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36 Clifton Street
Byford WA 6122

Phone: 08 9526 6300

NEWSLETTER 22nd June 2023

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NEWSLETTER 22nd June 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 our final Newsletter for Term 2. It is hard to believe that we are reaching the end of another school term. I would like to congratulate and thank all of our students and staff on the way they approached the teaching and learning program over this semester. I am currently reading semester one progress reports and it is great to hear about what the students have achieved so far this year. I look forward to what the next two terms brings.  


NAIDOC Week 2023

Next week at BPS we will be celebrating NAIDOC Week. The theme for this year's NAIDOC Week is ‘For Our Elders’.

Across the week, classes will be participating in a number of in-class activities. On Tuesday (27 June) we are being visited by staff and students from the Follow the Dream program at Byford Secondary College who will work with some of our classes on activities such as storytelling/yarning, face painting, bracelet weaving, traditional dancing and creating an art mural. Room 5 will also be hosting a NAIDOC themed assembly on Wednesday.

It will be a wonderful week of learning about and celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

On Wednesday (28 June) we invite all students and staff to wear NAIDOC shirts or colours.

Looking forward to a wonderful week of learning and celebration.


Semester 1 Student Progress Reports

Your child will receive a Semester 1 Progress Report next week. This progress report will provide you with information on how your child is progressing against the curriculum taught so far in the year. If you have recently changed your email address please make sure you update this with front office to ensure that all Reports make it home. Reports will be emailed home on Monday 26th June.


Kindergarten & Pre-Primary Applications to enrol 2024

Byford Primary School is now taking enrolment applications for students entering Kindergarten and Pre Primary in 2024. Both Byford Primary School and Byford Community Kindergarten will be offering a Kindergarten program in 2024. When completing an application to enrol for Kindergarten, parents will be asked to nominate which program they wish to apply for. 


Application forms for Pre Primary 2024 have been sent out to our current Kindergarten students.  Parents of children currently attending Kindergarten programs this year (2023) must apply at the school for Pre Primary placement in 2024 if you wish your child to continue attending Byford Primary School.  Further details on how to enrol are included in this Newsletter.


Applications for enrolment are due by Friday 21st July. Kindy places can fill up fast so please make sure you get your enrolment in as soon as possible.


Save the Date – Term 3

Term 3 is looking to be a busy term with sporting events taking centre stage. Here are some important dates to put into your calendar ready for the term ahead.

* Edu Dance is timetabled every Thursday and Friday, commencing Week 1

17 July – School Development Day (no students)

18 July – Students return for Term 3

26 July – Assembly Rm 10

2 August – Melbourne Cup Visit

9 August – Assembly Rm 14

16 August – Year 6 School Captain 2024 Speeches & Voting

23 August – Assembly Rm 11

29 August – BPS Faction Athletics (Jumps & Throws)

1 September – BPS Faction Athletics School Carnival (Yrs 1 to 6)

6 September – Assembly Rm 13

12 September – ECE Family Sports Carnival (Kindy & Pre Primary)

15 September – BSSA Interschool Athletics Carnival


Dates to be confirmed early Term 3 – Edu Dance Concert, Father’s Day Stall, Book Week Parade


End of Term

As this is the last Newsletter for Term 2, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the students, parents and staff for their support throughout the last semester. I hope all of our families have a wonderful school holiday break and get to enjoy some quality family time. Students return to school for Term 3 on Tuesday 18 July.

Jody Harrington


Ph 9526 6300


Byford Primary School is now taking enrolment applications for students entering Kindergarten and Pre-Primary in 2024. Both Byford Primary School and Byford Community Kindergarten will be offering a Kindergarten program in 2024. 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 2019 & June 30 2020 are eligible to apply for Kindergarten.

Children born between July 1 2018 & June 30 2019 are eligible to apply for Pre-Primary.

 When making an application for enrolment, please provide 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 for Kindergarten please click here:

Application forms are also available on our website or can be obtained from the Front Office.

Application forms for Pre-Primary 2024 have been sent out to our current Kindergarten students.  Parents of children currently attending Kindergarten programs this year (2023) must apply at the school for Pre- Primary placement in 2024 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 2023 will automatically roll over into Year 1 in 2024 and beyond. If your child will not be returning to Byford Primary School in 2024, 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 21st July 2023.

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.

In Room 12 this term we have been participating in a variety of learning activities in relation to the InitiaLit program. Some of these have included: reading the story “The Potato People” and then using a potato to paint our character. Then like in the story we used objects to decorate our potato person. Students also read “The Very Grouchy Ladybird.” They then followed instructions to draw and decorate a ladybird. We have also had the opportunity to learn new games with our Buddies from Room 8.

