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  


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

Welcome to Central Yorke School

As principal, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Central Yorke School. Our website provides information about the school, its programs, newsletters, activities and ...

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 at how offsetting an axle ...

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. Our guests were the children ...

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 we experience a beautiful sunny ...

Kadina Show- Led Steers

Our year 11 Ag Show Team finally got to show case their skills with the steers on Sunday the 22nd of August at the Kadina ...

Science Week 2021

CYS celebrated Science Week in style on Friday August 20, with an afternoon of science activities , challenges and experiments run by the Year 10 ...

Stage 2 Outdoor Ed Bushwalking

The Stage 2 O/Ed class joined with Ardrossan AS Stage 2 class to complete their bushwalking camp at Dhilba Guuranda (Innes National Park) in Week ...

5/6 Learning Together

The past few weeks have been busy and productive ones in the 5/6 class with Miss Kate Muir joining us for her final teaching practicum, ...

Book Week Assembly

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

Driving Our Achievements

Wow, I can’t believe that my five weeks of Long Service Leave went that quick! But now it’s great to be back at school immersing ...

1/2 Design & Technology – Rolling Toys

The Year 1/2 Webb class have been investigating rolling toys in their Design & Technology classes. They looked at how rolling toys have changed through ...

Naidoc Week 2021

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

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club runs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For those who haven’t had breakfast or need a top up, we love having warm Milo and ...