Central Yorke School

History

Central Yorke School began in 2017 with the amalgamation of Maitland Area School, Point Pearce Aboriginal School and the Maitland Children’s Centre. This amalgamation resulted in Central Yorke School becoming a Birth to Year 12 school with a new Early Learning Centre built on the Maitland site during 2015 & 2016. Kindy commenced at the new site in term 4 2016. The campus at Point Pearce is a Birth to Year 2 centre.

Philosophy & Values

Central Yorke School supports students using innovative learning practices to empower them to achieve their full potential as successful and valued members of their communities.

Our staff take great pride in providing a safe and secure learning environment, whilst at the same time providing a full range of dynamic and challenging academic and extracurricular programs with a special emphasis on Agriculture, the Performing Arts and the SAASTA Sports Academy.

CYS believes in ‘learning together’, and ‘making a difference’ and this is reflected in peer tutoring, cross-campus activities and learning, local community, state and international programs and through our school values of respect, resilience and relationships.

School Policies, Procedures and Information

Full details of our school’s education programs, administrative structures and procedures can be found in the 2019 CYS Parent Handbook, which includes:,

  • Principal’s Welcome
  • Central Yorke School History
  • Leadership Team & Care Group Teachers
  • Teaching & Support Staff
  • Curriculum & Pathways
  • R-11 Curriculum Overview
  • School to Work Strategy
  • SACE & Vocational Education
  • Specialist Programs: Agricultural Studies, Performing Arts, SAASTA, Sport & Outdoor Education
  • School Information, policies and procedures
  • Point Pearce Campus, history  and information
  • Early Learning Centre, history & information
  • Events & Activities Calendar

International Students

For more information about studying abroad in South Australia, please contact:

International Education Services
Department for Education
PO Box 1152, Adelaide SA 5001 | GFW, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000  
Telephone: +618 8226 3402         Fax: +618 8226 3655
Email: education.isp@sa.gov.au
Website: http://www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au  

 Downloads

You can download our handbooks and annual report here:

CYS Maitland Campus News

Remote Areas VET Course

Remote Areas VET Course

Earlier this term our Stage 1 Outdoor Education students had the opportunity to complete a one-day VET course where they gained skills in working in ...
Semester 2 Performing Arts

Semester 2 Performing Arts

Semester 2 is the time when students are given the opportunity to showcase their learning in the Performing Arts. These opportunities range from individual assessments ...
Homework Centre

Homework Centre

The Student Representative Council have been working on a project to setup and run a Homework Centre. The initiative reflects our students desire to complete ...
Book Week 2019

Book Week 2019

What a great assembly we had for this year’s Book Week! Congratulations to the Early Learning Centre for dancing to explain their book ‘Heads and ...
Parent Opinion Survey

Parent Opinion Survey

In order to make sure that our school is meeting the needs of our families, I am looking at getting some feedback from families about ...
Father’s Day

Father’s Day

On Thursday August 28 we had our annual Father’s Day morning with open classrooms, Ag display and BBQ. It was great to see that so ...
A Night of Music

A Night of Music

On Wednesday August 14, CYS hosted over eighty Immanuel College music students for combined band and choir workshops and a full evening concert. On arrival, ...
2019 IMS Music Camp

2019 IMS Music Camp

Stephanie Gersch, Ashlee Radford, Kira Davies, Sophie Davies, Ben Allen, Josh French along with teacher, Debbie Schwartz, participated in the annual Instrumental Music Camp which ...
Talisha Buckskin, Army Recruit!

Talisha Buckskin, Army Recruit!

Talisha Buckskin is a 19 year old Indigenous FLO student from Central Yorke School. Tahlia is from Point Pearce Community and is a family orientated ...
Night At the Museum

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 Based Learning Expo. The aptly ...
Central Yorke Football Academy

Central Yorke Football Academy

It is with great pleasure that I announce that Central Yorke will be a specialist football academy for our senior school students from 2020 onwards. ...