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

Simultaneous Reading Day

Simultaneous Reading Day

The CYS K-6 students celebrated Simultaneous Reading Day on May 19. They joined over one million readers across Australia to hear astronaut Shannon Walker read ...
CYFA Vs MLS Football

CYFA Vs MLS Football

On May 19, Central Yorke Footy Academy played against Maitland Lutheran School at Maitland Town Oval. CYFA started the game well, with Flynn Briggs collecting ...
Wild Dog Dreaming

Wild Dog Dreaming

As part of our ongoing support of Aboriginal Education and Narungga Culture at Central Yorke School we have partnered with Country Arts SA and Aboriginal ...
Stage 1 Biology Disinfection experiment

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 at disinfecting their hands. They ...
Stage 1 Nutrition Super Foods

Stage 1 Nutrition Super Foods

On Friday May 14 , the Year 11 Nutrition class cooked three meals containing a variety of superfoods. Prior to their cook up they learnt ...
Stage 1 Chemistry Lava Lamps

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. We found that when we ...
Ag Block News

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 seem to have the knack! ...
Introducing Stanley, Terry and Diesel

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 of Week 3. The Year ...
Electives: Ag Block Photoshoot

Electives: Ag Block Photoshoot

n Week 4, the Creative Camera students completed a photoshoot in the school Ag Block as part of their first summative assessment. Students photographed livestock, ...
Electives: introduction to biomechanics

Electives: introduction to biomechanics

In Week 3, the Strength Training (Introduction to Biomechanics) Elective students had their first excursion to Bodysync. They learned about selecting an appropriate weight, gym ...
Learning Hub Garden to Plate

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 gardening tasks. Students have spent ...
CYS Four-Legged Friend

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 fortnight. Since coming on site, ...