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36 Clifton Street
Byford WA 6122

Phone: 08 9526 6300

NEWSLETTER 26 August 2021

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NEWSLETTER 26 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 to our Week 6 Newsletter. It is hard to believe that we are over halfway through the term. It has certainly been a busy first half to the term, with much more learning and fun to come. This week we celebrate Book Week, this year’s theme being Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds. We are fortunate to have a wonderful visiting author and storyteller Glenn Swift visiting our school this week to entertain the students. Our week will finish with the costume parade on Friday, and I look forward to seeing all of the creative, interesting and inventive costumes.

Planning 2022

Part of our preparation for 2022 is class structures and placements. This can often be a stressful time for school staff and families. While we are planning class structures and placements it is important that we have as much information as possible to make informed decisions that best meet the needs of our students and school. Firstly, I ask that any families that are not planning on returning to Byford PS in 2022 to please let the office know. This will ensure that we have accurate projected enrolments and will hopefully reduce the risk of having to restructure classes once the school year commences. Secondly, if you have any class placement requests based on the educational needs of your child please also forward these onto me. It is important to note that with over 360 students it may not be possible to meet all requests, but all will be considered. Please email this required information to and attention it to Jody Harrington.


Disco Thank You’s

A huge thank you to the P & C Year 6 Fundraising Committee for hosting a fun disco for us several weeks ago. It was a great afternoon and very well supported by our entire school community. All monies raised will go towards the upcoming Year 6 Camp. A big thank you to the Byford Districts and Country Club for providing a voucher for a complimentary kids meal to all students who attended the disco. We are fortunate to have such generous support in our community.

Year 6 School Captains 2022

Our Year 5 students have recently had the opportunity to nominate for the role of Year 6 School Captains in 2022. I was incredibly pleased and proud of the quality of nomination letters submitted, outlining why students believed they were suitable for the role. We have eleven well deserving students who have progressed to the next stage in the process, which is to deliver a speech at a special assembly next Wednesday 1st September. At this assembly students will present their speeches and students in Years 3, 4 and 5 will then vote for who they think is the most suitable. The announcement of the school captains will be at the Edu Dance Concert in Week 10. A Class Dojo will be sent out to Year 5 parents informing them of the time of speeches next week, parents and families are encouraged to attend.


Investing In Primary Science Funding

I am pleased to advise that Byford PS has been successful in receiving a State Government grant of $40 000 to help improve our Science and STEM resources and equipment. This funding will go a long way to improve the quality of science resources in our school and the programs we can run. We will keep the school community updated via the Newsletter with what we purchase with this grant.


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 and Class Dojo for more detailed information about each event. These will be sent home or placed on Class Dojo closer to each event.


24 August – Book Week Visiting Author

25 August – Assembly Rm 11

27 August – Book Week Visiting Author

27 August – Book Week Costume Parade

31 August / 1 September – OZ Animals Incursion Rooms 15, 11, 12, 2, 3, 7 & 14

1 September – Year 5 Nomination Speeches & Voting (School Captains 2022)

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


The Gingerbread Man Unit of Work

In Literacy Room 4 have been learning about the story of The Gingerbread Man. We have used pictures to map the story and have had lots of fun retelling the story and sequencing the events using dramatic play. As part of our Design and Technology lessons, Room 4 designed and created their own bridge to help the Gingerbread Man cross the river. Students also enjoyed getting creative with our cooking experience and decorating their own Gingerbread Man cookie. Finally, we created our own version of the story … The Pancake Man!

Mrs Tracey Thompson

The Story of Wombat Soup

Room 11 students listened to the story of Wombat Stew. We decided to make Wombat Stew with mud, bugs, feathers, gum nuts and a wombat but no one wanted to eat it. So we modified the recipe so we could eat the stew. The students chopped and stirred and smelt the stew.

Mrs Gen Coombs

In Room 12 we have been learning a lot about Australian Animals. We have read “Wombat Stew”, “Edward the Emu” and “How the Birds Got their Feathers.”  We have taken inspiration from these books to create short pieces of text and works of art including animals we’d like to be in the zoo, making Wombat Stew in the playground and creating an Australian Animal silhouette painting.

Mrs Kirsten Sofield

The Kindergarten children recently participated in an incursion to help them understand and familiarise themselves with hospital settings, medical equipment and what can occur if they potentially visited or needed admission in a hospital. The incursion involved an informative and interactive mat session, stories, play scenarios, puzzles and various activities. Below are some snap shots from our morning.

What a fantastic performance the Byford Senior Choir gave at the annual Dale Festival held on Wednesday 11th August. The Dale Festival is a singing event put on by the choirs of surrounding schools within the Dale district. Unfortunately, with all the Covid restrictions lately, the event had no audience outside of school choirs and staff members but at least it went ahead (unlike last year) and was thoroughly enjoyed by all attending students.

Every year there is a set amount of songs that the whole community of choirs sing together, while each school also performs their own song choice. This year Byford Primary sang Fireflies by Adam Young.


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

Jessica B

Jaxon C

Tillie C

Lily D

Jaiden D

Payton E

Jeremy F

Lilly G

James G

Tyson H

Harrison H

Maxx J

Latasha L

Hayley L

Zach M

Rangitai N

Cullen P

Nate P

Tahae R

Sharai S

Judd S

Nathan S

Lily S

Declan T

Charlotte B

Aleah B

Sarah D

Lucas D

Godwill D

Christian F

Jackson G

Logan H

Alan H

Odessah K

Jordan K

Oliver M

Dominic S

Mason S

Olivia B

Lachlan T

Taylor W

Jaxon W

Hayden W

Kaine Y

Logan W

Jesaiah V

 Leo W




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 this Month:

Zoey B and Evelyn B


Hi everyone, we have already passed the half way mark for Term 3.

Just a quick reminder that as the school chaplain for Byford Primary School my pastoral care services are available to students, staff and parents. Please feel free to chat with me about anything.


A quote: “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” Joshua J Marine

Food for thought. Have a great week everyone and may the winds of change bring good fortune your way.

Joe Grida

School Chaplain

Fathers' Day Stall



Thank you to all that came along to the Disco on Friday 6th August.  It was a great night!  Thank you to everyone who helped with organising and supervising the event.

All funds will go towards Year 6 camp. Year 6 students are grateful for your support.

We would also like to thank Byford Districts and Country Club for donating a complimentary kids meal voucher to each child who attended the disco.

Hayley Tilbrook

Year 6 Fundraising Co-ordinator


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


8:15 - 8:45am 

QuickCliq is our online 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 placed in the dropbox 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 from 8:15am - 8:45am.  EFTPOS AVAILABLE.

The P&C have reviewed the uniform prices and have made some changes, please see new price list here:

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


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


Byford Secondary College Online Uniform Appoitments 

For Year 6 parents the Byford Secondary College uniform fitting calander is now available online.

Please clink on the link below for more information;

Byford Little Athletics

Byford Little Athletics is entering their 7th Summer Season of Little Athletics.

Their upcoming Club Open Day and Season Registrations Launch is being held on Saturday 4th September 2021 between 10am and 2pm at their training grounds, Kalimna Oval Kardan Boulevard West Byford.

For more information please click on the link below; 

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;