Download the Welcome to Welcome to CSC booklet here.
We offer a range of programs, curricula offerings and individual supports to help our students make the most of their time at Castlemaine Secondary College. We’re proud of our teachers and students and know you’ll be impressed with the care we all take in our thriving, modern campus.
Download the CSC Enrolment booklet here.
There are two ways to enrol at Castlemaine Secondary College:
- participation in the Transitions Program for Mount Alexander Shire primary school Grade 6 students enrolling in Year 7
- direct enrolment for all year levels
We work closely with the primary schools in Mount Alexander Shire to provide Grade 6 (and even Grade 5) students multiple opportunities to experience the atmosphere and learning opportunities we provide. Our Transition Coordinator visits all the local primary schools to speak to students about CSC and answer any questions they may have. Prospective Grade 6 students and their parents and carers are invited to attend our Open Morning in early May to see CSC in action. Students also attend two full Experience Days at CSC later in the year. There is also an Information Evening families are invited to attend. All enrolment documentation is distributed to families through the Transition Program. For more information, please contact Ruth McNamara, Transitions Coordinator on 5479 1111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Making the Leap days
For Grade 6 students requiring more assistance we offer Making the Leap days. We know that the transition to a new school environment can provide additional challenges for some students. Making the Leap is an Extended Transition Program designed to support Grade 6 students who may be attending a very small primary school, have disabilities, anxiety or other mental health issues.
For all other students, the enrolment process starts with a family interview and tour of CSC. The aim of this interview is to discover the previous education experience your child has had, their individual learning needs and what their broader interests are. These answers will then help you all decide which Learning Precincts your child will enjoy the most.
Your child will also be assigned a Mentor teacher and a mentor group with a maximum 16 students. Mentor teachers are staff members who students have daily contact with. This staff member will also be the main point of contact if parents and carers have questions or concerns about their child’s academic progress or wellbeing at school.
What House will I be in?
Starting at CSC
During the enrolment family interview a suitable timetable can be developed and a start date determined. If preferred, a gradual transition into CSC can be arranged. New students will be paired with a buddy within their Mentor group to help them to settle in.
What to bring
A birth certificate (or proof of birth) is required for students who are transitioning from non-Victorian Government schools.
Book a tour
Tours of CSC are conducted in school hours to allow you to see our school in action. To book a tour of CSC and family interview, please email Reception Castlemaine.email@example.com or call 03 5479 1111.