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
Welcome to the first Newsletter for 2024. I have been incredibly pleased with how well the students and staff have jumped straight into the teaching and learning program with such enthusiasm. We are looking forward to a great year ahead, and we thank our entire school community for their support during the first couple of weeks of the school year.
We have finalised dates for most of our major school events this year and have updated the school calendar. You can access the school calendar from the front page of the school website https://byfordps.wa.edu.au/.
Before School Procedures
A reminder that classroom doors do not open until 8:35am, with class commencing at 8:45am. We do not recommend that students arrive at school any earlier than 8:30am, and that playgrounds and equipment are not used before school as we have limited staff available for duty. If your child does have to arrive at school earlier than 8:30am due to work commitments, there will be a member of staff on duty in the undercover area from 8:15am. All students who are at school prior to 8:35am without a parent or guardian present on the school grounds is required to go to the undercover area so they can be supervised. We thank you for your continued support with this to ensure the safety of all our students.
P & C
It was wonderful to see some new faces at our AGM last night. Don’t forget that our supportive and hard-working P & C are always looking for new members and new faces are welcome at each meeting. The P & C play a vital role in the school through running the Canteen and Uniform shop, in addition to the many fundraisers they organise and run through the year, providing essential resources back into the school. If you are interested in joining the P & C this year but are a little unsure, or would like to know more about what is involved, feel free to pop into the office to speak with me, or contact our P & C president Annette Stones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many hands make light work!
BPS School Board
The Byford Primary School, School Board has two vacant parent position to fill this year. The School Board is comprised of the School’s Principal, School Staff, and up to 10 elected Parent and Community representatives. The Parent, Community and Staff Representatives hold office for a period of two years from the time of their election. The role of the School Board is one of setting the long term future for the school and maintain oversight (not management) of the school’s operation. It is about providing additional expertise to help the school achieve the best outcomes for the students. More information on the role of the School Board and nomination forms have been posted to dojo, or can be collected from the front office. Nominations close on Monday 26th February.
School Development Days 2024
The Byford Primary School Board met last year 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)
Assemblies are held fortnightly on Wednesdays, starting at 8:45am in the Undercover Area. To assist with planning below are our planned assembly dates for 2024:
Ph 9526 6300
It has been a whirlwind start to 2024. In Room 13 we have been getting to know each other, how we work best and what style of learning we use.
In class we have been making our brag book cover using half of our first day photos and drawing our other half as our ultra-ego. We have also been learning to adapt to the upper primary behaviour expectations.
In our technology lessons we have been focusing on building our Minecraft classroom’s that suit our personality and working areas. The year sixes have voted on the design for the leaver’s shirts for 2024.
As year sixes we are now the leaders of the school, and it is our responsibility to make sure others are treated respectfully and we always show the Byford Way.
The school councillors have had a leadership day on the 9th of Feb 2024. We did a lot of fun activities including spaghetti and marshmallow towers, defining what leadership is, problem-solving activities and getting to know the other school councillors.
Have you seen the new shade sails around the school?
The P&C’s fundraising efforts enabled us to purchase the new shade sail you see at the entrance of Room 14.
And... after a successful grant application, the Bendigo Community Bank Byford & Districts fully funded the purchase and installation of the shade sails covering the playground in the Early Childhood education area.
Having these shade sails installed in our school grounds have created sun smart areas for our students, parents and school staff!
Huge thanks to Bendigo Community Bank Byford & Districts for your support!
Don’t forget the P&C are hosting a Quiz Night on the 24th February, notes were sent home with information to purchase tickets and to order a grazing box for the night from 2 Little Grazers. Extra tickets can be purchased from the school office, ticket sales end 19th February. Hope to see you there.
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 https://quickcliq.com.au/.
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:
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 https://www.afterpay.com/en-AU
* 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 www.Quickcliq.com.au
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.
Please click here for 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:
- 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.
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.