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 2020 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 Policies 

(Please note that most policies are in the parent handbook.)

CYS Maitland Campus News

2021 Splash Carnival

2021 Splash Carnival

Our 2021 Splash Carnival was held on Friday 21 February in hot but overcast conditions with a touch of rain to cool things down as ...

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 students. The scholarship fund has ...
Bee Services visit

Bee Services visit

On Friday February 19, Mark from Australian Bee Services visited the Year 11 Ag class to show them the ins and outs of beekeeping. This ...
SAASTA Update

SAASTA Update

New SAASTA team members This year we have had an exciting start as we welcome many new students to our SAASTA team. Our team consists of ...
R-6 News Update

R-6 News Update

New Staff We would like to welcome new staff members to Central Yorke School who are teaching in the Primary this year.  Laura Kotz has ...
ELC News – Week 5

ELC News – Week 5

The ELC Philosophy Our Centre philosophy underpins all that we do in the Early Learning Centre and states the importance of relationships and play in ...
Year 7/8 Aquatics Camp

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 Townsend and Mrs Stutley. It ...
1/2W Shoe Technology

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 these slippers from card and ...
Middle School Electives- To Market

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 PVA then painted in decorative ...
CYS School Leader Elections

CYS School Leader Elections

Student meetings have been held over the past week to elect Sports Captains, SRC Representatives and Prefects. The PAC was used for the larger elections, ...
Performing Arts News

Performing Arts News

All our music groups and special programs were up and running this week creating a buzz of excitement (and a lot of music) around the ...
New Soccer Goals

New Soccer Goals

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