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.
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.
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