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 2020 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 Policies 

(Please note that most policies are in the parent handbook.)

CYS Maitland Campus News

Implementing Aboriginal Perspectives

Implementing Aboriginal Perspectives

For the past eighteen months, Year 7 and 8 Science teachers Jaynelle LeFeuvre and Sarah Townsend have been involved in a pilot program being run ...
Premier’s Reading Challenge 2020

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2020

The Premier’s Reading Challenge has been running for 17 years. In 2019 132,252 students from 706 school completed it with an almost 97% completion rate. ...
Music Is Fun Band

Music Is Fun Band

The fabulous ‘Music Is Fun Band’ visited CYS on Monday December 7 and along with the Maitland Lutheran School we enjoyed eighty minutes of nonstop ...
BlazeAid Donation

BlazeAid Donation

This year’s designated SRC charity was ‘Blaze-Aid’, a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires ...
Week 8 Swimming

Week 8 Swimming

This year’s end-of-term swimming lessons included introductory session on resuscitation with students learning procedures for emergency scenarios and practicing basic techniques with resuscitation dummies. Snorkelling ...
Point Pearce Swimming Lessons

Point Pearce Swimming Lessons

During Week 8, the R-2 Class from Point Pearce Campus attended swimming lessons at the Maitland Campus pool. Under the leadership of Miss Jodie and ...
Year 9 Aquatics Camp

Year 9 Aquatics Camp

The Year 9 class finished their year on a high with their two-day aquatics camp in Week 8. The cohort, accompanied by Mr Baker and ...
7-9 Rugby Clinics

7-9 Rugby Clinics

In week 9 the Year 7 – 9 students took part in a Rugby League Clinic run by the NRL. Dave and his colleagues spent ...
Staff vs Student Netball

Staff vs Student Netball

The staff versus student netball game was played as part of the Week 9 activities. Competition between the two teams was fierce, but the teachers’ ...
R/1 Kadina Excursion

R/1 Kadina Excursion

On Thursday the 3rd of December Mrs Webb’s Receptions and Miss Whittaker’s and Mrs Westbrook’s Year 1 class travelled to Kadina as a replacement excursion ...
Kindy Graduation 2020

Kindy Graduation 2020

The Early Learning Centre celebrated their Graduation on Tuesday 8th December. I would like to thank the children and tell each of them how proud ...
Retirement Village Visit

Retirement Village Visit

During Week 7, the ELC students made Christmas Cards and wrote letters to the residents of the Maitland Retirement Village. On Monday November 30, we ...