- Byford Primary News
- Principal's Report
- Upcoming Events
- Book Week Dress Up Day
- Faction Athletics Carnival 2020
- Room 12
- 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
It is with pleasure that I can announce that the incoming Principal for Byford Primary School is Mrs Jody Harrington. Jody is coming to us from Kalbarri District High School where she was Principal. We look forward to welcoming her to Byford PS at the start of Term 4. I know that everyone will make her feel very welcome.
Faction Athletics Carnival
Last Tuesday and Friday’s Faction Athletics Carnival days were fabulous. We were blessed with lovely weather and both days ran very smoothly. Congratulations to all the students whose behaviour was, as usual, of a high standard, showing great sportsmanship throughout the day. A special congratulation to all the winners of events. Preparations are already underway for the Interschool Carnival which is scheduled for Thursday 24th September. We wish all competitors the best of luck and are confident they will represent our school with pride.
I would like to thank the staff for all their hard work in preparing the students, as well as for their efforts on the day. Special thanks to Ms Marchetti and Mr Way for putting together a great event.
To all the parents who attended, a sincere vote of thanks not only for your attendance and support of the day, but also for the great way you followed the requests to ensure the required social distancing occurred as well as it could be in all areas. Your cooperation in this has given us the confidence to allow other outdoor school functions to go ahead as planned.
EduDance Concert and Book Fair
As you should all be aware, the EduDance concert and Book Fair this year have had to be modified due to COVID-19. The Book Fair has rostered days and times for parents to attend to make your purchases. Students will have already had a preview during the day of Tuesday 22nd Sept to help speed up the process. Please be patient and follow the directions of the staff helping supervise the Book Fair. Students can also purchase from the fair throughout the three days if they wish.
The concert will be held on Wednesday 23rd September from 1.50pm to 2.30pm in the quadrangle area. We ask that families rationalise the number that attend as this is a smaller area and we still need to follow the social distancing requirements of 2sq m per family group. We look forward to another great performance at the concert.
School Development Day
Just a reminder that the first Monday of Term 4, 12th October, is a School Development Day and students are not to come to school. We will be busy planning for the end of the year as well as for 2021 and have a full program to get through.
To finish, I’d like to thank you for all your support over the past few weeks for both myself and all the staff at Byford Primary School. I hope you all stay safe and well over the coming weeks. Look after yourselves and your families.
Ph 9526 6300
Edu-Dance & Book Fair
On Wednesday 23rd September, we will see the culmination of each classes hard work and practice over this term in preparation for our Edu-Dance Concert.
This year we will need to make a few adjustments in accordance with the current COVID restrictions which we still need to adhere to.
We will need to hold the concert during school time, from 1.50pm to 2.30pm.
We are requesting that families limit the number of attendees due to the need for social distancing requirements of 2sqm per adult. Unfortunately, these restrictions have also meant that we will be forced to cancel our annual Open Afternoon that usually follows the concert event, as parents are still not allowed to enter classrooms.
The changes continue with adjustments to our annual BookFair, which is now operating across a number of days to limit the number of families in the library at one time. A rostered system will then be used to allow parents to view and purchase from the fair, according to the class one of their children belongs in.
Parents will be asked to queue on the quadrangle area and will be directed by a staff member when to enter the library. Students will have the availability to purchase throughout the day whilst the Book Fair is running, but they will require cash to do so.
Please find times below for parents to view and purchase:
|Date||Time Slots...||Students in...|
|2.40 - 3.30pm||
Room 5 (Yr 1)
Room 1 (Yr 3)
Room 2 (Yr 2)Room 3 (Yr 2)
|Wednesday 23Sept||8.15 - 9.00am||
Room 15 (Kindy Blue)
Room 11 (PP)
Room 12 (PP)Room 4 (Yr 1)
|Wednesday 23Sept||2.40 - 3.30pm||
Room 7 (Yr 4/5)
Room 8 (Yr 4)Room 14 (Yr 3)
|Thursday 24Sept||8.15 – 9.00am||
Room 15 (Kindy Yellow)
Room 13 (Yr 5)
Room 9 (Yr 6)Room 10 (Yr 6)
Thank you all for your understanding and support in these matters.
We are fortunate to still be able to conduct these major wholeschool events, albeit with necessary changes to ensure our students, staff, parents and families remain safe and healthy.
