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

YP Concert Band Tour

The Concert Band completed it’s Yorke Peninsula tour season last week with performances at Minlaton District School and Yorketown Area School on Wednesday November 17. ...

SAASTA Shield Competition

Students from the Central Yorke SAASTA Academy recently travelled to Adelaide to participate in the annual SAASTA Shield competition, which was attended by students from ...

Premier’s Reading Challenge

We presented over sixty Premier’s reading Challenge certificates and medals to our Primary students at a special assembly held on Friday November 13 in the ...

Remembrance Day

CYS staff and students commemorated Remembrance Day at both school and out in the local community.  At school, Year 9 students organised by HASS teacher ...

Glenn the Junkman Visit

On Tuesday the 16th of November we were lucky enough to have Glenn the Junkman come and visit us for an incursion. The children had ...

Snowmen STEM

With Christmas approaching the JP classes have been investigating ‘Snowmen’ in Design & Technology and in Performing Arts lessons. We started with the song ‘Ten ...

Newchurch Horicultural Farm Excursion

On Tuesday the 2nd of October the Year 11 Nutrition class joined the Stage 1 SAASTA students on an excursion to Newchurch Horticultural Farm at ...

Power SAASTA Connect Carnival

On October 27, the SAASTA Connect team participated in a Football Carnival promoted by the Port Adelaide Football Club. This carnival allowed students from Connect ...

Year 10 Cake Decorating

The Year 10 Home Ec class are studying cake decorating this term. A huge thank you to Bec Jones who came into school this week ...


SAPSASA has not slowed down this term with Girls’ Football in Week 2, Cricket in Week 4 and Tennis in Week 5. It’s great to ...

Crows Cup 9-a-Side

On Wednesday October 27, some Year 5, 6 and 7 students travelled to the Maitland Town Oval to play in the annual Adelaide Crows 9-aside ...

8/9 Basketball

On Tuesday October 26, our 8/9 Boys and Girls basketball teams travelled to Kadina to play in the first round of the SA Statewide Basketball ...