Please assist us in reducing vandalism at the school by contacting one of the telephone numbers listed below if you notice any suspicious behaviour on the school grounds.
9264 4771 or 9264 4632
Dear Families and Friends,
I wish to say hello to everyone in our school community as I begin my acting Principal tenure to the end of Term 3 whilst the process to appoint a permanent Principal is carried out in place of Sue Heath who has taken up the Principal position at Baldivis South (planning name), a new school to be opened in 2021. Congratulations and best wishes to Sue in her new appointment and I look forward to the opportunities ahead in meeting and working with you.
Thank you to those parents who have put your children into our care during ‘COVID19’. Our students have settled into the school routine really well. A big thank you to parents for following the ‘drop and kiss’ policy and to those parents who have picked up work packages and accessed students’ work online.
I wish to acknowledge the outstanding work undertaken by Staff and the leadership of Sue Doncon, Dav Way and Tania Hall; in navigating our way through these very different times from Term 1 and into Term 2. It has been very pleasing to be able to welcome back to our school approximately 91% of our students so far and to those students working from home we look forward to welcoming you back to school very soon.
Over the last month we have been having a lot of maintenance work happening around the school. Room 11, 12 and the staff toilet near Room 5 have been upgraded, nearly all of our classrooms have been repainted and a majority have had carpets replaced. We have had blinds installed in Rooms 6,7 and 8 and the windows along the staffroom corridor tinted. Room 4 has had some windows replaced.
Kindy & Pre-Primary - Applications for 2021
Byford Primary School is now taking enrolment applications for students entering Kindergarten and Pre Primary in 2021. Both Byford Primary School and Byford Community Kindergarten will be offering a Kindergarten program in 2021. When completing an application to enrol for Kindergarten, parents will be asked to nominate which program they wish to apply for.
Your child can only enrol in one of these programs.
Children born between July 1 2016 & June 30 2017 are eligible to apply for Public School Kindergarten.
Children born between July 1 2015 & June 30 2016 are eligible to apply for Public School Pre-Primary.
When making an application for enrolment, please bring a copy of;
- Your child’s birth certificate
- Passport and Visa Grant Notice (if born overseas)
- Proof of residential address (e.g. utility bill, lease agreement);
- AIR Immunisation History Statement (that is not more than 2 months old), and
- Family Court Orders (if applicable)
What is the difference between a Community Kindergarten and a school-based Kindergarten? Please click here for details:
Remember, your child can only enrol in one of these programs.
To enrol at Byford Primary School, Clifton Street, click here:
To enrol at Byford Community Kindergarten, Park Road, click here:
Application forms for Pre Primary 2021 will be sent out to our current Kindergarten students. Parents of children currently attending Kindergarten programs this year (2020) must apply at the school for Pre Primary placement in 2021 if you wish your child to continue attending Byford Primary School. Please note, students residing outside our catchment area may still apply, however your application may not be successful.
Students in Pre Primary in 2020 will automatically roll over into Year 1 in 2021 and beyond. If your child will not be returning to Byford Primary School in 2021, please notify the School Office.
It should be noted that an application does not confirm placement for any child – selection criteria may apply. Application details will be used to assist the school in organising classes and placements for next year. Parents of children who are offered placement at Byford Primary School will be asked to complete formal enrolment details at that time. Unsuccessful applicants will be offered a place in a school as close to their residential location as possible or be referred to their local school in the case of Pre Primary students.
Applications required by Friday 24th July 2020.
All applicants will be advised of their child’s placement during Term 3 this year. Enrolment applications can be made through the school office between the hours of 9.30am to 2:30pm.
Ph 9526 6300
The Dental Therapy Centre is a FREE Government Funded Service.
West Byford School Dental Therapy Centre is open Monday-Friday: Hours are 8.15am - 4.15pm.
The Clinic is staffed by the following team:
- Area Dental Officer: Macy Phung [Tuesday PM only]
- Dental Therapist: Kay Meyer
- Dental Clinic Assistant: Chantelle Parsons
Children are eligible for dental treatment from Kindy [5yrs] to Year 11 [ 16 yrs].
Open school holidays unless advised otherwise.
West Byford DTC / Dental Health Service
C/- West Byford Primary School
Kardan Boulevard Byford WA 6112
Phone: 08 9550 6006
Tips for Fathers and Father-Figures
As part of The Fathering Project involvement with your school I will be including helpful tips and ideas for all fathers and father-figures. I hope these tips will help, inspire and encourage all fathers and father-figures to be the best that they can be, as all fathers and father-figures are critically important in every child’s life. Click here for Tip 33 – Getting Involved.
To ease the financial burden on families over the year, we encourage parents to make payments throughout the year, to be assigned to fees, excursions and swimming etc. This can be as a regular weekly or fortnightly payment, or whenever you have some money available. See Jill Walker, in the front office to arrange this. Jill will be able to provide a breakdown of payments made, if required.
Direct Bank Deposit
Pay directly into the Byford Primary School’s bank account. Simply access your internet banking service provider and pay to the following account:
Byford Primary School
Account No: 19902028
Please DO NOT use this account for P&C payments.
Byford Primary School have an EFTPOS machine as an option for you to pay for school fees, excursions and incursions. The EFTPOS machine can ONLY be used to pay for Byford Primary School expenses.
- There is NO “cash out” option on the machine, and
- We are unable to take any payments for the P&C
Cash or Cheque
Payments by cash or cheque can be made at the Front Office for Voluntary Contributions. If you are paying for an Excursion or Incursion, please take your payment to your child’s teacher so it can be processed through their money book.
Please remember to bring your hat to school each day. It is important to protect ourselves from the sun. Your hat must be wide brim or bucket style.
Students who do not have a hat will not be able to participate in sport / fitness or any outside activity and will be restricted to the undercover area. So please remember - No Hat, No Play!
Our next P&C meeting will be held on Thursday 21st of May at 6:30pm in the library.
Goodbye & Good Luck
On Behalf of the Byford Primary P&C and the entire school family we wish Mrs Heath all the best in her new adventures and thank you for all you have done for our school. Goodbye & Good Luck.
Bendigo Bank Raffle
For those who sold Bendigo Bank Raffle tickets, the raffle has been extended till the end of July and will be drawn in August. I will let everyone know the exact date a bit closer to the time. Due to certain restrictions we will not be selling any more raffle tickets at this point. I will notify everyone if this changes. This now gives those who still have not returned their raffle books a chance to get them to the office and you will still be in the draw. Thanks everyone for your support.
WE ARE OPEN!! The Byford Primary School Canteen is open for recess and lunch on Monday & Friday.
Due to current school rules (COVID19) I ask that you either use the online QuickCliq www.Quickcliq.com.au to order or have your child place their order in the box provided in the front of the canteen. If you don't have any lunch bags at home, feel free to use an envelope and place money inside with their order (Or something similar). If you don't have correct change, that's fine, change will be returned to child with their order.
Kindy and Pre-primary students - I will collect their orders from their classrooms.
Students will also be practicing social distancing in line, don't worry this will be enforced!!
If you have any spare time on a Monday or Friday, volunteers are required to help in the canteen.
New Canteen Menu available here:
Due to COVID 19, school banking has been cancelled.
We will notify you when banking will recommence.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, please order online where possible. The QuickCliq ordering system is an easy and convenient way to order your child’s uniform. QuickCliq is approved by the Department of Education, it’s free, safe and secure. You can use Paypal or Credit Card for immediate payment. You can also use Direct Deposit. To sign up, click www.Quickcliq.com.au
If you are unable to order online, order forms (with payment) can be left at the Front Office. Please ensure there is a name and contact number provided.