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

Model Digestive Systems

Model Digestive Systems

The Year 8 class made model digestive systems from junk and the results were rather artistic! ...
Stage 2 Outdoor Ed Bushwalking Camp

Stage 2 Outdoor Ed Bushwalking Camp

On the Wednesday of Week 8 of Term 2 the Stage 2 Outdoor Ed class left on a bushwalking camp through Innes National Park. The ...
Blaze Aid Fundraiser

Blaze Aid Fundraiser

The SRC organised a ‘wear your PJ’s (or casual clothes) to school’ fundraiser for BlazeAid, the volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in ...
7/8 Model Instruments

7/8 Model Instruments

The Year 7 and 8 Performing Arts classes built model instruments as part of a unit on ‘Instruments of the Orchestra’. Students could choose to ...
Morse Code Flashers

Morse Code Flashers

The Year 3/4 Class finished constructing their Morse Code signalling devices in STEM last week. Previously the students have experimented with electrical components and how ...
Year 11’s – Led Steer

Year 11’s – Led Steer

The steers and students are building relationships and we our now putting halters on in the yards, washing the steers to stimulate hair growth and ...
Certificates of Excellence

Certificates of Excellence

This term, primary students have been recognised for excellence and achievement with a special CYS Certificate. Students were selected based on academic results and nominations ...
Puyu Blasters

Puyu Blasters

“World No Tobacco Day” School Competition Winners The Puyu Blaster team regularly visit our SAASTA program to deliver their education program to our students on ...
Lunchtime Sports

Lunchtime Sports

After a fierce netball competition, the minor round ladder finished with the Year 8’s on top of the ladder followed by the Year 12’s and ...
Painting a Bright Future With Canvas

Painting a Bright Future With Canvas

Late in 2019 we began a search for a quality online learning product. After consulting widely within The Department and speaking to schools in the ...
Independent Learning Time

Independent Learning Time

As part of our new structure and innovative learning technologies we have introduced “independent learning time” for our students from 7-11. The amount of this ...
Year 8 Body Systems

Year 8 Body Systems

This term the Year 8 Science class has been learning about the systems of the human body. This week we studied the circulatory system focusing ...