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 halfway through our last term of the school year. Already this term we have participated in many activities, be sure to check out the save the dates below to find out what else is happening this term.


Planning 2024

We are well underway with our planning and preparation for 2024. Part of this 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 370 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. I ask that all requests be sent to me by Monday 20th November. No requests will be considered after this time. Class Lists for 2024 will be displayed at school during the last week of term, from Tuesday 12th December. Thank you for your support.


Semester 2 Reports

Teachers have been working hard this term to prepare your child/ren’s final School Report for 2023. These will be emailed home to parents/guardians on Tuesday 12th December 2023. If you have recently changed your email address or are unsure if the school has your most up to date email contact, please make contact with the front office to check. This will ensure all Reports make it home in a timely manner.


Year 6 Camp

Our Year 6 students will head to camp next week in Dwellingup. We wish them the most wonderful time and hope they enjoy the many fun activities planned for them. A huge thank you to the 2023 Year 6 Camp fundraising committee for the outstanding job they did in raising money over the last twelve months to contribute to camp costs. Thank you also to everyone who supported the fundraising opportunities.


Booklists 2024 & Voluntary Contributions and Charges Schedule 2024

The BPS Board has recently met to endorse the Booklist supplier and Voluntary Contributions and Charges Schedule for 2024.


Wincs will continue to be our supplier for 2024. Details on how to access Booklists will be sent home via Class Dojo soon. There will also be hard copies available for collection at the front office for those who prefer it this way. A copy of each years Booklist will also be placed on the school website.


The Voluntary Contributions and Charges schedule for 2024 will be sent home with students today. There are no changes to fees and charges for 2024.


Open School Board Meeting

Each year the BPS School Board has one open meeting where all members of the school community are invited to come along to attend the meeting to see what the Board is all about. This year we will be holding our open Board meeting on Thursday 30th November, starting at 3:15pm in the School Library. All are welcome to attend.


End of Year Concert

I am pleased to advise that the End of Year Concert will be held at the school again this year, out on the oval. The date that has been set for the concert is Wednesday 29th November, and our theme this year is Musicals. More detail including times, seating arrangements and a program will be sent home closer to the time. We look forward to celebrating another successful school year with you.


School Development Days 2024

The Byford Primary School Board has recently met and approved the School Development Days (student free days) for 2024. To assist you with planning, the School Development Days for 2024 are:

Monday 29 January 2024 (Term 1, prior to school starting)

Tuesday 30 January 2024 (Term 1, prior to school starting)

Monday 15 April 2024 (Term 2)

Monday 15 July 2024 (Term 3)

Monday 7 October 2024 (Term 4)

Friday 13 December 2024 (Term 4)


Save the Date

With so many activities and events coming up this term 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.


Jody Harrington


Ph 9526 6300


We hope this newsletter finds you well and thriving in the midst of a busy end of term filled with enriching activities and memorable events. Here is a quick overview of what is happening in the upcoming weeks:

End of Year Concert (Week 8):

As we approach the end of the term, anticipation is building for our spectacular End of Year Concert scheduled for Week 8. Our students have been working hard to bring you a show full of joy, entertainment, and celebration. Save the date and get ready for an evening of delightful performances!

Excursions to Perth Zoological Gardens and SciTech (Week 8):

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that our enthusiastic students from Rooms 4, 5 and 6 will be gearing up for a wild and educational adventure as they head to the Perth Zoological Gardens on Monday of Week 8. This hands-on experience promises to be a day filled with discovery, laughter, and animal magic. Perth Zoo offers a fantastic opportunity for our young learners to explore the wonders of the animal kingdom, observe fascinating creatures up close, and deepen their understanding of the natural world.

Rooms 1 and 8 have also planned an exciting excursion planned during this week to SciTech. This visit will provide our students with hands-on experiences and interactive learning opportunities, promising to be an educational adventure, fostering curiosity and discovery.


Swimming Lessons (Weeks 9 and 10):

Dive into the last weeks of term with our swimming lessons scheduled for Weeks 9 and 10. It's a fantastic opportunity for our students to develop essential water safety skills and enjoy some refreshing aquatic fun.


Reports (Week 10):

Parents and guardians, please mark your calendars for Week 10, as this is when we will be distributing student reports. These reports offer valuable insights into your child's progress, achievements, and areas for growth. We encourage you to schedule a time to discuss your child's report with their teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

We appreciate the ongoing support of our dedicated parents, staff, and students. Together, we make each term a success, filled with learning, growth, and unforgettable experiences.

If you have any questions or require additional information about any of the upcoming events, please feel free to contact the school office.

Mrs Tracy O'Malley & Ms Tara Ralphs

Class Teachers

Congratulations to our year 5 students who nominated to be chosen to lead their faction as Faction Captain in 2024. On the morning of Wednesday 8th November, these Year 5 students presented a speech to their faction outlining how they would help their faction to be the best in 2024.

It was great to hear the students share the great qualities, positive attitudes and aspirations they have which will help them lead their faction in 2024!

After these presentations, the Year 3, 4 and 5 students completed their votes for who they thought would be their best Faction Captain in 2024.

The results of these votes will be presented at our End of Year Concert.

We congratulate all the candidates and wish them all the best of luck.

Congratulations and well done to all

students who received Merit Awards. 

Keep up the great work!

Ava B

Zoey B

Beatrix B

Curtis B

Inarah C

Chris C

Eva D

Elsie F

Sebastian H

Jayden H

Benjamin H

Zara I

Serena J

Emily M

Everly M

Tamara M

Rangitai N

Kayden P

Avaya-Lee R

Thomas S

Kiruthiga S

Mia T

Declan T

Evelyn U


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

Ivy P & A Miller 


End of Year Concert - Sausage Sizzle

Byford PS P & C Year 6 Camp Fundraising Committee 2024 will be holding a Sausage Sizzle and Drink Stall for our End of Year Concert on Wednesday 29th November

Please return pre-order forms to the front office by Friday 24th November

Pre-orders only, there will be no extra sausages available on the night. Orders to be picked up between 4:30pm – 5:15pm.

The concert will begin at 5:30pm

Christmas Donations

Can you help with Christmas donations for our ‘End of Year’ raffle? Please donate Christmas related items & non-perishable food items ready for collection on Friday 24th November.

Christmas Raffle


The P & C are selling raffle tickets for our Christmas Raffle.  Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 ($10 a sheet). Please make sure you included your child’s full name, room number or a Name and Contact number on each ticket. Please return the tickets and money to the front office by FRIDAY 24 November.

Tickets are available from the front office.

Tickets can also be purchased at the End of Year School Concert and winners will be announced at the Concert on Wednesday 29th November. 

Thank you for supporting the P&C.   Merry Christmas to all!

Crazy Hair Day


On Friday 1st December come to school with crazy, wacky hair for Crazy Hair Day. Don't forget your Gold Coin donation.

Our P&C thank you for your support.

Year 6 Camp Fundraisers


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.

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