Byford Primary School
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36 Clifton Street
Byford WA 6122
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Email: byford.ps@education.wa.edu.au
Phone: 08 9526 6300
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NEWSLETTER 10 DECEMBER 2020

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NEWSLETTER 10 DECEMBER 2020

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.

Police Non-Emergency

131 444

Mundijong Police

9526 5111

Armadale Police

9399 0222

Education Security

9264 4771 or 9264 4632

Dear Families and Friends,

Welcome to the final Newsletter for 2020. It is hard to believe that we have reached the end of another school year. 2020 has been an interesting year with lots of changes that have tested us all. I would like to thank the entire school community for remaining so positive and supportive under such trying circumstances. 

Reports

Teachers have been working hard this term to prepare your child/ren’s final School Report for 2020. These will be emailed home to parents/guardians on Monday 14th December 2020. If you have recently changed your email address, or are unsure if the school has your most up to date email contact, please make contact with the front office to check. This will ensure all Reports make it home in a timely manner.

School Development Days 2021

The Byford Primary School Board has recently met and approved the School Development Days (student free days) for 2021. The School Development Days for 2021 are:

Thursday 28 January 2021 (Term 1, prior to school starting)

Friday 29 January 2021 (Term 1, prior to school starting)

Monday 19 April 2021 (Term 2)

Friday 4 June 2021 (Term 2)

Monday 19 July (Term 3)

Friday 17 December 2021 (Term 4)

Class Lists 2021

Class Lists for 2021 will be placed on the windows outside the Staff Room next week, Tuesday 15th December 2020. We have planned very carefully to allow for new enrolments, however, please note that these class lists may be subject to change if we have any unplanned enrolment influxes across certain year levels. If there are any changes parents will be notified via Dojo prior to school starting in February. Thank you for your understanding.

Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop will be open prior to school starting on Friday 29 January 2021 from 1pm – 3:30pm. EFTPOS facilities will be available on this day.

Happy Holidays

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As this is the last Newsletter for 2020, I would like to wish all of our families an enjoyable Christmas and wonderful holiday break. Take care and stay safe over the holiday break. The school office will re-open from Wednesday 27 January 2021 and students return to school on Monday 1 February 2021.

Jody Harrington
Principal

Ph 9526 6300

Email: Byford.PS@education.wa.edu.au

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Don't forget our kindergarten students will be having a small "End of Year" concert in the undercover area of the main school.  This will begin about 2pm.  Families are welcome to attend.  Your child will need a red, green or white top for the day.

Yellow Group concert is on Friday 11th December

Blue Group concert is on Monday 14th December

 

Book lists for 2021 have been sent home, so please check your child's bag.  Spare copies will be available at the Front Office or click on the Year Level here:

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We would like to thank Chevy and Lily from HOPE Comminity Services for coming out and painting the faces of our Year 6 students for our End of Year Concert. They looked great!!

On the 11th to 13th November the year 6’s went on their camp.  On the first day at camp, we met our instructors, and they all had funny nicknames, for example Bodie was called Captain Jack because of his looks. The first activity we did was a game called Ambush. Ambush is a game which involves us running to hide in the bush before we got caught.

After that we got ready to do our first rotation, which depending on which group you were, would either be archery tag, raft building and mountain biking. After that, we had a delicious dinner consisting of carrots, potatoes, peas and chicken. Then we had dessert with ice cream and apple crumble, following with hot chocolate and bickies.

The second day was jam packed with activities. As soon as we had breakfast we were rushed to our first activity of the second day. One group was put on a bus that took them some of us to Trees Adventure in Dwellingup. The other two groups either went to abseiling or did archery tag.

After that we had morning tea and then went to our third activity; abseiling, trees adventure and raft building. We had delicious burgers for lunch. The last activity for that day was the night walk, which heightened our senses allowing us to see clearer in the dark.

On the third day, we had to pack up our belongings and get ready for the last activities for our year 6 camp. We had an 8 km bike ride, while the other groups did their activities. After that we had nachos for lunch and went back to our bus, where we departed from camp. Overall, camp was an amazing experience and was really fun.

