The Reception class shared their learning with us at the week 2 assembly. They have been reading the book 'Who Sank the Boat" and their first item was a re-enactment of the book using masks and a giant boat on stage. While Miss Atkins narrated the story, the students used voices, movement and action to show just how crowded the boat became before it sank. The answer to the question was pretty obvious once all those animals had settled in!
The CYS Mothers Day High Tea on Wednesday May 8 saw over eighty mums enjoy a morning of classroom activities with their children, entertainment from the School Choir and a magnificent High Tea served in the Performing Arts Centre. Class activities included pampering, massages, board games, sherbet-making, cookie-jar making, 'pedicures' and story-reading. Principal Grant Keleher greeted the mums, students and staff assembled in the PAC and thanked the many people who made the day possible. The Parents and Friends wore
In the year 11 Biology class we have been learning about Biodiversity and different Ecosystems. On Wednesday the 8th of May we travelled to Port Victoria to study Jetty ecosystems and Beach ecosystems. We identified the biotic (Living) and abiotic (Non-Living) factors in each ecosystem, as well as the human impacts and adaptations animals have made to thrive and survive. Humans have impacted both the jetty and beach ecosystems in a variety of ways. As the jetty was man made,
CYS joined students from four other schools to attend the CSI: Crop Science Investigators field day held at the school on May 9. Students explored virtual farming, drone technology, spray techniques, grain identification and more. Students will use their expertise when they compete in a STEM based project later this year.
Shayla and myself are currently participating in the SYP TTC Multi Skills Program which provides training in Engineering, Agriculture, Construction and Automotive trades. It is being held across four SYP schools and we are part of a group of ten all from different schools. At the end of term 1 we participated in the Agriculture and construction trades which were held in CYS and MDS. During the construction module we spent time learning about how to safely use different power
In 2018, I was fortunate enough to be one of the 18 students from our school to be selected for the Youth Opportunities Program. Youth Ops is a personal leadership program available for students. It is a program that enables students to develop positively as individuals and teaches valuable personal motivational skills. Examples of things I took away from the program were; self-confidence, planning and organisational skills, resilience, problem solving skills, self-motivation, leadership, and a clearer insight into future goals.
On Friday the Year 10 Personal Learning Plan class and Point Pearce FLO students travelled to Adelaide to attend the Careers Expo. This event, which is held at the Adelaide Showgrounds, showcases a wide variety of employment opportunities and tertiary study options. This event is a valuable experience for students who prepared interview questions for specific university and employers. These professional conversations develop the Literacy and Social Capabilities of our students at Central Yorke School. Always a highlight is the
Last Tuesday May 7th. the Point Pearce Campus held a Mother’s Day Morning Tea to thank all of the mums, aunties and nannas for their work and support they provide in getting our children to school and pre-school. We appreciate their efforts greatly. FLO Staff and students from TAFE helped prepare some yummy scones with jam and cream. The women had a lovely time enjoying the morning tea with a cuppa and food, just talking, laughing and looking at photos
The wet weather gear has been dusted off and put to good use over the past week. In the ELC we value children having opportunities to explore the outdoor learning environment in all types of weather to support their growth and development. We are advocates for nature play and the benefits of children engaging in this play. What are the benefits of children playing in the rain? Prevents the spread of illness by having exposure to fresh air. Gives opportunity
Term 2, Week 1 Video Roundup It was back to school this week, with seminars, literacy actviities, new school signs and the (unofficial!) opening of the new primary playground. Posted by Central Yorke School on Saturday, 4 May 2019
On Tuesday 30th April, Neil Davis, who established the Sammy D Foundation visited Central Yorke School to deliver a 90 minute presentation to the Year 6 and 7 classes. Neil is the father of Sam Davis who was killed tragically after a senseless violent act in 2008. The Impact Presentation delivered by Neil is the first part of the program that sets the scene for a student led inquiry into bullying and violence and its devastating impact on all involved.