We were so excited to be able to hold our 2020 Faction Carnival event on Friday 11th September 2020 and it was an outstanding day! It was fantastic to see all the students enjoying their running races and trying their best, working together with their faction peers in the team games. Students and Staff looked amazing in their faction colours. Everyone participated with great enthusiasm and tried their best all day. A big thank you must go out to our families and friends, as you all adhered to the current restrictions which enabled us to hold such a large, whole-school event.
It was a day full of super close competition. WELL DONE TO ALL!
FACTION CARNIVAL RESULTS
|YEAR 3 GIRLS|
|Runner Up||Mercury||Phoenix S|
|YEAR 3 BOYS|
|Runner Up||Zeus||Logan W|
|YEAR 4 GIRLS|
|Runner Up||Mercury||Mia P|
|YEAR 4 BOYS|
|Runner Up||Venus||Brock B|
|YEAR 5 GIRLS|
|Runner Up||Venus||Stevie S|
|YEAR 5 BOYS|
|Runner Up||Mercury||Beau M|
|Runner Up||Zeus||Oliver T|
|YEAR 6 GIRLS|
|Runner Up||Mercury||Reagan H|
|YEAR 6 BOYS|
|Runner Up||Mercury||Taj P|
Room 12 have been lucky enough to have our Buddies from Room 13 come and work with us this term. One of the activities we did was about measurement. Pre-Primary's listened carefully to instructions from our Buddies on how to fold paper to make a paper plane. We then flew them and measured how far they flew. We had a fantastic time and can't wait to work with our Room 13 Buddies again.
Hi everyone and here’s to a new week in Spring.
Spring, new life and maybe new thoughts. A Canadian Author, L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942) said, "Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about?”
Food for thought this week and here are some ideas for the school holidays; why not get out a magnifying glass, pick a spot and see how many things you can discover that you can’t normally notice or see. What does a grain of sand even look like? Can you find two grains of sand that are even the same? What does a stink bug look like up close? How many legs does a caterpillar really have? How many shooting stars could you count in an hour? We used to look at the full moon with binoculars and try to count the craters. What are the chances of you seeing a meteorite striking the moon while you are looking? When is the last time you simply went for a walk and a talk?
During the holidays kids don’t forget to say please, thank you, I love you and to help out. Parents/guardians, any opportunity to say, I love you and to give a good hug, take it.
Keep your eyes open and have a great week of discovery everyone. Also have a great holiday. Take care.
Joe Grida - School Chaplain
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!!
Save the date!! The P&C are organising a quiz night on Saturday 17th October 2020. More information will be provided soon.
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.
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.
Byford Basketball Association
Hello and Welcome to Byford Basketball Association.
You will be joining an Association based on giving players opportunities.
Byford Basketball was formed in June 2017 as a Community based Association to run Basketball Competition for All players, from Grass Roots to Elite types of Games. We will teach your child to play, we will teach your child to respect both the Game and Officials, most of all we will teach your child to have FUN. Byford Basketball also caters for Adults.
We run Casual Basketball on Wednesday and Senior Competition on Thursday nights.
To join is Simple. Follow the Link to Register at Basketball WA for Insurance. Your Insurance runs for 12 Months and is Compulsory to all players from Under 10 Upwards.
This is the Link to Follow: https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?aID=27248&pKey=1a7dcf56eea94681af287427f946f21d&formID=54509
When you click on the link you need to follow the Steps. Step 1 Register an Adult or Child.
Step 2 enter your email Address.
Step 3 Enter your password.
Step 4 If you are joining for the First time, Click on NEW PLAYER
If you have played last season click on Returning player and find your players Name.
From there Just follow the links until you have successfully Registered.
If you make a mistake, just go out of it all and Start again.
You will then need to pay the Season Fees of $140. This is Payable Direct to Byford Basketball Account. BSB 633000 Account No 160428652 Byford Basketball.
When this is Complete, find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=byford%20basketball%20association%20inc%20abn%2057371411665
and we can link you into our groups to keep you up to date with all things happening with Byford Basketball.
If you have any Question please don’t hesitate to Contact us @ email@example.com or phone 0407948879
Enjoy your time with us and thanks for choosing Byford Basketball Association.