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 28 October 2021

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NEWSLETTER 28 October 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 first Newsletter for Term Four. It is hard to believe that we are in the last term of the school year, and it is certainly going to be another busy one with lots of end of year activities and events planned. Already this term we have celebrated our school’s centenary and swimming lessons are underway. Check out the save the dates below to find out what else is happening this term.

Planning 2022

We have already commenced our planning and preparation for 2022. Part of this 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 Byford.PS@education.wa.edu.au and attention it to Jody Harrington. I ask that all requests be sent to me by Friday 19th November (week 6) so we can finalise class lists and these can be displayed prior to the end of the school year. Thank you for your support.

 

Centenary Celebration

A huge thank you to everyone that attended and supported the Centenary Celebration for our school last Saturday. The organising committee and I were very pleased with how the event went and how well it was supported by our school community. I would like to acknowledge the work of the Byford PS staff and everyone who contributed to the organising committee over the last twelve months, with special thanks to Michelle Charlton, Kristy Gregory and Diane Peggs for leading this team.

 

Year 6 Camp

Our Year 6 students are currently on camp enjoying the warmer weather in sunny Broome. They are having a wonderful time already having experienced many fun activities including archery, swimming and camel rides. A huge thank you to the 2021 Year 6 Camp fundraising committee co-ordinated by Hayley Tilbrook for the outstanding job they did in raising money over the last twelve months to contribute to camp costs. Thank you also to everyone who supported the fundraising opportunities. I can’t wait to hear all about the camp when they return.

 

Faction Captains 2022

Last term our Year 5 students had the opportunity to nominate for School Captains in 2022, and we congratulate Aimee and Mia for being selected for this role. This term, the focus turns to selecting our Faction Captains for 2022. Any interested Year 5 students are asked to submit a nomination letter to Ms Harrington by Monday 1st November, this will then be followed by speeches which will take place on Wednesday 10th November. Good luck to our Year 5 students.

 

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.

 

25 October to 5 November – Swimming Lessons

25 October to 29 October – Year 6 Camp

1 November – Year 5 Faction Captain letters due

1 November – Year 6 Transition Byford Secondary College

2 November – Year 6 Transition Armadale Senior High School

10 November – Year 5 Faction Captain Speeches

12 November – Year 5 High School Experience Day Byford Secondary College

17 November – Assembly Room 12

23 November – Kindy Orientation 2022 Blue Group

25 November – Kindy Orientation 2022 Yellow Group

1 December – Assembly Room 13

2 December – Community Kindergarten Orientation 2022

2 December – P & C AGM

8 December – End of Year Concert

13 December – Student Reports Emailed

14 December – Class Lists 2022 Displayed

15 December – Year 6 Graduation

16 December – Year 6 Final Excursion

16 December – Last day of term

Jody Harrington

Principal

Ph 9526 6300

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

Welcome to the classroom!

Earlier this term Room 1 welcomed some decapod crustaceans to our classroom; better known as Krazy Krabs! Thanks to a generous donation by the Charlton Family, we have adopted five entertaining and cheeky hermit crabs into our Room 1 family to enrich our learning environment. The students collaborated to name our new pets, Turbo, Ice-Cream, Charlton, Mrs Peggs and Kraby Patty. Classroom pets have been proven to stimulate student learning; provide students with authentic and interactive learning experiences; a sense of responsibility whilst nurturing caring for something else; and improve mental health. Please feel free to visit our new additions and say hello.

Well done to all our students for their awesome effort in participating in Edu Dance this year. The children’s performances were amazing. Thank you very much to all our parents, grandparents, family members and friends who attended the afternoon. It was great to see so much support for the children on their special day.

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On Tuesday 21st September, the Kindergarten and Pre-primary students, together with the local Community Kindy children, participated in their Early Childhood Sports Day. The program events included age races; bean bag relays and rotational tabloid activities. The focus of the program was on fun and participation. Students and families alike enjoyed a wonderful morning and showed great enthusiasm throughout the day. Family involvement was encouraged throughout the morning, with a family picnic concluding the day’s events.

In the last week of Term 3, the Kindergarten children were able to share a special morning of activities with their Grandparents. Together they played games, enjoyed some bubble fun, painted pictures, shared stories and engaged in some of the children’s favourite kindergarten activities.

Mrs Tania Hall

Teacher – Kindergarten

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

Joseph B

Tyrecee B

Inarah C

Ava D

Jack D

Tyler D

Caiden E

Lucas F

Ashton G

Levi J

Scarlett L

Everly M

Mason M

Brock M

Darcy-Bea M

Dustin O

Liam O

Memphis P

Mia P

Avaya-Lee R

Brock S

Lucas S

Tyrelle W

Justin W

Ryan W

Emma 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:

Jackson E and Ruby R

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The 100-year celebration of Byford Primary was a great event. A huge thank you to all the community minded people that helped to make it happen. A wonderful day. Well done.

Some of us have left the official schooling system, like Byford Primary School, but we are still in ‘the school of life.’

“Rest, with nothing else, results in rust. It corrodes the mechanisms of the brain. The rhubarb that no one picks goes to seed.” – Wilder Penfield.

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Studies seem to indicate that people actively involved in listening to music, puzzle solving, reading, involved in hobbies, traveling, doing volunteer work and are engaged delay dementia.

More importantly, the more we use our brains at any stage of our life and the more we think, the fitter our brains get. Think of it as a tree: the more you use your brain the bigger the tree gets with more branches and more leaves. Food for thought. Have a thoughtful and joyful week.

Joe Grida

School Chaplain

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

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 EVERY THURSDAY MORNING

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 www.Quickcliq.com.au 

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 click here for new price list:

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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.

Byford Secondary College

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Byford Secondary College Online Uniform Appointments 

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

Please clink on the link below for more information;

HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents & Youngsters

A FREE home-based parenting and early childhood learning program, which runs over two years, during school terms.
Find out more information please click on the link;

Football West Miniroos Kick-Off Program

Starting on Saturday 30th October, this 6-week program caters for Girls and Boys aged 4-9 years with all sessions being delivered at Bill Hicks Reserve, Byford.

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Wheel LIFE 

Join Clint Morgan from Rebound WA for an informative and inclusive look into what its like to live with a physical disability. This program designed to motivate and educate, in a fun and inclusive environment.

Please clink on the link below for more information;

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;