- Byford Primary News
- Principal's Report
- Kindy & Pre-Primary - Applications for 2021
- Room 15 - Exploring Colour in Kindergarten
- Merit Certificates
- Aussie of the Month
- West Byford Dental Therapy Centre
- Chaplain Chatter
- Fathering Project
- P&C Association & Year 6 Fundraising
- Payment Options for Excursions, Incursions and Voluntary Contributions
- Don't Forget Your Hat
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.
9264 4771 or 9264 4632
Dear Families and Friends,
Farewell to Jill Walker
We say farewell to Jill at the end of this Term as Jill has been offered and accepted the position of Manager of Corporate Services at the new Baldivis South Primary School (planning name) starting from the beginning of Term 3, 2020.
On behalf of the Staff, students and community of our school we would like to congratulate and wish Jill the very best in her new position in helping to start a new school and in the years ahead. Jill’s wonderful service to our school and community, collegiality, and friendship, will be greatly missed at Byford Primary School.
A notice of Jill’s replacement will be communicated to our school community as soon as possible.
Reporting to Parents
A reminder that Reports will be emailed home Monday 29 June 2020. The COVID-19 situation found the regular attendance of many students being lower over this time, thus in line with the Department of Education guidelines in Reporting to Parents for Semester 1, student’s attendance will not be reported in the Semester 1 Report.
Once you receive the email with the link to download the report you have four weeks from the date it is sent to access it. After that the link will become inactive and you will have to contact the school to request any reports.
It is important that the school has your current email address. If your email address has changed it is important that you let the school know by Friday 26th June at the latest to ensure you will receive your child/children's reports.
Year 6 Camp
It is great news that our Year 6 school Camp in Term 4 to Jarrahfall Bush Camp and Dare Adventures can go ahead. This was announced, on the 8 June 2020, in the Department of Education COVID-19 operating guidelines for Western Australian Public Schools.
A letter with details and costs has been sent home to parents, as well as information on fundraising events by our P&C Fundraising Group. There is a great deal of excitement amongst our Year 6 student cohort with this end of Primary School milestone event now in place.
NAIDOC Week Activity Day
NAIDOC Week is celebrated in week 1 of Term 2 school holidays. The Staff decided to complete a NAIDOC Activity Day which will be Monday Week 10 this Term where they work in their Year Level Phase Team Groups for our students to participate in activities.
As this is the final newsletter before the school holidays I wish to acknowledge the Staff of our school for their dedication and hard work in delivering a quality educational setting for our students. Thank you to parents and families for your support and we look forward to working with you next Term. I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable two weeks across the school holidays.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Ph 9526 6300
Byford Primary School is now taking enrolment applications for students entering Kindergarten and Pre-primary in 2021. Both Byford Primary School and Byford Community Kindergarten will be offering a Kindergarten program in 2021. When completing an application to enrol for Kindergarten, parents will be asked to nominate which program they wish to apply for.
Your child can only enrol in one of these programs.
Children born between July 1 2016 & June 30 2017 are eligible to apply for Public School Kindergarten.
Children born between July 1 2015 & June 30 2016 are eligible to apply for Public School Pre-primary.
When making an application for enrolment, please bring a copy of;
- Your child’s birth certificate
- Passport and Visa Grant Notice (if born overseas)
- Proof of residential address (e.g. utility bill, lease agreement);
- AIR Immunisation History Statement (that is not more than 2 months old), and
- Family Court Orders (if applicable)
What is the difference between a Community Kindergarten and a school-based Kindergarten? Please click here for details:
Remember, your child can only enrol in one of these programs.
To enrol at Byford Primary School, Clifton Street, click here:
To enrol at Byford Community Kindergarten, Park Road, click here:
Application forms are also available on our website https://byfordps.wa.edu.au/ or can be obtained from the Front Office.
Application forms for Pre-primary 2021 will be sent out to our current Kindergarten students. Parents of children currently attending Kindergarten programs this year (2020) must apply at the school for Pre Primary placement in 2021 if you wish your child to continue attending Byford Primary School. Please note, students residing outside our catchment area may still apply, however your application may not be successful.
Students in Pre-primary in 2020 will automatically roll over into Year 1 in 2021 and beyond. If your child will not be returning to Byford Primary School in 2021, please notify the School Office.
It should be noted that an application does not confirm placement for any child – selection criteria may apply. Application details will be used to assist the school in organising classes and placements for next year. Parents of children who are offered placement at Byford Primary School will be asked to complete formal enrolment details at that time. Unsuccessful applicants will be offered a place in a school as close to their residential location as possible or be referred to their local school in the case of Pre Primary students.
Applications required by Friday 24th July 2020.
