"All of life is a journey - which paths we take, what we look back on and what we look forward to - is up to us."


The Journey

Castlemaine Secondary College offers students and their families are unique journey from Year 7 to 12. Our Blakeley Road Campus caters for Year 7 to 9 whilst our Etty Street Campus continues the secondary school journey for years 10 to 12 students.

Planning and Support

Pathways and Transitions for the College are led by a dedicated team of staff led by Peter Bovell, Assistant Principal.  Ken Killeen and Alan Stewart provide supporting leadership across both campuses, together with our Careers and MIPS Coordinator, Ian Cook & Cathy Naimo


In Victoria, the Managed Individual Pathways (MIPs) initiative ensures that all students 15 years and over in government schools are provided with individual pathway plans with associated support as a means to continued education, training or full-time employment. Castlemaine Secondary College works with students across both campuses to plan for their future.

MIPs aims to help young people to:

  • make a smooth transition from compulsory schooling to further education, training and employment
  • develop skills to manage their pathways throughout their working lives
  • develop their knowledge, understanding and experience of opportunities in education, training and employment.

Partnerships with Parents and the Community

Integrated inquiry-based, enterprise and independent learning approaches connect students with our local and global community through building partnerships. We have established partnerships with a variety of community organisations and businesses.

We are building partnerships with parents and local community groups and businesses to share skills and knowledge, to support the development of projects and excursions and to work with students within the classroom to sustain and extend their learning. We have supportive processes to develop parent involvement across the College and welcome parents into their child's learning space any time.

"We can pull a strong community around every individual that gives them the sense that the school community will be a safe and inspiring place to be. I do believe by enabling parents and community members to be involved directly in the school we can support teachers and students in their journey together."

Community member


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