On Thursday 25th July the Year 10 students attended the Kadina Careers Expo which was held at the Copper Coast Sport and Leisure Centre. As part of the Personal Learning Plan program students are exposed to employers, universities and organisations to help them plan their future pathway through senior school and beyond. Students enjoyed networking with local employers and services to understand what opportunities are available on the Yorke Peninsula.
As Spring approaches and with the Royal Adelaide Show only just around the corner it is time for the Ag Block to welcome new animals. On Tuesday July 23rd our Year 9 class travelled to Coota Park, a goat stud owned by Margaret Miller situated between Moonta and Wallaroo. Here we saw a range of animals from mature bucks and does right down to tiny newborn kids. Workman Andrew gave us a tour then allowed the students to select five
Congratulations to Jacob Mack who represented the Yorke Peninsula Open Boys Zone team in the recent SSSSA competition held at Trinity College. By all reports Jacob played well but unfortunately the team were not able to progress to the next round after defeating Faith Lutheran but having losses against Kadina, Nuriootpa and Glossop.
The CYS Senior and YP Concert Band students travelled to Balaklava on Friday August 2 for the annual Balaklava Eisteddfod. The Eisteddfod attracts hundred of choirs, vocal ensembles, concert bands, rock bands, community orchestras and soloists from across northern SA and metropolitan Adelaide and this is our school's 16th year of involvement. Senior Vocal Ensemble The senior vocal group competed against 18 other choirs in the Vocal Ensemble Section which was hosted at the Balaklava Church of Christ. With strong
The start of Term 3 has been a fantastic one. It has been wonderful to have Miss Kath back in the R-2 Class after her trip to New York. The children have been engaging in their lessons and attendance has been very good. It has been great to receive phone calls and messages from families when children are absent. There has been some wonderful schoolwork and learning occurring. Kindy Story Table For the first two weeks the children have been
The pressure on our four year olds to be reaching and attaining a certain academic level to ensure they are ‘ready for School’ is growing all of the time. Too often a child is expected to MAKE the transition to School and be READY for School. The responsibility is placed on the child, rather than the emphasis being placed on the School. A more important and helpful question to ask: Is the school ready for my child? By posing this
Last week Emily Bourke, MAS alumni and MLC visited our school to present to us Prime Minister Bob Hawke’s report cards for the time he attended Maitland. Emily was looking through the Bob Hawke library at UniSA when she came across these and thought it would be nice to have this memento at school. Emily came to present this to us on the same day that our students were recognised for their efforts in the Premier’s ANZAC Spirit Award. Emily’s
The Year 3's and 4's travelled to Port Victoria this week to help the YP Council plant trees on land behind the cemetery. The land was previously a green waste dump and the council is re-vegetating it. Thank you to the council helpers and especially to Adrian, who showed us all how to prepare the ground for planting. Thank you to Mr Allen for driving the bus and to Mrs Bubner and Mr Tuck for taking us.
On Wednesday July 3, the Yorke Peninsula Combined Schools Concert Band performed the curtain raiser for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Port Pirie concert at the Northern Festival Centre. Conducted by Instrumental Music teacher Debbie Schwartz, the forty piece band of students, staff and community members from Maitland, Ardrossan, Minlaton and Yorketown were joined by nine ASO members to perform ‘Fantasia 2000’, a medley of classical pieces from Disney’s movie ‘Fantasia’. The young band played with confidence and professionalism with positive
The Kindy students were back to school this week, full of energy and enthusiasm. The chilly weather made some indoor activities popular but didn't deter lots of children from exploring the learning opportunities outside.