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

Splash Carnival 2020

Splash Carnival 2020

Our 2020 Splash Carnival was held on Wednesday 26 February in very cool and overcast conditions and even the odd spot of rain! Fortunately the ...
Cedric Varcoe Visit

Cedric Varcoe Visit

On 26th of February Cedric Varcoe visited CYS to inspire our SAASTA students as they create a powerful pi ece of artwork.  He was able ...
Secondary Roundup

Secondary Roundup

What a great day sports day was, I always enjoy seeing students in different lights and some of the performances that I saw were outstanding. ...
Term 1 Performing Arts Programs

Term 1 Performing Arts Programs

The Performing Arts Centre has been a hive of activity for the start of 200, with school Music and Drama classes, MacLit and MiniLit groups, ...
Ask Me About…

Ask Me About…

You may have noticed around the ELC visual learning displays with questions which prompt, Ask Me About… The purpose of this is to support children’s ...
7/8 Aquatics Camp

7/8 Aquatics Camp

On the 17th February, the Year 7 and 8 classes gathered at the bus bay to go to our camp at Port Vincent. When we ...
Secondary swimming team

Secondary swimming team

Congratulations to Nicholas Heinrich and Ashlee Radford who represented the YP Schools in the Secondary Swimming Championships in Adelaide on Tuesday the 25th of February. ...
2020 CYS School Leaders Induction Ceremony

2020 CYS School Leaders Induction Ceremony

The 2020 CYS School Leaders Induction Ceremony was held on Wednesday February 19, 2020 in the school Performing Arts Centre. The School Community demonstrated its ...
Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools

Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools

On Thursday 20th February the Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools Ceremony was held at the Governor’s House to recognize the individual and group recipients for ...
Pancake Day 2020

Pancake Day 2020

On Tuesday 25th February, students and staff had the absolute pleasure of raising money for those in need in our local area, by means of ...
Central Yorke Football Academy Update

Central Yorke Football Academy Update

The Central Yorke Football Academy has now been running for two weeks in it’s inaugural year. We currently have 31 students in the Academy (male ...
Year 12 Study Day

Year 12 Study Day

On Friday our Year 12 class took a day off from classes to spend the day developing study routines and learning about organisational habits that ...