It is provided as general information only at this time
(Last Update 11 Apr 2008)
Introduction: Kyneton and District offers a pre-school, five Primary Schools, two Secondary Schools and Adult Education via TAFE and the Community and Learning Centre.
Lady Brooks Kindergarten
5 Hutton Street Kyneton
The Lady Brooks Kindergarten offers pre-school education for children of both 4-5 year and 3-4 years.
The educational program for 4-5 year olds addresses physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development. Kindergarten sessions are delivered by a qualified teacher and assistant plus parent helpers.
Pre-kinder provides a developmentally appropriate program for children with a minimum age of 3 years by 30 April of the year they attend. The program addresses the key developmental areas of children of this age range with emphasis on social development through play experience.
Enrolment forms can be obtained from and lodged at the Kyneton offices of the Macedon Ranges Shire Council at 129 Mollison St.
For further information phone 54220231
Kyneton Primary School
Principal: Michele Robinson
Location: Baynton St, Kyneton
Total enrolment: 300+
School Statement: Kyneton Primary School community nurtures a caring, safe and happy environment which promotes self-discipline and responsibility, mutual respect and tolerance, self esteem and genuine pride. The school believes this is best achieved through students, parents and teachers working together.
Langley Primary School
Principal: Alan Lenders
Location: 38 Redesdale Rd Langley
Total enrolment: 65
School Statement: Langley is a small school which organises P-1, 2-3, 4/5/6 groups depending on the numbers at each level. Langley offers a well rounded curriculum incorporating academic as well as the Arts. The School’s program includes: Music, Art, Library, Physical Education, Swimming, Camps etc. Langley Primary is situated in very pleasant surroundings with interesting activities in the playground.
Malmsbury Primary School
Principal: Len Watson
28 Cameron St Malmsbury 3446
Total Enrolment: 123
School Statement: Malmsbury Primary has large well equipped classrooms which are light and airy and provide a comfortable learning environment for all students. Its attractive and spacious grounds include an oval, rebound walls, hard surface areas, soccer field, play equipment, undercover area and well established shade trees. Future grounds developments will include a vegetable garden, rock climbing wall and outdoor chess area. All students are supported to develop their social, emotional, physical and academic potential with individual help being readily available. In all Years there is a strong focus on developing the fundamental knowledge, skills and behaviours in Literacy and Numeracy and other areas including physical and social capacities which underpin all future learning. There is a strong emphasis on personal and social development, thinking skills, information and communications technology.
Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School
Principal: Sandra Ritchie
Location: Edgecombe St, Kyneton
Total Enrolment: 240
School Statement: Our Lady of the Rosary is part of the total Parish community of Kyneton and Trentham. The school provides a high quality, holistic education within a Catholic environment. The School has a balanced curriculum which provides a sound learning environment catering for the needs of all students. Students are given opportunities to develop independence, creativity, confidence within a supportive environment.
Tylden Primary School
Principal: Heather Brown
Location: Clowes Street, Tylden
Total Enrolment: 134
School Statement: An outstanding feature of Tylden PS is the caring consideration shown by children, parents, staff and community for each other. Within this environment Tylden PS provides opportunities and challenges which seek to encourage each student to strive for their personal best. Because of its commitment to a developmental approach to learning dedicated staff ensure positive learning experiences are provided for all children. Studies emphasise high standards in English and Mathematics with skilled additional assistance available. A contemporary building is complemented by spacious landscaped grounds including active and passive play areas attractive to children. The enrolment is small enough for each child to be special. The teachers are very experienced professionals. The past decade has been one of steady growth as families beyond the neighbourhood, valuing what the school has to offer, have chosen Tylden for their children. Tylden PS has many features which make it a unique, caring and environmentally friendly school.
Kyneton Secondary College**
Principal: Glenn Davey
Location: Epping St Kyneton
Ph: 54211100, fax: 54223505
Total enrolment: 700+
School Statement: Kyneton Secondary College is a secular co-educational government school offering a comprehensive curriculum from Year 7 to Year 12. The curriculum encompasses VET, VCAL and VCE as well as a broad range of co-curricula activities such as sport, music and theatre. The school is divided into 2 sub-schools- Middle Years (7-9) and Senior Years (10-12). In Years 7 & 8 students are aided in their transition to secondary education via a Home Group system where students work with a small team of teachers each of whom provides academic instruction across at least 2 subjects as well as welfare support. In Year 9 students are exposed to a wide range of elective subjects that build on the comprehensive broad based experiences of Years 7 & 8. In Year 10 students are able to select from an extensive range of electives and/or VCE/VET/Applied Learning subjects. In Years 11 & 12 students select a pathway that involves VCE, VET, VCAL or a combination of these.
Sacred Heart College
Principal: John Arthurson
Location: 94 High St (PO Box 191), Kyneton 3444
Ph: 54211200, fax: 54223525
Total enrolment: 700+
School Statement: Sacred Heart College is a co-educational Catholic Secondary College in the Mercy tradition that educates, cares for and supports young people in the Macedon Ranges area. The College aims to address the needs of its individual students by providing a rich, positive and inclusive learning and teaching environment. Its facilities are well resourced, safe and designed to meet a range of contemporary purposes. The College seeks to maintain a climate in which the achievements of all are facilitated and celebrated, and which all are challenged and affirmed.
Whilst there are no tertiary campuses in Kyneton a great number of young people from the district progress to tertiary study. Some live in Melbourne but many continue to live at home and travel each day, some by road, but many by train where frequent services and student discount fares make daily travel to Tertiary Institutions in the City or this side of it and also to Bendigo a viable proposition. Both Secondary Colleges have extensive course and career counselling to assist students in the course selection process.
Kyneton Campus Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE
73-79 Edgecombe St Kyneton ph 54210301
Campus Manager: Jane Gustus-Callanan
As a small campus, the BRIT Kyneton Campus prides itself on providing friendly and individual attention to its students. The campus offers nationally accredited courses and training packages, as well as short courses in a variety of study areas, from Business, IT and Hospitality to Spoken & Written English, VET, Farm Chemical Use.
Courses Offered by the Kyneton Community and Learning Centre
Kyneton Community & Learning Centre:
Location: 34 Mollison Street Kyneton
Education programs offered by the Learning Centre include:
Food Safety Levels 1 & 2; Introduction to Hospitality
Youth Pathways: Certificate of General Education for Adults (designed for early school leavers aged 15-19 years); Certificate 1 in Retail Operations;
Reading and Writing; First Aid Level 2; French, Organic Gardening and Introduction to Agriculture and a range of Computer courses.