Welcome to the Central Yorke School R-6 Primary

The CYS Primary School is located in the southern wing of the main Maitland Campus. Our Junior Primary classrooms are adjacent and connected to the Early Learning Centre for ease of transition and shared programs. Students enjoy small class sizes, extensive facilities including nature play areas, gymnasium, Performing Arts Centre and specialist teachers in the Performing Arts and Visual Arts.

The Primary Head of School is Chelsea Schmidt and the Primary Coordinator is Anna Allen. 

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2W Garden to Plate Cooking

The 2W class headed into the Home Ec room this week to cook some of the produce they have grown … ...

3/4 STEM | Paper Chains

The 3/4 Class had just one sheet of paper, a short piece of sticky and 10 minutes to construct the … ...

3 STEM | Christmas Crackers

The Year 3 students made their first snap-enabled crackers this week using card tubes, crepe paper and tinsel. Next week … ...

Term 4, Week 2 Assembly

Congratualtions to this week’s Merit Card recipents. ...

R/1 Garden to Plate

The R/1 class have been busy in the school garden. They’ve been weedning, watering and picking produce for cooking and … ...

R/1 & Point Pearce STEM | Christmas Hats

The R/1 and Point Pearce STEM class are learning about different elements of Christmas. Last week we made Christmas maps. … ...

Moon Diary Awards

Our Year 2, 3/4 and 5/6 STEM Classes were encouraged to keep a Moon Diary as part of our space … ...

‘Festival of Music’ Concert

On Wednesday September 14 the school’s Primary Choir students performed on stage at the Adelaide Festival Theatre as part of … ...

‘East of the Ranges’ Concert

On August 31, the Festival Choir travelled to Port Pirie to take part in the ‘East of the Ranges’ choir … ...

Mrs Daniell | R/1 Teaching Placement

The R/1 Webb class were lucky enough to welcome Mrs Daniell at the beginning of Term 3 as she completed … ...

Fostering Whole School Relationships

Relationships is one of the three school values at Central Yorke School. Why relationships? Relationships support and influence a child/student … ...

Term 3 Student Success

Term 3 has seen students achieve academic, sporting, creative and scientific success both at school and in the wider community. … ...

2W STEM | Stand up aliens

As part of their STEM investigations into space, the Year 2 class made their own ‘stand up aliens’. The students … ...

R/1 & Point Pearce Performing Arts | Scales

We’re investigating musical patterns that go up, down or stay the same. This week we played scales on the Boomwhacker … ...

Primary Assembly | Week 8

We popped into the classes this week for the Primary Assembly. Congratulations to all the students who received Merit Cards … ...

Festival of Music Choir 2022 | Adelaide Performance

Our Festival of Music Choir, conducted by the amazing Deb Schwartz, performed with over 400 other students at the first … ...

Festival Choir | Port Pirie performance

The Festival Choir’s trip to Port Pirie to take part in the ‘East of the Ranges’ concert was a huge … ...

Primary Assembly | Week 6

Congratulations to the students who entered the Book Week Scavenger hunt and tracked down all the teachers and guessed their … ...

Maitland 150th – YP Concert Band Performance

Congratulations to conductor Debbie Schwartz and her team for the showcase performance in the Maitland Town hall Ballroom on Sunday. … ...

SRC Beyond Blue Fundraiser

The SRC visited the Maitland Bakery on June 30 and iced 220 donuts ready for recess the following day in … ...

SRC Assembly – End of Term 2

We finished a busy Term 2 with our traditional SRC Assembly, but with a few twists! The assembly opened with … ...

Adelaide Guitar Festival

We were lucky enough enjoy a visit last term from guitarists Laura Hill and Nathan May. The two talented musicians … ...

NAIDOC Colouring Competition

Thank you to all the staff and students who took part in the SRC colouring competition celebrating NAIDOC week. Their … ...

Student Teachers

C YS has always been keen to have pre-service teachers complete their teaching blocks with us as it provides our … ...

Transitioning to Year 3

W are very excited to be back for Term 3. It looks like it will be a busy term full … ...

CYS Musical – Hat Trick

Musicals have become a much-anticipated feature on the school calendar and are an integral part of the school commitment to … ...

Continuity of Learning

CYS children have the unique opportunity to begin their learning journey with us from Birth through to Year 12. The … ...

SRC Leadership Camp

This Term in Week 2, the SRC Leadership Team went on a camp in Adelaide at the West Beach Caravan … ...

