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

 Downloads

You can download our handbooks and annual report here:

CYS Maitland Campus News

Year 8/9 Knock Out Netball

Year 8/9 Knock Out Netball

On Thursday 6th June students competed in the Year 8/9 Knock Out Netball carnival held at the Maitland Netball Courts. The students involved on the
2/3A | Money

2/3A | Money

Mrs Allen’s Year 2/3 class ‘spent’ a recent Maths lesson shopping at a variety of small businesses that popped up at various locations around the
7LFB 3D shapes

7LFB 3D shapes

Miss Townsend’s Year 7 Maths class were faced with an interesting challenge this week. They first had to construct a 3D shape from blocks. They
Sophie Baker awarded Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize

Sophie Baker awarded Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize

More than 1000 students have taken part in the 2019 Premier’s ANZAC Spirit School Prize competition, with 16 Years 9 and 10 students, including CYS’s
High Expectations

High Expectations

In the primary division of CYS we have chosen High Expectations as our focus for 2019. Students live up to our expectations and student achievement
Premier’s Anzac Spirit School Prize

Premier’s Anzac Spirit School Prize

Congratulations to Sophie Baker and her teacher Lauren Smith who have both written essays judged worthy enough for them to win a trip to Vietnam
Concert Band Rehearsal with the ASO

Concert Band Rehearsal with the ASO

ASO members visited CYS last week to rehearse with the Concert Band. The band is preparing for a concert at Port Pirie with the Adelaide
Night at the Museum Competition

Night at the Museum Competition

We have two special mascots for this year’s PBL – the two cheeky Maitland Museum Magpies you can see in the poster. We’re just not
Music Is Fun Band 2019

Music Is Fun Band 2019

  The fabulous ‘Music Is Fun Band’ visited CYS on Thursday May 23 and along with the Maitland Lutheran School and Ardrossan Area School we
Primary Drama Update – Term 2

Primary Drama Update – Term 2

Mrs Davies has been taking drama lessons with the R-6 classes and this term they have been working with masks. Classes experimented with different types
School Choir Update – Term 2

School Choir Update – Term 2

The choir, led by Debbie Schwartz, rehearses in the PAC each Wednesday. The choir is learning songs for the annual ‘Festival of Music’ at the
Secondary Performing Arts Update – Term 2

Secondary Performing Arts Update – Term 2

Year 6-10 classes have been investigating film. They’ve shot short scenes using storyboards for guides, created storyboards for scripts, learned how to use different shots