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R/1 & Point Pearce Performing Arts | Scales

We’re investigating musical patterns that go up, down or stay the same. This week we played scales on the Boomwhacker … ...

Primary Assembly | Week 8

We popped into the classes this week for the Primary Assembly. Congratulations to all the students who received Merit Cards … ...

Festival of Music Choir 2022 | Adelaide Performance

Our Festival of Music Choir, conducted by the amazing Deb Schwartz, performed with over 400 other students at the first … ...

Primary Assembly | Week 6

Congratulations to the students who entered the Book Week Scavenger hunt and tracked down all the teachers and guessed their … ...

Festival Choir | Port Pirie performance

The Festival Choir’s trip to Port Pirie to take part in the ‘East of the Ranges’ concert was a huge … ...

SAASTA ACE Block | Day 2 & 3

The SAASTA Team have finished their Career Exploration week in Adelaide . Over Thursday and Friday the students experienced being … ...

Food & Hospitality | Daniel Newchurch Masterclass

On Friday the year 10-12 Food and Hospitality students were treated to a Masterclass with Daniel Newchurch from Newchurch Horticulture. … ...

SAATSA ACE Block Week (Day 1)

The SAASTA Team are currently in Adelaide with Mrs Stutley for Career Exploration week. The group started the block settling … ...

ELC Whale Drums

The ELC worked with Mr Tuck today making whale songs on the new set of Djembe drums. Students improvised rhythms, … ...

Stage 2 Outdoor Education – Rock Climbing

In week 4, our Stage 2 Outdoor Education students travelled to Warren Gorge for a 3-day Rock Climbing camp. Students … ...

Kadina Show 2022 | Led Steers

We’re all very proud of the 2022 CYS Show Team- such an amazing group of senior Agriclutre students. Congratulations go … ...

Maitland 150th – YP Concert Band Performance

Congratulations to conductor Debbie Schwartz and her team for the showcase performance in the Maitland Town hall Ballroom on Sunday. … ...

Maitland 150th – Vocal Ensemble Performance

The Senior Vocal Ensemble is made up of singers from the YP Concert Band and they performed two stunning pieces … ...

Writing In the Early Years

Children engage in ‘writing’ in the early years, through mark making, scribbling, drawing, painting and experimenting with the formation of … ...

CYS Musical – Hat Trick

Musicals have become a much-anticipated feature on the school calendar and are an integral part of the school commitment to … ...

Continuity of Learning

CYS children have the unique opportunity to begin their learning journey with us from Birth through to Year 12. The … ...

International Hockey Touring Squad

We would also like to congratulate Bella Chapman for being identified as a talented hockey player who has been invited … ...

Premier’s Reading Challenge STEM competition

We would like to congratulate Rhys Heinrich for becoming one of just 34 award winners of the Premier’s Reading Challenge … ...

Student Teachers

C YS has always been keen to have pre-service teachers complete their teaching blocks with us as it provides our … ...

Year 11/12 Adelaide Camp

As part of Central Yorke School’s commitment to build our students understanding of post school pathways, the Year 11/12 students … ...

Transitioning to Year 3

W are very excited to be back for Term 3. It looks like it will be a busy term full … ...

Ag Block News (Term 2)

The Steers Arrive The senior Ag. students welcomed our Murray Grey, Lord Mac Ashvell from Amy Nankivell a month ago. … ...

Statewide Netball

On Thursday June 2 the Year 7, 8, 11 and 12 girls travelled to Kadina to take part in the … ...

SAASTA Aboriginal Power Cup

Students from Central Yorke Academy recently competed in the annual SAASTA Aboriginal Power Cup – and what a week they … ...

Reconciliation Week

This year’s National Reconciliation Week theme was ‘Be Brave. Make Change’. Primary students worked on class activities and our Friday … ...

SAPSASA Football

Austen and Harrison took part in the SYP SAPSASA Football Team trials last week. The successful footballers will be announced … ...

SRC Assembly – End of Term 2

We finished a busy Term 2 with our traditional SRC Assembly, but with a few twists! The assembly opened with … ...

Farwell to Vic Johns

We would like to thank and farewell Victoria Johns for her ongoing contribution as a parent volunteer and as our … ...

NAIDOC Colouring Competition

Thank you to all the staff and students who took part in the SRC colouring competition celebrating NAIDOC week. Their … ...

Governor’s Civics Award

I would also like to congratulate Rhys and Sophie Heinrich on being presented with their Governor’s Civics Award and medallion … ...

2022 Dame Roma Mitchell Scholarships

On behalf of the school I would like to congratulate Angus Dunkley and Billy Eveleigh for receiving the 2022 Dame … ...

Governor’s Civics Award

Central Yorke School students Rhys and Sophie Heinrich attended Government House in Adelaide on Thursday May 12 to receive their … ...

SRC Beyond Blue Fundraiser

The SRC visited the Maitland Bakery on June 30 and iced 220 donuts ready for recess the following day in … ...

Supporting Students

T he CYS Primary Learning Hub is a small class located within the primary wing designed to support students with … ...

7/8 Basketball

On Wednesday June 1st a group of Year 7/8 students participated in a basketball carnival, held at Minlaton. The boys … ...

SAPSASA Netball Carnival

On Thursday May 26, CYS students Lily Davies, Sophie Burrows, Alice Butler and Caitlyn Tape participated in the SYP netball … ...

Rubbish Collection

The Primary boys didn’t like the rubbish that had accumulated in the playground and spent their lunch time picking it … ...

R/1 STEM Cars

The R/1 class investigated wheels, axles and ways to attach the two together. We learned how to make axles revolve … ...

Making Connections

The Point Pearce R-2 Class has been integrating storytime, Maths and Science in our afternoon sessions making connections across subjects … ...

Healthy Eating

At Central Yorke School we recognise the importance of healthy eating in supporting children and teens to grow and learn. … ...

Year 3 Masks

The Year 3 students looked at Mexican wrestling masks for inspiration for their masks for the school production. ...

Year 2 Self Portraits

The Year 2 students have been looking at self-portraits and did some practice ones on their white boards. ...

Sunflowers

The R/1 class have created their own interpretation of French artist George Seurat’s Sunflowers using the Pointillism technique. ...

Riding for the Disabled

Robyn is fortunate to participate in Riding for the Disabled every Friday. Riding for the Disabled provides opportunities to people … ...

Year 10/11 Career Expos

On Friday May 6, the Year 10 and 11 students attended the Careers and Employment Expo at the Wayville Showgrounds … ...

Adelaide Guitar Festival

We were lucky enough enjoy a visit last term from guitarists Laura Hill and Nathan May. The two talented musicians … ...

SYP Football Zone Team

On Tuesday May 31, three of our year 8 students represented the school in the SYP Football Zone Team. Joey … ...

SRC Leadership Camp

This Term in Week 2, the SRC Leadership Team went on a camp in Adelaide at the West Beach Caravan … ...

7/8 Football

On Tuesday May 24, the Year 7/8 boys and girls participated in the Football Carnival held in Maitland. The students … ...

Paul Klee Inspired Art

The R/1 Class made paintings inspired by Paul Klee, a Swiss-born German artist. He is said to have completed over … ...

Learning Hub STEM Investigations

Students in the Learning Hub this term have been very busy learning about different modes of transport. We have been … ...

Honouring ANZAC Day

The Junior Primary class and the Kindy children visited the War Memorial at Point Pearce. Nana Lorraine spoke to us … ...

