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 1 APRIL 2021

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NEWSLETTER 1 APRIL 2021

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 the term. It is hard to believe that we have completed the first term of the school year already, it certainly has gone fast. A huge congratulations to the students on a successful term one, we have been very pleased with their attitudes towards learning and the work they have completed.

ANZAC Day

Byford PS will be holding our ANZAC Ceremony on Friday 23 April, week one next term. All parents and families are welcome to attend. Details of the service will be sent home once we have returned back for term two.

School Photos

Kapture Photography will be at our school again this year to take School Photos. This will occur during week three next term. A timetable for the photos will be sent home closer to the time.

Australian Early Development Census (Pre-Primary)

The AEDC is a nationwide census of early childhood development that measures the progress of children as they start their first year of full-time school. The census involves teachers of children in their first year of full-time school completing the Australian version of the Early Development Instrument in a secure online data collection system. The information collected helps shape the future and wellbeing of our children by providing evidence to support education, health, policy and community planning, at the national, state, community and local level. The data collection will take place from 03 May to 02 July 2021. Detailed information about the data collection and a form to opt-out of the data collection will be sent home with pre-primary students next term.

NAPLAN Online 2021

NAPLAN is going ahead for our Year 3 and 5 students this year. The testing period is between Tuesday 11 May and Friday 21 May, weeks 4 and 5 of next term. All of the Year 5 assessments will be online, Year 3 Reading, Language Conventions and Numeracy will be online, Writing will continue to be a paper test again this year. A detailed testing timetable will be advertised closer to the testing period.

School Development Days & Public Holidays Term 2

As a reminder here are the school development (student free) days and public holidays in Term 2:

Monday 19 April – School Development Day

Monday 26 April – ANZAC Day Public Holiday

Friday 4 June – School Development Day

Monday 7 June – WA Day Public Holiday

Happy Holidays

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Thank you to the students, staff and parents for a wonderful first term and all of your support. Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter and holiday break, have fun and stay safe. Students return for Term 2 on Tuesday 20 April.

Jody Harrington

Principal

Ph 9526 6300

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

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Your school photo days are Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th May 2021.  Approximately two weeks prior to the photo day every student will receive a personalised flyer to bring home from Kapture Photography containing your child’s unique codes for ordering school photos online.

KEEP YOUR FLYER SECURE!

The unique codes contained on the flyer will be issued only once.

 Order EARLY for sibling photography

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Sibling photos can ONLY be ordered online. Once you receive the personalised flyers for your children, it is imperative that you order your sibling photo early to avoid missing out! There is a physical limit in the school schedule to how many sibling photos can be taken. Once the maximum capacity of sibling orders has been reached, no more sibling orders can be placed.

If maximum capacity is not reached, sibling orders close 12pm midday sharp, one business day prior to the first photo day.  

The school or the photographers cannot accept late orders for sibling photography. Please do not ask as your request simply cannot be accommodated.

Order EARLY for discount photo day prices

Order your photos within 10 calendar days of photo day to receive discount photo day prices. Late orders are handled separately to the school delivery and incur a $20 custom service charge.

Other information

Your school will notify you in a few weeks when team and special group photos are available to view and purchase on the Kapture website. Please note; class, individual and sibling portraits are not available to view online prior to purchase.

Kapture offer a money back guarantee for any parent who is not fully satisfied with their photo package. Should you have any queries before or after photo day, please check the FAQ’s on the Kapture website.

All students will be photographed individually on photo day for school administration records AS WELL as included in their class group presentation available for purchase to all families. Should there be any reason why your child should NOT be included in the photo shoot –please contact the school office.

If COVID is still active in WA:

For the duration of Covid-19 in WA, please be aware that Kapture are following all recommended health guidelines and safe practices. Our photographers are acutely aware of the evolving situation surrounding Covid-19 and abide by each individual school's Covid-19 policies. Where possible, the photographers will use verbal queues and instructions in an effort to uphold our high standard of student presentation. Students may be instructed by photographers to use single use sterile combs, wet wipes or tissues or to fix their own collars, buttons and stray hairs.

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Mother’s Day Invitation for our Kindy Mums!

Room 15 will be hosting two Mother’s Day Afternoon Teas in Week 3, Term 2.

