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
Another huge success with the SRC hosting the Colour Run on Friday 15th of November. This created a lot of fun and excitement at Central Yorke School. Starting at 2pm and accompanied by uplifting music, participants arrived looking fresh and relaxed in their white tops. Students were able to run, walk, dance or stroll their way through our Colour Run course at CYS school oval! With a change of the course this year, students were keen to have more of
As part of our biological science unit, we looked at living and non-living things. After some discussion, some students wanted to know if eggs were alive or not. After asking Mrs. Le Feuvre, for permission to use the school incubator, we asked families and staff if they had any fertile eggs we could incubate. Mrs. Allen then set up the incubator. We placed 36 eggs in the incubator, to hatch them we needed to be kept at a certain temperature
On Wednesday the 30th of October we left on a bus to go to our camp at The Woodhouse Activity Centre, near Piccadilly in the Adelaide Hills. Angas and Mrs. Lands took the school van as well. On the way we stopped at Dublin for recess. Eventually we arrived at Woodhouse. While waiting to check in, we saw our first koala. After we unpacked and had our lunch. We went for a walk around the campsite. We then moved to
This term, students from Year 6 and 9 have collaborated to create the Remembrance Day Assembly. As part of their learning, we visited the Maitland War Memorial and learnt about it’s significance in representing those who fought and were killed in foreign countries. We researched the role of various animals in war including: pigeons, horses, donkeys, camels, as well as how malaria-infected mosquitoes impacted the health of soldiers. Year 9 students also taught their partners about the places Australian fought
The 2019 Central Yorke School Showcase Concert was held on Thursday November 7 in the school Performing Arts Centre. Over 150 family and community members attended along with special invited guests including the Local Member for Narrungga Fraser Ellis, Education Director Joann Weckert and principals from the SYP schools. Festival Choir The Combined AAS and CYS Festival Choir opened the evening with the beautiful ‘You, Me and the Wide Open Sky’, a soaring outback inspired ballad. The Choir’s programme was
As a part of our focus on student wellbeing at CYS, the Year 8 class has had the opportunity to work with Mr Clifford and Miss Townsend on health and fitness activities. Whilst the boys have been covering the ‘Rock and Water’ course, the girls have explored a range of topics including ‘what it means to be a girl/woman in 2019’, mindfulness, yoga, various styles of dancing and personal training at the Maitland gym. Big thanks to George for hosting
CYS student Benita Rodda has received a 'highly commended' certificate in the 7-10 category of the Australian Children's Music Foundation 2019 National Songwriting Competition. Although not a winner from the hundreds of entries received, the ACMF judges said that Benita's entry deserved 'special commendation' and 'sincerely hoped that she continue with her writing as your talent and hard work are outstanding'. Benita's song 'We Are Glorious' was professionally recorded at an Adelaide studio with additional vocals from local singer Kaylene