ELC Outdoor learning Upgrades

We are excited to share our new upgrades to the outdoor learning environment. Over the holidays we were fortunate to … ...

R/1 Ukulele

The R/1 Music class are starting ukulele this term and got off to a great start, learning how to hold … ...

Year 3 Dragon Dancers

The Year 3 Performing Arts Class were lucky enough to try out the special Chinese Dragon from the school musical. ...

SAPSASA Swimming

Congratulations for a strong showing in the SAPSASA Swimming Trials in Adelaide by Year 5/6 students Caitlyn, Isabelle, Sophie and … ...

SAASTA Power Cup Visit

On Wednesday 13th April representatives of Power Community Limited, the community development arm of the Port Adelaide Football Club, visited … ...

SRC Sausage Sizzle

The SRC End-of-Term BBQ raised over $300 for the outdoor furniture project. Thank you to all the SRC students who … ...

Rural Youth Ambassador

Congratulations to Annabelle Smart (back row, second from left) and Harrison Geater-Johnson for being chosen as Rural Youth Ambassadors for … ...

Puyu Busters

The Puyu Busters team led by Tim Lawrence, visited CYS on May 8 and shared current statistics, resources and stories … ...

Hat Trick Musical | Barra Boys Cart

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

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 … ...

End of Term 1 SRC Assembly

Our SRC Assembly was a great way to finish the term and acknowledge student achievements with special certificates and merit … ...

Point Pearce Campus Outdoor Play Program

As part of the Buthera’s agreement Point Pearce Campus embraces the Reggio Emilia education philosophy that children, the environment and … ...

ELC April Photo Album

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ELC Update – Oral Language

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

3 STEM | Hinges and Doors

The Year 3 STEM Class are investigating how doors, hinges and locks work. They have made a building with a … ...

5/6 STEM | Electric Buggies

The 5/6 STEM Class are building their own electric buggies. We constructed the chassis using timber strips, corflute strengthening and … ...

2 STEM | Pop-up Book Mechanisms

The Year 2 STEM Class really enjoyed the Strega Nona pop up book so we had a go at making … ...

R/1 STEM | Toast Cafe

We’ve investigated how toast is made and made our own using different toasters, including the giant toast machine in the … ...

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 … ...

Billy the Possum

Mrs Hasting read the book ‘Billy the Possum, by Tracey Pescatore, to the R-2 students. The children were entranced by … ...

Primary Update

Building Excellence A s we look towards Term 2 it is now time to consolidate the learning and stretch our … ...

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 … ...

7/8 Electives | Maitland Markets Stall

This term the Enterprise Skills elective class have been developing their small businesses and producing items to sell at the … ...

Dame Roma Mitchell Scholarship

The Dame Roma Mitchell Scholarship, for year 10 Aboriginal students enrolled at a school have been awarded each year since … ...

SAASTA Painting

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

Secondary Term 1 Review

Just like that- Term 1 ends. It has been a busy term which has seen once again our wonderful students, … ...

Farewell to Mr Wiley and Ms Bray

I would like to farewell Phil Wiley and Rebecca Bray. Both Phil and Bec have been committed to supporting student … ...

School Leaders Induction Ceremony

On Wednesday 6 April we held our annual Leaders Induction ceremony. Students from across the school were recognised for their … ...

Easter Bunny Visit

The Easter Bunny and his helpers were out and about at CYS on the last day of the term, handing … ...

End of Term SRC BBQ

The SRC End-of-Term BBQ raised over $300 for the outdoor furniture project. Thank you to all the SRC students who … ...

Year 2 Visual Arts | Paul Klee Easter Eggs

The Year 2 Art students impressed Miss McEvoy with their fine motor skills, concentration, use of patterns and painting within … ...

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 … ...

Point Pearce Update | Week 7

Week 7 already and we are really hitting our stride here at Point Pearce. Our Preschool students are become familiar … ...

Loose parts construction

What are loose parts and why do our children (and educators) love them so much? T he loose parts in … ...

Chloe & Tim

It has been great to finally launch our CYS oral language development program ‘Chloe and Tim’ on our school Website … ...

Festival Choir Assessment

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

ELC – Loose Parts building

The ELC students were in construction mode this week and made good use of the Loose Parts stockpile to build … ...

3/4 STEM – Paper Towers

The Year 3/4 STEM class has been investigating paper towers and ways in which we can make paper strong enough … ...

5/6 STEM – QR Codes

The Year 5/6 Class have been investigating QR codes and the types of data they can contain. They’ve completed a … ...

2 STEM – Pasta Towers

The Year 2 STEM class have begun adding towers to their pasta & straw bridges. Check out tall Annie’s tower … ...

5/6 STEM – Electric Vehicles (1)

The 5/6 STEM class is investigating electric vehicle design. Today we built experimental models in Lego Mindstorms kits and tested … ...

Point Pearce Preschool Update

The Point Pearce Preschool students are become familiar with their routines and becoming more independent and we’ve reached some important … ...

R/1 Visual Arts – Picasso Paintings

The R/1 Art Class are experimenting with different styles with Miss McEvoy. Their colourful paintings started with a single continuous … ...

2 STEM – Pop-Up Books

The Year 2 class started their new STEM unit today examining books with pop-up pictures and moving parts. We then … ...

ELC Sunflower learning

he ELC has been growing sunflowers and some of them are huge! Students explored the flowers and developed their fine … ...

7/8 Chinese Shadow Puppets

The 7/8 Performing Arts Class are creating shadow puppet plays based on the animals in the Chinese Zodiac. Students tested … ...

School Photos 2022

We had beautiful weather for photo day this year with the front gardens making a spectacular backdrop (thank you Mike … ...

3/4 STEM – Tunnels

Last week the 3/4 Class made cardboard tunnels. This week they tested the tunnels in the sandpit and programmed the … ...

5/6 Ag – Zucchini Cupcakes

The Ag Block produced a lot of large zucchinis over the school holidays which Ag teacher Mrs Le Feuvre picked … ...

Year 2 Swimming

The year 2’s have loved jumping into their swimming lessons this week and what beautiful weather we have had so … ...

Senior Ag – Bee Incursion

Thank you to Mark from the Australian Bee Services who came in and shared his expertise on bees, honey and … ...

3/4 STEM – Tunnel Challenge

The Year 3/4 STEM class were challenged to build tunnels wide enough for a BeeBot to travel through, then program … ...

Term 1 Swimming

The weather has been quite kind to us this week for swimming lessons. A big thank you to our fabulous … ...

7/8 Ag – Wool dyeing

The Year 7/8 Ag class continued their unit on wool production today. Last week they sourced and then scoured the … ...

3 Kotz update

In Miss Kotz’s Year 3 class the students have been getting to know each other with group games and teamwork. … ...

Primary Assembly – Term 1, Week 4

When the students can’t go to the assembly, the assembly goes to the students! Congratulations to everyone who received a … ...

Primary STEM round up

R/1 STEM | Animal Enclosures We watched videos of how super-zoos set up their animal enclosures. We decided animals needed … ...

2022 CYS Music

C YS is very proud of its ongoing commitment to providing quality music education for all students. Music is taught … ...

2022 SAASTA Team

Welcome to our team for 2022. This year we have 21 students from 4 local schools who will be involved … ...

Important Volunteers

We have two very important volunteers visiting our school each week called Addie and Macy. They are our special school … ...

