Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 7 : Tuesday 9th June 2020

Principal's Message

Semester 1 Reporting

During the pandemic, our families were placed into a new learning environment - a remote learning environment. Parents took on the role as a learning support person perhaps like never before. Your children benefitted from that immensely. There is significant evidence that parental involvement in student learning is extremely important.

The focus for most grades during remote learning was on English and Mathematics. Parents got to know a huge amount about their children and their learning not only in those subjects but also as learners generally. Your knowledge of your child as a learner is tremendously valuable information that we want to recognise and also learn from.

For this semester's reporting, the provisions for how we report are hugely different and we want to make use of this opportunity to really set the students up for future success in their learning. In this semester's report, reporting on separate subjects and giving grades are not required. The format of the reporting process is a local decision. We are working hard to develop a format that takes on board the extraordinary circumstances around the students' year so far and the potential to do something great for them. Our planning is well underway and we will provide further information as soon as possible.

We have a wonderfully cooperative learning community! Look at how we work together to bring about important innovations - like our new Drop off and Dismissal procedures. Just amazing and that's because we all have cooperated together. Take a bow MIPS!

Mr Stephen Dowd


Learning At MIPS

Year 6 Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition

On Thursday, 4th June, 12 finalists of our Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition presented their speeches to our Stage 3 students and teachers. Each child in Year 6 had the opportunity to present a speech on the topic of choice. It was great to see such a range of topics presented by the students, such as friendship, imagination and freedom of speech. We would like to congratulate our 12 finalists: Lucas W, Kanav S, Chanel Z, David G, Gemma P, Evan P, Talia G, Alaysha G, Samantha J, Allegra L, Dominic G and Jacob G. We would like to congratulate our finalists, Chanel Z and Jacob G, with reserves Lucas W and Alaysha G.

Mrs Kylie Behrens 

LIteracy Coordinator

Voice of Youth Finalists

Upcoming Dates

Friday, 3rd July End of Term 2 
Monday, 20th July Term 3 Begins


2020 School Fees

If you would like to organise a flexible payment plan for 2020 school fees please email Liz Padlan on

For those that have been financially impacted by COVID-19, please click on the following link for fee relief information: 

CEDP Fee Relief

The fee relief form can be completed online or downloaded as a PDF. If you are completing the paper document, please scan and email to (Community Liaison at CEDP). All information will remain strictly confidential.

Uniform Shop

When exchanging items purchased from the uniform shop please send an email to prior to leaving the items at the school office in a bag labelled with your child's name and class. 

Online orders and emails for exchanges are to be placed on the QKR App by 4:00pm Monday and Thursday and delivery will be every Tuesday and Friday mornings during the school term. 

Please email all exchanges to

All inquiries please contact Elle on 0421 216 414 or via email,

School Canteen

Paula's Pantry is open Monday to Friday: before school from 8:25am, lunchtime and recess

Lunches can be ordered at the canteen in the morning before school or online via the QKR App. When ordering online please ensure you place your order before 8:30am. 

 Frozen yoghurt is currently out of stock. 

Community News

Mary Immaculate Parish Quakers Hill ~ Schofields

Attendance at Mass

As you may have noticed the NSW government has announced a relaxation for attendance at religious services from June 1 2020.

 Twenty people will be able to attend weddings, fifty people will be able to participate in religious services at places of worship and fifty people can attend funerals, subject to the four square metres rule. We ask parishioners to use the main entrance of the church, sign in our visitors' register and sit only in the designated spaces. 

 If you wish to attend any of our Masses we ask you to email ( or call (9626 3326) the parish office to advise you if you are interested in attending. If you come to church and have not registered for a particular service, please be prepared to be turned away. 

 We will be adhering to the safety plans as directed, and we will ensure that hand hygiene, physical distancing, and cleaning of the seats in the Church take place. Of course, people who are unwell should not come to the Church but rather stay at home. There are also restrictions in regards to singing at religious services. As Citizens of NSW, we are bound to follow the law. Once the designated number is reached, we will have to turn people away. We are aware that these limitations will create difficulties at times, but I ask you to be patient and even at times to accept being turned away. 

 If we do obey these rules, then we can be optimistic that the number of people able to attend will increase gradually.

Catholics from the Diocese of Parramatta continue to be dispensed from their Sunday Mass obligation until further notice. (Canon 1248 paragraph 2 and Canon 2181).” 


 1.    If you wish to attend any of our Masses we ask you to email ( or call (9626 3326) the parish office to advise you are interested in attending. If you come to church and have not registered for a particular service, please be prepared to be turned away.

 2.   Only 50 people will be admitted into the Church, and this will be through the main door.

 3.   All people entering the Church need to use hand sanitiser before entering the Church.

 4. All people entering the Church need to sign IN with their name and contact details.

 5.   You are asked to be at the Church at least 10 - 15 minutes before the commencement of Mass. 

 6.  Parishioners are to sit only in the seats that are designated for sitting.

 7.  We also ask that people volunteer to sanitise the seats and any place they come in contact with, after each Mass. Anti-Bacterial wipes will be available at the front of the church.  


MASSES THIS COMING WEEK: Monday: 6.00am only.

Tuesday to Friday: 6.00am & 9.15 AM. 

Saturday: 7:30am only

There will be no Wednesday or Friday evening Masses until further notice.

 Our live streaming and broadcasted Masses will no longer continue.



SUNDAY MORNING MASSES: 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 5.30PM



THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE:  On Saturdays between 4.00PM – 5.00PM

 THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: for the time being, there will be individual baptisms on a Saturday with a total of 20 people apart from the priest and acolyte. This will take place at 11:00 AM. Please contact the parish office via email ( or phone: 9626 3326, to make an inquiry or book a Baptism.

 VISITATION TO THE CHURCH: The main door of the Church will be a means of entering the Church. It is necessary that you use hand sanitiser and record your name and phone number before you enter the Church. We would also ask that you do not touch statues, the tabernacle, paintings, or any other religious object in the church. 


The preparation of the sacraments for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation will start again shortly. We are currently putting together a revised program and dates for each of the sacraments and will notify / advertise this information shortly. Please stay tuned to our Facebook  page, website, parish bulletin and school bulletins for updates. We will also be contacting families directly who have participated in previous sacraments.  


From next weekend we be returning to our liturgy roster for readers, acolytes and junior servers.The parish office will be in contact with everyone involved to confirm their participation.

We appreciate your continued prayers, patience, cooperation and understanding during this time. 

​Yours in Christ,

Fr. Oliver, Fr. Ever, Deacon Leon and Parish Staff.


My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to possess You within my soul. Since I am unable at this moment to receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as being already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.


Community Advertising

"Please understand we are happy to support local businesses and programmes. However, the following notices are supplied for community information.
This by no means surmounts to an endorsement by the school." (Principal, Mr Stephen Dowd)

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.