CYS offers a range of diverse and challenging educational programs from Kindergarten through to Year 12.

Agriculture

CYS has extensive grounds including several hectares of school farm. Students from B-12 are involved in the farm, with primary students engaged in our Garden to Plate program and 7-12 students through Agriculture lessons and courses. The school employs two Ag teachers, a groundsman with farm upkeep responsibilities.

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Performing Arts

The Central Yorke School community is extremely proud of our Performing Arts program. Our instrumental and vocal students perform in public to a wide variety of audiences across the state and participate successfully in competitions. Music concerts are highlights of the year.  The YP Combined Schools Concert Band is based at CYS and consistently receives high recognition at music eisteddfods, including the annual Balaklava Eisteddfod. Drama and Music are taught by specialist teachers from R-12. The Performing Arts are compulsory from Years Reception through 8 and are choice subject for senior students.

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SAASTA

The South Australian Aboriginal Sports Training Academy (SAASTA) offers young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander South Australians a range of highly engaging learning and personal development opportunities. SAASTA builds on the education offered in our schools, giving students opportunities for ongoing personal growth and cultural experience. SAASTA provides Aboriginal school students with a unique sporting and educational program.

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Sports and Outdoor Education

CYS has a comprehensive School Sport and Outdoor Education Program. Primary students have swimming lessons and the Splash swimming carnival, Cross Country, SAPSASA and class PE lessons. Secondary students have Aquatics Camps, Nine-a-side competitions, Knock Out sports, Interschool and the opportunity to take Outdoor Education as a SACE subject. All age groups have annual camps including Zoo Snooze, Woodhouse, Illawonga, Iron Knob and Canberra.

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Special Program News

7/8 Ag | Wool scouring and dyeing

The 7/8 Ag students were asked to scour (clean) a sample of wool straight from the sheep. This simulates the …...

Alpaca Shearing

Our annual Alpaca shearing took place earlier this month with Mark Short and Maddi at Chaparral Alpaca Stud at Minlaton …...

2023 Band Tour

The Concert Band and Vocal Ensemble travelled to Ardrossan and Moonta today to perform for students at each school. The …...

Sheep Shearing

A big shout out to Douglas Stock for shearing the school sheep...

Showcase Concert 2023 | Band Awards

Congratulations to all our soloists and ensemble groups for your outstanding playing at the Showcase Concert. Special congratulations go to …...

Showcase Concert 2023

A big thankyou to all the staff and community members who made this year’s Showcase Concert a reality with your …...

Showcase Concert Vocal Awards

Congratulations to all our choir and vocal ensemble members for your outstanding performances at the Showcase Concert. Special congratulations to …...

Pool Safety Certification

The Department for Education has issued new guidelines for pool supervisors so staff updated their credentials with an intensive training …...

6/7 Performing Arts | Shadow Puppets

The 6/7 class are putting the finishing touches to their Balinese inspired shadow puppet plays in readiness for a performance …...

Primary Horses

Primary students visited the Ag block to work with the horses. They petted the horses, learned about animal safety and …...

Staff vs Student Volleyball Match

Last Thursday we held the traditional Staff vs Year 12 Volleyball Game in the School Gymnasium. It was a tense …...

Middle School Ag | Horse Care Unit

The Middle School Agriculture Horse Care unit began Monday with our guest presenter Sheree Brennan bringing in Jack and Hunter …...

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