7/8 Ag – Wool scouring

The Year 7/8 Ag students were scouring wool this week. They took samples to scour from the school sheep with … ...

Point Pearce Science – Shadows

Point Pearce R-2 Class are having a great time with hands- on science every afternoon in Term 1. This week … ...

3/4 STEM – Building tunnels

The Year 3/4 STEM class are building tunnels. We looked at video of the Heysen Tunnel in the Adelaide Hills … ...

3/4 Performing Arts – Chinese zodiac animal music

The Year 3 Performing Arts class have been learning about the animals in the Chinese zodiac. They each chose an … ...

Term 1 Swimming

Our swimming program will run in Week 5 this term, and will be facilitated by our instructors, Shirley Lands and … ...

Principal’s Welcome to CYS

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Central Yorke School. As a school community we pride ourselves on providing … ...

Farewell to Cori Pollard

We farewelled valued CYS staff member Cori Pollard this week. Cori has worked at CYS in a range of roles … ...

7/8 Science: In the Lab

Year 7/8 students had their first Chemistry Laboratory lesson of the year working with Bunsen burners and learning how separate … ...

Breakfast Club is Back!

Breakfast Club has had a steady stream of customers eager for their morning toast and hot Milo. A big thank … ...

Zoom Lessons

Primary students have been engaging in their Zoom lessons both at home and in the library this week with learning … ...

The Adventures of Addison (1)

Addison, the CYS therapy dog, was out and about at recess today checking in on the students at play. She’s … ...

ELC First Day Back 2022

It’s been all go in the ELC for the start of 2022 with our children busy interacting socially, building relationships … ...
First Day Back, 2022

Welcome Back to 2022

A huge ‘First Day Back’ welcome to all our students today! It was wonderful seeing so many excited children getting … ...

Welcome back R/1!

Welcome back to our Year 1’s and a big hello to our new Reception students! ...

Welcome Back Year 7 and 8

Welcome back to the Year 7 students who have their first day in Secondary School and to the Year 8’s … ...

Welcome back Year 12’s

A big welcome back to our Year 12 students for their final year of school. It’s been so good to … ...

Changes to Book Collection Times

To minimise the risk of Covid exposure to staff and our school community we ask that you kindly observe the … ...

Commencement of the 2022 School Year

The start of the 2022 school year has been adjusted to help minimise the peak of COVID-19 cases in South … ...

YP Concert Band Tour

The Concert Band completed it’s Yorke Peninsula tour season last week with performances at Minlaton District School and Yorketown Area … ...

SAASTA Shield Competition

Students from the Central Yorke SAASTA Academy recently travelled to Adelaide to participate in the annual SAASTA Shield competition, which … ...

Premier’s Reading Challenge

We presented over sixty Premier’s reading Challenge certificates and medals to our Primary students at a special assembly held on … ...

Remembrance Day

CYS staff and students commemorated Remembrance Day at both school and out in the local community.  At school, Year 9 … ...

Point Pearce Update

We are gearing up for a busy finish to 2021. Upcoming events include a trip to Adelaide Zoo for our … ...

Glenn the Junkman Visit

On Tuesday the 16th of November we were lucky enough to have Glenn the Junkman come and visit us for … ...

Snowmen STEM

With Christmas approaching the JP classes have been investigating ‘Snowmen’ in Design & Technology and in Performing Arts lessons. We … ...

Newchurch Horicultural Farm Excursion

On Tuesday the 2nd of October the Year 11 Nutrition class joined the Stage 1 SAASTA students on an excursion … ...

Power SAASTA Connect Carnival

On October 27, the SAASTA Connect team participated in a Football Carnival promoted by the Port Adelaide Football Club. This … ...

Year 10 Cake Decorating

The Year 10 Home Ec class are studying cake decorating this term. A huge thank you to Bec Jones who … ...

SAPSASA Sport

SAPSASA has not slowed down this term with Girls’ Football in Week 2, Cricket in Week 4 and Tennis in … ...

Crows Cup 9-a-Side

On Wednesday October 27, some Year 5, 6 and 7 students travelled to the Maitland Town Oval to play in … ...

8/9 Basketball

On Tuesday October 26, our 8/9 Boys and Girls basketball teams travelled to Kadina to play in the first round … ...

Knockout Tennis

On Thursday the 28th of October we travelled to Clare to play knockout tennis. Before we left Maitland we were … ...

Year 2-4 Woodhouse Camp 2021

Wednesday The year 2,3 and 4’s arrived at Woodhouse around 12pm on Wednesday. Once we’d had some lunch and unpacked … ...

2021 Music Showcase

Our 2021 Showcase Concert was held on Wednesday November 3 in the CYS Performing Arts Centre. The show was watched … ...

Badminton SA

Professional badminton player Callum Dunk visited CYS on Tuesday October 26 and took secondary students through skill, strategy and match-play … ...

Year 7/8 Pizza Cell creations

The class first learnt the cell names and functions of the plant and animal cell. We then got into pairs … ...

Illawonga Camp 2021

The Year 5/6s, accompanied by Year 5/6 teacher Charlotte Nixon, Year 4/5 teacher Emma Westbrook and K-10 teacher Tim Tuck … ...

Point Pearce class update

What a crazy few weeks we have had of learning and fun at Point Pearce, and who can believe it’s … ...

Point Pearce News

Term 4 is shaping up to be a very busy one. In Week 7 and 8 the Preschool students will … ...

Goodbye to Year 12s

This week we say farewell to our Year 12 students. Many will be going onto complete exams in the next … ...

Staff Promotions

Would you all please join me in congratulating the following staff into leadership roles for 2022. Kath Magarey – who … ...

1/2 Design & Technology

The Year 1/2 Class have been investigating rolling toys this term. We started by making simple rolling vehicles then looked … ...

ELC Ag Block Visit

On a cool, sunny Tuesday afternoon, the Year7/8B Agriculture class hosted a group of little visitors at the Ag Block. … ...

Kadina Show- Led Wether Goat Competition 2021

After two years of pouring rain at the Kadina Livestock event, this year the weather was kind to us and … ...

Kadina Show- Led Steers

Our year 11 Ag Show Team finally got to show case their skills with the steers on Sunday the 22nd … ...

Science Week 2021

CYS celebrated Science Week in style on Friday August 20, with an afternoon of science activities , challenges and experiments … ...

Point Pearce Monarto Zoo Overnight Camp

It was a big week for the Point Pearce R-2 students with their first ever overnight camp to Monarto Safari … ...

Red Cross First Aid Course

Linda McCabe from Red Cross provided four of our Senior ag students with the opportunity to attend a Farming First … ...

Stage 2 Outdoor Ed Bushwalking

The Stage 2 O/Ed class joined with Ardrossan AS Stage 2 class to complete their bushwalking camp at Dhilba Guuranda … ...

5/6 Learning Together

The past few weeks have been busy and productive ones in the 5/6 class with Miss Kate Muir joining us … ...

Book Week Assembly

The Book Week theme this year was ‘Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds’ and congratulations go to all the staff … ...

Driving Our Achievements

Wow, I can’t believe that my five weeks of Long Service Leave went that quick! But now it’s great to … ...

1/2 Design & Technology – Rolling Toys

The Year 1/2 Webb class have been investigating rolling toys in their Design & Technology classes. They looked at how … ...

