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 18 November 2021

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NEWSLETTER 18 November 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 halfway through our last term of the school year. Already this term we have participated in many activities, be sure to check out the save the dates below to find out what else is happening this term.

Planning 2022

We are well underway with 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 26th November (week 7) so we can finalise class lists. Class Lists for 2022 will be displayed at school during the last week of term, Tuesday 14th December. Thank you for your support.

Semester 2 Reports

Teachers have been working hard this term to prepare your child/ren’s final School Report for 2021. These will be emailed home to parents/guardians on Monday 13th December 2021. If you have recently changed your email address, or are unsure if the school has your most up to date email contact, please make contact with the front office to check. This will ensure all Reports make it home in a timely manner.

P & C AGM

BYFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL COMMUNITY WE NEED YOUR HELP!! The P & C Annual General Meeting (AGM) is being held on Thursday 2nd December. At this meeting all executive positions will become vacant. Our hardworking P & C has really struggled to get volunteers this year and we currently do not have all executive positions filled. The P & C won’t be able to continue next year without all executive positions filled and enough volunteers. The P & C is an essential part of our school supporting the school with essential services such as the canteen and uniform shop, as well as providing funding for learning resources, school improvements such as playgrounds, and contributing to the cost of services and activities such as the Chaplain and EduDance. I would like to thank the current committee, Year 6 Camp Fundraising committee and outgoing executives for their tireless work, countless hours of volunteer time and support this year under very challenging circumstances. Special thanks to Rishona Van Trier who held the position of President for the last several years and has worked incredibly hard on many projects to support our school over this time. We really need to see many new faces at this year’s AGM, and on the committee in 2022. If you would like to find out more about what is involved in the P & C please come along to the AGM to find out all about it. If you think you would be able to fill one of our executive positions President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary or Fundraising Co-ordinator, but would like to know more about the roles please come into school to see me. The AGM is being held on Thursday 2nd December, 6pm at Byford & Districts Country Club. Bring a friend and we will see you there!

End of Year Concert

I am pleased to advise that the End of Year Concert will be held at the school again this year, out on the oval. The date that has been set for the concert is Wednesday 8th December, and our theme this year is Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds. More detail including times, seating arrangements and a program will be sent home closer to the time. We look forward to celebrating another successful school year with you.

School Development Days 2022

The Byford Primary School Board has recently met and approved the School Development Days (student free days) for 2022. To assist you with planning, the School Development Days for 2022 are:

  • Thursday 27 January 2022 (Term 1, prior to school starting)
  • Friday 28 January 2022 (Term 1, prior to school starting)
  • Tuesday 26 April 2022 (Term 2)
  • Monday 18 July (Term 3)
  • Monday 10 October (Term 4)
  • Friday 16 December 2021 (Term 4)

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.

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!

Room 14 have been exploring symmetry in the environment. We had fun creating our own symmetrical patterns. Hope you enjoy looking at our pictures.

Few highlights of our Year 6 Camp experience to Broome.



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

Hunter Ashton Kode Jamine Scarlett
Zoe Alorah Mia Aria Georgia
Latasha Koby Emily Max Talulah
Tyler Jayda Mason Enzo Jayden
Liam Skylah Mia Lily Grace
Charlize Jezekiel Norah



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:

Chris C and Jamal N

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Hi everyone and I hope that you are all travelling well. It’s already Week 6 of Term 4 and Christmas is just down the road and around the corner. Yet another year has whirl winded past, leaving us jet lagged and ears ringing from the sonic boom as we passed Mach 1 super speed trying to get around to accomplishing everything that we need to do in our busy lives.

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 As the school chaplain I would like to remind everyone that I am Here for Students, Staff, Parents/Guardians and Significant Adult Figures. I’m here to listen and support you. Have a super week everyone. May you be able to find some space for peace and quiet.

Joe Grida

School Chaplain

Christmas Raffle

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Baskets have now been placed in all classrooms for Christmas donations for our end of year raffle. Please donate Christmas related items and non-perishable food items.

Raffle tickets have been sent home. Spare tickets are available from Admin office.  Tickets and money due Monday 6th December 2021.

The raffle will be drawn on the 8th December at the End of Year Concert.

Good luck and thank you for your ongoing support.

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 

Please note the Uniform Shop will also be open Tuesday 25 January 2022 from 8-10am for back to school pruchasing.

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:

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.

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;

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;