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 … ...

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 … ...

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 … ...

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 … ...

Dawn Service 2022

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

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 … ...

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 … ...

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 … ...

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 … ...

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 … ...

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 … ...

Book Week Assembly

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

Naidoc Week 2021

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

Steve the Parrot

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

National Science Week

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

Simultaneous Reading Day

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

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 … ...

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 … ...

Clontarf visit

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

Point Pearce Update

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

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 … ...

ELC News – Week 5

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

Zucchini Slice

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

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 … ...

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. … ...

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 … ...

Music Is Fun Band

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

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 … ...

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, … ...

Remembrance Day 2020

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

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 … ...

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 … ...

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 … ...

Continuity of Learning

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

ELC Library Lessons

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

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 … ...

Point Pearce Oral Language

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

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 … ...

Playgroup Is Back

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

Building Shelters

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

The Importance of Mud

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

Reconciliation Week

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

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 … ...

Creative Education

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

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 … ...

Sportsday 2020

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

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 … ...

Ask Me About…

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

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. … ...

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 … ...

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 … ...

Welcome Back for 2020

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

Christmas On the Green

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

Glenn the Junk Man

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

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 … ...

Friday Investigation Time

Each Friday after Recess the R-2 children from Point Pearce join in with Miss Bridget and Miss Sarah’s classes for … ...

Concert Pianist Visit

On Thursday October 31st. the R-2 students of the Point Pearce Campus were entertained by Panos Karan a Greek Concert … ...

Remembrance Day

On Remembrance Day this year, the staff and R-2 Class walked down to the Point Pearce Community War Memorial to … ...

ELC Gym Jams

On Tuesday 5th of November the Elc children and educators travelled to Ardrossan to participate in Gym Jams.  The opportunity … ...

Point Pearce Kindy News

This term at the kindy we welcomed the two dolls ‘Gabby Getalong’ and ‘Ricky Resilience’ from the You Can Do … ...

Term 3 Catch Up

Week 7 – Muddy Fun One lunch time the children built a dam to stop the water flow from the … ...

Relationships and Play

Relationships and Play In the Early Learning Centre our philosophy identifies, educators believe all children’s wellbeing, culture and dispositions for … ...

Point Pearce Campus | Term 3 Week 9

The R-2 Class have had a busy term with a focus on writing recounts and combining our literacy with engaging … ...

Fantastic Gymnastics

Over the last few weeks the Kindy and R-2 Class have been having fun with Victoria doing gymnastics activities in … ...

Book Week 2019

What a great assembly we had for this year’s Book Week! Congratulations to the Early Learning Centre for dancing to … ...
2019 Parent Survey

Parent Opinion Survey

In order to make sure that our school is meeting the needs of our families, I am looking at getting … ...

Father’s Day

On Thursday August 28 we had our annual Father’s Day morning with open classrooms, Ag display and BBQ. It was … ...

Bonfire Time

The children of the Point Pearce Campus have been busy this term building a bonfire out the back of the … ...

Night At the Museum

The Maitland Museum hosted over two hundred visitors on the evening of August 21 for Central Yorke School’s 2019 Project … ...

Night At the Museum (Principal’s Report)

Out Project Based Learning curriculum culminated last Wednesday night with “A Night at the Museum”, held at the Maitland Museum. … ...

Fantastic Start to Term 3.

The start of Term 3 has been a fantastic one. It has been wonderful to have Miss Kath back in … ...

Is My Child Ready For School?

The pressure on our four year olds to be reaching and attaining a certain academic level to ensure they are … ...

ELC Term 3 | Week 1

The Kindy students were back to school this week, full of energy and enthusiasm. The chilly weather made some indoor … ...

NAIDOC Celebration 2019

On Friday 28th June between 10am and 2pm, Central Yorke School held a NAIDOC Day Celebration for all students and … ...

Open Day

Our 2019 Open Day was a huge success with over eighty parents taking the opportunity to explore the ELC, classrooms … ...

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 … ...

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 … ...

Video Roundup | Term 2 Weeks 4 & 5

  Video Roundup | Term 2 – Weeks 4/5 Despite the cold and wet weather, classes were still enjoying the … ...

Music Is Fun Band 2019

  The fabulous ‘Music Is Fun Band’ visited CYS on Thursday May 23 and along with the Maitland Lutheran School … ...

Primary Cross Country

  It was in picture perfect conditions that the 2019 CYS Cross Country event was held for our Reception to … ...

