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 6 MAY 2021

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NEWSLETTER 6 MAY 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 back to Term 2. I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank the school community for the ongoing support during Perth’s COVID-19 cases and adhering to the restrictions in place.

Assemblies (Term 2)

As our Week 2 assembly was postponed due to COVID restrictions, there are some changes to the assembly schedule for Term 2. The new schedule is as follows:

Week 4                 12 May – Room 8

Week 6                 26 May – Room 7

Week 8                 9 June – Room 3

Week 10              23 June – Room 5

Week 11              30 June – Room 4

If mask mandates are still in place at the time of the assemblies, all adults will be required to wear masks and be mindful of physical distancing. Thank you for your understanding with these changes.

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 across Term 2. Detailed information about the collection has been sent home with all Pre-Primary students, parents have the opportunity to opt out of the collection by returning the slip by Friday 14 May.

NAPLAN Online

Our Year 3 and 5 students will begin their NAPLAN assessments next week. . The testing period is between Tuesday 11 May and Friday 21 May. 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. Our planned testing schedule is as follows:

Tuesday 11 May – All Year 3 & 5 Writing

Wednesday 12 May – All Year 3 Reading. Year 5 Room 13 & Room 10 Reading

Thursday 13 May – All Year 3 Language Conventions. Year 5 Room 9 Reading

Friday 14 May – All Year 5 Language Conventions

Monday 17 May – All Year 3 & 5 Numeracy

If your child is absent on an allocated testing day, Catch-Up tests will be administered throughout the testing period.

Good luck to all of our Year 3 and 5 students.

Semester 2 Student Progress Reports

Your child will receive a Semester 2 Progress Report at the end of Term 2. This progress report will provide you with information on how your child is progressing against the curriculum taught so far in the year. Reports will be emailed home on Monday 28 June 2021.

Wishing all the Mum's, Nana's and Carers a very happy Mother's Day this Sunday. I hope you all get spoilt and have a great day.

Jody Harrington

Principal

Ph 9526 6300

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

Byford Primary School is now taking enrolment applications for students entering Kindergarten and Pre-primary in 2022. Both Byford Primary School and Byford Community Kindergarten will be offering a Kindergarten program in 2022. 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 2017 & June 30 2018 are eligible to apply for Public School Kindergarten.

Children born between July 1 2016 & June 30 2017 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:

To enrol at Byford Primary School, Clifton Street, click here:

To enrol at Byford Community Kindergarten, Park Road, click here:

Application forms are also available on our website https://byfordps.wa.edu.au/ or can be obtained from the Front Office.

Application forms for Pre-primary 2022 will be sent out to our current Kindergarten students.  Parents of children currently attending Kindergarten programs this year (2021) must apply at the school for Pre Primary placement in 2022 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 2021 will automatically roll over into Year 1 in 2022 and beyond. If your child will not be returning to Byford Primary School in 2022, 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 23rd July 2021.

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.

After a fun, busy and successful Term 1, students who consistently make positive decisions and demonstrate The Byford Way were rewarded with a fun morning of special free play on the final day of term 1, Thursday April 1st 2021.

Students had a great morning of fun with their peers and enjoyed playing special games like parachute, volleyball, dodgeball, dancing, bubbles, beading and totem tennis.

It was a great morning to reward the students for their hard work and engagement during the first term of this year.

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In Health, Rooms 5 and 6 have been learning about how to appreciate and encourage others through the use of manners, positive language and praise.  The book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes allowed us to explore the power of words and how our actions and choices affect others. Through the wrinkled heart activity, the students learned that negative words, once said are hard to undo and can hurt other people. We hope you enjoy reading their amazing responses.

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mum’s, nannas and carers. We just had to include you in this newsletter. We hope you get spoilt rotten on Mother’s Day. Please enjoy reading our acrostic poems!

 

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Hi everyone and a special hello and thank you to the Mothers and women folk who do such a great job in looking after the family and the community.

I would like to encourage everyone to be mindful and supportive this weekend and to help celebrate these special and important people in our lives. They do so much, but go unnoticed by so many because they are not releasing a latest movie, climbing the highest mountain, setting a new record for the “Guinness Book of Records,” making the fastest lap at Bathurst or discovering a cure for the common cold. They actually do much more, they hold our society together.

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If we have the opportunity and means this weekend, let’s please spoil these beautiful people and let them know how valued, loved and needed they are.

Have a great week everyone, let your thoughts and words be kind. They do have an impact on those around you. Food for thought. Again, A Happy Mother’s Day.

Joe Grida - School Chaplain

Mother's Day Stall

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.

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.

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

Byford Falcons Basketball Club

Falcon's Basketball Club are now taking registrations for their winter season.  Click here for more information: