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

 Downloads

You can download our handbooks and annual report here:

CYS Maitland Campus News

5Dj go ‘MOLKKY’ together!

5Dj go ‘MOLKKY’ together!

Year 5 DJ took their math lesson outside with a game of Molkky. This is a Finnish log throwing game where the aim is to
SAASTA 2019 Power Cup

SAASTA 2019 Power Cup

Day One – Thursday On Thursday we stood together with great pride, proudly wearing our bright coloured Guernseys which displayed our mascot the “Badja Barnda”
Stage 2 English tour of the YP

Stage 2 English tour of the YP

The Stage 2 English students have been learning about the purpose of persuasive texts and techniques. These techniques were then used to convince an audience
Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

The Year 12 Outdoor Ed class ventured up to Warren Gorge near Quorn to complete a 3 day rock climbing camp. With the help of
Kayaking

Kayaking

Earlier this term the Year 11 PE class completed a three day kayak along the East coast of the Peninsula between Port Vincent and Black
NAIDOC Celebration 2019

NAIDOC Celebration 2019

On Friday 28th June between 10am and 2pm, Central Yorke School held a NAIDOC Day Celebration for all students and community. It was a little
Errappa Camp 2019

Errappa Camp 2019

Monday On the 17th of June, the years 7,8 and 9 students went on the Errappa Blue light Police Camp. On the Monday morning bright
Open Day

Open Day

Our 2019 Open Day was a huge success with over eighty parents taking the opportunity to explore the ELC, classrooms and outdoor facilities. There were
Tech Time With Mr Jury

Tech Time With Mr Jury

The children have been exploring and developing their skills in using tools such as hammer, nails and hot glue guns in their play. To support
Excellence in Public Education Awards

Excellence in Public Education Awards

Congratulations to Melissa Richards, Linda Bubner, Jason Clifford, Courtney Dayman, Jaynelle Le Feuvre, Helen Moloney, Lauren Smith, Sarah Townsend and Tim Tuck who were nominated
Yeti Hunt’ Award

Yeti Hunt’ Award

Our last year’s whole school production of ‘Yeti Hunt’ and the associated ‘Climbing Kanchenjunga’ fundraiser for Nepal have just received an award at the South
Year 8/9 Knock Out Netball

Year 8/9 Knock Out Netball

On Thursday 6th June students competed in the Year 8/9 Knock Out Netball carnival held at the Maitland Netball Courts. The students involved on the