Byford Primary School
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36 Clifton Street
Byford WA 6122

Phone: 08 9526 6300

NEWSLETTER 8 March 2023

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NEWSLETTER 8 March 2023

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 the Week 6 Newsletter. It is hard to believe that we are halfway through our first term of the school year, it is certainly flying by. Recently, I have had many students from across the school visit me in my office to showcase some of the learning they have been doing in class. I have been particularly impressed with the quality of the Narrative writing that many of our students are producing. The students are using interesting and varied vocabulary which makes their stories a pleasure to read. Congratulations to those students for their exceptional writing and I thank them for sharing their learning with me.



Our Year 3 and 5 students will begin their NAPLAN assessments next week. The testing period is open between Wednesday 15 March and Monday 27 March. A timetable of scheduled testing times for each class has been posted to class dojo.  All of the Year 5 assessments will be online, Year 3 Reading, Language Conventions and Numeracy will be online, Writing will continue to be a paper test again this year. If your child is absent on an allocated testing day, Catch-Up tests will be administered throughout the testing period. Good luck to all of our Year 3 and 5 students.


BPS School Board

The Byford Primary School, School Board has two vacant parent position to fill this year. The School Board is comprised of the School’s Principal, School Staff, and up to 10 elected Parent and Community representatives. The Parent, Community and Staff Representatives hold office for a period of two years from the time of their election. The role of the School Board is one of setting the long term future for the school and maintain oversight (not management) of the school’s operation. It is about providing additional expertise to help the school achieve the best outcomes for the students. Unfortunately, we did not receive any nominations for these positions in our last nomination round. If this is something that you may be interested in, then please keep your eye out on class dojo and the facebook page for information on how to nominate, or come in and see me if you would like to know more about the position.


BSSA Summer Carnival

Good luck to selected Year 5 and 6 students who made the Basketball, Cricket and T-Ball teams for the interschool Summer Carnival this Friday. We hope you enjoy the day and we know you will make us all proud by showing the Byford Way in competition. Thankyou to Mrs Diedrichson, Mr G, Mr Way and Ms Winmar for training the students and accompanying them on the excursion.


Harmony Week

Harmony Week is being held this year from 20 – 26 March (Week 8). Harmony week celebrates and recognises our diversity, it is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. During week eight of the term, students will be participating in class activities to celebrate Harmony Week. We invite all students and staff to wear orange (the colour worn to show your support of harmony day) or cultural dress on Friday 24th March.

Jody Harrington


Ph 9526 6300


Room 2 have been reading "Willy the Wimp" by Anthony Browne. We talked about words to describe Willy and how to put these into a sentence. We wrote fantastic descriptive sentences and drew amazing illustrations. 

Mrs Marion Bunce

Class Teacher

Introducing the fabulous students in Room 8...

To start the year off, we have talked a lot about being reflective learners and goal setting. Each week, we complete a reflective journal, to think about our best lessons and work from the week and things we can improve on. We then set achievable goals and look back on previous weeks to see if we can tick off goals.

One of our first activities, was to create portraits of ourselves showing some goals we would like to achieve this year. We did an amazing job and are proud of our efforts.

We hope you enjoy looking at our artistic talents and reading what we would like to achieve. 

We enjoyed a fantastic day on Friday 3rd of March as we joined in Clean Up Australia Day and helped to clean up our community. Our classes spread out to clean up areas around our school, along Clifton Street, up and down Mary Street, including St Aidan’s church grounds, as well as into the creek and areas of land on South Crescent and Park Road Community Kindy.

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to those who donated gloves and bags to help with the clean-up.  Well done to everyone involved!! We collected many bags of rubbish which will help raise money for our local shire.

Congratulations and well done to all

students who received Merit Awards. 

Keep up the great work!

Ruby A

Georgia A

Ruby B

Corey C

Isabella D

Vincent F

Elsie F

Aarav G

Jordyn H

Oliver H

Zara I

David L

Adelyn M

Carter M

Memphis P

Eden P

Avaya-Lee R

Anahera R

Oliver S

Evelyn S

Axl W

Hayden W

Olivia A

Hunter B

Alfie B

Levi C

Kohen E

Lucas F

Serene H

Benjamin H

Imogen J

Shaniall L

Jaxon L

Josie L

Ashlee P

Ella P

Joshua P

Victor P

Sienna-Rose S

Arhum S

Ella S

Chiara S

Lily S

Olive S

Lily T

Alyana T

Evelyn U

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:

Aarav G & Carter K


Join us in recycling your soft plastic waste into Wonder Recycling Rewards. It’s easy!

Do the Scrunch Test! If it’s plastic and you can scrunch it into a ball, it’s a soft plastic and we can recycle it!

Drop your soft plastic waste into the Wonder Recycling Reward Collection Boxes at school. Located outside the staffroom.


Hi everyone, I hope that you are in good spirits.  Here is a quick joke. “Why did the thief keep his word?” Ans: “Because no one would take it.”

There are over 170 00 words in the English/Australian language. On average, a person will use a range of about 500 to 800 different words in a day. Some statistics say that a person, on average, speaks a total of 7000 words in a day, which varies according to their personality, job, etc. We live in a world of many words.

However, people seem to be confused and at times are not sure what to think about what a person has said. Are they telling the truth? Have they left out important information? Do I need to read between the lines?

There are 2 Golden Rules we should live by.

“Treat others as you would want them to treat you.” is the first golden rule. If you want friends, be a friend. If you want understanding, be understanding. If you want kindness, be kind. If you want help, help others. If you want honesty, be honest.


The second golden rule is, “Say what you mean and mean what you say.”

Food for thought. Have a wonderful 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
  • Credit / Debit Card over the phone
  • Direct Deposit – Byford Primary  BSB: 633 000 Account No: 192 414 571

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

Year 6 Camp Fundraisers

Footy Tipping Competition

Year 6 fundraising committee will be running a footy tipping competition. To enter it is $30.00 and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last prizes to be won. 


We would love for everyone to get involved. Below is the link and the password is Byford5078

Register by Thursday 16th March 2023.

Money is due by the 3rd round which can be transferred directly to the fundraising account.

BSB: 633 000

Account Number: 139463541

5 Cent Coin Competition 


Please place your unwanted 5 cent coins into your classroom's collection tin.  The collections tins will be tallied at the end of Week 9 - Friday 31st March 2023, with the winning classroom awarded a prize.  All proceeds go towards the Year 6 Camp.  Thank you for your support.

Zooper Dooper Thursdays

Zooper Doopers are continually being sold on Thursdays for 50c each.  We’re always in need of Zooper Doopers to continue this fundraising venture and are very appreciative of donations.  If you can help, please drop Zooper Doopers to the senior block.

Containers for Change


We’ve joined the Containers for Change team to raise money for the year 6 camp, whilst helping to make a real difference to the environment.  This will roll over to  the Year 6 Fundraising Committee every year.  Donation bins have been placed in the undercover, blue court and pre-primary areas for students to donate their used water/drink bottles, juice and milk boxes (please look out for the 10c icon on the side of the container).  If you wish to donate containers from your household, please quote our Scheme ID #C10425624 when you drop off your containers to the recycle drop-off points and the funds will automatically get deposited into our fundraising account.


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


The P&C are excited to tell you all that the uniform shop now accepts Afterpay Payments

Our uniform shop is volunteer run to keep our school uniform prices as low as we can. Adding Afterpay as a payment option allows you to pay off your purchase over 4 payments (payments payable every 2 weeks)

Haven't got Afterpay??? Sign up here 

* Not available for QuickCliq purchases *

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 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 Wednesday 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:


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.

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