Byford Primary School
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36 Clifton Street
Byford WA 6122

Phone: 08 9526 6300

NEWSLETTER 30 March 2023

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NEWSLETTER 30 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 final Newsletter for the term. It is hard to believe that we have completed the first term of the school year already, it certainly has gone fast. A huge congratulations to the students on a successful term one, we have been very pleased with their attitudes towards learning and the work they have completed.


ANZAC Day Service

Byford PS will be holding our ANZAC Ceremony next week, Thursday 6th April. The service will be held on the Blue Court starting at 9am. Each class will be laying a wreath, so we ask that on the morning of the service parents/carers send to school a small posy of flowers that can be used to create wreaths. Any parent or family members who are available to help with wreath making are welcome to join us in the Undercover Area from 8:00 – 8:50am. All parents and family members are welcome to join us at the service, we hope to see you there.



With the winter flu season approaching, the state government is providing an additional allocation of nasal RATs to students and staff. Starting today there will be tables located in the Undercover Area, ECE Area and outside of the Office, before and after school, for RATs to be collected. It is still a requirement that RATs be collected by an adult. Please feel free to take your allocation of 10 RATs per student from the tables. Alternatively, you can collect from the front office throughout the school day.


P & C Easter Raffle

Thank you to the P & C for organising the annual Easter Raffle again this year. Important dates for the raffle are: donations in by this Friday 31st March, tickets due by Monday 3rd April and winners announced at the Assembly on Wednesday 5th April. Thank you to everyone that has kindly donated prizes towards the raffle. Goodluck to all who enter.


Save the Date

Term 2 is set to be a busy one, so here are some important dates to mark in the calendar:

Monday 24 April – School Development Day

Tuesday 25 April – ANZAC Day Public Holiday

Wednesday 26 April – Students return to school

Friday 5 May – Crazy Sock Day

Week 3 - Mother's Day Stall (days to be confirmed)

Monday 8 to Tuesday 9 May – World of Maths Incursion

Thursday 18 May – School Photos Day 1

Monday 22 May – School Photos Day 2 (Kindy Blue & Siblings)

Tuesday 23 May – BPS Faction Cross Country

Wednesday 24 May – Senior Dale Fest

Monday 5 June – WA Day Public Holiday

Friday 9 June – BSSA Interschool Cross Country

Monday 26 June – Semester 1 Progress Reports Emailed Home

Thursday 29 June – BSSA Winter Carnival


Happy Holidays

Thank you to the students, staff and parents for a wonderful first term and all of your support. Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter and holiday break, have fun and stay safe. Students return for Term 2 on Wednesday 26 April. 

Jody Harrington


Ph 9526 6300


 For Term 1, Room 11 were looking at the five senses with Ms Ellam in Science.

Mrs Gen Coombs & Ms Megan Ellam

Class Teachers

This term in Visual Art we took inspiration from having Valentines Day as one of the first special days celebrated since the start of school and decided on Love as our theme. There are many contemporary artists who have used the symbol of a love heart in their work and each year level has looked at some.

For their first artwork this year, junior classes looked at the artist Jim Dine. Starting with Rooms 4, 5 and 6 where they learnt about the elements of line and colour, as well as practising collage techniques. Room 2 and 3 concentrated on warm and cool colour schemes and using different drawing and painting mediums. In Rooms 7 and 14 students learnt how to use symmetry to fold and cut a heart shape, use warm and cool colour to create contrast using both paint and oil pastels, and use the element of line to create a radiating pattern.

Senior year groups looked at artists from the 60’s Pop Art movement. In Year 4, Rooms 1 and 8 looked at Peter Max to create their own love design, experimenting with colour schemes and acrylic painting. Lastly the year 5 and 6 students in Rooms 9, 10 and 13 looked at the work of Romero Britto, a current working artist in America who is inspired by the Pop art movement and graffiti culture. They then used paint sticks to create their designs. Their second artworks were made using watercolour paints and collage to create a mixed media, positive/negative contrasting design. We hope you like them as much as we had fun creating them.

Ms Jasmine Gasper

Visual Arts & Music Teacher

On Friday 10th March our Year 5 and 6 students participated in the BSSA Summer Carnival for 2023. We had a fabulous day at Briggs Park with our teams competing in tee-ball, basketball, and cricket tournaments. The students should be very proud of their efforts, they all played very well and had their best performance on display – it was great to see the high level of sportsmanship amongst our students!

We had some fantastic results across all sports this year and a big congratulations to our Boys Tee-ball team who took home the winner’s shield!


Boys Tee-ball - 1st place

Girls Tee-ball - 2nd place

Boys Cricket - 3rd place

Girls Cricket - 4th place

Boys Basketball - 3rd place

Girls Basketball - 2nd place

A big thank you to Mr G, Mr Way, Ms Winmar, and Ms Marchetti for their organisation, training and coaching on the day.

