (inc. circus skills), Visual Arts, Physical Education

Extra-curricula programs include; camps, excursions, swimming, preparation for puberty, bike ed

Community members are invited to participate in a wide range of activities that support the operation of the school, creating a strong sense of ownership and involvement. Parental involvement and participation in the educative process can take many forms, ranging from helping at working bees through to involvement on Parents Group and School Council. Parental involvement enables many educational activities to be undertaken that would otherwise be out of the reach of the school. In addition, parents have the opportunity to establish new friendships where the school can become a valued part of social life in the community.

Whether a current or prospective CPS family, we suggest you take a look at our Parent Guide to learn more about the operational aspects of our school.

As Principal of Castlemaine, I am committed to encouraging teachers, parents and students to be involved and to recognise and contribute to ensuring Castlemaine Primary School students complete their final year of primary school education fully equipped, both academically and socially, for the challenges of their future years of schooling.

Peter McConnell


Castlemaine PS