Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter Update

Term 3 Week 2: Monday 27th July 2020

School Photo Information

Ordering of Photos through Compass Parent Portal

All parents have been sent login details to access the Compass Parent Portal. If you did not receive your login details or you have been experiencing difficulties accessing the Parent Portal please contact Sue in the school office on 9933 7800.

Peer Support

We are commencing our Peer Support lessons this week. The whole school participates in Peer Support for 30 minutes each week. Two Peer leaders facilitate a small group of 8-10 younger students, who work together through a number of structured activities. Each teacher will supervise 2-3 groups in their classroom. We are working on a module called Keeping Friends helping us explore the concept of friendship, build relationships and develop skills in empathy and critical thinking. The module runs for 8 sessions. Our first session enables the children to get to know everyone in their group, agreeing on how they will work together and interact cooperatively with others. They will also begin to think about the meaning of friendship. We encourage you to talk to your children about Peer Support every week as it will help to reinforce the concepts learned in each session. 

Zone & Diocesan Athletics Carnivals

After much deliberation, CEDP have made the decision to cancel the Zone and Diocesan Athletics Carnivals for 2020.

The decision made was due to the nature of the event and the current Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 4) 2020 (June 30) Division 3 Community Sporting Events - Clause 17 Direction of Minister concerning maximum number of participants: The Minister directs that the organiser of a community sporting activity must ensure that a gathering for the activity involves no more than 500 participants. 

Whilst it is disappointing to hear of the cancellation, it is in the best interest of all students, staff and officials concerned. 

We look forward to 2021 in hope that all events resume as per normal.

Miss Rowena Benjamin

PDHPE Coordinator

At Mary Immaculate we communicate with parents via the free Skoolbag app that is available from both the App Store and Google Play Store. Skoolbag can be installed on any iOS (iPad or iPhone) or Android device. Downloading the app means you immediately receive updates and reminders to your mobile phone or ipad. Remember to subscribe to your child's Year Group so that you will receive messages relevant to their year.  Instructions on how to download the Skoolbag App are available via this link.