Central Yorke School

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

International Students

For more information about studying abroad in South Australia, please contact:

International Education Services
Department for Education
PO Box 1152, Adelaide SA 5001 | GFW, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000  
Telephone: +618 8226 3402         Fax: +618 8226 3655
Email: education.isp@sa.gov.au
Website: http://www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au  

 Downloads

You can download our handbooks and annual report here:

CYS Maitland Campus News

5/6A Book Posters

5/6A Book Posters

The Year 5/6A class created these great posters and dioramas in response to their Book Week class novel. ...
Governor’s Reception for School Leaders

Governor’s Reception for School Leaders

On Wednesday, October 7, CYS School Prefects Bella Dyett and Kaylee Short attended the Governor’s Reception at Government House hosted by His Excellency the Honourable ...
Primary Watercolour Bird Art

Primary Watercolour Bird Art

The upper primary classes have been studying watercolour techniques and produced these exquisite watercolour paintings of birds. ...
3/4 STEM – Castles

3/4 STEM – Castles

The Year 3/4 class used a modular building processes to create their own unique castles. They learned construction techniques such as scoring, flanging, and flaps ...
Growing Great Grains

Growing Great Grains

Over the past two terms, the Year 5/6 classes have been working with the “Growing Great Grains” coordinator Belinda Cray to learn how food is ...
‘Sing’ Movie Premiere

‘Sing’ Movie Premiere

This year, the Festival of Music organisers had to reluctantly make the decision not to hold the usual series of concerts at the Adelaide Festival ...
Clean Up the World

Clean Up the World

Clean Up the World was established in 1993 and is one of the largest community-based environmental programs in the world. Over 27 years it has ...
Continuity of Learning

Continuity of Learning

It has been exciting time for the Early Years children and staff at Central Yorke School, with the Reception children having timetabled lessons on a ...
Anzac Spirit Schools Prize

Anzac Spirit Schools Prize

During the holidays, Year 9 student Harrison Geater-Johnson attended the formal ceremony for the Premier’s Anzac Spirit Schools Prize at Anzac House. He was one ...
ELC Library Lessons

ELC Library Lessons

ELC students visit the School Community Library each week to explore the library, borrow books and work with teacher-librarian Pat Hasting. Library visits are a ...
3/4 STEM Paper

3/4 STEM Paper

The Year 3/4 Class have been exploring Chinese Inventions in STEM lessons. Last week we made our own paper by recycling scraps of coloured paper. ...
2 STEM Castles

2 STEM Castles

The Year 2 Class have been using modular patterns to create their own individualised model castles. Students learned modelling techniques including scoring (to create sharp ...