Admission Process

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 further Enrolment forms are provided.

When a particular class has a Waitlist, families can opt to complete the form and pay the Application fee to be considered if a place becomes available. Once it does, the enrolment process continues as mentioned above.

Popular programs such as Kindergarten follow a slightly different process. 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.

Enrolment Application Fee The non-refundable enrolment application fee of $100 must be received with the CSSK Expression of Interest Form to be eligible for consideration for admission to all levels of the school, other than Playgroup.

Entry Bond Admission to all school levels (Kinder to Class 8) requires payment of an Entry Bond of $600.

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

Ref: Your child’s name


Playgroup Our Playgroup Program is very popular and often has a Waitlist. There is no payment required to join our Playgroup program, so please complete this registration form and return it to us if you would like to be considered for a place.

CSSK Playgroup Registration