Naidoc Week 2021

On Wednesday the 30th of June a NAIDOC event was held at Point Pearce Campus for all Primary and ELC … ...

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club runs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For those who haven’t had breakfast or need a top up, we … ...

Steve the Parrot

We have had a special visitor to the ELC to support us in celebrating the picture book, ‘Busy Beaks’ for … ...

Knockout Hockey

Last Thursday, August 12, the YP Knockout Hockey team travelled to Kadina Hockey fields to compete against Kadina Memorial and … ...

8/9 Zone Netball

In Term 2, 9 girls were selected to form the Yorke Peninsula Zone team. This team consisted of students from … ...

Open Netball

On Friday, August 13, eight girls from Year 11 travelled to Gawler to compete in the Open Girl’s Knockout Netball … ...

National Science Week

CYS will be supporting National Science Week with an afternoon of science activities on Friday August 20 organised by the … ...

SAASTA Guernseys

Congratulations toSAASTA students Meg Lock and Akeisha Young who have won the guernsey design competition for the Cougars Football Club. … ...

Show Time!

In the last few weeks of Term 2 and early weeks of Term 3, our Year 11 Ag class has … ...

Year 7/8 Sheep Selection

Our two Year 7/8 Ag classes have been investigating the criteria involved in selecting a sheep for purchase from the … ...

Pre-service Teacher Jacob Nelson

A big welcome to Mr Nelson who is working with Miss Townsend and Mr Trenorden this term. He is teaching … ...

This year’s SACE information nights will be run in week five of this term. There will be two information sessions … ...
Deadly Science

Science Resource Grant

In some great science news Point Pearce teacher Maddy Woodforde was successful in receiving over $2,500 worth of science resources … ...

First day back at Kindy, Term 3

It was wonderful to see the return of children and families to the preschool program on Tuesday. Children had a … ...

Congratulations to Sonya Rankine

Congratulations to ACEO Sonya Rankine on being awarded the NAIDOC SA 2021 Artist of the Year; this is fantastic recognition … ...

Premier’s Anzac Spirit School Prize win

Congratulations to Year 9 student Nicholas Heinrich for being a 2021 winner of the Premier’s Anzac Spirit School Prize. The … ...

7/8T Science – Cells, Organs and Body Systems

If you don’t know your pancreas from your appendix or your gall bladder from your small intestine, then be sure … ...

Strength Training Gym Excursion

In Week 6 our strength training class had another excursion down to Bodysync for a session with George. We first … ...

SRC Lunchtime Activities

The SRC have been running a variety of lunchtime activities in the school gym this term. These have been hugely … ...

Term 2 SRC Assembly

The SRC’s Term 2 assembly was held in the Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday June 22. The Assembly began with … ...

2/3 HASS – Objects From the Future

This semester in HASS we have been looking at objects from the past and how they have transformed to be … ...

Rural Ambassadors

On June 20, Annabel and I travelled to Adelaide to attend our second forum as the 2021 Rural Youth Ambassadors. … ...

RYPEN 2021

RYPEN is the Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment and I was lucky enough to be sponsored by the Maitland rotary … ...

Travis’s writing success

Year 5/6N student Travis has been working with SSO Jess Campbell on developing his resilience and perseverance in creative writing. … ...

Simultaneous Reading Day

The CYS K-6 students celebrated Simultaneous Reading Day on May 19. They joined over one million readers across Australia to … ...

CYFA Vs MLS Football

On May 19, Central Yorke Footy Academy played against Maitland Lutheran School at Maitland Town Oval. CYFA started the game … ...

Wild Dog Dreaming

As part of our ongoing support of Aboriginal Education and Narungga Culture at Central Yorke School we have partnered with … ...

Stage 1 Biology Disinfection experiment

The Year 11 Biology class conducted an experiment to see if hand sanitiser, soap or both would be more effective … ...

Stage 1 Nutrition Super Foods

On Friday May 14 , the Year 11 Nutrition class cooked three meals containing a variety of superfoods. Prior to … ...

Stage 1 Chemistry Lava Lamps

In Chemistry we’ve been looking at the polarity of different molecules. To help us with this we made lava lamps. … ...

Ag Block News

We’ve all tried counting sheep, right? But did you know that sheep can’t count!! Well at least our sheep don’t … ...

Introducing Stanley, Terry and Diesel

The Ag Block at CYS got some new cups of joy when the baby calves arrived on the Tuesday afternoon … ...

Electives: Ag Block Photoshoot

n Week 4, the Creative Camera students completed a photoshoot in the school Ag Block as part of their first … ...

Electives: introduction to biomechanics

In Week 3, the Strength Training (Introduction to Biomechanics) Elective students had their first excursion to Bodysync. They learned about … ...

Learning Hub Garden to Plate

Over the course of the term the Learning Hub Garden-to-Plate students have enjoyed participating in a variety of cooking and … ...

CYS Four-Legged Friend

Welcoming four-legged friends into the classroom is a growing trend and CYS is lucky to have Addie visit once per … ...

Week 5 News

It is Week 5, and just like that we are halfway through the term. I’m hoping by the time you … ...

SAPSASA Cross Country District Day

On Wednesday the 28th of April 23 selected students from years 4 through to 7 participated in the Southern Yorke … ...

Ag Block news

There’s lots of animal activity happening in the Ag Block this week. Our young ewes are lambing, thanks primarily to … ...

Worm Farm

Point Pearce students have set up two worm farms  with the intention to collect the ‘worm tea’ which we’ll use … ...

Point Pearce News

LEADERSHIP FOR TERM 2 I am pleased to be back at Point Pearce Campus for three days a week on … ...

This week, the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assesses literacy and numeracy skills that are essential for … ...

Term 2 Teaching & Learning

It’s already Week 3 and it still felt like that yesterday we were returning to school. I can honestly say … ...

Helicopters On Mars

On Monday April 19, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter made the first sol powered controlled flight by an aircraft on a planet … ...

Anzac Dawn Service 2021

CYS staff and students were an integral part of this year’s Anzac Dawn Service held at the Maitland war memorial, … ...

Learning to Read

Learning to read is one of the most fundamental skills children need to develop to ensure their success in learning. … ...

NAPLAN

This term sees the carrying out of the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) in Weeks 2 and … ...

LEST WE FORGET- ANZAC DAY

There have been many times in our countries history when as a nation we have sent young people to war. … ...

Secondary Interschool

The Secondary Interschool Athletics Carnival was held at Moonta in Week 9. Central Yorke performed well on the day with … ...

Primary Interschool

The Primary Interschool Athletics was held at Yorketown. CYS students finished a very creditable 3rd overall. RESULTS FOR CYS Overall … ...

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 … ...

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 … ...

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 … ...

SRC Term 1 Update

Term 1 for the 2021 SRC team has taken off with a flying start! GRIP LEADERSHIP The secondary members of … ...

Carclew Project Update

It’s been an amazing two weeks with the Carclew artists Janet Milera, Clem Newchurch & Mali Allen and Narungga Cultural … ...

“That Boy” Theatre Production

On Wednesday the 17th of March, Stage 2 English students viewed a theatre production at the Adelaide Fringe Festival called … ...

Clontarf visit

On Thursday 25th March, the Point Pearce R-2 class performed Narungga songs to the Clontarf students who were visiting Point … ...

Congratulations to Annabel Whittaker and Georgia Hasting for being accepted into the South Australian Rural Youth Ambassadors program for 2021. … ...

