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

Glenn the Junk Man

Glenn the Junk Man

On Thursday 21st of November, the ELC children and educators along with the Reception class, had the opportunity to spend the morning at the Nature ...
Kapunda Rodeo Excursion

Kapunda Rodeo Excursion

Senior Ag students Steph Gersch, Benita Rodda, Sophie Heinrich and CYS Staff Linda Heinrich, Sarah Townsend and Jaynelle LeFeurve attended the Kapunda Rodeo on the ...
Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

On the 11th of November SRC representatives from Central Yorke School attended the special service at the War Memorial to remember the sacrifice of those ...
Zoo Snooze 2019

Zoo Snooze 2019

On Wednesday the 13th of November the JP students excitedly boarded the bus for the Adelaide Zoo. With a quick stop at Dublin for recess ...
SRC Colour Run 2019

SRC Colour Run 2019

Another huge success with the SRC hosting the Colour Run on Friday 15th of November. This created a lot of fun and excitement at Central ...
2/3 Chickens

2/3 Chickens

As part of our biological science unit, we looked at living and non-living things. After some discussion, some students wanted to know if eggs were ...
Woodhouse Camp

Woodhouse Camp

On Wednesday the 30th of October we left on a bus to go to our camp at The Woodhouse Activity Centre, near Piccadilly in the ...
Remembrance Day Assembly 2019

Remembrance Day Assembly 2019

This term, students from Year 6 and 9 have collaborated to create the Remembrance Day Assembly. As part of their learning, we visited the Maitland ...
2019 Showcase Concert

2019 Showcase Concert

The 2019 Central Yorke School Showcase Concert was held on Thursday November 7 in the school Performing Arts Centre. Over 150 family and community members ...
Year 8 Girls’ Group

Year 8 Girls’ Group

As a part of our focus on student wellbeing at CYS, the Year 8 class has had the opportunity to work with Mr Clifford and ...
ACMF Songwriting Competition

ACMF Songwriting Competition

CYS student Benita Rodda has received a ‘highly commended’ certificate in the 7-10 category of the Australian Children’s Music Foundation 2019 National Songwriting Competition. Although ...
ELC Gym Jams

ELC Gym Jams

On Tuesday 5th of November the Elc children and educators travelled to Ardrossan to participate in Gym Jams.  The opportunity for children to access Gym ...