At CSSK we seek to foster an inclusive and diverse socioeconomic community and wish to make Steiner education more available across our regional community. Our Scholarships program offers a limited number of partly or fully subsidised places to eligible applicants, who would otherwise not have the opportunity to enrol in the school, due to financial disadvantage.

The program for 2019 will offer scholarships for commencement in 2020 in all classes from Kindergarten to Class 8. Each scholarship will provide a subsidy of up to 100 percent of tuition fees for eligible students for the duration of their enrolment at CSSK. In most cases, ancillary fees and charges such as camps & excursions will be the responsibility of parents/guardians. Holders of Pension/Concession Cards can access additional government funding support for costs associated with these activities.

The total number of scholarships awarded for 2020 will depend on the number of applications at each year level, the financial impact, and the social and educational impact on individual classes and the school as a whole.

Who is eligible to apply?

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  1. Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  2. Be eligible for enrolment at CSSK
  3. Provide evidence of financial hardship. Generally, this will be met if the child is named as the card holder or a dependant child on a valid government concession card within the meaning of the State Concessions Act 2004, that is on a:
    • Centrelink Health Care Card
    • Pensioner Concession Card
    • Veterans Affairs Gold Card
  4. A commitment to the principles of Steiner education and CSSK is expected from parents / guardians of applicants.

How applications will be assessed?

A panel of two CSSK Board Members and the Principal will assess all applications. Applicants meeting the eligibility criteria will be invited to meet with the Principal to learn more about the school, and for the school to determine if it can meet the needs of the child.

How to apply?

All applications will be strictly confidential. To apply for a scholarship commencing in 2020, complete the application form and attach a copy of your eligible concession card and submit via the following;

Via Email to

Via Mail to Attention Tracey Robertson (Private & Confidential), Castlemaine Steiner School & Kindergarten, PO Box 473, Castlemaine VIC 3450

Following an initial assessment of the application, all applicants will be notified of their eligibility and if the application has progressed to the Principal meeting stage. Where applicable, the school will provide additional Enrolment paperwork for completion and discussion during the Principal meeting.

Key dates for 2020 Commencements are as follows;

  1. Applications Open – 17th October 2019
  2. Applications Close – 15th November 2019
  3. Applicants Notified – 6th December 2019
  4. Student Commencement – Term 1, 2020.

Scholarships Information & Application Form

How can I find out more?

If you have any questions about the school, scholarships or the application process, please contact our Enrolments Officer, Tracey Robertson on 03 5479 2000 or email