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
Welcome to the first Newsletter for 2021. After a false start, it has been great to get the term underway. I have been incredibly pleased with how well the students and staff have jumped straight into the teaching and learning program with such enthusiasm. We are looking forward to a great year ahead, and we thank our entire school community for their support during the first couple of weeks of the school year.
BPS 100 Year Centenary
2021 is a big year for Byford PS, as we celebrate turning 100 years. A planning committee was formed late last year and planning is underway for a celebration event to be held on Saturday 23 October. Keep your eyes out in the Newsletter, Facebook group, advertising in the community and letters home for more information about the event, and all are welcome to come along to the planning meetings if you would like to be involved.
P & C
Our supportive and hard-working P & C are looking for new members in 2021. The P & C play a vital role in the school through running the Canteen and Uniform shop, in addition to the many fundraisers they organise and run through the year, providing essential resources back into the school. This Thursday evening is the important AGM where all executive positions are appointed for the year. Without filling the executive committee and/or obtaining enough members means it will be difficult to continue to run the Canteen and Uniform shop. If you are interested in joining the P & C this year please come along to the AGM this Thursday at 6:30pm in the school staff room. Many hands make light work!
BPS School Board
The Byford Primary School, School Board currently has two parent positions to fill. The School Board is comprised of the School’s Principal, School Staff, and up to 10 elected Parent and Community representatives. The Parent, Community and Staff Representatives hold office for a period of two years from the time of their election. The role of the School Board is one of setting the long term future for the school and maintain oversight (not management) of the school’s operation. It is not about running the school – that is the job of the principal. It is about providing additional expertise to help the school achieve the best outcomes for the students. If you would like more information on the role of the School Board, and/or would like to nominate to join the board, nominations forms can be collected from the front office. Nominations close on Friday 5th March 2021.
To assist with planning for child care for 2021, here is a reminder of our School Development Days (student free) for 2021:
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)
I am excited to announce that we will be returning to face to face assemblies this year. Assemblies will be held fortnightly on Wednesdays, starting at 8:45am in the Undercover Area. To assist with planning below are our planned assembly dates for 2021:
24 February – School Councillors
10 March – Rm 9
24 March – Rm 1
28 April – Rm 8
12 May – Rm 7
26 May – Rm 3
9 June – Rm 5
23 June – Rm 4
28 July – Rm 14
11 August – Rm 6
25 August – Rm 11
8 September – Rm 10
20 October – Rm 2
17 November – Rm 12
1 December – Rm 13
Ph 9526 6300
Annual General Meeting
Rishona Van Trier
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.
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.
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.
Hi, I am the school Chaplain. My name is Joe Grida and I am looking forward to serving at Byford Primary School in 2021.
If you are wondering what a Chaplain does please read the Youthcare flyer.
Thank you and have a beaut week everyone.
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.
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:
- 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.
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.