Enrolments for 2023

We are currently enrolling children in all year levels for our 2023 program. If you are interested in our Early Childhood programs or Prep through to Class 8, our Enrolment Officer can help you. Read on for further information and contact details.

Expression of Interest

All admissions to the school commence with the completion of the CSSK Expression of Interest Form (EOI).  This tells us a little about your family and provides necessary details of the child.

Where there is no waitlist for the required class, the process will involve meeting with a member of the leadership team and include Education Support staff where needed.

Following this, an Offer of Place is made, and Enrolment forms are provided. An EOI form also registers your child for future years in Kinder and/or Prep and also places your child’s name on a waitlist if a particular class is currently full.

Kindergarten Places

Families wishing to be considered for Kindergarten will complete the EOI process to register their child for their desired year of entry. Kinder Offers are made early in the year prior to commencement, in priority order; Families with current siblings within the school, then all new families following that by date order of the completed EOI process.  We recommend placing your child’s name on our lists as early as practical.

Playgroup

Our Playgroup Program is not currently running. If you would like to participate in our Playgroup in 2023, please register your interest by completing the below form and we will contact you if things change.

Registration Process

To register we require an Expression of Interest (EOI) form and payment of a non-refundable Application Fee. Places are offered in priority order of current siblings at the school followed by the date of Application fee being paid.

Enrolment Application Fee

An Application Fee is paid at the time of lodging the EOI and is applicable to each individual student. Application fee is;

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

Kinder 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” at the school requires the payment of an Entry Bond;

  • Prep to Class 8 = $600

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

Application Fees and Entry Bond

Can be paid electronically to the following;

  • Account Name: Castlemaine Steiner School
  • Bank: Bank Australia
  • BSB: 313-140
  • Account No: 1211 7546
  • Reference: Your child’s name

Application Forms and Information

Entry to the school is often through participation in the Early Childhood programs, with many families starting in our Three & Four Year Old Kindergarten programs.

Early Childhood Prospectus 2022

Here are some other informative booklets on our CSSK Outdoor Education 2021 program and general information for parents in our CSSK Parent Handbook 2022

Families may apply for entry to the school at any level (Early Childhood to Class 8) and admission to a class is determined by the School’s Admission Policy.

Where there are vacancies in classes at higher levels, admission to the school still follows the procedures specified in the Admissions Enrolment and Withdrawal Policy. Relevant application forms can be obtained using the links on the right.

Application Forms and the Application Fee must be received prior to consideration for admission to the school. The date that the Application Fee is paid becomes the Date of Application, and influences waiting lists.

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

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 traceyr@cssk.vic.edu.au