Admission Process

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 and their potential year of entry into the school. Where there is no waitlist for the required class, the process will involve meeting with the Principal and Class teacher/s and include Education Support staff where it is needed. Following this, an Offer of Place is made and an Enrolment pack containing all the necessary forms are provided.

The EOI form also serves to register your families interest in future years in Kinder or waitlist for a particular class they may not currently have an available place.

Enrolment Application Fee – An Application Fee is paid of $100 at the time of lodging the EOI and is applicable to each individual student.

Entry Bond – Accepting an “Offer of Place” at the school requires the payment of an Entry Bond of $600. This is returnable at the completion of Class 8 or with a Term’s notice to withdrawal.

Application Fees and Entry Bonds –  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

Kindergarten Places –  Families wishing to be considered for Kindergarten will complete an EOI and pay the applicable $100 fee to have their child placed on to a Waitlist for their required year of entry. Offers are made in the year prior to commencement in priority order; Families with siblings within the school are given first offers, then all new families are prioritised by date order of the $100 fee being paid.  Our future Kindergarten lists are very healthy and we recommend placing your child’s name on our lists as early as practical.

Playgroup –  Our Playgroup Program is very popular and often has a Waitlist. There is no payment required to join our Playgroup program, just a completed registration form which can be found on our Application Form page.