Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter

Term 4 Week 10: Monday 16th December 2019

Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Carers,

What a year!

My thanks to our community for again delivering an educational experience for our students in partnership with our wonderful MIPS staff. Many highs and some lows have characterised our year together. Through it all there has been great generosity and collaboration. We continue to build on each year and 2020 is set to be a stellar year.

We farewell some tremendous staff members who in their time here have made a real contribution to the MIPS story. We wish them all continued success and happiness.

Our country is under a few significant challenges currently and so my Christmas wish is for those especially ‘doing it tough’ to feel understood and supported by our Australian community. I also pray for the festive season to be one of great unity and appreciation amongst our MIPS community.

I look forward to our new year together with great excitement.

Stephen Dowd, Principal

Ending & Starting School Dates

  • MAI Online Booking opened up on Friday, 13th December 2019
  • MAI interviews for Years K - 6 on Tues, Wed & Thurs 28th to 30th Jan 2020
  • MAI interviews for Kindy ONLY on Friday 31st Jan 2020
  • Last day for 2019 Term 4 is Wednesday, 18th December 2019
  • First day for 2020 Term 1 is Friday, 31st January 2020 (Years 1 to 6)
  • First day for 2020 Term 1 is Monday, 3rd February 2020 (Kindy)

Last Day of School Mufti Day

To celebrate the last day of the year all students can wear mufti on Wednesday, 18th December 2019.

Please remember to send your children in closed toe shoes and don't forget the sun safe policy of covered shoulders and hats.

Year 6 Graduation

Please keep in your prayers our Year 6 students who will graduate tomorrow, with a special Graduation Day, followed by an evening Mass and awards ceremony. May they always live their lives with ‘love and service’ as they journey into high school.

Christmas Hamper Appeal

Our local chapter of the St Vincent de Paul Society is collecting donations of food and toiletries. These items will be sorted into hampers and distributed to those in our community who need a little extra support this Christmas. Families in our community are invited to add an extra item or two to their shopping trolley and to bring them to school. Donations can be deposited in the baskets in each classroom or in boxes in the church foyer.

We are collecting donations until Tuesday, 17th December 2019.

Upcoming Dates

Year 6 Graduation Mass 2019

Date and Time

From Tuesday, December. 17th, 6:00 pm to Tuesday, December. 17th, 7:00 pm

Whole School Mufti Day

Date and Time

From Wednesday, December. 18th to Wednesday, December. 18th

Last Day for 2019 Term 4

Date and Time

From Wednesday, December. 18th to Wednesday, December. 18th

MAI Testing K - 6

Date and Time

From Tuesday, January. 28th to Thursday, January. 30th

MAI Testing Kindy Only

Date and Time

From Friday, January. 31st to Friday, January. 31st

First Day for Years 1 to 6 2020

Date and Time

From Friday, January. 31st to Friday, January. 31st

First Day for Kindergarten 2020

Date and Time

From Monday, February. 3rd to Monday, February. 3rd

MAI Testing Bookings Yr 1 to 6

MAI Testing Kindy Bookings

Leaving Student Form

If you intend to withdraw your child from Mary Immaculate Primary School please download, complete and return the leaving student form as soon as possible.

Note that there is a 10 school week notice period otherwise a full term's fees will be payable.

One exception is that notice in writing will be accepted at any time during Term 4 in relation to the following year’s enrolment.


Latest News

2020 Diocesan Tuition Fees


All school fees for 2019 should now be fully paid by most families. Families will receive 2020 statements around the end of February 2020, which will include Flexible Payment Plan options.

If you have any queries please contact Liz Padlan in the school office on 02 9933 7800 or via email:

Thank you to all the families who have finalised their accounts.

PLEASE NOTE: Any outstanding amount in school fee accounts WILL NOT RECEIVE the Bpoint flexible payment plans for 2020 fees.

School Uniform Trading Times

First day of trading for Term 1 will be Friday, 31st January 2020, 8:30am to 10:00am. 

For further information please contact Elle on 0421 216 414 or via email

Sporting News

Swimming Carnival Results 2019-20

Junior Girl ChampOlivia D
Runner UpMyeesha S
3rd placeAngelina S
Junior Boys ChampZane W
Runner UpAdam S
3rd placeLevi F
11 yr Girls ChampMadeline C
Runner UpHannah K
3rd placeAlexis H
11 yr Boys ChampCampbell S
Runner UpJake T
3rd placeRosco L
Senior Girls ChampMacy F
Runner UpTalia G
3rd placeAllegra L
Senior Boys ChampKayden M
Runner UpCameron D
3rd place

Cameron Z

Colour Houses


2020 MIPS Zone Swim Team

Kayden MCameron D
Olivia DMyeesha S
Antonia BSiobhan T
Campbell SRosco L
Madeline CCharlotte B
Zane WAdam S
Isla HZane W
Jordan NLillian W
Chayse FKade D
Ruby DIndianna O
Lucas CHannah K
Laura CTalia G
Macy FLachlan G
Harrison NTrystan D
Allegra L


Thank you everyone for a brilliant year at COSHC! 

Just a reminder that COSHC will be closed from the 18th of December until the 6th of January. 

Tuesday the 28th of January we are closed.

Wednesday the 29th and Thursday the 30th are Pupil Free Days. COSHC will be open on these dates, if you would like to book in please contact the service on 0417 203 333 or at

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

Update Medication

Please use the upcoming school holidays to visit your doctor and update your child's medication and plans (asthma, epipen, etc). Please logon to the Skoolbag app and download the medication forms for 2020, thank you.

Community News

St John Paul II Opens Enrolments for Year 7 - 2021

St John Paul II is open for and accepting enrolments for Year 7 2021. The closing date for Year 7 2021 applications 1st round offers is Wednesday, 25 March 2020.

Parents/Caregivers and students are invited to attend our Open Enrolment Afternoon Evening on Monday 9 March from 4.00pm to 6.30pm. Group tours run by our students are available and will give you the opportunity to view the school grounds and facilities, visit the classrooms and meet our students and teachers.

Enrolment applications are available from the website under Enrol Now or you can contact Mrs Fay Lovett on 92087200 to enquire further.

We look forward to having you join our community!

Catherine McAuley Westmead Enrolments for Year 7 2021

Catherine McAuley Westmead is now accepting enrolments for Year 7 2021. The closing date for Year 7 2021 applications 1st round offers is Friday, 27th March 2020.

Parents and their daughters have the opportunity to tour the school campus at one of our upcoming school tours specifically for Year 7 2021 applicants, but open to any year group. 

Tuesday 12th November and Thursday 5th December 2019, 9:15am – 11:00am

These mornings will provide parents and students with the opportunity to tour our school on a normal school day. You will be able to view our school grounds and facilities, go into classrooms and meet our students and teachers. Enrolment packs will be available on the day.

Contact our School Reception on 9849 9100 to book a place on a school tour.

Please note that following these tours there will be no other school tours held until our Open Afternoon in early March 2020 (date still to be confirmed).

At Mary Immaculate we communicate with parents via our free Skoolbag app that is available from both the App Store and Google Play Store. Downloading our app means you immediately receive updates and reminders to your mobile phone. How good is that!