Reconciliation Week

This year’s National Reconciliation Week theme was ‘Be Brave. Make Change’. Primary students worked on class activities and our Friday … ...

SAPSASA Netball Carnival

On Thursday May 26, CYS students Lily Davies, Sophie Burrows, Alice Butler and Caitlyn Tape participated in the SYP netball … ...

Rubbish Collection

The Primary boys didn’t like the rubbish that had accumulated in the playground and spent their lunch time picking it … ...

R/1 STEM Cars

The R/1 class investigated wheels, axles and ways to attach the two together. We learned how to make axles revolve … ...

Year 3 Masks

The Year 3 students looked at Mexican wrestling masks for inspiration for their masks for the school production. ...

Year 2 Self Portraits

The Year 2 students have been looking at self-portraits and did some practice ones on their white boards. ...

Sunflowers

The R/1 class have created their own interpretation of French artist George Seurat’s Sunflowers using the Pointillism technique. ...

Paul Klee Inspired Art

The R/1 Class made paintings inspired by Paul Klee, a Swiss-born German artist. He is said to have completed over … ...

SAPSASA Football

Austen and Harrison took part in the SYP SAPSASA Football Team trials last week. The successful footballers will be announced … ...

R/1 Ukulele

The R/1 Music class are starting ukulele this term and got off to a great start, learning how to hold … ...

Year 3 Dragon Dancers

The Year 3 Performing Arts Class were lucky enough to try out the special Chinese Dragon from the school musical. ...

SAPSASA Swimming

Congratulations for a strong showing in the SAPSASA Swimming Trials in Adelaide by Year 5/6 students Caitlyn, Isabelle, Sophie and … ...

SRC Sausage Sizzle

The SRC End-of-Term BBQ raised over $300 for the outdoor furniture project. Thank you to all the SRC students who … ...

Festival Choir Assessment

Cathy Lange, the Assistant Director of Music for the Adelaide Festival of Music, visited last Wednesday to work with our … ...

Hat Trick Musical | Snobby Children

The Year 3/4 Performing Arts class tried out their costumes for next term’s musical ‘Hat Trick’. The students are cast … ...

Year 2 Visual Arts | Paul Klee Easter Eggs

The Year 2 Art students impressed Miss McEvoy with their fine motor skills, concentration, use of patterns and painting within … ...

Easter Bunny Visit

The Easter Bunny and his helpers were out and about at CYS on the last day of the term, handing … ...

End of Term SRC BBQ

The SRC End-of-Term BBQ raised over $300 for the outdoor furniture project. Thank you to all the SRC students who … ...

End of Term 1 SRC Assembly

Our SRC Assembly was a great way to finish the term and acknowledge student achievements with special certificates and merit … ...

Dawn Service 2022

Thank you to all the students, staff and families who attended the Anzac Dawn Service. Thanks also to Jaynelle Le … ...

3 STEM | Hinges and Doors

The Year 3 STEM Class are investigating how doors, hinges and locks work. They have made a building with a … ...

5/6 STEM | Electric Buggies

The 5/6 STEM Class are building their own electric buggies. We constructed the chassis using timber strips, corflute strengthening and … ...

2 STEM | Pop-up Book Mechanisms

The Year 2 STEM Class really enjoyed the Strega Nona pop up book so we had a go at making … ...

R/1 STEM | Toast Cafe

We’ve investigated how toast is made and made our own using different toasters, including the giant toast machine in the … ...

Year 5/6 Ag – Apples!

The year 5/6 Ag class have been working with a focus on ‘Apples’. They teamed up with the Year 9 … ...

Billy the Possum

Mrs Hasting read the book ‘Billy the Possum, by Tracey Pescatore, to the R-2 students. The children were entranced by … ...

Primary Update

Building Excellence A s we look towards Term 2 it is now time to consolidate the learning and stretch our … ...

Farewell to Mr Wiley and Ms Bray

I would like to farewell Phil Wiley and Rebecca Bray. Both Phil and Bec have been committed to supporting student … ...

School Leaders Induction Ceremony

On Wednesday 6 April we held our annual Leaders Induction ceremony. Students from across the school were recognised for their … ...

R-6 Swimming Lessons

Primary swimming lessons are about much more than having fun in the water. In fact, the focus is on safe … ...

Chloe & Tim

It has been great to finally launch our CYS oral language development program ‘Chloe and Tim’ on our school Website … ...

3/4 STEM – Paper Towers

The Year 3/4 STEM class has been investigating paper towers and ways in which we can make paper strong enough … ...

