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.

Suzanne Kinnersly
Winters Flat Primary School.




School Procedures for Bushfire Season 2017 Procedures for Bushfire Season.doc 2017.pdf


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- 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 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


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:

Term 1
Cyber Handball
Colour Change Markers

Term 2
3D Chalk Set
Tablet Case

Term 3
Smiley Emoji Keyring
Volt Handball

Term 4
Pencil + Tech Case
Epic Earphones

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 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     
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.