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Education and Learning Centres

U3A Castlemaine

U3A Castlemaine was formed in May 1988 and in June of that year the first Committee was elected. Membership is open to anyone residing in the Mount Alexander Shire who is retired or semi-retired. The purpose of the organisation is to provide an opportunity to share knowledge of members through classes and other learning activities.

The Goldenhope Foundation

The Goldenhope Foundation (GHF) is a national registered health promotion charity with DGR status whose mission is to promote healthy strategies to combat children’s depression. It’s role could be likened to the ambulance at the top of the cliff rather than the ambulance at the bottom in a suite of strategies necessary in our Australian

Winters Flat Primary School

We are a primary school in Castlemaine leading the way in sustainability. We also belong to the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, offering classes in growing, harvesting and preparing food.

Castlemaine Toy Library

The Castlemaine Toy Library is a non-profit community organisation run by volunteers. We are funded by grants, membership fees and through fundraising activities. Established in 1987, the Castlemaine Toy Library offers local families with preschool children the opportunity to borrow toys and take them home to enjoy. Our toys are well-designed, safe, non-branded, non-gender specific,

South Castlemaine Kindergarten

South Castlemaine Kindergarten encourages development through active play as we believe young children learn by doing – a play based approach. We believe kindergarten and learning should be fun and we aim to display this in both our interactions with the children and in the play experiences that are planned. The program is developed according to the

Chewton Primary School

We are a small school of 75 students with an active gardening, cooking and literacy program that is always looking for additional support.

Harcourt CWA

Harcourt CWA is 86 years old and has been influential in the lives of many women in the Harcourt area. The Members who meet twice monthly enjoy fellowship, learn new skills and are involved in supporting and initating many State and Federal policies. The Members are well known in the local community for their work

Waldorf Homeschooling Castlemaine Style

Waldorf Homeschooling Group – Castlemaine style As a group we are using Waldorf education principles to educate our children and ourselves, we support each other to provide great education opportunities both in our own home and when we gather together. As parents/teachers we are committed to ongoing adult education on Steiner Philosophy so that we

Castlemaine Library

Castlemaine Library is part of the Goldfields Libraries, and the only branch in Mt Alexander Shire. We provide 3 public internet computers, free WiFi access, access to colour copying, printing and scanning and regular weekly one-on-one IT help sessions. We will be implementing a home based library service in 2018, too. We also feature 3

Maldon Neighbourhood Centre

The Maldon Neighbourhood Centre was incorporated in February 1986 and has since been an important resource for our town and the wider community. We offer a variety of facilities and services, including Learn Local courses, occasional childcare, meeting spaces, playgroup, community garden and a range of clubs and societies. We undertake community development projects and

Castlemaine Community House

Castlemaine Community House provides programs and activities contributing to community development and supporting individuals and groups within the local community.   Castlemaine Community House is in Castlemaine, Mount Alexander Shire, within the Central Goldfield region of Victoria. It is situated 120kms from Melbourne, approximately an hour and 15 minutes from the city. Castlemaine is encircled