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 to our Week 6 Newsletter. It is hard to believe that we are over halfway through the term. It has certainly been a busy first half to the term, with much more learning and fun to come. This week we celebrate Book Week, this year’s theme being Read, Grow, Inspire. It has been great to see some of the fun activities our students have been participating in this week to celebrate Book Week. This was accompanied by our costume parade on Tuesday, and it was great seeing all of the creative, interesting and inventive costumes. Thank you so much to our students, parents and staff for putting in so much effort to make it a fun morning.


Planning 2024

Part of our preparation for 2024 is class structures and placements. This can often be a stressful time for school staff and families. While we are planning class structures and placements it is important that we have as much information as possible to make informed decisions that best meet the needs of our students and school. Firstly, I ask that any families that are not planning on returning to Byford PS in 2024 to please let the office know. This will ensure that we have accurate projected enrolments and will hopefully reduce the risk of having to restructure classes once the school year commences. Secondly, if you have any class placement requests based on the educational needs of your child please also forward these onto me. It is important to note that with over 380 students it may not be possible to meet all requests, but all will be considered. Please email this required information to and attention it to Jody Harrington.


BPS Faction Athletics

We hope you can join us for our school Faction Athletics Carnival next week. Jumps & Throws will take place on Tuesday 29th August. This will be followed by our full day program on Friday 1st September. A program of events will be posted to class dojo over the next day or so. A huge thank you to Mrs Deiderichson for her co-ordination of the day, and to all members of staff for the weeks of training and organisation of teams within their faction.


Edu Dance / Open Night / Book Fair

We look forward to welcoming family and friends to our Edu Dance Concert and Open Night on Wednesday 20th September. The concert will be the culmination of each classes hard work and practice over the term, and we look forward to seeing each dance. During the concert, the announcement of the School Captains for 2024 will also be made. Following the concert, families are invited into classrooms to see all of the wonderful work students have been doing this term. The Library will also be open for families to visit the Book Fair (see dates and times below). This will be a wonderful way to end a very busy term. We hope to see you all there.


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

28 August – Father’s Day Stall Rms 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 13 & 15 (Kindy Blue)

29 August – BPS Faction Athletics (Jumps & Throws)

30 August – Father’s Day Stall Rms 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 14

31 August – Father’s Day Stall (Kindy Yellow)

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

6 September – Assembly Rm 13

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

15 September - BSSA Interschool Athletics Carnival

19th September – Book Fair Open 8:00 - 8:45am and 3:00 – 3:30pm

20 September – Edu Dance Concert & Open Afternoon (Book Fair Open 4:00 – 5:00pm)

21 September – Book Fair 8:00 – 8:45am

22 September – Last day of Term 3


    Jody Harrington


    Ph 9526 6300



    Room 6, year 1 and 2 students, have been working hard this year, learning new skills and understanding how mastering skills can help us grow and build our knowledge. We created these masterpieces using the things we’ve learnt and practised – they are our nail and string art vases. We then ventured over to The Rainforest to forage for suitable cut flowers and foliage to put in our creations, which enabled us to display our final pieces.

    The skills and understanding we applied included:

    • Tying our shoelaces - helped us to tie the string
    • Using hammers to bang nails in with Mr Grida - helped with positioning and getting our nails in place
    • Learning about weaving in indigenous cultures – helped with getting our string around the nails
    • Being patient, focusing and working slowly – helped with minimising mistakes and problem solving

    Room 14 have been planning and writing exiting narratives based on a video clip called 'Ormie'.  Here are some examples. 

    By Rangitai...

    By Ashanti...


    By Lily...

    By Isabella...

    By James...

    By Levi...

    Yr 6 School Leaders recollections of their visit to our Parliament House

    Our Yr 6 School Captains and Faction Captains, Ava, Zach, Ashton, Jake and Nate were invited to Parliament House by Mr Hugh Jones, the Member for Darling Range. Ms Doncon and Mrs Liddington accompanied the students on this outing.

    On this special occasion we got to have a tour of our Parliament House. We also had a special lunch with Mr Hugh Jones in the members dining room.

    On the tour we learnt some interesting facts about the history of our Parliament House and the people who have work there. The most interesting thing we learnt was about Mrs Edith Cowan who is on our $50 note. She was the first woman in parliament anywhere in Australia. Mrs Cowan faced a lot of discrimination with men trying to make her quit. Mrs Cowan used to leave her boots outside the men’s bathroom due to there being no female bathroom. This was a sign for the men not to go in while she was in there. Legend has it that she ended up cementing her boots to the ground to show that she wasn’t leaving any time soon.

    This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for us. Thank You Mr Jones for inviting us.

    Tuesday 22nd August was our Book Week dress up day. 

    The theme this year was "Read, Grow, Inspire". It was great to see so many students and staff wearing costumes. 

    Congratulations to the following students, their imagination and costume creativity won themselves a book voucher to spend at our 2023 Book Fair later in the term. 

    ROOM 1

    Lilly, Cullen & Alyana

    ROOM 2


    ROOM 3

    Carter & Enzo

    ROOM 4

    William & Logan

    ROOM 5


    ROOM 6


    ROOM 7

    Eva, Ashton & Thomas

    ROOM 8

    Emma & Ashlee

    ROOM 9

    Frankie & Bodee

    ROOM 10


    ROOM 11

    Laynee & Cooper

    ROOM 12


    ROOM 13

    Jacob & Scarlett

    ROOM 14

    Mia & Ryder

    ROOM 15


    Congratulations and well done to all

    students who received Merit Awards. 

    Keep up the great work!

    Mia A

    Ari A

    Olivia A

    Tillie C

    Godwill D

    Christian F

    Daniel F

    Logan H

    Alyssa J

    Levi K

    Mia M

    Bianca M

    Mason M

    Brock M

    Zigi P

    Lilly P

    Chael S

    Lily S

    Tyrelle W

    May W

    Kyrah 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 month of JUNE

    Alyssa L & Arhum S


    Faction Carnival Sausage Sizzle

    Please do not forget to return your pre-order form if you would like a sausage sizzle for lunch at the Faction Carnival.  Orders are due by Monday 28th August.  Orders can be taken to the Front Office and placed in the P&C drop box.  Spare forms are available at the Front Office or click here.

    Year 6 Camp Fundraisers

    School Disco
    Our school disco was held on Friday, 11 August 2023.  

    It was a fun event, with lots of dancing and excitment!

    Thank you to all those who attended and supported our fundraiser.  Approximately $1000 was raised for the Year 6 Camp.  Also a big 'thank you' to everyone who helped make it a wonderfull success.


    Father's Day Stall

    The Father’s Day stall will be held during week 7, of Term 3.  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.

    Monday 28th  August – Rms 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 13 & 15 (Kindy Blue)

    Wednesday 30th August – Rms 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 14

    Thursday 31st August – Rm 15 (Kindy Yellow)


    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
    • EFTPOS
    • 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.

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