- Byford Primary News
- Principal's Report
- Upcoming Events
- Book Week
- Faction Cross Country
- Kindergarten - Hospital Incursion
- NAIDOC DAY
- Room 9
- Merit Certificates
- Chaplain Chatter
- Fathering Project
- P&C Association & Year 6 Fundraising
- Payment Options for Excursions, Incursions and Voluntary Contributions
- Don't Forget Your Hat
- Community News
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
Dear Families and Friends,
Welcome back to all our parents, carers and students to Term 3 and congratulations to our students on the wonderful way they have settled into their classes with their learning and re-connecting with their peers. Thank you to all our Staff for their dedication in their preparations to ensure a smooth start to the Term.
Thank you to all parents and carers in continuing to drop off and pick up your children as per the COVID-19 arrangements from end of Term 2. Your ongoing co-operation and support during this time is greatly appreciated. Please remember that physical distancing requires one person per 2 square metres. We await the Western Australian Government’s release of the next Phase of the WA COVID-19 roadmap with a tentative date of Saturday, 15 August, which may have an effect on some of our school operations.
It is great news that our Faction Cross Country Event is being held this week, Thursday 6th August 2020 for our Year 3 to 6 students and it has been terrific to see the students training enthusiastically in Fitness and Physical Education programs. Thank you to all staff involved in having this event in place, particularly with the co-ordinating by Ms Marchetti and Mr Way. We look forward to seeing many parents and families at the event.
All the best for the Term.
Ph 9526 6300
- Book Week - Week 6 - 28th August 2020
- Faction Athletics - Week 8 - Tuesday 8th Sept & Friday 11th Sept 2020
- Byford Schools Sporting Association Interschool Athletics Carnival- 1 day of events - Thursday 24th Sept 2020
We are pleased to announce the successful re-scheduling of our school Faction Cross Country Event which was obviously postponed in Term 2 due to COVID-19.
Our school Faction Cross Country Event will now be held in Week 3, Thursday 6th August 2020.
The event will be held in two parts on the Thursday morning due to continued COVID restrictions which limits the number of people attending an outdoor event and the need for a 2square metre rule.
Year 3 & 4 students will compete in their races from 8:45am to 9:40am.
Followed by Year 5 & 6 students competing in their races from approximately 9:40am to 10:40am.
We ask parents to only attend during these times to cheer on their specific aged children.
We are pleased to be able to hold our school Faction Cross Country Event, however there will not be an Interschool Cross Country Event due to time constraints in Term 3, as well as our preparations for the upcoming Interschool Athletics competition later this term.
We are looking forward to a fun Faction Cross Country Event as we build up to our Faction Athletics carnival later in the term.
Notes went home last week to our Byford Primary School Kindergarten students regarding our upcoming Hospital incursion. The cost per child is $7.00 payable by Tuesday 4th August 2020. Payment can be made in cash or cheque (made payable to Byford Primary School) or as a Direct Deposit: Byford Primary School, BSB: 066 040 Acct: 19902028 Reference: Your child’s name/room number.
Blue Group will have their session on Tuesday 11th August 2020
Yellow Group will have their session on Friday 14th August 2020
In the final week of term 2, Monday 29th June 2020, Byford Primary School students celebrated NAIDOC Day with a special day of activities learning more about Indigenous Culture. Classes joined together with students in small groups and they enjoyed completing fun NAIDOC activities which celebrate Indigenous culture.
Click the link below to view a short video showcasing some of the student activities and their work.
Room 9 is learning about Aboriginal Culture in Term 3. We have participated in NAIDOC activities and we are also reading the book ‘Us Mob Walawurru’ written by David Spillman and Lisa Wilyuka.
Part of our NAIDOC activities included designing and decorating Aboriginal and Torres strait islander t-shirts and writing a story and a design that tells the story.
There are many different symbols to use to tell of different things happening and show the characters in the story.
We are well into Term 3 and I would like to remind you all that as Chaplain in the role of ‘Pastoral Care’, I am available as a listening ear to students, parents, guardians and staff. This is a free service. It is not compulsory, but I am here to help support you.
“All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.” George Elliot (1819 – 1880). The thought for the week is to keep an open mind, to understand more and to hopefully fear less. Have a great week everyone, smile and feel it.
Joe Grida - School Chaplain
On Behalf of the Byford Primary P&C and the entire school family we wish Jill all the best in her new adventures and thank you for all you have done for our school.
Good Bye & Good luck.
Our next P&C meeting will be held on Thursday 6th August at 6:30pm in the Library.
Bendigo Bank Raffle
Bendigo Bank raffle will be drawn on the 24th August 2020. Good luck to all those who bought tickets!
Cook Book Fundraiser
The P&C are putting together a cook book to sell as a fundraiser this year.
Do you have any family or favourite recipes you would like to include in our cook book?
We would like to show pictures of the dishes and or children/family making the dishes. We will then put all the recipes and pictures together and sell the cook books at the end of the year to raise funds for our school. These will make excellent Christmas presents or gifts for any occasion!
Recipe entries close end of Term 3 (25th September 2020). They can be emailed to our School Officer at Tracy.Spencer@education.wa.edu.au.
We are excited to see and try all your recipes!!
Rishona Van Trier
The Byford Primary School Canteen is open for recess and lunch on Monday 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 or Friday, volunteers are required to help in the canteen.
School Banking is held in the Library every Friday morning at 8:15am.
New to School Banking? There are three simple ways to get your child started.
QuickCliq is our onling 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 (with cash payment) can be left at the Front Office. Please ensure there is a name and contact number provided.
Orders can still be placed at the Uniform Shop which opens Wednesday (fortnightly, same day as assembly) from 2:15pm - 3:00pm.
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 some money available. See the Manager Corporate Services (MCS), in the front office to arrange this. They will be able to provide a breakdown of payments made, if required.
Direct Bank Deposit
Pay directly into the Byford Primary School’s bank account. Simply access your internet banking service provider and pay to the following account:
Byford Primary School
Account No: 19902028
Please DO NOT use this account for P&C payments.
Byford Primary School have an EFTPOS machine as an option for you to pay for school fees, excursions and incursions. The EFTPOS machine can ONLY be used to pay for Byford Primary School expenses.
- There is NO “cash out” option on the machine, and
- We are unable to take any payments for the P&C
Cash or Cheque
Payments by cash or cheque can be made at the Front Office for Voluntary Contributions. If you are paying for an Excursion or Incursion, please take your payment to your child’s teacher so it can be processed through their money book.
Please remember to bring your hat to school each day. It is important to protect ourselves from the sun. Your hat must be wide brim or bucket style.
Students who do not have a hat will not be able to participate in sport / fitness or any outside activity and will be restricted to the undercover area. So please remember - No Hat, No Play!
Byford Secondary College
Scholarship opportunities are now open to current Year Six students who will be joining the Byford Secondary College community in 2021. Incoming students are invited to apply for one or more of Byford Secondary College’s prestigious scholarships. Students must reside within the local intake area to be eligible. For further information regarding the scholarships, please click on the below link.
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.
Byford Basketball Association
HAVE A GO DAY Sunday 23rd August 2020
10.30am – 2.30pm, Briggs Park Lower Oval, Gordin Way, Byford
The Byford Bushrangers Tee-Ball and Baseball club are having their annual HAVE-A-Go day. Come down to test your skills against the pitching machine or have a go at our tee-ball batting cage. There will be a sausage sizzle and drink, ice-cream and coffee also available.
While you are there you can register for the upcoming summer season.
You could play for FREE this season with KidSport Funding. (conditions apply)
Any questions please contact email@example.com