Welcome to Winters Flat Primary School, Castlemaine.
The 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.
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.
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.
Winters Flat Primary School.
**** SCHOOL FUNDRAISER ****
Campbells Creek Community Centre – 6:30pm – August 26th
August heats up at Winters Flat Primary School, as we bring together family and friends for a kid-free night of music and fun - all in the name of raising money for our school!
Featuring the rockin' tunes of CROSSWIND, there will also be Silent Auctions to bid on, from all sorts of fabulous local businesses.
Drinks will be available to purchase at bar prices (no BYO please) and a light supper will be provided.
So, book the babysitter and dance the night away at Winter Flat Primary School's major fundraiser for the year!
Tickets are $30 and may be purchased online, or at the office.
Online tickets incur a $2.34 booking fee.
To book tickets online visit - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/winters-flat-rocks-tickets-36045159041
Stay up to date with the event on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/WintersFlatPrimarySchoolCastlemaine/
School Procedures for Bushfire Season 2017
https://www.cushycms.com/temporary_uploads/108636/School Procedures for Bushfire Season.doc 2017.pdf
- 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.
TERM DATES 2017
Term 1: 30th January (school teachers start - 31st January Students start) to March 31st.
Term 2: 18th April to 30th June.
Term 3: 17th July to 22nd September.
Term 4: 9th October to 22nd December.
*** Daylight saving time 2017 in Victoria will begin at 2:00 am on Sunday, 1 October - end at 2:00 am Sunday ,1 April 2018
SCHOOL BANKING DAY IS TUESDAY!
Winters Flat PS offers the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program to all students.
School Banking is a fun, interactive and engaging way for young Australians to learn about money and develop good savings habits. Children who deposit money into their Youthsaver account through School Banking earn Dollarmites tokens, which they can save up and redeem for exciting rewards.
The rewards available during 2017 are:
Colour Change Markers
3D Chalk Set
Smiley Emoji Keyring
Pencil + Tech Case
School Banking is also a great fundraiser for our school. Our school receives $5 when a student makes their first ever School Banking deposit and 5% on every deposit made through the school (to a maximum of $10 per individual deposit).
Getting involved in School Banking is easy!
All you need to get involved in the School Banking program is a Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account. You can open an account for your child in one of two ways:
1. Online - Visit commbank.com.au/schoolbanking and click on the link to open a Youthsaver account.
2. In branch - Visit a Commonwealth Bank branch with identification for yourself and your child, like a driver’s licence and birth certificate.
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.
School Banking day is TUESDAY. Each week you need toplace your book in the special box at the school office.
If you would like to know more about School Banking, please visit commbank.com.au/schoolbanking
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.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5445 8300.