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 17 JUNE 2021

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NEWSLETTER 17 JUNE 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 our final Newsletter for Term 2. It is hard to believe that we are reaching the end of another school term. I would like to congratulate all of our students on a wonderful semester of learning. I am currently reading semester one progress reports and it is great to hear about what the students have achieved so far this year. I look forward to what the next two terms brings.  

Semester 1 Student Progress Reports

Your child will receive a Semester 1 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. Thank you to our dedicated teaching staff for the care and thought that has been put into the reports.

Faction and Interschool Cross Country

I would like to congratulate all of our Year 3 to 6 students who participated in the Faction Cross Country event during Week 7. This was my first cross country event at Byford PS, and I was incredibly proud to see such a high number of students take part and give the event a go no matter how hard and far they had to run. I was also so pleased to see such a high level of sportsmanship on display with students cheering each other on and helping others get to the finish line. That is truly what it means to show the Byford Way, so congratulations to all who participated. The interschool cross country is being held this Wednesday, and we wish the Byford PS team all the best and hope they have an enjoyable time.

Final Assembly Week 10

Our final assembly for the term will be held next Wednesday 23rd June starting at 8:45am in the undercover area. Due to the disruption with COVID restrictions at the start of the term, and the busyness of the end of the term, this assembly will be hosted by Rooms 4 & 5 combined. There will be no assembly in Week 11.

Centenary Celebration

I am pleased to let you know that planning is well underway for our 100 Year Celebration later in the year. An event is being planned for Saturday 23rd October. The planning committee is working hard to put together a fun event that will honour our schools proud hundred year history. Look out for posts on the Facebook page over the next couple of months, we will be updating you with what is planned and also putting calls out for helping hands with donations and items for the event.

End of Term

As this is the final newsletter for the term, I would like to wish all of our students and their families an enjoyable and safe term break. School returns for students in Term 3 on Tuesday 20th July.

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 have been 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.

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It was with great excitement that the new early childhood nature playground opened last week. We are sure that our youngest students will enjoy many hours of fun utilising it over their years in Kindergarten and Pre-primary. The playground has been designed to strengthen and develop the students’ gross motor skills and collaborative play experiences. Byford Primary School were successful in obtaining a grant towards improvements in our Early Childhood play area last year.

Special thanks must also go to our wonderful P & C for providing additional funds towards this project!! 

In Room 9 we have been using a lot of Digital Technologies in our learning. We created some posters to show things we should do to protect ourselves and look after our devices too.

This term in Science we have been investigating Biological Science. Our junior classes have been looking at lifecycles, in particular the plant lifecycle. They have investigated the different environments that plants grow and survive in. Our senior classes have been looking at plant adaptations and currently in the science room there are 64 butterflies camouflaged around the room.

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On Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, students enjoyed an excellent morning for our Faction Cross Country event. Students from Years 3 to 6 competed in our cross country event, running 1000 metres and 1500 metres. It was a fantastic event with all students showing commitment and resilience to challenge their bodies and complete the endurance race. A big thank you to our students for their awesome sportsmanship skills on display throughout the event.

Thank you to all those parents who were able to attend the competition. It was great to build atmosphere, cheer and support our children for our first sports event this year. This helped make the event more enjoyable and the students love the support.

The final results for our factions were...

                     1st      Mercury -   1410 points

                      2nd     Zeus      -   1110 points

                      3rd     Apollo    -   1090 points

                      4th     Venus    -     780 points

Congratulations to all our Mercury competitors!

Excellent running from the Top 3 runners from each race:

Year 3 Girls

1.   Sharai S

2.   Bindi B

3.   Tahlia W

 

Year 4 Girls

1.   Grace T

2.   Solara S

3.   Ella P

 

Year 5 Girls

1.    Lily C

2.    Torana B

3.    Rylii O

 

Year 6 Girls

1.   Hayley L

2.   Stevie S

3.   Tayla C

 

Year 3 Boys

1.    Aiden P

2.    Lincoln P

3.    Nathan G   

 

Year 4 Boys

1.    Ashton G   

2.    Will T

3.    Chris C

 

Year 5 Boys

1.    Riley D

2.    Brock B  

3.    Riley L

 

Year 6 Boys

1.    Oliver T

2.    Beau M

3.    Aiden C    

 

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Our Year 5 and Year 6 students have been training hard and improving their skills in Soccer, Netball and Football as we prepare for our upcoming Interschool Winter Carnival in week 10, Friday 25th June 2021.

