Byford Primary School
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36 Clifton Street
Byford WA 6122

Phone: 08 9526 6300


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Dear Families and Friends,

Welcome back to Term 3. I hope all of our students and families had a chance to enjoy the recent school holiday break. We have hit the ground running with a very busy start to the term, and there is a lot more learning and fun to come. This term we celebrate Book Week and Father’s Day. In addition to this, Term 3 always sees sporting events take centre stage with our Faction and Interschool Athletics Carnivals. Edu-Dance practice is well underway and we will finish the term with our Edu Dance Concert and Open Night in the last week of term.


Projected Enrolments / Planning for 2024

We have reached the time of the year when we start our planning for the following year. At this stage I am just asking if families could please inform the school if they know they will not be returning to Byford PS next year. This information helps us greatly with our planning for staffing and class structures.


In the next Newsletter I will include information on how to submit any class placement requests for your children in 2024.


Kindergarten & Pre-Primary Applications to enrol 2024

Applications to enrol for Kindergarten and Pre-Primary in 2024 were due by Friday 21st July. If you haven’t handed in your enrolment forms can you please do so as soon as possible. As we have commenced planning for 2024 this information helps greatly with planning for class structures and staffing.


Confirmation of enrolment letters and emails for those families that have already handed in their enrolments will be sent out next week.


Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)

Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability.


Information provided about students to the Australian Government for the NCCD includes:

  • Year of schooling
  • Category of disability: physical, cognitive, sensory or social/emotional
  • Level of adjustment provided: support provided within quality differentiated teaching practice, supplementary, substantial or extensive.


This information assists schools to:

  • Formally recognise the supports and adjustments provided to students with disability in schools
  • Consider how they can strengthen the support of students with disability in schools
  • Develop shared practices so that they can review their learning programs in order to improve educational outcomes for students with disability.


The NCCD provides states and federal governments with the information they need to plan more broadly for the support of students with disability.


The NCCD will have no direct impact on your child and your child will not be involved in any testing process. The school will provide data to the Australian Government in such a way that no individual student will be able to be identified – the privacy and confidentiality of all students in ensured.


Further information about the NCCD can be found on the NCCD Portal


Chaplain Update

It is with mixed emotions that I confirm that our Chaplain Mr Joe Grida is taking some time away from chaplaincy and won’t be returning to Byford PS. We thank Mr Grida for all of his work at our school over the last many years, I know he is already being missed by many students, families and staff. I will keep you updated about a replacement chaplain or youth worker role as I work with the education department on this.  


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

9 August – Assembly Rm 14

11 August – Disco (Year 6 Camp Fundraising Committee)

16 August – 2024 School Captain Speeches & Voting (Year 5)

22 August – Book Week Costume Parade (Read, Grow, Inspire)

23 August – Assembly Rm 11

29 August – BPS Faction Athletics (Jumps & Throws)

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

Week 7 – Father’s Day Stall Dates TBC

6 September – Assembly Rm 13

12 September - ECE Sports Carnival (Kindy & Pre Primary)

15 September - BSSA Interschool Athletics Carnival

20 September – Edu Dance Concert & Open Afternoon

22 September – Last day of Term 3


Jody Harrington


Ph 9526 6300


On Wednesday 2nd August our school was lucky enough to be included in the 2023 Lexus Melbourne Cup Trophy Tour. Students enjoyed a special assembly with special guests from the Victorian Racing Club and Melbourne Cup CEO, as well as two champion jockeys who have previously won the Melbourne Cup. One of these champion jockeys was Damien Oliver, who has a special connection to our school as he was a past student of Byford Primary School.

It was a special occasion as Damien Oliver was able to share stories of his time at Byford Primary School and growing up in our, ‘little country town.’

During the assembly, students learnt about the history of the Melbourne Cup and it’s meaning to Australasia. Students were able to ask questions of the jockeys about their journey to win a Melbourne Cup. The values of hard work, perseverance and striving for high expectations were key messages shared during the assembly.

The Kindergarten children recently participated in an incursion to help them understand and familiarise themselves with hospital settings, medical equipment and what can occur if they potentially visited or needed admission in a hospital. The incursion involved an informative and interactive mat session, stories, play scenarios, puzzles and various activities. Below are some snap shots from our morning.

