CYS offers a range of diverse and challenging educational programs from Kindergarten through to Year 12.


CYS has extensive grounds including several hectares of school farm. Students from B-12 are involved in the farm, with primary students engaged in our Garden to Plate program and 7-12 students through Agriculture lessons and courses. The school employs two Ag teachers, a groundsman with farm upkeep responsibilities.


Central Yorke Football Academy

The CY Football Academy is a football based education program for male and female students completing Years 10, 11 and 12 in 2022. Applicants must demonstrate both an engagement in their schooling, and a keen interest in the development of their football abilities.


Performing Arts

The Central Yorke School community is extremely proud of our Performing Arts program. Our instrumental and vocal students perform in public to a wide variety of audiences across the state and participate successfully in competitions. Music concerts are highlights of the year.  The YP Combined Schools Concert Band is based at CYS and consistently receives high recognition at music eisteddfods, including the annual Balaklava Eisteddfod. Drama and Music are taught by specialist teachers from R-12. The Performing Arts are compulsory from Years Reception through 8 and are choice subject for senior students.



The South Australian Aboriginal Sports Training Academy (SAASTA) offers young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander South Australians a range of highly engaging learning and personal development opportunities. SAASTA builds on the education offered in our schools, giving students opportunities for ongoing personal growth and cultural experience. SAASTA provides Aboriginal school students with a unique sporting and educational program.


Sports and Outdoor Education

CYS has a comprehensive School Sport and Outdoor Education Program. Primary students have swimming lessons and the Splash swimming carnival, Cross Country, SAPSASA and class PE lessons. Secondary students have Aquatics Camps, Nine-a-side competitions, Knock Out sports, Interschool and the opportunity to take Outdoor Education as a SACE subject. All age groups have annual camps including Zoo Snooze, Woodhouse, Illawonga, Iron Knob and Canberra.


Chloe & Tim

Chloe & Tim’ is a CYS initiative to provide preschool families access to a regular oral language development program. Presented by Year 2 teacher Chloe Whittaker and K-10 Performing Arts teacher Tim Tuck, the program will run on Tuesdays and Fridays in the school library at 10am. The program is aimed at preschool children and will feature songs, rhymes, musical games and stories aimed at developing children’s oral language through fun, engaging and educational activities.



Special Program News

Hat Trick Musical | Barra Boys Cart

We’re almost finished making the Barra Boys cart. Soon to hold lots of carrots!     ...

Festival Choir Assessment

Cathy Lange, the Assistant Director of Music for the Adelaide Festival of Music, visited last Wednesday to work with our … ...

Hat Trick Musical | Snobby Children

The Year 3/4 Performing Arts class tried out their costumes for next term’s musical ‘Hat Trick’. The students are cast … ...

Dawn Service 2022

Thank you to all the students, staff and families who attended the Anzac Dawn Service. Thanks also to Jaynelle Le … ...

ELC Update – Oral Language

Oral language has been a focus for our children in their development over the course of the term to foster … ...

Year 5/6 Ag – Apples!

The year 5/6 Ag class have been working with a focus on ‘Apples’. They teamed up with the Year 9 … ...

7/8 Ag Wool Project

After a very busy term of ‘Wool’ study, the Year 7/8 class have finished the unit with more hands on … ...

Year 10 Tractor Driving

Ben Eglinton shared his wealth of knowledge on machinery and farm safety on the first of three visits to our … ...

SAASTA Painting

The stage 2 SAASTA students completed a creative presentation that required them to create a team story and transfer that … ...

R-6 Swimming Lessons

Primary swimming lessons are about much more than having fun in the water. In fact, the focus is on safe … ...

Beekeeper Visit

Mark from ABS came and visited us on the Wednesday morning of March 4. To start the morning, we suited … ...

Sheree Klopp

Captain Sheree Johansen Sheree (then Sheree Klopp) attended Maitland Area School from Year 8 through 12. She learned clarinet from … ...

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