Well done to all students who participated in the BSSA Summer Carnival on Friday 20th November. After it was initially postponed in Term 1, we were very excited to finally have the opportunity for some of our Year 4, 5 and 6’s to participate in tee-ball, cricket and basketball tournaments against the other Byford schools. It was an excellent day and all students involved should be very proud of their efforts. Big thank you to Mr Way, Mrs Smith and Mrs Liddington for their organisation, training and coaching on the day. It was great to see comradery amongst both the girls and boys teams with a high level of sportsmanship and some awesome skills on show across all sports. Big congratulations to the girls and boys cricket teams who brought home the winning flags for this year. Great job, Byford Primary! Click here to view some cricket action....HOW WAS THAT?!!!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GUeE4YoQxb65FVmgpnh8qEJZcpsPgOzb/view?usp=sharing

Christmas Closure Dates

The Dental Therapy Centre is closed from Wednesday 23rd December until Monday 18th January inclusive.  If there is an emergency during this time please contact the Mt Henry Dental Clinic located at 43 Mt Henry Road Salter Point, phone 9313 0555. If there is an emergency after hours or during public holidays, please contact the emergency service phone 1800 098 818.

West Byford School Dental Therapy Centre reopens on Tuesday 19th January.

Wishing you all a very happy and safe festive season.

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Kind Regards Kay & Chantelle

West Byford Dental - 9526 6586

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 funds available.  See the Admin Staff in the front office to arrange this.  You will be provided a breakdown of payments made, should you require.

Payment options are as follows:

  • Cash
  • EFTPOS
  • Credit / Debit Card over the phone
  • Direct Deposit – Byford Primary  BSB: 066-040  Account No: 19902028

Please enter the name of your child and the purpose of the payment in the description field i.e. A Smith Zoo Exc. 

Please DO NOT use this account for P&C payments

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Hi everyone and how are we traveling? We do carry some excess baggage at times, making life slightly harder. Some of that baggage we carry could be unforgiveness?

Unforgiveness has been described as you drinking poison, but expecting the other person to die. Unforgiveness is a poison that rots you on the inside.

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Forgiving others on the other hand is like taking medicine and getting better. Forgiving helps you to heal and get better on the inside. It allows you to be happier and free.

With Christmas nearly here, one step that we can make is to forgive. It will help us heal and that sounds like a pretty good gift for yourself. Food for thought.

Here’s to a lighter week. Take care everyone and keep safe.

Joe Grida - School Chaplain

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 38 – Importance of Communication.

Message from the P&C President

The P&C would like to thank each and every staff, student and all our families from Byford Primary School for their ongoing support over the 2020 school year.  Your continual support is greatly appreciated.

The committee would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.

Our AGM will be held Thursday 18th February 2021 at 6pm in the Library.  New and old members welcome.

I would like to thank the Committee for the hard work and dedication they give to the school. We would not be able to do any of this without the ongoing commitment from the Committee.  

Thank you for supporting the Byford Primary P&C 

Rishona Van Trier 

P&C President 

Canteen

The Byford Primary School Canteen is open for recess and lunch on Monday and Friday. Orders can be made direct to the canteen, or through QuickCliq  https://quickcliq.com.au/.

If you have any spare time on a Monday or Friday, volunteers are required to help in the canteen.

New Canteen Menu available here: 

School Banking

School Banking is held in the Library every Friday morning at 8:15am.

New to School Banking?  There are three simple ways to get your child started. 

Uniform Shop

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QuickCliq is our onling ordering system and it's 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 cash payment) can be left at the Front Office.  Please ensure there is a name and contact number provided.

Orders can still be placed at the Uniform Shop which opens Wednesday (fortnightly, same day as assembly) from 2:15pm - 3:00pm.

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A ‘No Hat, Limited Outside Play’ policy is enforced at Byford Primary School all year.  Parents can assist us by reinforcing the need for protection from the sun by ensuring that students have a wide brim hat. Hats can be purchased through the school uniform shop next to Room 3.  Students who do not have a hat are instructed to play under sheltered areas such as the Undercover Area near the canteen. Caps are not acceptable as they do not provide adequate protection to the ears and back of the neck from the sun.

Byford Rail Extenstion

Click the link to read what is happening with the Byford Rail Extension.