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 … ...

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 … ...

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 … ...

Learning Hub | Maitland Show Exhibit win

Congratulations to Mrs. Wheeler’s Learning Hub students for the outstanding produce that was harvested and presented at the recent Maitland … ...

Maitland Show BBQ Fundraiser

CYS staff and students ran a fund-raising BBQ at the show selling Bunnings-style sausages and steak sandwiches. Personnel were on … ...

SRC Car Wash

On Thursday March 18, the 2021 SRC team got together to raise some fast money with a simple event that … ...

Senior Ag Studies | Shearing Shed Excursion

On Friday March 19, the Year 11 Ag. class took a bus trip to Downlingville to complete our Sheep and … ...

YP Vocal Ensemble | Maitland Show Performance

The YP Vocal Ensemble rehearses every week from 5pm on Wednesdays at Central Yorke school in the PAC. Students involved … ...

This week began the 2-week residency of the Carclew Aboriginal Artists in School (AAIS) Narungga residency at Central Yorke School. … ...

Carclew Aboriginal Artists in School | Cultural Trip

The Year 5/6 and both Year 7/8A classes will be participating in the Carclew Aboriginal Artists in School (AAIS) program … ...

Virtual War Memorial Australia Awards Ceremony 2020

Congratulations to Year 10 student Annabelle Smart, who received a Certificate of Commendation’ from the Virtual War Museum Australia for … ...

Point Pearce Update

The term so far has been a busy one. It has been filled with a lot of fantastic activities such … ...

Year 7-9 electives program

Our school’s mission is to provide a safe and inspiring environment that allows for quality education for all our students. … ...

SA Water Visit

The Year 4-6 students worked with visitors from SA Water on Thursday March 4, learning about water conservation. After a … ...

CYS Sportsday

What a sensational day, well done to the Sharks, who smashed the Eagles. Central Yorke School students are to be … ...

2021 Splash Carnival

Our 2021 Splash Carnival was held on Friday 21 February in hot but overcast conditions with a touch of rain … ...

Adelaide Uni STEM Scholarship

Congratulations to Year 11 student Oscar Arthur for being a successful applicant in Adelaide University’s STEM Scholarship for secondary school … ...

Bee Services visit

On Friday February 19, Mark from Australian Bee Services visited the Year 11 Ag class to show them the ins … ...

SAASTA Update

New SAASTA team members This year we have had an exciting start as we welcome many new students to our … ...

R-6 News Update

New Staff We would like to welcome new staff members to Central Yorke School who are teaching in the Primary … ...

Pancake Day

It was evident by the aromas wafting through the primary coverway on Tuesday that the wonderful Lions people were cooking … ...

ELC News – Week 5

The ELC Philosophy Our Centre philosophy underpins all that we do in the Early Learning Centre and states the importance … ...

Year 7/8 Aquatics Camp

Day 1 We arrived at school bright and early to leave on the bus at 8:30am with our teachers Miss … ...

1/2W Shoe Technology

The Year 1/2W class have read ‘Grandpa’s Slippers’ and are investiagting different aspects of shoes and shoe technology. They made … ...

Middle School Electives- To Market

The Middle School ‘To Market’ elective made these amazing coasters by recycling newspaper. The paper was rolled up, glued with … ...

CYS School Leader Elections

Student meetings have been held over the past week to elect Sports Captains, SRC Representatives and Prefects. The PAC was … ...

Middle School Photography Elective- Photo Doodles

The Middle School Photography Elective students created these real life doodles by photographing everyday objects and then using mark up … ...

Performing Arts News

All our music groups and special programs were up and running this week creating a buzz of excitement (and a … ...

New Soccer Goals

P & F President Karen Crawford officially opened our new soccer goals at the Primary assembly on Friday, February 5 … ...

Zucchini Slice

Point Pearce students Akheela and Andrew followed recipe instructions to whip up a tasty (and very healthy) zucchini slice. ...

Secondary School News – Week 3

Fantastic results 2021 is certainly off to a flyer! After a short summer break this year has begun with a … ...

Point Pearce News – Week 3

We’ve had a big start to 2021! First of all, I’d like to welcome some new staff members to the … ...

Meet the Teacher 2021

It was terrific to see so many families taking advantage of the opportunity to meet classroom teachers at our annual … ...

Oscar Arthur – STEM Scholarship success

I am very proud to announce that Oscar Arthur has won a $10,000 scholarship over the next 2 years to … ...

Principal’s Report – Week 3

Welcome to week 3! It has been great to get out into classrooms and see the learning that is happening. … ...

2021 Music Opportunities

Central Yorke School has a long tradition of providing high quality music programs at all year levels with equitable access … ...

Maitland Campus First Day at School 2021

We started the first day back for 2021 with a full house in the PAC. There were lots of parents … ...

Reception First Day at School 2021

We welcomed six new reception students to Mrs Webb’s R/1 class at the start of this year. Congratulations to Aysha, … ...

ELC First Day Back 2021

Welcome to our 2021 Early Learning Centre families. Wednesday was a first day for many children in the Early Learning … ...

Governor’s Civics Award for Schools 2020

The Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools program provides the opportunity for young South Australians to develop their capacity and awareness … ...

Sophie Heinrich, Maitland Young Citizen of the Year Award 2021

Each year the Maitland Progress Association invites the community to recognise local people who contribute to the betterment of our … ...

YMCA Junior Parliament Residential Camp

On the first Monday of the Christmas holidays, we arrived at the Nunyara Conference Centre in Belair to begin our … ...

Student Holiday Success

I would publicly like to congratulate our students on some amazing achievements over the holidays. Jess Baker was our Dux … ...

Implementing Aboriginal Perspectives

For the past eighteen months, Year 7 and 8 Science teachers Jaynelle LeFeuvre and Sarah Townsend have been involved in … ...

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2020

The Premier’s Reading Challenge has been running for 17 years. In 2019 132,252 students from 706 school completed it with … ...

Music Is Fun Band

The fabulous ‘Music Is Fun Band’ visited CYS on Monday December 7 and along with the Maitland Lutheran School we … ...

BlazeAid Donation

This year’s designated SRC charity was ‘Blaze-Aid’, a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after … ...

Week 8 Swimming

This year’s end-of-term swimming lessons included introductory session on resuscitation with students learning procedures for emergency scenarios and practicing basic … ...

Point Pearce Swimming Lessons

During Week 8, the R-2 Class from Point Pearce Campus attended swimming lessons at the Maitland Campus pool. Under the … ...

Year 9 Aquatics Camp

The Year 9 class finished their year on a high with their two-day aquatics camp in Week 8. The cohort, … ...

7-9 Rugby Clinics

In week 9 the Year 7 – 9 students took part in a Rugby League Clinic run by the NRL. … ...

Staff vs Student Netball

The staff versus student netball game was played as part of the Week 9 activities. Competition between the two teams … ...

R/1 Kadina Excursion

On Thursday the 3rd of December Mrs Webb’s Receptions and Miss Whittaker’s and Mrs Westbrook’s Year 1 class travelled to … ...

Kindy Graduation 2020

The Early Learning Centre celebrated their Graduation on Tuesday 8th December. I would like to thank the children and tell … ...

Retirement Village Visit

During Week 7, the ELC students made Christmas Cards and wrote letters to the residents of the Maitland Retirement Village. … ...

