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

National Reconciliation Week 2020

National Reconciliation Week 2020

The theme for #NRW2020 – In this together – is now resonating in ways we could not have foreseen when it was announced it last ...
R-1 Magic Wands

R-1 Magic Wands

In Art with Ms McEvoy, the R/1 students made their own ‘Magic Nature Wands’. They found magical looking sticks then would tape, string and wool ...
R/1 Music High and Low

R/1 Music High and Low

The R/1 students have been investigating the concepts of high and low pitch in music. We have been learning the ‘Noah Rap’ and pretending to ...
Led Steers Update

Led Steers Update

Our older students have formally accepted the challenge of training three steers! Quite a few of our 10-12 students are involved with the led steer ...
Term 2 SAASTA

Term 2 SAASTA

We are extremely excited to have SAASTA lessons back up and running at CYS campus this week. We are still missing our Point Pearce students ...
Term 2 Football Academy

Term 2 Football Academy

The Football Academy has been running a little differently in recent times but it has been great to still have a core group of students ...
Cooking In the Kitchen

Cooking In the Kitchen

The Food and Hospitality students project was tot turn a chicken curry pasta sauce into a meal. The 9/10 Home economics class have also been ...
Tom & Jerry

Tom & Jerry

Tom What is he? He is a lamb. How old is he? He is one month old. How is he related to Jerry? Tom is ...
Primary Assembly Term 2

Primary Assembly Term 2

Our Term 2 assemblies have looked very different as we have been using Zoom to meet up each Friday afternoon. Our Week 1 assembly had ...
Term 2 Teaching & Learning

Term 2 Teaching & Learning

Week 3 and it felt like yesterday that we were really returning to school! I can honestly say that we have hit the ground running. ...
Goats & Lambs Update

Goats & Lambs Update

The Year 9 Ag students took advantage of the sunshine early in the week to give the goats and new lambs some exercise. Our twin ...
Blended Learning

Blended Learning

It has certainly been a different start to Term 2 this year, but it is great to see students back in the yard, there is ...