Lynarha Newchurch: 2020 Maitland Young Citizen of the Year
Congratulations to Lynarha Newchurch for becoming the Maitland's inaugural 'Young Citizen of the Year'.Lynarha was nominated for her work as Head Prefect, as an ambassador for women's football and her leadership in both the school and the Point Pearce community. She received her award from former Australian and South Australian cricketer and coach Andrea McCauley. Congratulations also go to Maitland's Citizen of the Year, Lyle Schulz for his work in promoting the Yorke Valley as a tourist destination and his
Congratulations to CYS student Rhys Heinrich, for being chosen as an inaugural awardee of the 2019 Governor’s Civic Awards for Schools. Rhys’s competition essay on “Why is it important for young people to know about the establishment and early years of the South Australian colony?” was praised as ‘a wonderful achievement’. Rhys attended the Proclamation Ceremony at the Old Gum Tree on December 28 where the Governor acknowledged all the awardees in his speech and met with them after. Rhys
Forty-one Year 5s and 6s and four teachers left school bright and early on December 2 heading for the Illawonga camp site near Swan Reach on the Murray River. The campsite was originally built to showcase gymnastic equipment and was used by the Australian Olympic team in the 1980s as a out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere training centre. After three hours on the bus some students were wondering if it was there at all! Monday We split into two groups for Monday's activities and
This term, the year 8, 9 and 10 students have been working with sheet-metal. This requires plenty of measurement, attention to detail and the learning of new skills such as: folding, cutting, drilling, pot riveting and following a template and all while displaying safe work practises. First, the students were given step-by-step instruction to build a small box. Next, they were assessed on how well they could independently apply their new skills to create a toolbox. They showed a great
Our annual Christmas On the Green family concert was held a little earlier this year on November 27th and a warm, balmy evening ensured a large turnout of students, families and community members. The R-6 classes performed 'Rat-a-Tat-Tat', a short musical that told the story of the first Christmas through the eyes of a drum-playing shepherd. The Year 6 class provided the main characters with Sophie Davies as the Little Drummer Boy. Other classes provide copious shepherds, angels and sheep.
The Year 8 class have just completed the final leg of their PBL journey- installing QR codes on the signs at each important building on the Maitland Historic Walk. With a simple scan of a mobile phone, visitors and locals alike can access a wealth of information and a voice recording about each and every one of the historic sites, created by our very own Year 8 students. This is a great example of the value CYS places on community
On November the 27th a group of students from CYS travelled to the Adelaide Show Grounds to attend the Ladies of Variety Christmas Party. Students had a fabulous time, enjoying a festive party environment. Face painting, tattoos, photo booths, balloon animals, party foods, dancing and music were all part of their day. We enjoyed a visit from Santa and students were lucky enough to receive a special gift at the end of the party as a memento of their day.
On Thursday 21st of November, the ELC children and educators along with the Reception class, had the opportunity to spend the morning at the Nature Playground where Glenn the Junkman had set up his myriad of recycled loose parts, musical junk instruments, mud, rocks, stick and branches. The Nature Playground proved to be the perfect setting, providing a nature rich learning environment for their open-ended play. The morning gave the children the opportunity to develop their: Gross and fine motor
+ Senior Ag students Steph Gersch, Benita Rodda, Sophie Heinrich and CYS Staff Linda Heinrich, Sarah Townsend and Jaynelle LeFeurve attended the Kapunda Rodeo on the weekend of November 23. We experienced another side of country living and supported our own Georgia Hastings who competed in the barrel racing on Goldie and Riley Tripplett trying to achieve 8 seconds on a bucking bull! A great afternoon and evening had by all.
On the 11th of November SRC representatives from Central Yorke School attended the special service at the War Memorial to remember the sacrifice of those who died or otherwise suffered. We took a wreath to lay and observed a minute silence at 11.00am to pay our respects.
On Wednesday the 13th of November the JP students excitedly boarded the bus for the Adelaide Zoo. With a quick stop at Dublin for recess it wasn’t long before we arrived at our destination and lugged our bags (many bigger than us) into the rooms. We then had lunch before breaking into our groups to explore the zoo, ending the day on the cool nature playground as the zoo was closing to the public. We returned to the rooms to
As a culmination of our R-2 Literacy, Numeracy and Science topics this term, last Tuesday the whole site went on a day excursion to the Adelaide Zoo. All up there were 22 children and 14 adults attending. It was fantastic to have so many family and community members there to assist with the supervision of the children. We arrived and spent time at the adventure playground and then sat down and had our lunch together. We all stayed in one