During week 10 students celebrated NAIDOC week by completing a range of fun, engaging activities.

On Tuesday 27th June, students enjoyed a great morning of NAIDOC activities with students from Byford Secondary College, ‘Follow The Dream’ program. Students and teachers from Byford Secondary College led our classes through a range of special activities to learn more about Indigenous Culture and Traditions.

On Wednesday 28th June, our NAIDOC Week celebrations continued with a special assembly from Rm 5 as our Year 1 & Pre-Primary class showcased the 6 Noongar seasons for our school. It was fantastic when the whole school were invited to join in and sing together.

As a part of this special celebration assembly, students & staff were invited to wear their NAIDOC shirts & NAIDOC colours to highlight NAIDOC Celebrations.

Click the link below to view a short video compilation showcasing Byford Primary NAIDOC Celebrations for 2023…

Students enjoyed a great week of special events and activities to celebrate NAIDOC Week and finish term 2 positively.


Students competed in Football, Netball and Soccer at our recent Winter Carnival at the end of Term 2, Thursday 29th June. Students enjoyed a fun day of sports, improving their skills and representing their school with pride. It was fantastic to see a high standard of sportsmanship and great spirit amongst the teams. The football, netball and soccer teams were well supported and organised by Mr G, Miss Winmar, Mrs Smith and Mr Way. We thank them for their efforts. 

It was great to see so many family and friends who came to support our teams and cheer from the sidelines. This created a good atmosphere around the grounds. Thank you! 

A big congratulations to all the students involved in what was a successful day!  

Well done to our Year 6 Netball team who had a fantastic day and finished in 2nd place. 

Year 5 Netball team competed hard all day for a good 3rd place finish. 

Our Soccer team grew in confidence and improved in each game throughout the day, achieving equal 3rd place.  

The standard at the football competition was high, which is great to see, and our Football team played some fantastic football for a 2nd place finish. 

All students did our school proud and competed well to achieve these great results. 

Congratulations and well done! 

Lexie Marchetti

Physical Education Specialist

In science last term we explored animals and their environments.  In the upper year levels students have been exploring how animals have adapted to their environment both physically and behaviourally.  They conducted an experiment to limit the use of their thumbs, initially they predicted that not having the use of their thumb wouldn’t have an impact, however they were quick to find the opposite.  The lower year levels focused on how different features of animals are used for breathing, moving, eating, and listening.  At the end of the term, they used their knowledge to create their own creature. 

Mrs Jane Slattery

Science Teacher

Byford Primary School would like to say THANK YOU to:


Byford Tyre Service - Mrs Tania Burns for donating tyres and taking the old tyres away when we remodelled part of the Early Childhood playground.

Byford Bobcats - Mr Mark Corbett for helping to remodel part of the Early Childhood playground during the holidays

Serpentine Jarrahdale Library Friends Inc for their generous donation.  This donation will allow the school to purchase books for our Library and other reading resources.  We encourage the members of our school community to support the Serpentine Jarrahdale Library Service in Byford.

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

Jordan K & Freya C


How to Make Ice Cream

P&C Pizza Lunch


A big thank you goes out to Domino’s Pizza Byford for making pizza for our special lunch on Thursday 3rd August 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!

And the Winner is....


Congratulations to the Howard family.  We hope you enjoy your new Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

A big thank you goes out to all families that paid voluntary contributions by the end of Term 2.  

All P&C and school contributions go towards many vital improvements around our school and subsidise the cost of programs for our children.

Year 6 Camp Fundraisers

School Disco
This year’s school disco is being held on Friday, 11 August in the undercover area. PP to Year 3 disco session is from 3.30pm-4.30pm and the Year 4 to 6 disco session is from 5pm- 6.30pm. Entry is $8 and includes a lolly bag and drink. Parents/caregivers will need to sign their child/ren in/out on the night.
Disco notes & correct money need to be returned to the office no later than Monday, 7 August 2023 so that snack packs can be organised. Late notes will not be accepted.


Father's Day Stall

The Father’s Day stall will be held during week 7, of Term 3 (date/s to be advised).  All classrooms will have the opportunity to visit the stall throughout the day and purchase something special for their dad, uncle, grandfather.  Prices will range from $1 to $10 and will be cash only.


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 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:

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


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.

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