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History

Central Yorke School began in 2017 with the amalgamation of Maitland Area School, Point Pearce Aboriginal School and the Maitland Children’s Centre. This amalgamation resulted in Central Yorke School becoming a Birth to Year 12 school with a new Early Learning Centre built on the Maitland site during 2015 & 2016. Kindy commenced at the new site in term 4 2016. The campus at Point Pearce is a Birth to Year 2 centre.

Philosophy & Values

Central Yorke School supports students using innovative learning practices to empower them to achieve their full potential as successful and valued members of their communities.

Our staff take great pride in providing a safe and secure learning environment, whilst at the same time providing a full range of dynamic and challenging academic and extracurricular programs with a special emphasis on Agriculture, the Performing Arts and the SAASTA Sports Academy.

CYS believes in ‘learning together’, and ‘making a difference’ and this is reflected in peer tutoring, cross-campus activities and learning, local community, state and international programs and through our school values of respect, resilience and relationships.

School Policies, Procedures and Information

Full details of our school’s education programs, administrative structures and procedures can be found in the 2019 CYS Parent Handbook, which includes:,

  • Principal’s Welcome
  • Central Yorke School History
  • Leadership Team & Care Group Teachers
  • Teaching & Support Staff
  • Curriculum & Pathways
  • R-11 Curriculum Overview
  • School to Work Strategy
  • SACE & Vocational Education
  • Specialist Programs: Agricultural Studies, Performing Arts, SAASTA, Sport & Outdoor Education
  • School Information, policies and procedures
  • Point Pearce Campus, history  and information
  • Early Learning Centre, history & information
  • Events & Activities Calendar

 Downloads

You can download our handbooks and annual report here:

CYS Maitland Campus News

Term 2 | Week 2-3 Video Roundup

Term 2 | Week 2-3 Video Roundup

Term 2 | Week 2-3 Video Roundup Term 2, Weeks 2-3 Video Roundup of school sport, activities, events and learning. Posted by Central Yorke School
Reception Atkins/Dayman Assembly

Reception Atkins/Dayman Assembly

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
Mothers’ Day High Tea

Mothers’ Day High Tea

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
Biology Field Trip

Biology Field Trip

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
CSI: Crop Science Investigation

CSI: Crop Science Investigation

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
SYP TTC Multi Skills Program

SYP TTC Multi Skills Program

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
Careers Expo

Careers Expo

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
Rain, Rain Glorious Rain!

Rain, Rain Glorious Rain!

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
Term 2 | Week 1 Video Roundup

Term 2 | Week 1 Video Roundup

  Term 2, Week 1 Video Roundup It was back to school this week, with seminars, literacy actviities, new school signs and the (unofficial!) opening
‘True Colours’ Program

‘True Colours’ Program

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
Mothers Day High Tea

Mothers Day High Tea

We’re opening up the classrooms on Wednesday May 8 for all our CYS mums, grannies, aunties and carers so they can receive a special pampering
Understanding ANZAC Day

Understanding ANZAC Day

It was our first day back at school on Monday and we all had so much to share about our holiday adventures! A very special