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

Long Runs & 800m Events

The Long Runs and 800m Events were held this week prior to Sports Day in rather different weather conditions! Students … ...

R/1 Swimming

The R/1 class enjoyed perfect weather for their swimming lessons today. Mrs Ames and Mrs Lands taught the students how … ...

Senior Vocal Ensemble Rehearsal

Our Senior Vocal Ensemble meets after Concert Band each Wednesday. We have a big group starting this year with lots … ...

Concert Band Rehearsal

The Combined Schools Concert Band had their first rehearsal this week. We welcomed over fifty musicians from seven schools as … ...

Sophie Baker | Merit Certificate

Congratulations to Sophie Baker, who received her Merit Certificate in Agricultural Production today. She was awarded the certificate, which recognises … ...

Di Morgan – Community Award

Congratulations to Di Morgan on her Maitland Citizen of the Year Award. Di has been active within our school community … ...

Working Bee

A large group of student, staff and community volunteers braved the very stormy weather for the Term 4 working-bee. The … ...


Hard work and effort in Semester 2 again paid off when the team won the SAASTA Shield. This three day … ...

Christmas On the Green 2022

With persistent rains in the preceding weeks, the 2022 Christmas On the Green was moved from the green of the … ...

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 … ...

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