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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

You can download our handbooks and annual report here:

CYS Maitland Campus News

2019 Maitland Show

2019 Maitland Show

It was a great day for the Maitland Show on Saturday. Well done to Conductor Debbie Schwartz and the choir students who sang “Spirit of
U3A Festival Choir Performance

U3A Festival Choir Performance

The CYS Festival Choir performed for members of the U3A in an entertaining mini-concert in the school library on Thursday March 14. The choir sang
Pancake Day

Pancake Day

Last Tuesday 5th March, we enjoyed pancake day, or as it is sometimes known, ‘Shrove Tuesday’. As a school we have been participating in this
Year 1 Bug Science

Year 1 Bug Science

The Year 1 class is learning about living things in Science this term. Last week we put on our detective hats to explore the school
Gift Voucher Win

Gift Voucher Win

Our visit to Broomfield Black Angus Stud back in week 1 saw Connor guess the correct weight of one of Brett Grahams prize bulls. Broomfield
2019 Sports Day

2019 Sports Day

What a magnificent day Friday was to hold the 2019 CYS sports day. It was great to see the colour, excitement and friendly rivalry between
School Photographs Day

School Photographs Day

A big thank you to Molly and all the staff from Advanced Life who took our school photographs today. Your professionalism, patience and good humour
Primary Playground – Week 4-5 Update

Primary Playground – Week 4-5 Update

The hot weather has slowed work this fortnight but some impressive structures have still taken shape. Students have spotted a fort, water pump, pipes and
Year 9/10 Aquatics Camp

Year 9/10 Aquatics Camp

On February 18/19, the year 9/10 students attended the annual aquatics camp at Port Vincent. The students had the opportunity to windsurf, kayak, knee-board and
Pool Safety Signs

Pool Safety Signs

The Year 1s have been learning about pool safety as part of their swimming program. As a group they decided to make safety posters to
2019 Splash Carnival

2019 Splash Carnival

Our 2019 Splash Carnival was held on Friday February 22nd in very warm conditions, which encouraged everyone to enjoy the cool water of the pool.
Splash Carnival

Splash Carnival

Although it wasn’t an Eagles win, congratulations must go to the Sharks for winning this year’s splash carnival. The weather was perfect for an afternoon