Welcome to Elphinstone Primary School

We are a small community school in the heart of the Victorian Goldfields, at the entrance to the Mount Alexander Shire which centres around Castlemaine.

We are in a beautiful setting with well developed grounds set on 1.5 ha on the original Calder Highway with magnificent views of Mt Alexander to the north. The school community take pride in the school environment and have worked hard to ensure that it is appealing, stimulating and safe.


Our students are all involved in many educational activities both in and outside the classroom. They are also involved in many specialist classroom activities and programs as well as inter-school ventures and a wide range of camps and excursions.


The school remains closely tied to the district schools through the Small Schools Cluster. Regular planning meetings occur and this contributes to a commonality in curriculum, language and goals.