winters flat

Welcome to Winters Flat Primary School, Castlemaine.

CalendarThe Oak Tree banner above is related to a concept embraced by the school that recognizes needs of students and is referred to by the acronym 'SPACE'. Find out more inside.

The Oaks are heritage-listed and the grove enhances our oval, a wonderful asset for our SPACE programs. Also enhancing our oval is our asphalt riding track, which is used for Bike Ed.



Our Philosophy

It is our school's belief that each child must be treated as an individual and encouraged to develop a high level of achievement in all curriculum areas.
Our school is a “SPACE” school, meaning that we cater for each child’s Social, Physical, Academic, Creative and Emotional wellbeing. Our purpose is to develop our students socially, physically, academically, creatively and emotionally.
We believe that it is the responsibility of all involved with the child to help each child develop their full potential as a thinking, responsible, caring individual. Children will develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to understand and contribute to society.
We believe that children should be encouraged to respond to high expectations and develop high expectations of themselves.
We further believe they should be able to work effectively with others. To this end each child is seen as an individual and is encouraged to grow in confidence and self-worth, taking more responsibility for their own learning.
A genuine partnership between teachers, pupils and parents is seen as an integral aspect of effective education. The engagement of parents in policy development, classroom programs and open communication is to be pursued by all those involved with the school. Pupils are encouraged to have input into decision-making concerning program and school development.

Our values:

Care for Yourself
Care for Others
Care for the Environment
are embedded into all of our school practices.

Please use the links at the left to find out about our school. You may also find your way to some pages developed by the students. There's also news and pictures of our substantial SAKG (Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden) Program.

Please contact us either by phone or email if you would like more information about the school.

Parents can contact teachers before and after school.

Mary-anne Rooney
Winters Flat Primary School.


Click here to read our weekly newsletter 'Flat Chat'.

  • Win News 2015 - video ResourceSmart School of the Year 2015


- Our supplier will visit the school on a Tuesday to take orders and deliver orders.     You can pay by cash or Eftpos.
- You can purchase online and it will get posted to your home address.
- You can still place the order here at school and it will be delivered on the next uniform day.
Uniform shop day will be Tuesday – 8.30 am – 10.00 am.
We will not keep any uniform here except for hats.  We will continue to keep hats here as these are needed constantly and with our Sun Smart Policy, must be readily available.
We still have several items of uniform at the school for purchase at the old price, however there are limited sizes.

Thank you
Mary-anne Rooney


Term 1:      27th January (school teachers start - 28th January Students start) to March 24th (as March 25th is a Public Holiday).

Term 2:      11th April to 24th June.

Term 3:      11th July to 16th September.

Term 4:      3rd October to 20th December (Tuesday).

Daylight Saving commences Sunday 2nd October, 2016.



Did you know that school banking not only encourages kids to save their hard earned money, but it’s also a great fundraiser for our school.  Winters Flat Primary School receives $5 every time a student opens a school banking account and makes their first ever School Banking deposit, and then 5% on every deposit made through the school. 


To encourage kids to bank regularly, there are some great rewards on offer.  It’s not about how much children bank, but how often.
Every deposit earns your child a silver Dollarmites token, and once they’ve collected 10 tokens they can redeem them for a reward.
Each term, new rewards are released but students can still claim rewards from previous terms if they like (and if the items are still available).
The rewards available during 2016 are:

Flying Snake Tail
Wildlife Writer Set

Mud Splat Handball
Outback Pat Bag Tag

Backtrack Eraser Pen
Jump and Skip Rope

Bush Fly Fan
Wriggly Glow Worm

To claim school banking rewards, select the item off the rewards sheet (if you don’t have one, you can collect one from the office) and return it, along with your ten silver tokens (or one gold) in your school bankbook on school banking day (Tuesday).


This year, there are also some great prizes to be won, including the chance to win a family trip for up to two adults and three children to explore Australia Zoo and meet wildlife ambassadors Bindi and Robert Irwin.
Students who make 15 or more School Banking deposits by the end of Term 3, 2016 will be automatically entered into the draw, so you don’t need to do anything extra to enter. 


You can get involved in the School Banking program by opening a Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account at the local Castlemaine branch. All you need to bring is your current identification as well as your child’s birth certificate. If you are an existing Commonwealth Bank customer and have NetBank, you can open an account online. 
If your child has an existing Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account they can start banking straight away. They just need to bring their deposit in every week on School Banking day using their Dollarmites deposit wallet.

DON’T FORGET SCHOOLBANKING DAY IS TUESDAY and you just need to bring in your account book and the money you wish to deposit to the offfice when you arrive at school.

Happy banking!


  • Castlemaine Out of School Hours Care (COSHC) is situated at Campbell’s Creek Primary School, 127-133 Main Road, Campbell’s Creek, VIC
    3451 - 5472 2180.

  • Children between 5 and 12 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

  • For Bookings, Fees and Enquiries please contact YMCA, Bendigo - or call 5445 8300.