Enrolment Information

Registration and Enrolment

The Castlemaine Steiner School and Kindergarten (CSSK) provides both a Kinder program and a Prep to Year 8 program. The Kinder program is offered as a two year program, commencing at three-year-old level. Entry to the school commences at Prep. All applications are lodged via an Expression of Interest Form (EOI) form which will register your child on a waiting list according to year of birth and entry year.

The enrolment process for entry in to CSSK begins in the year the child turns three, or when an EOI is received at a later date and there is an available place. We recommend placing your child’s name on our wait lists as early as practical. All potential enrolment families are encouraged to attend a School Tour prior to enrolment. 

Registration Process

All admissions to the School commence with the completion of the CSSK Expression of Interest Form (EOI) and payment of the non-refundable application fee.

All applications for enrolment are considered with respect to the following –

  • Prep enrolment (if a Kinder enrolment)
  • sibling of a current or past student at the school
  • children of CSSK permanent staff members
  • children of a former student of CSSK
  • students transferring from other Steiner schools
  • demonstrated support for the CSSK philosophy
  • capacity to pay school fees
  • date of EOI lodged and payment of application fee

The Application fee is;

  • Kinder to Class 8: $100 non-refundable application fee. If entering at Kinder level the EOI will be registered on both the Kinder and Prep waitlists.


Enrolment Process

The enrolment process does not guarantee an offer of place, there are a number of steps required.

  • Provision of the last two school reports and other relevant assessments or reports prior to the enrolment meeting.
  • Enrolment meeting
  • Education support meetings where required

Should the enrolment process complete successfully and a place is offered, acceptance of a place offer requires –

  • completion of the enrolment form, signed by parents/guardians
  • provision of the supporting enrolment documents
  • payment of the Kindergarten Enrolment Deposit or Entry Bond


Kindergarten Enrolment Deposit

Accepting an “Offer of Place” at Kinder requires the payment of an Enrolment Deposit.

  • Kinder = $250

As CSSK is participating in the free Kinder scheme the enrolment deposit will be refunded upon commencement in Term 1 or held against your account and deducted off the School Entry Bond should a place be taken up at Prep level.

Entry Bond

Accepting an “Offer of Place” Prep to Class 8 requires the payment of an Entry Bond;

  • Prep to Class 8 = $600 (less the Kindergarten Enrolment Deposit if relevant)

Entry Bonds are returnable with a term’s notice of withdrawal, or when you child graduates at Class 8.


Application Fees and Entry Bond Payments

Can be paid electronically to the following;

  • Account Name: Castlemaine Steiner School
  • Bank: Bank Australia
  • BSB: 313-140
  • Account No: 1211 7546
  • Reference: EOI or Entry Bond your child’s name

Application Forms and Handbook

Each year CSSK offers a limited number of partly or fully subsidised Scholarships. Further information can be found at Scholarships.


Our Playgroup program is currently running on Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9am until 11am. If you would like to participate in Playgroup, please register your interest by contacting the office on 03 5479 2000 or email enquiries@cssk.vic.edu.au

Enrolment questions

If you would like to speak to someone about enrolling your child please contact our Enrolments Officer, Tracey Robertson on 5479 2000 or enrolments@cssk.vic.edu.au