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 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  

 Downloads

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

NAIDOC Community Day

NAIDOC Community Day

The 2020 NAIDOC Theme was ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ acknowledging and celebrating Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples 65,000 year connection to country and ...
Shark Dreaming Storybook Launch

Shark Dreaming Storybook Launch

On Friday November 13th, as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations a team from the Deaf Aboriginal Services based in Adelaide, were guests at the Central ...
Woodhouse Camp 2020

Woodhouse Camp 2020

Wednesday On Wednesday the 11th of November the 2’s, 3’s and 4’s went on a camp to the Adelaide Hills to a place called Woodhouse. ...
Remembrance Day 2020

Remembrance Day 2020

CYS commemorated Remembrance Day at the Maitland Campus with an assembly in the Performing Arts Centre led by senior students. SRC members and staff also ...
2020 Year 12 Formal

2020 Year 12 Formal

The Year 12 Students of 2020 celebrated their graduating year in style with a formal event at the Wallaroo Ale House on Tuesday 17th November. ...
Scratch Programming

Scratch Programming

The Year 5/6s are coding sequential sounds in ‘Scratch’, recreating a bell-ringing round.    ...
Precision Agriculture visit

Precision Agriculture visit

7 / 8 students at Koch Ag Services in for a talk about careers in Precision Agriculture. Thanks to Aaron Jak and Nicole Koch for ...
Outdoor Ed Stage 1 Surf Camp

Outdoor Ed Stage 1 Surf Camp

In week 4 the Stage 1 Outdoor Ed class ventured down to Berry Bay for their surfing practical. This was held over three days in ...
SAPSASA Golf

SAPSASA Golf

George Butler represented Yorke Peninsula at SAPSASA Golf, playing in the SA Primary Schools Golf State Final on Thursday 5th November at the West Beach ...
CYFA Henley High Visit

CYFA Henley High Visit

On Monday the 26th of October, the Central Yorke Football Academy travelled to Adelaide for an overnight camp to play with Henley High School’s Special ...
Secondary Term 4 Update

Secondary Term 4 Update

It has been a busy term for students completing their SACE. Submission of External Assessment pieces began late last term and was completed last week. ...
Benita’s Debut CD

Benita’s Debut CD

You can listen to Benita’s CD here at Benita Mae Express My name is Benita Mae Rodda from Maitland SA, I am 17 years old, ...