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All students have been playing Senior Sport on Wednesday afternoons and selected students will be travelling to Mundijong Town Oval to represent our school and join in the Interschool Sporting Competitions on our carnival day.

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We look forward to a fun day of sporting competition.

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

Brax B

Bindi B

Cooper C

Kailanna D

Ashim D

Riley D

Jacob H

Evelyn H

Owen H

Mia M

Noah M

Tanya N

Georgia P

Ashlee P

Ryder P

Ayce P

Jake S

Phoebe S

Norah W

Jasmine S

Everlee T

Anna P

Ella-Jane K

 

 

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A quick reminder that as the school chaplain, I am available to be a listening ear to students, staff and parents/guardians. I also may be able to help you to connect with an outside agency that can possibly assist you in any distress or difficult circumstance that you may be facing.

We are a community and it’s a good thing to support each other where possible. Have a great week everyone and remember, “our words affect our world.”

 

***COWS DON'T GIVE MILK***

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A peasant used to say to his children when they were young,” When you all reach the age of 12, I will tell you the secret of life.” One day when the oldest turned 12, he anxiously asked his father what was the secret of life? The father replied that he was going to tell him, but that he should not reveal it to his brothers.

The secret of life is this: The cow does not give milk. "What are you saying?' Asked the boy incredulously. —As you hear it, son: The cow does not give milk, you have to milk it. You have to get up at 4 in the morning, go to the field, walk through the corral full of excrement, tie the tail and legs of the cow, sit on the bench, place the bucket and do the work yourself..

That is the secret of life, the cow does not give milk. You milk her or you don't get milk. There is this generation that thinks that cows GIVE milk. That things are automatic and free: their mentality is that if I wish, I ask, and I obtain."

Joe Grida - School Chaplain

Bendigo Bank Raffle

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Bendigo Bank has given Byford Primary School P&C, and other not for profit Community Groups, raffle tickets as a fundraising opportunity. They have generously provided raffle tickets to sell; the school will get to keep all proceeds.  That’s right every ticket you sell the money will go straight to the school!  There are 6 great prizes to be won.

1st Prize is $15,000 cash!!  There are also five $1,000 Bendigo Bank savings accounts.

Tickets come in books of 10 and cost $5 each or $50 a book.  Please see the Front Office if you wish to sell a book on behalf of Byford Primary School P&C.

Canteen

The Byford Primary School Canteen is open for recess and lunch on Monday, Wednesday 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, Wednesday or Friday, volunteers are required to help in the canteen.

Uniform Shop

NOW OPEN THURSDAY MORNINGS (No longer Wednesdays)

(commencing 24th June 2021)

8:30 - 9:00am (Fortnightly, same week as assembly)

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 Thursday mornings (fortnightly, same week as assembly) from 8:30am - 9:00am.

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.

Junior and Youth Workshops

Registation Notice:

Roleystone Theatre invites Junior and Youth Performers to apply for their upcoming workshops. Each age group workshop will run throughout Term 3 and culminates in performances of a Disney musical on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th and 10th October 2021. 

Places are limited and although no experience is needed, commitment to all rehearsals and performances is mandatory.

For more information please click on the link below;

Better Health Program

The Better Health Program is a healthy lifestyle program that focuses on eating habits, physical activity and behaviour change. The program has been created by nutrition, exercise and psychology professionals. It is for children aged 7-13 who are above a healthy weight and encourages the whole family to form lasting, healthy habits.

For more information please click on the link below;

Triple P Positive Parenting Program