Great job, Byford Primary!


There was a great splash of colour worn on Thursday 16th March for our Sports Colour Day.  Thank you for your gold coin donations.  $284.80 was raised, this money will go towards the Year 6 camp.

Room 2

We All Belong

Room 6

Demonstrated diversity, in recognition of Harmony Day, by each contributing a line to the poem 'Friendship has no borders'.

Room 1 and 8

Some of our students wearing traditional dress for Harmony Day and celebrating their cultures.

Room 9
Everyone Belongs!

Congratulations and well done to all

students who received Merit Awards. 

Keep up the great work!

Ryder A

Isla B

Zoey B

Curtis B

Inarah C

Tillie C

Olivia D

Francesca D

Mitchell G

Jade H

Melody H

Owen H

Jordan K

Logan K

Kaylee L

Scarlett L

Zayn M

Emily M

Max M

Harper N

Liam O

Teale P

Jayden P

Tahae R

Rithish S

Noah T

Frankie W





G’day and how is everyone chugging along?

You could be happy, sad, glad or bad. You may be feeling cool, or you may be feeling frazzled. You may be confused or, just for a change, clear headed. You may be feeling unsure, or you may be feeling determined you are on course and it’s full steam ahead. You may be feeling tired and in need of a nap, or you maybe feeling strong and there’s a world out there to be conquered.


Yes, at times our feelings can be very strong indeed. But they are intel, not directives. Our feelings let us know how we are emotionally responding to what is going on around us and in us. But they don’t tell us what to do. What we do and how we respond should be a result of us engaging our minds, and through thought and careful decision-making, decide how we will respond.

Unfortunately, this is not what we always do, and words or actions can result in things that we soon regret. Emotions and feelings are important, but they shouldn’t control us. We have a mind and a free will to make better choices. Breathe, take time to think. Food for thought.

Have a great week.

Joe Grida - School Chaplain

School Holiday Arrangements:

1st Week :

Closed: Monday 10/04/2023 (Public Holiday) – Tuesday 11/04/2023

Open: Wednesday 12/04/2023- Friday 14/04/2023 (8am-4pm)

2nd Week:

Open: Monday 17/04/2023 – Friday 21/04/2023 (8am-4pm)


If there is an emergency after clinic hours or during weekends or public holidays, please contact your private practitioner or the Emergency Service on 1800 098 818.

West Byford Dental Therapy Team

Phone: (08 9526 6586)



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

Your chance to WIN!

Year 6 Camp Fundraisers

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle


The 2023 Year 6 Fundraising Committee and parents will be at Bunnings Armadale on Sunday, 2 April 2023 cooking snags from 11am until 5pm, so please pop by to say hello and buy yourself a sausage in a bun.  All proceeds will go towards the Year 6 Camp.


The 2023 Year 6 Fundraising Committee would like to say a huge thank you to those families who have donated supplies and/or are volunteering their time for the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle – your support is greatly appreciated! If you are scheduled to help out on the day, please ensure you arrive 5-10 mins prior to your shift.

Footy Tipping Competition 


Thank you to those families who have signed up to participate in this year’s Footy Tipping Competition.  If you haven’t yet done so, please make payment of your $30 competition fee by the end of this week. Payment can be made with cash (please place in a sealed envelope with ‘Footy Tipping – your name’ written on the front & hand in to BPS Reception) or via EFT (BSB: 633-000 / Acct: 139463541). Prizes will be awarded for First, Second, Third and Last place.  Good luck!

5 Cent Coin Competition 


This week is your last chance to get your unwanted 5 cent coins in… Collection tins will be collected from classrooms on Friday, 31 March, with the winning classroom announced the following Monday.  Winners will be awarded with a pizza treat, kindly donated by Domino’s Byford, to be enjoyed on Tuesday, 4 April, 2023.

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.

Mother's Day Raffle & Stall

Tickets for the Mother’s Day raffle can be purchased the week commencing, Monday, 1 May 2023 (week 2 of Term 2). Prizes include a coffee machine, generously donated by Lakeside Fresh IGA and a first aid kit, donated by Priceline Pharmacy. Ticket sheets will be sent home with your child in Term 2, so please keep an eye out for these when school returns.

The Mother’s Day stall will be held during week 3, of Term 2 (date/s to be advised).  All classrooms will have the opportunity to visit the stall throughout the day and purchase something special for their mum, aunty, grandmother.  Prices will range from $1 to $12 and will be cash only.

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

NEW OPENING DAYS / TIMES (Commencing Term 2)

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.

Grasshopper Soccer

Winter Netball

AFL Auskick