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

2/3 Chickens

2/3 Chickens

As part of our biological science unit, we looked at living and non-living things. After some discussion, some students wanted to know if eggs were ...
Woodhouse Camp

Woodhouse Camp

On Wednesday the 30th of October we left on a bus to go to our camp at The Woodhouse Activity Centre, near Piccadilly in the ...
Remembrance Day Assembly 2019

Remembrance Day Assembly 2019

This term, students from Year 6 and 9 have collaborated to create the Remembrance Day Assembly. As part of their learning, we visited the Maitland ...
2019 Showcase Concert

2019 Showcase Concert

The 2019 Central Yorke School Showcase Concert was held on Thursday November 7 in the school Performing Arts Centre. Over 150 family and community members ...
Year 8 Girls’ Group

Year 8 Girls’ Group

As a part of our focus on student wellbeing at CYS, the Year 8 class has had the opportunity to work with Mr Clifford and ...
ACMF Songwriting Competition

ACMF Songwriting Competition

CYS student Benita Rodda has received a ‘highly commended’ certificate in the 7-10 category of the Australian Children’s Music Foundation 2019 National Songwriting Competition. Although ...
ELC Gym Jams

ELC Gym Jams

On Tuesday 5th of November the Elc children and educators travelled to Ardrossan to participate in Gym Jams.  The opportunity for children to access Gym ...
SACE Stage 1 Surf Camp

SACE Stage 1 Surf Camp

The Stage 1 PE and Outdoor Ed students went on surf camp from Wednesday to Friday in Week 2. They travelled with Mr Clifford and ...
Year 4 Government Visitors

Year 4 Government Visitors

Last week we had two very special visitors to our classroom: our local member of parliament Fraser Ellis and the YP Mayor Darren Braund. We ...
Junior Parliament Camp 2019

Junior Parliament Camp 2019

In week 9, Nicholas and I submitted applications to win a position in the YMCA Junior Parliament camp held in the first week of the ...
PorkSA Piggery Day

PorkSA Piggery Day

Six Central Yorke students visited Adelaide Uni Roseworthy campus on Friday October 18 as part of Pork SA’s initiative to engage more students in the ...
Dream Cricket

Dream Cricket

On Friday 18th October, selected students from Years 2-5 attended a Dream Cricket session at Maitland Lutheran School, hosted by the Maitland Rotary Club. Students ...