Byford Primary School
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36 Clifton Street
Byford WA 6122

Phone: 08 9526 6300

NEWSLETTER 5 August 2021

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NEWSLETTER 5 August 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 3. I hope all of our students and families had a chance to enjoy the recent school holiday break even with all of the wild weather and rain we experienced. We have hit the ground running with a very busy start to the term, and there is a lot more learning and fun to come. This term we celebrate NAIDOC Week, Book Week and Father’s Day. In addition to this, Term 3 always sees sporting events take centre stage with our Faction and Interschool Athletics Carnivals. Edu Dance practice is well underway and we will finish the term with our Edu Dance Concert and Open Night in the last week of term.

Projected Enrolments / Planning for 2022

We have reached the time of the year when we start our planning for the following year. At this stage I am just asking if families could please inform the school if they know they will not be returning to Byford PS next year. This information helps us greatly with our planning for staffing and class structures.

In the next Newsletter I will include information on how to submit any class placement requests for your children in 2022.

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)

Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability.

Information provided about students to the Australian Government for the NCCD includes:

  • Year of schooling
  • Category of disability: physical, cognitive, sensory or social/emotional
  • Level of adjustment provided: support provided within quality differentiated teaching practice, supplementary, substantial or extensive.

This information assists schools to:

  • Formally recognise the supports and adjustments provided to students with disability in schools
  • Consider how they can strengthen the support of students with disability in schools
  • Develop shared practices so that they can review their learning programs in order to improve educational outcomes for students with disability.

The NCCD provides states and federal governments with the information they need to plan more broadly for the support of students with disability.

The NCCD will have no direct impact on your child and your child will not be involved in any testing process. The school will provide data to the Australian Government in such a way that no individual student will be able to be identified – the privacy and confidentiality of all students in ensured.

Further information about the NCCD can be found on the NCCD Portal

Save the Date

With so many activities and events coming up this term here is a list of save the dates for your calendar. Keep an eye out in your children’s school bags for a Save the Dates letter which will have more detailed information about each event. This will be sent home shortly.

11 August – Rm 6 Assembly

24 August – Book Week Visiting Author

25 August – Assembly Rm 11

27 August – Book Week Visiting Author

27 August – Book Week Costume Parade

2 September – Father’s Day Stall

3 September – Father’s Day Stall

7 September – Faction Athletics: Jumps & Throws

8 September – Assembly Rm 10

10 September – Faction Athletics Carnival

20 September – Edu Dance Concert & Open Night

21 September – Early Years Sports Day

23 September – BSSA Athletics Carnival

24 September – Last day of term

Jody Harrington


Ph 9526 6300



Students from Year 3 to Year 6 travelled to Serpentine Pony Club on Wednesday 16th June to compete in our annual Interschool Cross Country event.

It was fantastic to see all our school competitors showing perseverance and resilience to test their fitness and running ability and successfully complete the tough, cross country bush track over 1000m and 1500m.

All students earnt points for our school as they completed the course and crossed the finish line.

We congratulate these students who earnt a place on the podium in one of the top four places.

2nd Place - Riley D 1st Place - Lily C
3rd Place - Brock B 3rd Place - Torana-Lee B


Students competed in Football, Netball and Soccer at our recent Winter Carnival at the end of Term 2, Friday 25th June. Students enjoyed a fun day of sports, improving their skills and representing their school with pride. It was fantastic to see a high standard of sportsmanship and great spirit amongst the teams. The football, netball and soccer teams were well supported and organised by Mr G, Mrs Smith, Miss Marchetti and Mr Way. We thank them for their efforts. It was great to see so many family and friends who came to support our teams and cheer from the sidelines. A special mention should be made for our parent helpers who supported the netball competition, and 'jumped in' to lend a hand throughout the day. Thank you! A big congratulations to the students and all involved in what was a successful day! 

Our Year 6 netball team competed hard all day for a 4th place finish.

A huge congratulations to our Year 5 Netball team who demonstrated great skills and team work, winning the competition undefeated!


Our Soccer team grew in confidence and improved in each game throughout the day, achieving 3rd place. 

The standard at the football competition was high, which is great to see and our football team played some fantastic football for a 3rd place finish. 

All students did our school proud and competed well to achieve these great results. Congratulations and well done!

Room 13 have been creating lots of different types of art recently, both in the classroom and in art class.

Back in term 3 they created their very own Sumi-e painting of bamboo and cherry-blossoms, using black ink. Sumi-e is a style of ink painting that originates from Japan.

The students then made 3D Soft Sculptures of an animal, inspired by Aboriginal art. They learnt what mediums to use on the calico material and some basic sewing techniques for this project.

This term the students have been working really hard on their goals with Mr G. They’ve learnt all about radial symmetry and have drawn some awesome radial designs using pencil and textas.

This is great as they will extend this learning in art by making some radial designs in printmaking for their next project. 

It's great to see Room 13 persisting in their goals and creating such amazing work. Keep up the good work!

Mr Gellatly and Ms Gasper

On Friday 30th July, Room 14 and the Art/Science Room received an upgrade to their projector screens and had new 75inch ActivPanel’s installed. The students and staff were excited to work with this latest technology and are enjoying the new bright colourful display. These upgrades keep our classes updated with current technology and help support our educational programs.


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

Grace B

Hunter B

Christopher B

Curtis B

Aiden C

Chrisanthe C

Jack D

Mia E

Tyrel G

Aarav G

Melody H

Stella H

Stirling H

Levi J

Crosby K

Aaliyah L

Tiana M

Neve P

Lilly P

Gabriela R

Brock S

Pheonix S

Thomas S

Jaimee T

Clyde T

Zoe T

Aimee T

Jezekiel V

Mia A

Inarah C

Silas C

Nate C

Georgia D

Daniel F

Nathan G

Rhodes H

Kevin H

Aria H

Autumn H

Gwen K

Mila L

Josie L

Mason M

Savannah M

Liam O

Zekiah R

Abigail S

Cooper T

Evelyn U

Evelyn W

Alina Y

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 for June and July:

Ashton G and Ashton B

Jaxon K and Aimee T


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
  • 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

Bendigo Bank Raffle

Thanks to everyone who supported the P&C this year with the Bendigo Bank raffle, we raised $1805 for our school.  We couldn't have done it without your help thank you!!!! Congratulations to all the winners!!!



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

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

New Canteen Menu available here: 

Uniform Shop


(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 

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.


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 Secondary College


Triple P - Positive Parenting Program

Free Seminar for parents on Thursday 12th August.  6-7pm

Promoting Healthy Screen Time

Raising children in a digital age brings both benefits and risks for children and parents. Devices (such as smart phones and tablets) can be a source of fun, social connection, learning and entertainment for the whole family. The challenge is to manage the amount of time children spend on screens and keep them safe online.
This FREE seminar can help parents and carers:
1. Encourage children’s healthy screen time habits and routines
2. Effectively prevent problems and manage conflict that may arise over screen time

Registration is essential as places are limited.  Click here for full details:

Thornlie S.H.S. Rugby Scholarship Trials

Junior and Youth Workshops

Registration 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;