Byford Primary School
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36 Clifton Street
Byford WA 6122

Phone: 08 9526 6300

NEWSLETTER 11 May 2023

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NEWSLETTER 11 May 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 first Newsletter for Term 2. It is set to be another busy term and we have already kicked it off with the World of Maths incursion, Crazy Sock Day and the Mother’s Day Stall and raffle. Thank you to the P & C and the Year 6 Camp Fundraising Committee for organising these fundraising events for us. Be sure to check out the important dates at the end of my message to see what else is happening this term. 



Assemblies are held fortnightly on Wednesdays, starting at 8:45am in the Undercover Area. To assist with planning below are the planned assembly dates for the remainder of 2023:

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

3 May – Room 9

17 May – Room 2

31 May – Room 6

14 June – Room 1

28 June – Room 5

26 July – Room 10

9 August – Room 14

23 August – Room 11

6 September – Room 13

18 October – Room 3

1 November – Room 12

15 November – Student Councillors


Semester 1 Student Progress Reports

Your child will receive a Semester 1 Progress Report at the end of Term 2. This progress report will provide you with information on how your child is progressing against the curriculum taught so far in the year. Reports will be emailed home on Monday 26 June 2023.


School Photos

School Photo information was sent home last week and posted to class dojo. Our main school photo day is Thursday 18th May, followed by Kindy Blue Group, Rm 4, Rm 14 and sibling catch ups on Monday 22nd May. Please make sure you check the class dojo messages for further information.


Faction and Interschool Cross Country

Our Year 3 to 6 students have been preparing for our upcoming Faction Cross Country which will be held on Tuesday 23rd May.  The event will be held on the cross country track across the road from the school. A timetable of the events will be sent home closer to the time. Due to venue availability, we have been informed that the date of the Interschool Cross Country has been changed to Wednesday 7th June. More information will be posted to class dojo soon.


Save the Date

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.


17 May – Room 2 Assembly

18 May – School Photo Day 1

19 May – P & C Day

22 May – School Photo Day 2 (Kindy Blue Group, Rm 4, Rm 14 & Sibling Catch Ups)

23 May – BPS Faction Cross Country

24 May – Senior Dale Fest

31 May – Room 6 Assembly

5 June – WA Day Public Holiday

7 June – BSSA Interschool Cross Country

14 June – Room 1 Assembly

26 June – Reports Emailed Home

28 June – Room 5 Assembly

29 June – BSSA Winter Carnival Yr 5/6

30 June – Last day of Term 2

Jody Harrington


Ph 9526 6300


In Room 3 we have been looking at and investigating different ways to make a number. The students had to come up with three different ways to represent the given number. We then decided to put our fish in the ocean! We hope you like our "Fish Addition."

Ms Fiona Blair

Class Teachers - Room 3

On Monday and Tuesday this week we welcomed an interactive Maths Workshop, World of Maths to our school.

The students enjoyed completing a range of math activities, developing a range of math skills including problem solving, working in teams and explored various hands-on math strategies we use in our everyday lives.

All the classes completed a highly engaging session and developed their math skills in a fun and interactive way.

Byford Primary School held our annual school ANZAC Day Service on the final day of Term 1, Thursday 6th April. The service was led by our School Captains Jake and Ashton who did an outstanding job of explaining the importance of ANZAC day and acknowledging all of the service men and women who have fought for our freedom and safety over the years.

Thank you to all of our student leaders for assisting on the day, with a special mention to Finn and Ava for their special readings. Also, a thank you to our School Board Chairperson Mrs Charlton and Mrs Stacey Adey representing the P&C for laying a wreath alongside Jake, Ashton, Ms Harrington and students from each class.

Congratulations also goes to our School Choir who sang a beautiful rendition of "We Are One" in Noongar Language.

ANZAC Day is an important date in our country’s calendar, and we were proud to commemorate this event.

Lest We Forget.

Congratulations and well done to all

students who received Merit Awards. 

Keep up the great work!