Mrs Kirsten Sofield

Class Teachers - Room 12

Buongiorno a tutti! Part of the students’ learning in Italian involves viewing or reading imaginative texts and then creating different versions of those texts using modelled language. This term, the year 3 students in Rooms 14 and 7 have read “Il Piccolo Bruce Maisazio,” The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Through this book, they have learnt numbers, colours, fruit and how to write something in the plural form. They have now made their own versions that you can see below. Rooms 9 and 10, have been learning about, “Il Quartiere,” The Neighbourhood. They have watched a video of a girl called Elisa take them on a tour of Leederville. After learning the appropriate language structures, they have created PowerPoints giving a tour of their own neighbourhood. They have done such a great job! 

Mrs Melissa Podgorny

LOTE Teacher

On Wednesday 7th June, students travelled to Serpentine Pony Club to compete in our annual Interschool Cross Country event.

The top six runners from years 3 to 6 represented our school and competed in the cross country event, running 1000metres and 1500metres.

It was a fantastic event with all students showing commitment and resilience to challenge their bodies and complete the endurance race.

Thank you to all those parents who were able to travel to Serpentine and attend the competition. It was great to build atmosphere, cheer and support our children. This helped make the event more enjoyable.

At the end of competition, the results were very close between four of our five local schools. Byford Primary School placed a strong third in the overall competition. We are all very proud of our competitors!

Congratulations to all our Byford competitors, as every student who crossed the line and completed the race received points for our school.

An extra superstar effort must go to 6 of our competitors who placed in the top 3.

Year 3 Girls – Rangitai N - Runner Up Champion Girl, in 2nd place!

Year 3 Boys – Tyler W - Runner Up Champion Boy, in 2nd place!

Year 4 Girls – Havana K - Runner Up Champion Girl, in 2nd place!

Year 5 Boys – Nathan G - Runner Up Champion Boy, in 2nd place!

Year 6 Girls – Ava D - Runner Up Champion Girl, in 2nd place!

Year 6 Boys – Ashton G – 3rd place Runner Up!

Our Special Memories

A memory is something that has happended in the past.

In Pre-primary we have been discussing and writing down a special event that we remember from the past.

Please make sure you stop by and see the front office display of all of our special memories.

Congratulations and well done to all

students who received Merit Awards. 

Keep up the great work!

Mia A

Ava B
















Noah M


Mia S

Ava S






Noah 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 month of JUNE

Ella S & Emelia K


It’s A Mad World

Yes indeed, it’s a mad world. A fast-paced life with a never-ending list of things to do. Multitasking seems to be the skill everyone needs to master to survive. Things get done, time is saved and life flows on. Being on top of things brings a sense of accomplishment and control. But is that it?

We are social and relational beings. We need to be heard and so do others. Stories need to be told and need to be heard. Multitasking is brilliant and necessary, but there are times to pause.  Its_a_mad_world.png

M Scott Peek, author of “The Road Less Travelled”, puts it this way, “Don’t try to multitask when listening to others. You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.”

Thomas Friedman is quoted for saying, “Listening is the ultimate sign of respect.”

Things need to get done, but let’s stop and pause, to connect, to learn, to understand, to belong, to listen, to be heard, to be alive. After all, life should be more than just about things to do.

Food for thought. May your week not be too crazy busy.

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

P&C Pizza Lunch


A big thank you goes out to Domino’s Pizza Byford for making pizza for our special lunch on Tuesday 6th June 2023.  Children and staff enjoyed a delicious JUMBO slice (or two).  This yummy event raised approximately $500, so well done to everyone who placed an order – we really appreciate your support!

There will be another Special Lunch Day coming in Term 3

Thursday 3rd August - Order forms coming home Week 1 Term 3

Your chance to WIN!

Year 6 Camp Fundraisers

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


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 on Tuesday mornings 8:15am - 8:45am or Thursday afternoons 2:30pm - 3:00pm.  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.

Wanslea - Grandcarers Support Scheme

If you have had full-time care of your grandchildren for at least four months in the past year, they are currently in your care and are aged under 18, you may be eligible for an annual payment.  Click here for more details

Bloom Early Education

Bloom Early Education will soon be opening in Byford and offering OSCH with a pick up and drop off service from Byford PS.  Please see flyer for details.

Byford Secondary College

Grasshopper Soccer

Winter Netball

AFL Auskick