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
You can download our handbooks and annual report here:
The CYS 2019 Parent Information Handbook contains information on our school's history, its amalgamation with the Maitland Kindy and Point Pearce Aboriginal School. There is a curriculum guide with details of our specialist programs, contact details for staff and an overview of our polices and procedures .
The CYS Early Learning Centre Information Guide includes the centre's belief statement, a short history of the centre, staff lists, contacts, parent information and centre procedures. For more comprehensive information about CYS, see the CYS Parent handbook.
The Point Pearce Information Guide includes a short history of the centre, staff lists, contacts, parent information and campus procedures. For more comprehensive information, see the CYS Parent handbook.
Central Yorke School and Point Pierce Child Parent Centre 2018 annual report to the community.