5/6 STEM – QR Codes

The Year 5/6 Class have been investigating QR codes and the types of data they can contain. They’ve completed a … ...

2 STEM – Pasta Towers

The Year 2 STEM class have begun adding towers to their pasta & straw bridges. Check out tall Annie’s tower … ...

5/6 STEM – Electric Vehicles (1)

The 5/6 STEM class is investigating electric vehicle design. Today we built experimental models in Lego Mindstorms kits and tested … ...

R/1 Visual Arts – Picasso Paintings

The R/1 Art Class are experimenting with different styles with Miss McEvoy. Their colourful paintings started with a single continuous … ...

2 STEM – Pop-Up Books

The Year 2 class started their new STEM unit today examining books with pop-up pictures and moving parts. We then … ...

School Photos 2022

We had beautiful weather for photo day this year with the front gardens making a spectacular backdrop (thank you Mike … ...

3/4 STEM – Tunnels

Last week the 3/4 Class made cardboard tunnels. This week they tested the tunnels in the sandpit and programmed the … ...

5/6 Ag – Zucchini Cupcakes

The Ag Block produced a lot of large zucchinis over the school holidays which Ag teacher Mrs Le Feuvre picked … ...

Year 2 Swimming

The year 2’s have loved jumping into their swimming lessons this week and what beautiful weather we have had so … ...

3/4 STEM – Tunnel Challenge

The Year 3/4 STEM class were challenged to build tunnels wide enough for a BeeBot to travel through, then program … ...

Term 1 Swimming

The weather has been quite kind to us this week for swimming lessons. A big thank you to our fabulous … ...

3 Kotz update

In Miss Kotz’s Year 3 class the students have been getting to know each other with group games and teamwork. … ...

Primary Assembly – Term 1, Week 4

When the students can’t go to the assembly, the assembly goes to the students! Congratulations to everyone who received a … ...

Primary STEM round up

R/1 STEM | Animal Enclosures We watched videos of how super-zoos set up their animal enclosures. We decided animals needed … ...

2022 CYS Music

C YS is very proud of its ongoing commitment to providing quality music education for all students. Music is taught … ...

3/4 STEM – Building tunnels

The Year 3/4 STEM class are building tunnels. We looked at video of the Heysen Tunnel in the Adelaide Hills … ...

3/4 Performing Arts – Chinese zodiac animal music

The Year 3 Performing Arts class have been learning about the animals in the Chinese zodiac. They each chose an … ...

Term 1 Swimming

Our swimming program will run in Week 5 this term, and will be facilitated by our instructors, Shirley Lands and … ...

Principal’s Welcome to CYS

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Central Yorke School. As a school community we pride ourselves on providing … ...

Breakfast Club is Back!

Breakfast Club has had a steady stream of customers eager for their morning toast and hot Milo. A big thank … ...

Zoom Lessons

Primary students have been engaging in their Zoom lessons both at home and in the library this week with learning … ...

The Adventures of Addison (1)

Addison, the CYS therapy dog, was out and about at recess today checking in on the students at play. She’s … ...
First Day Back, 2022

Welcome Back to 2022

A huge ‘First Day Back’ welcome to all our students today! It was wonderful seeing so many excited children getting … ...

Welcome back R/1!

Welcome back to our Year 1’s and a big hello to our new Reception students! ...

Changes to Book Collection Times

To minimise the risk of Covid exposure to staff and our school community we ask that you kindly observe the … ...

Commencement of the 2022 School Year

The start of the 2022 school year has been adjusted to help minimise the peak of COVID-19 cases in South … ...

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 … ...

Remembrance Day

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

Snowmen STEM

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

SAPSASA Sport

SAPSASA has not slowed down this term with Girls’ Football in Week 2, Cricket in Week 4 and Tennis in … ...

Year 2-4 Woodhouse Camp 2021

Wednesday The year 2,3 and 4’s arrived at Woodhouse around 12pm on Wednesday. Once we’d had some lunch and unpacked … ...

2021 Music Showcase

Our 2021 Showcase Concert was held on Wednesday November 3 in the CYS Performing Arts Centre. The show was watched … ...

Illawonga Camp 2021

The Year 5/6s, accompanied by Year 5/6 teacher Charlotte Nixon, Year 4/5 teacher Emma Westbrook and K-10 teacher Tim Tuck … ...

1/2 Design & Technology

The Year 1/2 Class have been investigating rolling toys this term. We started by making simple rolling vehicles then looked … ...