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 2020 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 Policies 

(Please note that most policies are in the parent handbook.)

CYS Maitland Campus News

Secondary Interschool

Secondary Interschool

The Secondary Interschool Athletics Carnival was held at Moonta in Week 9. Central Yorke performed well on the day with many great individual performances. RESULTS ...
Primary Interschool

Primary Interschool

The Primary Interschool Athletics was held at Yorketown. CYS students finished a very creditable 3rd overall. RESULTS FOR CYS Overall Championship………………3rd Handicap Shield………………………4th 1ST PLACE ...
R/1 Design & Technologies – A Chair for Baby Bear

R/1 Design & Technologies – A Chair for Baby Bear

The R/1 students have been building chairs in Design Tech. This week they used old computer boxes to construct a chair that would hold baby ...
To Market – Middle School Elective

To Market – Middle School Elective

The ‘To Market’ elective’s goal was for students to create a small business, manufacture an in-demand product, and sell it in the local community. Students ...
R/1 Design & Technologies – Hats

R/1 Design & Technologies – Hats

The R/1 class has been examining hats in their Design & Tech and drama lessons. In Design Tech we looked at different hats and investigated ...
SRC Term 1 Update

SRC Term 1 Update

Term 1 for the 2021 SRC team has taken off with a flying start! GRIP LEADERSHIP The secondary members of the team attended an overnight ...
Carclew Project Update

Carclew Project Update

It’s been an amazing two weeks with the Carclew artists Janet Milera, Clem Newchurch & Mali Allen and Narungga Cultural Consultant, Uncle Peter Turner working ...
“That Boy” Theatre Production

“That Boy” Theatre Production

On Wednesday the 17th of March, Stage 2 English students viewed a theatre production at the Adelaide Fringe Festival called ‘That Boy’ . A darkly ...

Congratulations to Annabel Whittaker and Georgia Hasting for being accepted into the South Australian Rural Youth Ambassadors program for 2021. They will join other young ...
Festival Choir Report (Term 1)

Festival Choir Report (Term 1)

Hello my name is Caitlyn . I am the Central Yorke School Primary Festival Choir Captain for 2021.The Festival Choir has over 20 students from ...
Lions Youth of the Year Competition

Lions Youth of the Year Competition

Congratulations to Head Prefect Sophie Heinrich for her success in the ‘Lions Youth of the Year’ competition. Sophie Won her first round then attended the ...
4/5 Design Tech | Elastic Band Games

4/5 Design Tech | Elastic Band Games

The Year 4/5 class have been investigating the properties of elastic and its application in a variety of games and pastimes. Students started the unit ...