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

Year 3/4 STEM: Chinese Fans

Year 3/4 STEM: Chinese Fans

The Year 3/4 are investigating different ways fans can be made as part of their STEM unit on Chinese inventions. We started with simple origami ...
Year 2 STEM: Mechanical Hands

Year 2 STEM: Mechanical Hands

The Year 2 students have been investigating how muscles and tendons hands move hands. They then made models of their own hands and used the ...
Mambray Creek Bushwalk

Mambray Creek Bushwalk

The Stage 1 and 2 Bushwalk took place in the beautiful Mambray Creek area of Mount Remarkable National Park from Wednesday the 29th of July ...
Stage 2 Physical Education

Stage 2 Physical Education

The Stage 2 PE class is currently studying their external assessment task. This task is a Group Collaboration task. We have joined with the Stage ...
Open Girls Football

Open Girls Football

As part of the Central Yorke Football Academy the girls took part in the School Sport SA Statewide Football competition. Round one was scheduled for ...
Year 9 Goats

Year 9 Goats

As we approach the finish line of our Led Wether Goat project, the Year 9 students have been busy putting the final touches on their ...
Year 6/7 Knockout Netball

Year 6/7 Knockout Netball

On Friday July 31, our Year 6/7 Netball Knockout Team played a round robin at the Maitland Town Courts. We lost our first game 34-18 ...
Sticky Date Pudding: Home Ec Recipe of the Week

Sticky Date Pudding: Home Ec Recipe of the Week

INGREDIENTS 125g pitted dates, chopped ½ tsp bicarb soda ¾ cup boiling water 62g butter, softened ½ cup brown sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla 1 egg ...
SAASTA

SAASTA

We are well underway with the planning of the combined Aboriginal Power Cup/SAASTA Shield. The Carnival will start in the afternoon of Wednesday 18th November ...
Pupil Free Day – Sep 11

Pupil Free Day – Sep 11

Can parents please note that we have a pupil free day Friday the 11th of September.  Staff will be working on Formative Assessment, Site Improvement ...
STEM Paper Fans

STEM Paper Fans

The Year 3/4 class’s Term 3 STEM theme is China, and we’re going to be making paper, bamboo irrigation systems, wheelbarrows and lots more. This ...
Balinese Shadow Puppets (1)

Balinese Shadow Puppets (1)

The Year 7 students have just started their new Performing Arts unit looking at ‘Wayang Kulit, a style of shadow puppet theatre popular in Indonesia. ...