Byford Primary School
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36 Clifton Street
Byford WA 6122

Phone: 08 9526 6300


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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.

Police Non-Emergency

131 444

Mundijong Police

9526 5111

Armadale Police

9399 0222

Education Security

9264 4771 or 9264 4632

Dear Families and Friends,

It is with regret that I have to inform you that Mr Glen Duffield will be taking an extended Leave of Absence due to personal circumstances, so will no longer be Principal at Byford Primary School. He is disappointed that he isn't able to see the term out and wishes us all well moving forward. We thank him for his efforts over the last term and a half and wish him well in his future endeavours.

I will be stepping up into the role of Principal for the next 4 ½ weeks to allow for continuity at the school. Mrs Tania Hall will step up into my role as Deputy and Mrs Karyn Booth will be in Rm 15 full time. So from this end, it will be business as usual or as close to usual as possible in these times. This is Term 1 deja vu but hopefully without another covid outbreak. 

COVID-19 Update

As you all will be aware, Phase 4 of the WA COVID-19 roadmap has been extended until Friday 23rd October. What does that mean for Byford Primary School for the rest of this term? We will need to make sure we are compliant with the rule of one adult per two square metres for any school events we are having.

Assemblies will not resume this term, with notices and Honour Certificates being read out over the PA and distributed to classes on the Wednesday mornings. The Book Week Parade will be held this Friday. Please see the information further in the newsletter for more details.

Father’s Day Stall

Next week on Thursday 4th September we will be holding the Father’s Day Stall where each class will be rostered to visit to buy a gift for Dad if they wish to. Friday morning the stall will be open if there are still gifts available for any student who may have forgotten to bring their money on the Thursday.



So here's hoping for a reasonably settled four and a half weeks and then a well-earned break for us all. Thanks for everyone's support over the last few days and looking into the next few weeks. It is greatly appreciated.


Sue Doncon

Ph 9526 6300


Keep an eye out for information regarding the Faction Athletics Carnival, Interschool Athletics Carnival and EduDance in the coming weeks through Dojo and notes sent home with the students. Planning for these events is well underway and will be finalised soon.

  • 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
DON'T FORGET!  Friday 28th August is Book Week dress up day.  The theme this year is "Curious Creatures, Wild Minds".  Students can either wear a costume to represent the theme or dress up as their favourite character in a book.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions still in effect which limits the number of people allowed to gather in an enclosed area, our Book Week Parade will be held out on the main blue quadrangle area.  This larger outdoor space will also enable parents, friends and families to adhere to the 2square metre restiction, still in effect.
We are looking forward to seeing our students dressing up as their favourite book character and highlighting the importance and enjoyment of reading.
Students are reminded to bring their book along and parade to showcase their favourite stories.
Student imagination and costume creativity will give them a chance to win a book voucher to spend at our 2020 Book Fair in Week 10, Sept 23-25 2020.

On Thursday, 6th August 2020, students enjoyed an excellent morning for our rescheduled Faction Cross Country event. Students from Years 3 to 6 competed in our cross country event, running 1000 metres and 1500 metres. It was a fantastic event with all students showing commitment and resilience to challenge their bodies and complete the endurance race. A big thank you to our students for their awesome sportsmanship skills on display throughout the event.

Thank you to all those parents who were able to attend the competition. It was great to build atmosphere, cheer and support our children for our first sports event this year. This helped make the event more enjoyable and the students love the support.

The final results for our factions were.


1st Mercury - 1410 points

2nd Apollo - 1090 points

3rd Venus - 990 points

4th Zeus - 910 points

Congratulations to all our Mercury competitors!

Top 3 from each race:

Year 3 Girls

1. Ava D

2. Grace T

3. Ruby A

Year 4 Girls

1. Zoe F

2. Lily C

3. Ruby-Rose W

Year 5 Girls

1. Hayley L

2. Tayla C

3. Stevie S

Year 6 Girls

1. Isabella E

2. Mere H

3. Bonnie B

Year 3 Boys

1. Will T

2. Ashton G

3. Chris

Year 4 Boys

1. Riley D

2. Kane B

3. Brock

Year 5 Boys

1. Beau M

2. Oliver T

3. Jayden D

Year 6 Boys

1. Taj P

2. Blake G

3. Heath

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

BSB: 066-040

Account No: 19902028

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.



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.

Congratulations and well done to all students who received Merit Awards.  Keep up the great work!
Maiton Keiren Talitha Jake Jaiden Connor
Logan Tyson Alan Reagan Jamie Aria
Alex Shawn Ethan Blake Tyler Olivia
Zekiah Lily Samuel Tahlia Charli Bindi
Ava Finn Riley Jack Jackson Harrison
Eeashaal Crosby Scarlett Aaliyah Tommy Rangitai
Rylii Liam Memphis Georgia Ashlee Aiden
Mikayla Stevie Amelia Heath

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:

Hayley L and Yalda D

Bendigo Bank Raffle

Congratulations to the winners of the Bendigo Bank raffle.  Unfortunately none of the winning raffle tickets came from Byford Primary School but we did raise a whopping $2705 which is an amazing effott!!  Thank you everyone who supported our fundraiser, it was the third highest raised in the community.

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  

We are excited to see and try all your recipes!! 

Kind regards 

Rishona Van Trier 

P&C President 


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

If you have any spare time on a Monday or Friday, volunteers are required to help in the canteen.

New Canteen Menu available here: 

School Banking

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. 

Uniform Shop


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 

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.

Sunset Lawn Bowls

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.

VacSwim Swimming Lessons

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and December/January school holidays.  October is a great time to get your children ready for summer and January offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations during the long break.  Your children can start as young as five years old.

Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre is pleased to be a host centre for VacSwim this Octobe school holidays.  The program is run by the Department of Educaiton.

VacSwim offers affordable swimming lessons across the state, giving children the opportunity to learn to swim in a safe and enjoyable enviornment.

Program Dates: 29th September to 9th October 2020

For more information or to enrol, please visit telephone 9402 6412 or email 

Byford Basketball Association