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The Facility

Winters Flat Primary School, Castlemaine, opened on its present site in 1964. The school is located on the western side of Castlemaine on an attractively landscaped site. The spacious grounds are within sight of the natural features surrounding Forest Creek. The school provides a natural, traffic free environment in what remains an urban area. As well classrooms, our school has a purpose built library, Art/Craft room, a converted multi-purpose gym, performing arts area, commercial kitchen (Oak View) and a Parents Room.

"Creekview" school building was opened in 2010 and provides six classrooms with open areas, staff offices, two kitchens, indoor toilets and withdrawal spaces.  It is complemented by a huge timber deck for outdoor activities.



The Program

Winters Flat Primary School offers a Prep to Grade 6 program in all aspects of VELS (Victorian Essential Learning Standards). Read about our School policies, here.

The emphasis of our program is in providing experiences for the children based on their stage of development and previous learning. To support this approach, the class groups are structured to cater for a range of ages and abilities while the learning experiences integrate the subject areas with an emphasis on involving children in practical activities.

Programs are co-ordinated on a department and whole school basis, in order to ensure continuity of experiences for children throughout their seven years of primary schooling at Winters Flat.

The teaching staff is mostly organised in teams – Junior, Middle, Senior and Specialists. The grouping of teachers facilitates the implementation of a well planned and consistent education program. The home group programs are supported by Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Library, Indonesian and Chess.

To support these programs Winters Flat has developed a comprehensive pupil welfare/behaviour management plan. This is emphasised through the school's commitment to "Achieving Success Together". (See The Student Wellbeing Handbook for Parents.)



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