All applicants will be advised of their child’s placement during Term 3 this year. Enrolment applications can be made through the school office between the hours of 9.30am to 2:30pm.
Throughout Term 2 we have completed a variety of hands-on learning experiences about colour and colour mixing. We explored colour theory through stories, craft, sensory play, music and science experiments. We looked at rainbows and how they are made and created art pieces using oil pastels and coloured dye. We mixed our primary colours to make secondary colours using paint, play dough and water colours. We dyed paper towels and created “lava lamps,” using oil, water, food colouring and effervescent tablets. We learnt about colour camouflage and how to create shades of colour by adding white and black.
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 this month:
Aimee T & Madison J
West Byford Dental Therapy Centre will be open in the July school holidays each day aprt from Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th July.
Hours are 8.15am - 4.15pm.
If there is an emergency on these two days, please contact Woodland Grove School Dental Therapy Centre on 9526 4012.
If there is an emergency outside of clinic hours, please phone the emergency service on 1800 098 818.
Kay and Chantelle
Phone: 08 9550 6006
Week 9 has jump started and I hope that we are all rolling along okay.
This week, back in June 1884 were the first ever roller coaster rides. They were 5 cents a ride at Coney Island in New York. Its’ speed was 9 kph. That was fast in the day. People loved it and by 1900 there were roller coaster rides all over the country. Today the average roller coaster ride speed is around 100 kph.
No one could have known how fast and different roller coaster rides would become nor our modern way of life? I have heard people refer to their life as a roller coaster ride, fast, up and down and just plain crazy. Life has changed so much. We don’t know where it is taking us, but it definitely has its’ good moments. Let’s hold on to those good moments to continue our momentum to help change the world for the better by our actions and way of life. We can’t yet see the effect of our present actions, but we can certainly live in hope of what they may bring about. Food for thought.
Keep on rolling on and have a smooth week everyone. Take care and keep safe.
Tips for Fathers and Father-Figures
As part of The Fathering Project involvement with your school I will be including helpful tips and ideas for all fathers and father-figures. I hope these tips will help, inspire and encourage all fathers and father-figures to be the best that they can be, as all fathers and father-figures are critically important in every child’s life. Click here for Tip 35 – Be Involved.
Sport Colours Day
Our next P&C meeting will be held on Thursday 25th of June at 6:30pm in the Library.
Bendigo Bank Raffle
For those who sold Bendigo Bank Raffle tickets, the raffle has been extended till the end of July and will be drawn in August. I will let everyone know the exact date a bit closer to the time. Due to certain restrictions we will not be selling any more raffle tickets at this point. I will notify everyone if this changes. This now gives those who still have not returned their raffle books a chance to get them to the office and you will still be in the draw. Thanks everyone for your support.
WE ARE OPEN!! The Byford Primary School Canteen is open for recess and lunch on Monday & Friday.
Due to current school rules (COVID19) I ask that you either use the online QuickCliq www.Quickcliq.com.au to order or have your child place their order in the box provided in the front of the canteen. If you don't have any lunch bags at home, feel free to use an envelope and place money inside with their order (Or something similar). If you don't have correct change, that's fine, change will be returned to child with their order.
Kindy and Pre-primary students - I will collect their orders from their classrooms.
Students will also be practicing social distancing in line, don't worry this will be enforced!!
If you have any spare time on a Monday or Friday, volunteers are required to help in the canteen.
New Canteen Menu available here:
Our School Banking program will recommence fromt the start of Term 3. School Banking is held in the Library every Friday morning at 8:15am.
New to School Banking? There are three simple ways to get your child started.
QuickCliq is our onling 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 left 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 (fortnightly, same day as assembly) from 2:15pm - 3:00pm.
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 some money available. See the Manager Corporate Services (MCS), in the front office to arrange this. They will be able to provide a breakdown of payments made, if required.
Direct Bank Deposit
Pay directly into the Byford Primary School’s bank account. Simply access your internet banking service provider and pay to the following account:
Byford Primary School
Account No: 19902028
Please DO NOT use this account for P&C payments.
Byford Primary School have an EFTPOS machine as an option for you to pay for school fees, excursions and incursions. The EFTPOS machine can ONLY be used to pay for Byford Primary School expenses.
- There is NO “cash out” option on the machine, and
- We are unable to take any payments for the P&C
Cash or Cheque
Payments by cash or cheque can be made at the Front Office for Voluntary Contributions. If you are paying for an Excursion or Incursion, please take your payment to your child’s teacher so it can be processed through their money book.
Please remember to bring your hat to school each day. It is important to protect ourselves from the sun. Your hat must be wide brim or bucket style.
Students who do not have a hat will not be able to participate in sport / fitness or any outside activity and will be restricted to the undercover area. So please remember - No Hat, No Play!