West Byford Primary School (5833)

School Overview



West Byford is a Level 5 Primary School that opened in February 2013. The school is located on Kardan Boulevard, Byford, approximately 41kms south of Perth and situated in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale. Byford is a rapidly growing suburb that includes a mix of young families, and established families that are a part of the rural history of the area. The country feel positively contributes to the friendly, relaxed atmosphere residents enjoy.
School Vision
* To build a reputation as a school with high standards and a professional approach.
* As an Independent Public School, work collaboratively to better meet community needs
* High standards of behaviour and school dress.
* Students rewarded for excellent behaviour and commitment in the classroom.
* Immaculate school grounds and classrooms
* Professional, hardworking teachers who demonstrate high standards and a commitment to the school.
* A collaborative environment and a common approach to teaching across all classrooms
* Direct instruction of skills in Literacy and Numeracy.
* Straight talking and honesty in communicating with parents; including plain language and being contacted in a timely matter.
Facilities
Our students and staff enjoy state of the art facilities in a fresh, contemporary environment. Facilities include a specialist Early Childhood Learning Block, three General Classroom Blocks, an undercover area (with a canteen and Music room) and Library. The spacious landscaped grounds provide an abundance of play and quiet sitting areas, hard courts for tennis, basketball and netball; cricket nets and playgrounds that provide challenging and enjoyable physical activity. The school has established a dual use oval arrangement with the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale. All classrooms are equipped with Interactive Whiteboards with wireless internet access across the entire site. We are also fortunate to have a purpose built Dental Therapy unit.
Staff
Foundation staff of West Byford PS have established a vibrant, dynamic school culture that focuses on whole school approaches and student performance. Staff work collaboratively in learning teams and contribute to a culture of sharing and collegiate support. All staff are encouraged to foster innovation and work in areas of strength. They commit to whole school approaches and policies; integrate ICT into classroom programs, and employ direct instruction of specific skills needed for student success in Numeracy and Literacy. In return, staff receive strong support that reduces administrative demands and enables them to concentrate on teaching.
Community
Our aim is for West Byford PS to be an integral part of the local community. We welcome parent involvement in the school; and will create strong links with local community organisations. We encourage parents to support the school by becoming involved in the P and C Association and School Board. Parents being engaged and spending time in their child's classroom is a positive way of contributing to student academic success.
Communication
The school will focus on electronic communication with parents. This includes an SMS Attendance system, school website, email and applications for smart phones. Where possible, we will reduce the amount of paper and printing to help the environment and save costs. Our aim is to make communication with the school as convenient as possible.
Network
West Byford PS will be a part of the South East Corridor Network of schools. The aim of this network of over 20 schools is to build stronger links particularly between Primary and Secondary schools within our area. This promotes a sharing of ideas, expertise and resources that benefits our students; and encourages all students to transition to their local government secondary school.
Healthy Students
Students who are physically fit and healthy perform better academically. West Byford will develop an extensive Physical Education program that focuses on improving student fitness and fundamental movement skills. Our canteen will promote and sell simple healthy food choices. We take the physical and emotional health of our students and staff very seriously.