NAIDOC Community Day

The 2020 NAIDOC Theme was ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ acknowledging and celebrating Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples 65,000 … ...

Shark Dreaming Storybook Launch

On Friday November 13th, as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations a team from the Deaf Aboriginal Services based in Adelaide, … ...

Woodhouse Camp 2020

Wednesday On Wednesday the 11th of November the 2’s, 3’s and 4’s went on a camp to the Adelaide Hills … ...

Remembrance Day 2020

CYS commemorated Remembrance Day at the Maitland Campus with an assembly in the Performing Arts Centre led by senior students. … ...

2020 Year 12 Formal

The Year 12 Students of 2020 celebrated their graduating year in style with a formal event at the Wallaroo Ale … ...

Scratch Programming

The Year 5/6s are coding sequential sounds in ‘Scratch’, recreating a bell-ringing round.    ...

Precision Agriculture visit

7 / 8 students at Koch Ag Services in for a talk about careers in Precision Agriculture. Thanks to Aaron … ...

DfE Kadina Point Pearce Visit

On Thursday October 29th, 23 staff from the Kadina District Office visited CYS Point Pearce Campus and Point Pearce itself … ...

Outdoor Ed Stage 1 Surf Camp

In week 4 the Stage 1 Outdoor Ed class ventured down to Berry Bay for their surfing practical. This was … ...

SAPSASA Golf

George Butler represented Yorke Peninsula at SAPSASA Golf, playing in the SA Primary Schools Golf State Final on Thursday 5th … ...

CYFA Henley High Visit

On Monday the 26th of October, the Central Yorke Football Academy travelled to Adelaide for an overnight camp to play … ...

Secondary Term 4 Update

It has been a busy term for students completing their SACE. Submission of External Assessment pieces began late last term … ...

Benita’s Debut CD

You can listen to Benita’s CD here at Benita Mae Express My name is Benita Mae Rodda from Maitland SA, … ...

Learning Engagement at Point Pearce

I took this series of photographs between 12:15pm. and 12:30pm on September 22 to highlight the wide variety of learning activities … ...

Aboriginal Artists in School

The Aboriginal Artists in School (AAIS) program is a community cultural development program which aims to establish longer-term and sustainable … ...

Book Week 2020

This year we began our preparations for Book Week at the end of Term 3. Each student was given a … ...

SAATSA Morning Tea

Stage 2 SAASTA students had to collaborate to organise a Community morning tea to celebrate their success in SAASTA. Students … ...

Careers in Agriculture

This term the Year 7 and 8 classes have been studying careers during their Agriculture lessons. Students have enjoyed ‘working’ … ...

Career Expo 2020

On Friday 16th of October the Year 10 Personal Learning Plan class attended the Careers Expo at Wayville Showgrounds. The … ...

5/6 Illawonga Camp 2020

Day 1 We arrived at the school on Wednesday the 21st at 8pm and left the school to go to … ...

Rex in the ELC

Rex, our resident Eastern Blue Tongue lizard, has taken his summer holiday early with an extended visit to the Early … ...

A Day at Red Wing Farm

What a fabulous day we had exploring one of the wonders of our local community. On our arrival we were … ...

Governing Council at Point Pearce

Every year the CYS Governing Council holds one of its meetings at the Point Pearce Campus. This year Council members … ...

Goodbye to the Year 12’s

This week we say farewell to our Year 12 students. Many will be going onto complete exams in the next … ...

World Teachers’ Day

At the end of this week, schools around South Australia will be celebrating ‘World Teacher’s Day’. I would just like … ...

5/6A Book Posters

The Year 5/6A class created these great posters and dioramas in response to their Book Week class novel. ...

Governor’s Reception for School Leaders

On Wednesday, October 7, CYS School Prefects Bella Dyett and Kaylee Short attended the Governor’s Reception at Government House hosted … ...

Primary Watercolour Bird Art

The upper primary classes have been studying watercolour techniques and produced these exquisite watercolour paintings of birds. ...

3/4 STEM – Castles

The Year 3/4 class used a modular building processes to create their own unique castles. They learned construction techniques such … ...

Growing Great Grains

Over the past two terms, the Year 5/6 classes have been working with the “Growing Great Grains” coordinator Belinda Cray … ...

‘Sing’ Movie Premiere

This year, the Festival of Music organisers had to reluctantly make the decision not to hold the usual series of … ...

Clean Up the World

Clean Up the World was established in 1993 and is one of the largest community-based environmental programs in the world. … ...

Continuity of Learning

It has been exciting time for the Early Years children and staff at Central Yorke School, with the Reception children … ...

Anzac Spirit Schools Prize

During the holidays, Year 9 student Harrison Geater-Johnson attended the formal ceremony for the Premier’s Anzac Spirit Schools Prize at … ...

ELC Library Lessons

ELC students visit the School Community Library each week to explore the library, borrow books and work with teacher-librarian Pat … ...

3/4 STEM Paper

The Year 3/4 Class have been exploring Chinese Inventions in STEM lessons. Last week we made our own paper by … ...

2 STEM Castles

The Year 2 Class have been using modular patterns to create their own individualised model castles. Students learned modelling techniques … ...

Rock Climbing Camp

he Stage 1 and 2 Outdoor Education students attended the Rock climbing camp at Warren Gorge in week 7.  The … ...

SAPSASA

Over the past few weeks we have had three SAPSASA championships including the Football, Netball and Hockey. Congratulations to Barnaby, … ...

Lunchtime Volleyball

This term we held a Volleyball tournament at lunch times for year 8 – 12 students and the teachers. It … ...

9-a-side Football

The Year 8/9 nine-a-side football competition was held at Maitland on Wednesday the 9th of September in a slightly modified … ...

Natural Selection Simulation

Last week the Stage 2 Biology class worked with 5/6A to demonstrate the process of Natural Selection. ‘Natural Selection’ refers … ...

SAPSASA Basketball

Both teams thoroughly enjoyed being a part of SAPSASA basketball at Kadina last Friday, especially avoiding the rain on the … ...

Nharangga Warra – Saying ‘Hello”

Nha marni -Hi Everyone! We have introduced greetings in Narungga at Central Yorke School and have been encouraging our staff … ...

SSO Week

SSO Week is a great opportunity to let our dedicated, talented and supportive SSOs and ECWs just how much we … ...

Kadina Livestock Event 2020

The weather gods certainly weren’t smiling on us on August 21st, but our students and animals persevered through trying conditions … ...

11/12 Subject Choices

It’s a busy time of year in the secondary school as Year 12s prepare to finish their course work, complete … ...

Point Pearce Oral Language

Oral Language At Point Pearce Campus the development of Oral Language skills by our children continues to be a major … ...

Poultry Production

The Year 8 class have been studying poultry production this term. We have examined chicken anatomy, incubation and brooding, poultry … ...

Farewell Emily

Pre-service teacher Emily Haydon was farewelled this week after almost a term of teaching-placement at CYS. Emily worked with visual … ...

Deb Schwartz

Just recently our very own Deb Schwartz got a write up in the Primary Schools Choir newsletter. The following is … ...

Nharangga Warra – Counting to 10

We have been working on creating Narungga language resources to be used in the classroom and have developed a Google … ...

SAPSASA ZONE REPRESENTATIVES

Congratulations to the following students who have made the final teams for their respective SAPSASA sports. Hockey will be played … ...

