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

ELC Library Lessons

ELC Library Lessons

ELC students visit the School Community Library each week to explore the library, borrow books and work with teacher-librarian Pat Hasting. Library visits are a ...
3/4 STEM Paper

3/4 STEM Paper

The Year 3/4 Class have been exploring Chinese Inventions in STEM lessons. Last week we made our own paper by recycling scraps of coloured paper. ...
2 STEM Castles

2 STEM Castles

The Year 2 Class have been using modular patterns to create their own individualised model castles. Students learned modelling techniques including scoring (to create sharp ...
Rock Climbing Camp

Rock Climbing Camp

he Stage 1 and 2 Outdoor Education students attended the Rock climbing camp at Warren Gorge in week 7.  The weather was pretty well perfect ...
SAPSASA

SAPSASA

Over the past few weeks we have had three SAPSASA championships including the Football, Netball and Hockey. Congratulations to Barnaby, Brody, Sam, Tyson and Josh ...
Lunchtime Volleyball

Lunchtime Volleyball

This term we held a Volleyball tournament at lunch times for year 8 – 12 students and the teachers. It was a very competitive competition ...
9-a-side Football

9-a-side Football

The Year 8/9 nine-a-side football competition was held at Maitland on Wednesday the 9th of September in a slightly modified version in that there were ...
Natural Selection Simulation

Natural Selection Simulation

Last week the Stage 2 Biology class worked with 5/6A to demonstrate the process of Natural Selection. ‘Natural Selection’ refers to living things adapting to ...
SAPSASA Basketball

SAPSASA Basketball

Both teams thoroughly enjoyed being a part of SAPSASA basketball at Kadina last Friday, especially avoiding the rain on the inside courts. The encouragement and ...
Nharangga Warra – Saying ‘Hello”

Nharangga Warra – Saying ‘Hello”

Nha marni -Hi Everyone! We have introduced greetings in Narungga at Central Yorke School and have been encouraging our staff and students to use it ...
SSO Week

SSO Week

SSO Week is a great opportunity to let our dedicated, talented and supportive SSOs and ECWs just how much we appreciate their work. To achieve ...
Kadina Livestock Event 2020

Kadina Livestock Event 2020

The weather gods certainly weren’t smiling on us on August 21st, but our students and animals persevered through trying conditions to represent CYS with pride ...