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

Lynarha Newchurch: 2020 Maitland Young Citizen of the Year

Lynarha Newchurch: 2020 Maitland Young Citizen of the Year

Congratulations to Lynarha Newchurch for becoming the Maitland’s inaugural ‘Young Citizen of the Year’.Lynarha was nominated for her work as Head Prefect, as an ambassador ...
Civics Award win for Rhys Heinrich

Civics Award win for Rhys Heinrich

Congratulations to CYS student Rhys Heinrich, for being chosen as an inaugural awardee of the 2019 Governor’s Civic Awards for Schools. Rhys’s competition essay on ...
Illawonga Camp 2019

Illawonga Camp 2019

Forty-one Year 5s and 6s and four teachers left school bright and early on December 2 heading for the Illawonga camp site near Swan Reach ...
Metalwork: Toolboxes

Metalwork: Toolboxes

This term, the year 8, 9 and 10 students have been working with sheet-metal. This requires plenty of measurement, attention to detail and the learning ...
Christmas On the Green

Christmas On the Green

Our annual Christmas On the Green family concert was held a little earlier this year on November 27th and a warm, balmy evening ensured a ...
Historic Walk QR Codes

Historic Walk QR Codes

The Year 8 class have just completed the final leg of their PBL journey- installing QR codes on the signs at each important building on ...
Ladies of Variety Christmas Party

Ladies of Variety Christmas Party

On November the 27th a group of students from CYS travelled to the Adelaide Show Grounds to attend the Ladies of Variety Christmas Party. Students ...
Glenn the Junk Man

Glenn the Junk Man

On Thursday 21st of November, the ELC children and educators along with the Reception class, had the opportunity to spend the morning at the Nature ...
Kapunda Rodeo Excursion

Kapunda Rodeo Excursion

Senior Ag students Steph Gersch, Benita Rodda, Sophie Heinrich and CYS Staff Linda Heinrich, Sarah Townsend and Jaynelle LeFeurve attended the Kapunda Rodeo on the ...
Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

On the 11th of November SRC representatives from Central Yorke School attended the special service at the War Memorial to remember the sacrifice of those ...
Zoo Snooze 2019

Zoo Snooze 2019

On Wednesday the 13th of November the JP students excitedly boarded the bus for the Adelaide Zoo. With a quick stop at Dublin for recess ...
SRC Colour Run 2019

SRC Colour Run 2019

Another huge success with the SRC hosting the Colour Run on Friday 15th of November. This created a lot of fun and excitement at Central ...