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Schools, kindergartens and childcare services

Kindergartens

We continuously strive to service our community better.

A number of pre-Schools operate in Mount Alexander Shire. All the pre-Schools operate independently of Council, and are managed by Committees of Management.

Children are eligible to attend pre-School if they have turned four by the end of April that year.

For more information or to arrange an enrolment, contact the particular pre-school of interest to you.

Kindergarten Address Contact phone
Castlemaine Kindergarten Berkeley Street, Castlemaine 3450 (03) 5472 1495
Castlemaine Steiner School and Kindergarten Pyrenees Highway, Muckleford 3451 (03) 5470 6235
Harcourt Pre-School Play Centre Buckley Street, Harcourt 3453 (03) 5474 2391
Maldon Pre-School Centre Camp Street, Maldon 3463 (03) 5475 2418
Newstead Pre-School Panmure Street, Newstead 3462 (03) 5476 2688
South Castlemaine Kindergarten 9 Etty Street, Castlemaine 3450 (03) 5472 2432

There are also qualified kindergarten teachers at the following long daycare centres.

Childcare Address Contact phone Email
Castlemaine Child Care Centre 15-17 Templeton St, Castlemaine 3450 (03) 5472 3665 castlemaine.cc@kindergarten.vic.gov.au
Ray St Children's Centre 54 Ray Street Castlemaine 3450 (03) 5470 6080 raystreet@nurtureone.com.au
Johnstone Street Early Learning Centre 104 Johnstone St, Castlemaine 3450 (03) 5470 5422 director@johnstonestreetelc.com.au

Primary and secondary schools


With more than 15 schools within the Shire, residents have a variety of school options available.

Contact details for our local schools are listed below.

School Address Contact Phone Email
Baringhup Primary School Mitchell Street, Baringhup, 3463 03 5475 2574 baringhup.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
Campbells Creek Primary School Main Street, Campbells Creek, 3451 03 5472 2180 campbells.creek.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
Castlemaine North Primary School Barker Street, Castlemaine, 3450 03 5472 1391 castlemaine.north.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
Castlemaine Primary School Mostyn Street, Castlemaine, 3450 03 5472 1542 castlemaine.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
Castlemaine Secondary College Blakely Road, Castlemaine, 3450 03 5479 1111 castlemaine.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au
Castlemaine Steiner School Cnr Rilens Road and Pyrenees Highway, Castlemaine, 3450 03 5470 6235 enquiries@castlemainesteinerschool.com.a u
Chewton Primary School Hunter Street, Chewton, 3451 03 5472 2557 chewton.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
Elphinstone Primary School Wright Street, Elphinstone, 3448 03 5473 3285 elphinstone.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
Guildford Primary School 6 Franklin Street, Guildford, 3451 03 5473 4241 guildford.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
Harcourt Valley Primary School Wilkinson Street, Harcourt, 3451 03 5474 2266 Harcourt.Valley.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
Langley Primary School RSD 38 Edgecombe – Redesdale Rd 03 5423 4125 langley.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
Maldon Primary School High Street, Maldon, 3463 03 5475 1484 maldon.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
Newstead Primary School Lyons Street, Newstead, 3462 03 5476 2226 newstead.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
Olivet Christian College 89 Main Road, Campbells Creek, 3451 03 5472 3817 admin@olivet.vic.edu.au
St Marys Catholic Primary School Templeton Street, Castlemaine, 3450 03 5472 2270 principal@smcastlemaine.catholic.edu.au
Taradale Primary School 98 High Street, Taradale, 3447 03 5423 2247 taradale.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
Winters Flat Primary School Roberts Avenue, Castlemaine, 3450 03 5472 1522 winters.flat.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
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