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


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.


Central Yorke Football Academy

The CY Football Academy is a football based education program for male and female students completing Years 10, 11 and 12 in 2022. Applicants must demonstrate both an engagement in their schooling, and a keen interest in the development of their football abilities.


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.



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.


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.


Chloe & Tim

Chloe & Tim’ is a CYS initiative to provide preschool families access to a regular oral language development program. Presented by Year 2 teacher Chloe Whittaker and K-10 Performing Arts teacher Tim Tuck, the program will run on Tuesdays and Fridays in the school library at 10am. The program is aimed at preschool children and will feature songs, rhymes, musical games and stories aimed at developing children’s oral language through fun, engaging and educational activities.



Special Program News

ELC Performing Arts

In our Week 10 ELC Performing Arts lesson we used puppets and pretended we were giants, played a huge xylophone … ...

‘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 … ...

Peri & Yuri’s Big Adventure

Yuri On Tuesday afternoon, me, Peri, Andrew, Tate and Darryl were loaded into a trailer and travelled all the way … ...

CYS Adelaide Royal Show Success

Central Yorke School was well represented in the Led Steer and Led Goat competitions again at this year’s Royal Adelaide … ...

Open Music Academy Visit

The OMA ran a side by side rehearsal with our Concert Band after their workshop on Wednesday, September 21. Guest … ...

Senior English Excursions

Secondary students travelled to Kadina to view the Bell Shakespeare performance of ‘Shakespeare Is Dead”. The play is designed to … ...

SAASTA Aboriginal Careers Exploration Week

In Week 5 of this term, the Year 10 SAASTA students travelled to Adelaide for the week to involve themselves … ...

Term 3 Student Success

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

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 … ...

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 … ...

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