Open Mixed Hockey

The Open Mixed Hockey team travelled to Clare in Week 4 to play against Clare High School. It was a … ...

Year 10 Science: DNA

Over the past few weeks, the Year 10s have been learning about Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA). After studying the history about … ...

Playgroup Is Back

It is wonderful to be able to offer our Playgroup program to families again. It has been great to reconnect … ...

Open Boys Football

On Tuesday the 4th of August, the Central Yorke Football Academy (CYFA) and other students from across Yorke Peninsula played … ...

ANZAC Spirit Prize 2020

On Friday 14th August we received a special visit from Malcolm McInerney to present Central Yorke School with its Premier’s … ...

Goat Washing

An entertaining way to spend a wet Tuesday morning! With time running out until the Kadina Livestock event, our Year … ...

Year 3/4 STEM: Chinese Fans

The Year 3/4 are investigating different ways fans can be made as part of their STEM unit on Chinese inventions. … ...

Year 2 STEM: Mechanical Hands

The Year 2 students have been investigating how muscles and tendons hands move hands. They then made models of their … ...

Mambray Creek Bushwalk

The Stage 1 and 2 Bushwalk took place in the beautiful Mambray Creek area of Mount Remarkable National Park from … ...

Stage 2 Physical Education

The Stage 2 PE class is currently studying their external assessment task. This task is a Group Collaboration task. We … ...

Open Girls Football

As part of the Central Yorke Football Academy the girls took part in the School Sport SA Statewide Football competition. … ...

Year 9 Goats

As we approach the finish line of our Led Wether Goat project, the Year 9 students have been busy putting … ...

Year 6/7 Knockout Netball

On Friday July 31, our Year 6/7 Netball Knockout Team played a round robin at the Maitland Town Courts. We … ...

Sticky Date Pudding: Home Ec Recipe of the Week

INGREDIENTS 125g pitted dates, chopped ½ tsp bicarb soda ¾ cup boiling water 62g butter, softened ½ cup brown sugar … ...

SAASTA

We are well underway with the planning of the combined Aboriginal Power Cup/SAASTA Shield. The Carnival will start in the … ...
Childrens Day

National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

This special day is celebrated every year in Australia on August 4th. It is a time for Aboriginal and Torres … ...

Pupil Free Day – Sep 11

Can parents please note that we have a pupil free day Friday the 11th of September.  Staff will be working … ...

STEM Paper Fans

The Year 3/4 class’s Term 3 STEM theme is China, and we’re going to be making paper, bamboo irrigation systems, … ...

Balinese Shadow Puppets (1)

The Year 7 students have just started their new Performing Arts unit looking at ‘Wayang Kulit, a style of shadow … ...

Growing Grains – Stage 1

The year 3-6 students were visited this week by plant scientist Belinda Cay. Belinda is the Director and Senior Manager … ...

Building Shelters

Towards the end of Term 2, the R-2 children were involved in learning some Narungga words based around the planning … ...

Show Ring Skills

Year 9-12 students attended special show ringcraft training sessions at the Ag Block during the recent school holidays. Run by … ...

Model Digestive Systems

The Year 8 class made model digestive systems from junk and the results were rather artistic! ...

Stage 2 Outdoor Ed Bushwalking Camp

On the Wednesday of Week 8 of Term 2 the Stage 2 Outdoor Ed class left on a bushwalking camp … ...

Blaze Aid Fundraiser

The SRC organised a ‘wear your PJ’s (or casual clothes) to school’ fundraiser for BlazeAid, the volunteer-based organisation that works … ...

7/8 Model Instruments

The Year 7 and 8 Performing Arts classes built model instruments as part of a unit on ‘Instruments of the … ...

Morse Code Flashers

The Year 3/4 Class finished constructing their Morse Code signalling devices in STEM last week. Previously the students have experimented … ...

Year 11’s – Led Steer

The steers and students are building relationships and we our now putting halters on in the yards, washing the steers … ...

Certificates of Excellence

This term, primary students have been recognised for excellence and achievement with a special CYS Certificate. Students were selected based … ...

Puyu Blasters

“World No Tobacco Day” School Competition Winners The Puyu Blaster team regularly visit our SAASTA program to deliver their education … ...

Lunchtime Sports

After a fierce netball competition, the minor round ladder finished with the Year 8’s on top of the ladder followed … ...

Painting a Bright Future With Canvas

Late in 2019 we began a search for a quality online learning product. After consulting widely within The Department and … ...

Independent Learning Time

As part of our new structure and innovative learning technologies we have introduced “independent learning time” for our students from … ...

The World of Canvas

COVID-19 saw us move our curriculum to an online world and learner management system. To do this we use a … ...

Year 8 Body Systems

This term the Year 8 Science class has been learning about the systems of the human body. This week we … ...

The Importance of Mud

“In relation to children and play, mud should not be viewed as mess – but a key ingredient to childhood.”  … ...

Tom & Jerry Update

Last week Tom and Jerry got tailed. They are also being fed twice a day instead of three times a … ...

Fast 5 Netball

There hasn’t been a lot happening in the world of school sport lately but it is great to see our … ...

Team VS Team

Throughout Semester 1, students within the Football Academy have continued to develop and refine their fundamental football skills. Despite the … ...

Vale Trevor Allen

It is with great sadness that we farewell long serving staff member Trevor Allen. Trevor passed away peacefully in his … ...

Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week was from May 25th to June 2nd. The theme for this year’s NRW is ‘In this together’. … ...

National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, … ...

One Bottle of Pop

In Music, the Year 5/6 classes have been investigating ‘Rounds’, special songs with verses written with different tunes that can … ...

STEM Morse Code

The Year 3/4 class has been exploring how data can be represented and communicated in different ways and this fortnight … ...

Year 5/6 Skeleton projects

       The Year 5/6 Class has been studying skeletal systems and created these labelled posters of skeleons. ...

Abracadabra

In Drama with Mrs Davies, the Year 1 have been learning how to do magic tricks using technology. They took … ...

Worms & Minibeasts

Educators and children are excited to make a start on revamping our outdoor learning environment. The much awaited rain has proven … ...

Learning In a Different Way

Over the past few months we have all learnt to do things a little differently when it comes to learning … ...

Reconciliation Week

Wednesday the 27th of May marks the beginning of Reconciliation week. The theme for National Reconciliation Week for 2020 is … ...

National Reconciliation Week 2020

The theme for #NRW2020 – In this together – is now resonating in ways we could not have foreseen when … ...

R-1 Magic Wands

In Art with Ms McEvoy, the R/1 students made their own ‘Magic Nature Wands’. They found magical looking sticks then … ...

2/3/4 STEM: Flag Messages

The Year 2/3/4 class has been exploring how data can be represented in different ways. We looked at how flags … ...

R/1 Music High and Low

The R/1 students have been investigating the concepts of high and low pitch in music. We have been learning the … ...

Led Steers Update

Our older students have formally accepted the challenge of training three steers! Quite a few of our 10-12 students are … ...

Term 2 SAASTA

We are extremely excited to have SAASTA lessons back up and running at CYS campus this week. We are still … ...

Term 2 Football Academy

The Football Academy has been running a little differently in recent times but it has been great to still have … ...

Cooking In the Kitchen

The Food and Hospitality students project was tot turn a chicken curry pasta sauce into a meal. The 9/10 Home … ...

Tom & Jerry

Tom What is he? He is a lamb. How old is he? He is one month old. How is he … ...