Karen B

Grace B

Aleena B

Sadie B

Oscar B

Jake C

Chrisanthe C

Christiano C

Nate C

Ethan C

Freya C

Cooper C

Laynee C

Bodee D

Mia E

Christian F

Acadia G

Maliyah J

Aleezah K

Havana K

Adaline M

Rangitai N

Georgia O

Ella P

Arlo P

Jake S

Summer-Rose S

Chael S

Ava W

Mia A

Scarlett B

Chevelle B

Deegan C

Amleki C

Eva D

Lily D

Delilah E

William G

Jacob H

Harvey H

Amity H

Ariana H

Harrison H

Jamie H

Crosby K

Nicholas L

Ryder P

Ayce P

Ivy P

Ella S

Arlo T

Madeleine T

Taylor W

Ryan W

Tahlia W

Hayden 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 APRIL month:

Aria C & Adelyn M


Hi everyone. I hope that you are all getting a good night’s sleep. We have just had a full moon. Unfortunately, there are those that will have found it more difficult, if not impossible, to get any sleep on that night. It is amazing how the natural world around us can and does impact us.   

More so to the point is the fact that we can and do impact the world around us. We may never know or see the ripple effects that our deeds or even misdeeds do. Yes, you are not insignificant. 


So, after a good, bad, excellent, or indifferent night’s sleep, do you wake up and say to yourself, “Who could I help today?” Hmmm, what a challenge. But stop and think, how many times has a stranger helped you? What a feeling it is to be rescued or to be simply helped out. Why not spread that feeling of help and hope.

Who could you help today? Food for thought. Have a wonderful day everyone.

Mr 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

Your chance to WIN!

Year 6 Camp Fundraisers

Mother's Day Raffle

LakCoffee_machine.jpgeside Fresh IGA have generously donated a Philips L’OR Barista coffee pod machine valued at $249 and Byford Priceline Pharmacy have generously donated a St John Family First Aid Kit worth $99 for this year’s Mother’s Day Raffle.


Plus we have some other prizes up for grabs, including a voucher for Annemade Illustration – animal portraits from photos.  Tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10.  Please return tickets and money by 3pm today (Thursday 11 May).  Raffle will be drawn by the Year 6 Student Councillors tomorrow morning.

 Ezy Fundraising Clothes Pegs Fundraiser


Ezy Fundraising’s product is a calico bag of 22 marine grade 316 stainless steel clothes pegs for $20. The clothes pegs are sustainable, easy to squeeze, corrosion free and plastic free.  With every bag sold, the Year 6 fundraising Committee receive $8 towards their fundraising goal.  Orders and payment are due by Friday, 12 May.  Please tell your family and friends about this one too! Additional order forms can be collected from the office.

Byford & Districts Country Club Raffle

AFL_ball.png.jpgA huge thank you to Lakeside Fresh IGA for kindly donating a West Coast Eagles Sherrin football, signed by Liam Ryan.  This was one of the raffle prizes up for grabs at the Byford & Districts Country Club (BDCC) last Friday.

A huge thank you to the BDCC for hosting and donating to our fundraising venture and to those Year 6 Students who sold raffle tickets on the night. Congratulations to the winners!


Mother's Day Stall

Thank you students & staff for visiting the Mother’s Day Stall on Tuesday and Wednesday, last week – we were flat out with sales and successfully raised just over $1000 towards this year’s camp. 


We hope the mums, aunts and nannas have a wonderful Mother’s Day and like their gifts. On behalf of the Year 6 Fundraising Committee, thank you for your continued support.

5 Cent Coin Competition 


Congratulations to Room 13 (Mr G’s classroom) for winning the 5 cent coin competition last Term. Their classroom collected $65.35 worth of 5 cent coins and won a pizza treat kindly donated by Domino’s Byford. Room 10 weren’t too far behind with $56 and Room 9 with $28.05. Thank you to all those families who saved up their 5 cent coins for this fundraiser – we raised just over $240 and that was a lot of 5 cent coins to count!!

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

Thank you to those parents who volunteered their time at the Armadale Bunnings Sausage Sizzle, on Sunday, 2 April 2023 and/or donated supplies for this fundraiser. We raised just over $1,000 to go towards the Year 6 Camp.


Thank you Funny Face Soft Serve & Connoisseur

Funny_Face_pic.jpgThe Year 6 Fundraising Committee would like to extend a huge thank you to Funny Face Soft Serve and Connoisseur for providing a donation tin at their workplace for loose change donations.  So far we have raised just over $270 through the community and their support – so thank you. 

Zooper Dooper Thursdays
Zooper_Dooper.jpgZooper Doopers are continually being sold on Thursdays for 50c each.  We are 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.  We’ve successfully raised just under $500 so far, from selling icy poles!

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.  We’ve successfully raised just under $680 so far, from families and students recycling their cans and bottles – so thank you for your support.


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.

Armadale Senior High School Parent Information Evening


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Winter Netball

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