ELC Nature Play

The children have been waiting in anticipation to access the new Nature Play Area. The development of this area has … ...

Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week is from May 27th to June 3rd. The theme for this year’s NRW is ‘Grounded in Truth, … ...

Term 2 | Week 2-3 Video Roundup

Term 2 | Week 2-3 Video Roundup Term 2, Weeks 2-3 Video Roundup of school sport, activities, events and learning. … ...

Mothers’ Day High Tea

The CYS Mothers Day High Tea on Wednesday May 8 saw over eighty mums enjoy a morning of classroom activities … ...

Point Pearce Mothers’ Day Morning Tea

Last Tuesday May 7th. the Point Pearce Campus held a Mother’s Day Morning Tea to thank all of the mums, … ...

Rain, Rain Glorious Rain!

The wet weather gear has been dusted off and put to good use over the past week. In the ELC … ...

Term 2 | Week 1 Video Roundup

  Term 2, Week 1 Video Roundup It was back to school this week, with seminars, literacy actviities, new school … ...

Narrative Texts Dress Ups

It’s been a great start to the new term in the Point Pearce R-2 classroom. The kids are excited to … ...

Mothers Day High Tea

We’re opening up the classrooms on Wednesday May 8 for all our CYS mums, grannies, aunties and carers so they … ...

Week 6-7 Roundup Video

Weeks 6-7 Roundup Video What a fortnight! We had Long-Run Day, Sportsday, The Adelaide Cup Holiday, a Staff PD day … ...

ELC Visit to Point Pearce Campus

To promote greater collaboration and creating stronger connections between the two campuses of Central Yorke School, the Early Learning Centre … ...

Supportive Playgroups

The ELC continues to offer a Supportive Playgroup to children and their families on a Friday morning 9am to 11am … ...

Sports Day

At the recent Sports Day it was fantastic to see so many parents and family members follow our children around … ...

Pancake Day

Last Tuesday 5th March, we enjoyed pancake day, or as it is sometimes known, ‘Shrove Tuesday’. As a school we … ...

2019 Sports Day

What a magnificent day Friday was to hold the 2019 CYS sports day. It was great to see the colour, … ...

School Photographs Day

A big thank you to Molly and all the staff from Advanced Life who took our school photographs today. Your … ...

Why Do We Play All Day?

Why do we play all day? As Early Childhood Professionals we are often questioned about our play based pedagogy and … ...

Indigenous All-Stars Visit

It’s been a busy and exciting couple of weeks in the R-2 at Point Pearce Campus. On Tuesday the 19th … ...

2019 Splash Carnival

Our 2019 Splash Carnival was held on Friday February 22nd in very warm conditions, which encouraged everyone to enjoy the … ...

Splash Carnival

Although it wasn’t an Eagles win, congratulations must go to the Sharks for winning this year’s splash carnival. The weather … ...

Leaders’ Induction Ceremony

Last week we had our Student Induction Ceremony and I was really proud of the quality of the assembly. It … ...

2019 Splash Carnival

Perfect Weather for a Sharks Win! It was perfect weather for our 2019 Splash Carnival and a great chance for … ...

Welcome to our thirty three new children!

Educators have welcomed 33 new children and families to the Kindy. Our focus with the children has been around building … ...

Meet the Teacher Night at Point Pearce

Last Tuesday saw a large group of staff members from CYS Maitland Campus visit our Point Pearce Campus. The whole … ...

A Great Start to 2019

The Point Pearce staff and children have settled in extremely well to the 2019 school year. The attendance level in … ...

Early Learning Centre Roundup

The Five Ducklings story centre has been a popular destination for ELC students this week. ...

Sports & PE Events & Dates 2019

After a successful 2018 on the sporting field we are very excited to enter the 2019 year and try to … ...

Point Pearce – Welcome Back

Welcome back to all Point Pearce Campus students and families for 2019. R-2 Class Update In the R-2 Class we … ...

Fathers Day Breakfast

We had a fantastic turnout for our 2018 Fathers Day breakfast. Dads (and grandads) spent the first lesson joining in … ...

Book Week 2018

Wednesday August 22 saw pirates, sportspersons, book characters and treasured items arriving at school. The Early Learning Centre, Point Pearce … ...

Yeti Hunt

The CYS Performing Arts Centre truly lived up to its name last term as we proudly premiered the musical ‘Yeti … ...

150 Year Celebration – Cultural Centre

On the last Friday of Term 3, we had over fifty visitors come and sign our ‘Visitors Book’ in the … ...