Blue Group will be on Tuesday 4th May at 1.45 in Room 15.

Yellow Group will be Friday 6th May at 1.45 in Room 15.

The Kindy Children will be preparing some afternoon tea treats and will have some activities set up for you to share in during the afternoon session. Add this special event to your calendars!

On Friday 12th March Year 5 and 6 students participated in the BSSA Summer Carnival for 2021. We had a fabulous day with our teams competing in the tee-ball, basketball, and cricket tournaments. The students should be very proud of their efforts, they all played very well and had their best performance on display – we had some very close games! It was great to see the high level of sportsmanship amongst our students and we had some awesome skills on show across all sports.

Results:

BASKETBALL

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CRICKET

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TEE-BALL

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Boys - 3rd

Boys - 2nd Boys - 2nd

Girls - 2nd

Girls - 2nd Girls - 4th

A big thank you to Mrs Smith, Mr Way, Mr G and Mrs Riordon for their organisation, training and coaching on the day.

Great job, Byford Primary! 

Years 5 and 6 have been learning about the rhythms used in Reggae music this term. Students have learnt the songs Get It Together and Listen to the Reggae Music, which use different combinations of the learnt rhythms. They then had a group task to compose their own music using the rhythms of Ta, Ti-ti and Tikka-tikka with a selection of musical instruments including vocals, body percussion, untuned percussion and melody instruments.

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On Friday 19th March students participated in a range of activities to celebrate Harmony Day.  It was great to see students dressed in either traditional cultural clothes or wearing orange to support Harmony Day.  Below are photos showing some of the activities on the day.

Congratulations and well done to all students who received Merit Awards.  Keep up the great work!

Riley

Maiton

Keiren

Brax

Zoey

Charlie

Ruby

Deegan

Lily

Olivia

Jackson

Jamie

Serene

David

Joshua

Jamal

Rylii

Anna

Victor

Avaya-Lee

Solara

Evelyn

Mila-Rose

Danika

May

Blakely

 

 

 

 

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Each month two students are chosen as our ‘Aussie of the Month’ and are presented with a badge, certificate and reward at our assembly.  It is awarded to an outstanding citizen in our school community. 

Contratulations to our winners this month:

Anahera R and Emma W

Easter Raffle

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Congratulations to all our raffle winners.  We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated items for prizes this year, your generosity is greatly appreciated.

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.

School Banking

School Banking Announcement

It is with great regret to announce that the School Banking program will not longer run, due to lack of interest and volunteers.

I would like to thank you for the support over the last 4 years, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as School Banking Co-ordinator.  I will certainly miss those smiling faces.

Hayley Tilbrook

Banking Co-ordinator 

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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Term 1 is winding up quickly and Easter is staring us in the face. Can I say, “Great job everyone!” Yes, I think I can.

It has been a privilege again being the quiet observer at the school, seeing how wonderfully all staff interact positively and purposefully with the students. It has been terrific to see the students respond with such a good manner. Their eagerness and energy at school is wonderful to observe.

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As we head into the holidays, I hope that everyone can get in some rest and recreation. Easter is a reminder of new beginnings, life and freshening. It also is a hope for new things to come, like a new crop ripening, getting ready for the new harvest.

A way to grow your hope (Heart of hope muscle) is every day, try to think of three things that you are thankful for. Also think of one small thing that you can achieve the next day. Food for thought.

Have a WONDERFUL Easter, may your basket always be filled with hope, joy warmth and love.

Joe Grida - School Chaplain

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School Holiday Arrangements:

West Byford School Dental Therapy Centre is closed the first week of the school holidays.  If there is an emergency, please contact the following clinics:

Wednesday 07/04/2021 - Wellard Primary School Dental Therapy Centre on 9553 0610

Thursday 08/04/2021 and Friday 09/04/2021 - Beenup School Dental Therapy Cenre on 9526 6510.

If there is an emergency during weekends or public holidays please contact your private practitioner or the Emergency Service on 1800 098 818.

The West Byford School Dental Therapy Centre will reopen on Monday 12th April.

Kay and Chantelle

Phone: 08 9550 6006

Email:  WestByfordDTC@dental.health.wa.gov.au 

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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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.

Triple P Positive Parenting Program

Serpentine-Jarrahdale Serpents Rugby Club

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