Primary Assembly Term 2

Our Term 2 assemblies have looked very different as we have been using Zoom to meet up each Friday afternoon. … ...

Term 2 Teaching & Learning

Week 3 and it felt like yesterday that we were really returning to school! I can honestly say that we … ...

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Holidays In Rural Care

During the holidays we did hand painting and made a game of noughts and crosses. We created a story table … ...

Goats & Lambs Update

The Year 9 Ag students took advantage of the sunshine early in the week to give the goats and new … ...

Blended Learning

It has certainly been a different start to Term 2 this year, but it is great to see students back … ...

Creative Education

With the current COVID 19 situation and our Community in Lockdown, the staff have been very busy developing creative ways … ...

Back For a Unique Start

And we’re BACK and what an unique start it has been! Despite the current situation it has been great to … ...

LEST WE FORGET- ANZAC DAY

It was great to see more than ever our students formally remember those who have volunteered or been conscripted to … ...

From Challenge to Opportunity

Welcome back to everyone for Term 2. This term has started differently to any other term with some of our … ...

Term 2 Schooling Update

An email and SMS will be going out to all parents regarding attendance for next week. If you could answer … ...
Grant Keleher

Term 2, 2020

Download as a PDF Dear Parents and Caregivers, Firstly, let me start by saying thank you to our school community … ...

Forced Perspective | Marshall Smith

Year 9 student Marshall Smith created this portfolio of ‘Forced Perspective’ photographs for his Performing Arts unit on ‘Altered Perspectives’. … ...

Dublin Exchange Visit

A committed group of Year 11/12 Ag students attended the Dublin Livestock Exchange on the Pupil free day in week … ...

Maths Teams

Building on the achievements of our two year intensive Big Idea in Number program, we have this year created Maths … ...

Football Academy Update

The Central Yorke Football Academy is busily preparing for many upcoming events. Both the boys and girls academy teams will … ...

Splash Carnival 2020

Our 2020 Splash Carnival was held on Wednesday 26 February in very cool and overcast conditions and even the odd … ...

Cedric Varcoe Visit

On 26th of February Cedric Varcoe visited CYS to inspire our SAASTA students as they create a powerful pi ece … ...

Secondary Roundup

What a great day sports day was, I always enjoy seeing students in different lights and some of the performances … ...

Point Pearce Buzz (Week 7)

We are all in an extremely busy time of Term and the children at our site have been involved in … ...

PPEP Talk

On Thursday 13th of February, Michelle Nielsen a clinical educator from the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia held a PPEP … ...

Sportsday 2020

Sportsday was held on Friday the 6th of March and it was a fantastic day of competition. Thanks to Sue … ...

Term 1 Performing Arts Programs

The Performing Arts Centre has been a hive of activity for the start of 200, with school Music and Drama … ...

Ask Me About…

You may have noticed around the ELC visual learning displays with questions which prompt, Ask Me About… The purpose of … ...

7/8 Aquatics Camp

On the 17th February, the Year 7 and 8 classes gathered at the bus bay to … ...

Secondary swimming team

Congratulations to Nicholas Heinrich and Ashlee Radford who represented the YP Schools in the Secondary Swimming Championships in Adelaide on … ...

2020 CYS School Leaders Induction Ceremony

The 2020 CYS School Leaders Induction Ceremony was held on Wednesday February 19, 2020 in the school Performing Arts Centre. … ...

Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools

On Thursday 20th February the Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools Ceremony was held at the Governor’s House to recognize the … ...

Pancake Day 2020

On Tuesday 25th February, students and staff had the absolute pleasure of raising money for those in need in our … ...

Central Yorke Football Academy Update

The Central Yorke Football Academy has now been running for two weeks in it’s inaugural year. We currently have 31 … ...

Year 12 Study Day

On Friday our Year 12 class took a day off from classes to spend the day developing study routines and … ...

Kindy Science

What an interesting start to the year we’ve had. Jill our new teacher bought in some different types of gumnuts, … ...

Point Pearce STEM

Every Tuesday afternoon in the Point Pearce R-2 room the students are participating in a literacy-based STEM program.  The students … ...

Primary Leadership Elections

R-6 classes met in the Performing Arts Centre last week to vote for the Eagles and Sharks House Captains and … ...

CYS Music Programs 2020

Instrumental Music Lessons on Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet and Trombone are offered to students in years 5 – 12. Lessons … ...

Welcome Families!

We welcome the following preschool children and their families in 2020: Max, Aneira, Hamish, Josie, George B, Jacob, Ivy, Esther, … ...

Great Start Back At Point Pearce

We welcome back this year 18 students in the R-2 Class and 12 children into the Pre-School world. Attendance has … ...

Sports Update

Welcome to the 2020 sporting year. Once again we are looking forward to a busy and successful year on the … ...

Welcome Back for 2020

Welcome to the 2020 school year! Before I start my article I would publicly like to congratulate some of our … ...

Lynarha Newchurch: 2020 Maitland Young Citizen of the Year

Congratulations to Lynarha Newchurch for becoming the Maitland’s inaugural ‘Young Citizen of the Year’.Lynarha was nominated for her work as … ...

Civics Award win for Rhys Heinrich

Congratulations to CYS student Rhys Heinrich, for being chosen as an inaugural awardee of the 2019 Governor’s Civic Awards for … ...

Illawonga Camp 2019

Forty-one Year 5s and 6s and four teachers left school bright and early on December 2 heading for the Illawonga … ...

Metalwork: Toolboxes

This term, the year 8, 9 and 10 students have been working with sheet-metal. This requires plenty of measurement, attention … ...

Christmas On the Green

Our annual Christmas On the Green family concert was held a little earlier this year on November 27th and a … ...

Historic Walk QR Codes

The Year 8 class have just completed the final leg of their PBL journey- installing QR codes on the signs … ...

Ladies of Variety Christmas Party

On November the 27th a group of students from CYS travelled to the Adelaide Show Grounds to attend the Ladies … ...

Glenn the Junk Man

On Thursday 21st of November, the ELC children and educators along with the Reception class, had the opportunity to spend … ...

Kapunda Rodeo Excursion

Senior Ag students Steph Gersch, Benita Rodda, Sophie Heinrich and CYS Staff Linda Heinrich, Sarah Townsend and Jaynelle LeFeurve attended … ...

Remembrance Day

On the 11th of November SRC representatives from Central Yorke School attended the special service at the War Memorial to … ...

Zoo Snooze 2019

On Wednesday the 13th of November the JP students excitedly boarded the bus for the Adelaide Zoo. With a quick … ...

Adelaide Zoo Trip

As a culmination of our R-2 Literacy, Numeracy and Science topics this term, last Tuesday the whole site went on … ...

SRC Colour Run 2019

Another huge success with the SRC hosting the Colour Run on Friday 15th of November. This created a lot of … ...

Reception Elephant Pictures

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2/3 Chickens

As part of our biological science unit, we looked at living and non-living things. After some discussion, some students wanted … ...

Woodhouse Camp

On Wednesday the 30th of October we left on a bus to go to our camp at The Woodhouse Activity … ...

Remembrance Day Assembly 2019

This term, students from Year 6 and 9 have collaborated to create the Remembrance Day Assembly. As part of their … ...

2019 Showcase Concert

The 2019 Central Yorke School Showcase Concert was held on Thursday November 7 in the school Performing Arts Centre. Over … ...