Yeti Hunt

The CYS Performing Arts Centre truly lived up to its name last term as we proudly premiered the musical ‘Yeti Hunt’ over three performances and several packed houses.
The show was a testament to the skill, determination, teamwork and abilities of all our students and the adults who...

Japan Trip 2018

During the holidays I was fortunate enough to travel with ten of our students to Japan.
The trip was fantastic with us spending three days in Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima.
For me, the sheer amount of people in any one place at any time was a sight to see. At 11pm at night the subways and trains...

Balaklava Eisteddfod

This year’s Balaklava Eisteddfod was held on Friday and August 3 and CYS was well represented by the school’s Junior Concert band and as part of the YP Combined School’s Band.

Junior Concert...

Coaching in the Classroom

As most of you know I am an avid sports fan and love to be involved as both player and coach. To explain myself a bit better I am going to use sporting analogies to explain how we may do things a little differently from now on.

For me I see myself as the coach, the staff and students as the...

Stargazing: World Record Viewing Attempt

Central Yorke School was part of an amazing Australia wide event on the evening of May 23rd. The ABC in partnership with the Australian National University were aiming to smash the Guiness Book of Records for the most people in one country stargazing at the same time. Participants were required...

Big Idea In Number

Staff have just recently completed two days in Professional Development on the best ways to teach Numeracy and Maths to our students.

The presenter was Professor Di Simeon and our staff were really excited to see new strategies and how they can be implemented across the site to help our...

ANZAC Dawn Service 2018

ANZAC Dawn Service 2018

The 2018 ANZAC Dawn Service performance by the CYS and Combined YP Schools Concert Band was well supported by students, old scholars, community members and staff.

The weather was cold but a clear sky encouraged a large crowd to gather at the Maitland memorial.

Many former band members...

Yamaha Music Concert Band Workshop

The YP Concert Band students had the wonderful opportunity at the end of Term 1 to participate in a concert band workshop with Dr Rob Williams – Education Outreach Clinician with Yamaha Music Australia.

During the extensive workshop, students were challenged and inspired throughout the day...

Meet the Teacher Evening

Meet the Teacher

Our annual 'Meet the Teacher' night attracted many families who attended to receive information about their children's classes, subjects and teachers.

Presentations included informational slides, videos, pamphlets and chalk and talk (though on a whiteboard, not a...