Governance and Management

Castlemaine Steiner School & Kindergarten is a not-for-profit independent school.  It is incorporated as a public company limited by guarantee, governed on behalf of its members by the Board of Directors. The Principal and Management Team run the school on a day to day basis.

The educational direction and heart of the school is held by the College of Teachers. The College meets weekly and works with the curriculum, the pedagogy, teacher training and reviews and with student welfare.

There are four Faculties in the school – Early Childhood, Primary School, Middle School and Specialist.

Castlemaine Steiner School & Kindergarten supports and promotes the principles and practice of Australian democracy, including elected representation, the rule of law, equal rights for all before the law, freedom of religion, freedom of speech and association and the values of openness and tolerance.

CSSK Constitution 2014 PDF


Board Members

Warwick Smith (Chair) – Warwick Smith is co-founder and economist at the Castlemaine Institute. He’s also a research fellow at public policy think tank Per Capita and an honorary fellow at the University of Melbourne’s School of Social and Political Sciences. He has previously worked as a research economist, consultant and freelance writer. His particular areas of expertise and interest include the economics of ageing populations, environmental economics, taxation economics and the history and philosophy of economics. Warwick also has a background in evolutionary and conservation biology. He has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne.

Mahesh Kandasamy

Lorna Atkins

Joel Reynolds

Amanda McDonald

Anna Campbell


Annual Report 2018

The latest Annual Report is available here.

Annual Report 2018