Yeti Hunt Update – Week 7

Important Dates Just a reminder that we have two evening performances this year. The survey we conducted earlier this year … ...

Father’s Day Breakfast

We had a fantastic turnout for our 2018 Fathers Day breakfast! Dads (and grandads) spent the first lesson joining in STEM … ...

Winda the Owl

The class have also been reading ‘Winda the Owl’, a Narungga Dreaming story. Students have developed their Narungga language skills … ...

Incy Wincy Wargul

The R-2 class at the Point Pearce Campus really enjoyed performing ‘Incy Wincy Wargul’ at the opening of the NAIDOC … ...

Playing Fair

On Thursday the 16th of August, the Rural care and Kindy Educators from both Maitland and Pt Pearce campuses attended … ...

Book Week 2018

Wednesday August 22 saw pirates, sportspersons, book characters and treasured items arriving at school. The Early Learning Centre, Point Pearce … ...

Term 3 Changes at Point Pearce

Considering the changes to staff and timetables for Term 3, things have started quite smoothly at the Point Pearce Campus. … ...

Supportive Playgroups

We welcome Alain Parsons to the ELC team who will be facilitating our Playgroup on Friday mornings during term time. … ...

Music Is Fun Band 2018 – Report

The Music Is Fun Band made its annual trip to CYS on Thursday June 7 to perform for our K-6 … ...

Point Pearce Campus ‘Gym Jams’ Excursion

Recently the whole Pre-School and R-2 Class travelled to Ardrossan to attend a ‘Gym Jams’ session. With such a large … ...

YP Vets Visit

On Wednesday the 16th of May the Junior Primary, Point Pearce and the Kindy were visited by the YP Vets. … ...

NGF 6 – Partnerships With the Community

The National Quality Framework is a document which drives continuous improvement in early childhood services. The framework identifies the quality … ...

Starting On Track at Point Pearce

Greetings as we move quickly through Term 2 it’s Week 3 already! We are seeing some amazing results with the … ...

2018 Cross Country

Despite stormy weather the night before, our 2018 Cross Country ran in cool, clear and even sunny conditions; perfect for … ...

AVSA Commemorative Service

Aboriginal Veterans (SA) visited Point Pearce on Friday May 4 to conduct a special service to honour and commemorate military … ...

Term 2 at Point Pearce

R-2 Class It has already been a positive start to Term 2, with a 100% attendance in the R-2 Class … ...

ELC Rubbish Video

The ELC students made this video to educate older students about the rubbish appearing in their playground. ...

2018 Splash Carnival Video

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2018 Splash Carnival

By Beth Hector ~ Deputy Principal Our 2018 Splash Carnival was held on Tuesday February 20th in perfect conditions for … ...

Why do we play all day?

By Melissa Richards | Head of Early Years Often as Early Childhood Professionals we are questioned about our play based pedagogy … ...

Brain Work & Learning

By Annette Blackett | Point Pearce R-2 As Week 5 comes to a close, and we are nearly half way … ...

Meet the Teacher Evening

Meet the Teacher Our annual ‘Meet the Teacher’ night attracted many families who attended to receive information about their children’s … ...

Starting On Track

A HUGE thank you goes to all parents in our ‘Early Years R-2 Family’ for helping the children come ready … ...

Building Relationships

As we start the new year, the Early Learning Centre program focus has been around building relationships, between children and … ...

Christmas On the Green

We had fantastic weather for our second ‘Christmas On the Green’, held on the Primary Oval on Wednesday, December 6. … ...

Point Pearce Graduation 2017

The Point Pearce Campus held its Christmas Assembly and Year 2 Graduation Ceremony in the JP Classroom at Point Pearce … ...

ELC Graduation

The Early Learning Centre celebrated their Graduation on Wednesday 6th December to farewell, Lucas, James, Samuel, Jack, Mia, Lachlan, Mitch, … ...

ATSI Industry Skills Exchange 2017

ASTI students and CYS staff flew to Melbourne in late July to participate in the ATSI Industry Skills Exchange. The … ...

NAIDOC Celebrations at Point Pearce

On Monday August 7, the Point Pearce Campus was involved with the 2017 NAIDOC week celebration ‘Point Pearce Is Coming … ...

Inspiring Spaces

Early Years Educators recently attended an ‘Inspiring Spaces’ training. We also had the opportunity to showcase our Centre/JP classrooms and … ...

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