Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter Update

Term 2 Week 2: Monday 2nd May 2022

Religious Education Coordinators' Message

Congratulations to the following Year 4 students who participated in the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on the 30th March, at the end of last term. They were unable to make their Reconciliation in Year 3 due to COVID restrictions but they are now preparing for their First Holy Communion.

May we, as a community, keep these children in our prayers as they journey towards another important step in our faith:

Bronti, Annalise, Connor, Luke, Olivia, Alexia, Brodie, Isabella, Charlotte, Emma, Harper, Kade, Caitlyn, Nadim, Ruby, Angelica, Elijah, Allenth, Chayse, Yavniel, Riley, Noah, Johan, Indiana, Lucas, Nachelle, Sullivan, Christian, Orlando, Marley, Liam, Nikayla-May, Kaitlyn, Dominik, Travis, Noah, Gavin, Lorenzo, Linde, Natalya, Matteo, Cherlin, Jayden, Marcus, Hannah, Caitlin Marie, Stephanie, Madison, Benjamin, Sharlet, Alexander, Emily, Katrina.

A very big thank you to our Mary Immaculate community for your support of our Project Compassion Day at the end of Term 1.

Our total donations to Caritas came to $1300- this amount of money can provide education assistance to secondary schools in our most needy regions around the world.

I am so proud of our Stage 3 (Year 5 and 6 students) who led the call to reach out this Lent and promote this worthy cause to our community and Parish.

Our Mary Immaculate community gathered for two very special events during Week 1.

On Wednesday we held our ANZAC Day commemoration that was led by our Year 6 leaders and Mrs. Cauchi.

On Friday we held our Easter Sunday Mass celebration in the Church led by Father Oliver and the Kindergarten team and students.

It has been so wonderful to be together as a family again.

“The Body of Christ” and we look forward to this Friday’s Mother’s Day Mass and sharing this occasion with our MIPS families.

Mrs Helen Moore

Religious Education Coordinator

PDHPE Coordinator's Message

2022 Parramatta Diocesan Cross Country Team

2022 Parramatta Dio Cross Country Team

Good luck to our team of students who have made it through to run at Diocesan Cross Country on Tuesday 3rd of May .

Wishing them a wonderful day with great weather hopefully! 


MIPS KIndness Quilt

You may notice a MIPS Kindness Quilt on display in the MPA on your next visit.

The quilt comes as a product of the remarkable PBL our Year 6 students lead during their ‘Upstander’ Campaign on the National day of Action Against Violence and Bullying.

All MIPS students were given a patch to design. In their design students were asked to write or draw what ‘Kindness is…’ .  With the help of our Year 6 Students and Miss Dann, the singular patches then came together to make up our wonderful quilt.

The quilt will hang as a reminder for our school community to focus on everyday acts of kindness and continue to strive for more. Our aim is to foster habits that help our students and teachers reach difficult goals. Kindness and helping others is always a priority at MIPS! 

 Thank you Year 6 and the whole school community for making this come together! 

Miss Rowena Benjamin

PDHPE Coordinator

Counsellor's Message


We all need more sleep! Life is busy and there are so many priorities. I’ve attached a few resources on sleep. Hopefully they can be helpful in understanding the benefits of sleep for our physical and mental wellbeing.

Justin Denes

School Counsellor

Learning at MIPS

Mother's Day Celebrations - Friday, 6th May 2022

We are very excited to celebrate the wonderful mother figures in our lives by finally being able to come together as a community. On Friday, 6th May we invite you to join us at mass followed by open classrooms and a picnic afternoon tea (please refer to invitation below). 

As mandated by NSW Health we ask that you abide by the following:

"Any visitor to a school site who is a close contact is required to advise the school that they are a close contact before they come on site. These visitors should conduct a daily RAT and return a negative result before attending. They must also wear a mask indoors at all times."

We look forward to seeing you on Friday.

P&F Message

Mother's Day Stall & Call Out for Volunteers -Friday 6th May

Mother's Day Stall

A reminder that the Mother's Day Stall for students will be on Friday, 6th May 2022.

The price is $5 per gift.

Prepaid gifts can be purchased using the following link:

Please note Stall gift online sales close on Thursday, 5th May 2022 at 8pm.

Call Out for Volunteers

Mother's Day stall volunteers please email to advise whether you are able to assist.  

Please include in the email:

  • Your name
  • Child's year
  • Mobile number
  • Email

Mother's Day Raffle REMINDER

The Mother's Day raffle will be drawn Friday, 6th May 2022 at 1:30pm.

The price is $2 per raffle ticket.

Tickets are to be purchased online via this link 

Raffle tickets online sales close Thursday, 5th May 2022 at 8pm.

Note that an additional item has been added to the "prize pool"!

Mother's Day Raffle Prizes

1. Australian Skin Clinics Parramatta, High performance Microdermabrasion $160.00

2. Endota spa Castle Hill. 1 hour massage voucher + handcream valued $140

3. Flauna voucher, 45 minute sauna & 1 hr floatation therapy $99.00

4. Mermaide Hair Blow Dry Brush $99.00

5. Woolworths voucher $80

6. Bunnings gift

7. T2, The Secret Garden Mother's day gift pack $60

8. Circa Oceanique hand care duo pack $59.00

9. Australian Skin Clinics Parramatta skin/laser treatment voucher $50

10. Australian Skin Clinics Parramatta skin/laser treatment voucher $50 11. Coles voucher $50

12. Peter Alexander voucher $50

13. The Hills & Co Boutique Peppermint Grove Red Plum and Rose Mothers day candle. $44.95

14. Precious Posy by C, Preserved bouquet value $50

Latest News

Happy Birthday to the Following Students Celebrating Their Birthday in May

Shanaya P, Nissa N, Lorenzo T, Emilie R, Alivia M, Louise M, Alexander W, Pheonix B, Renie J, Erwan E, Lucas P, Mia S, Estelle T, Aviel F, Zev C, Kaitlyn L, John-Paul J, Marley V, Stella B, Amari S, Vivian Z, Nathan S, Angel-Rose A, Rowan A, Clara C, Amber R, Aryan N, Aaliyah K,  Emma C, Sophie B, Saara A, Audrey W, Samuel O, Kayleigh G, Kiana Y, Samuel A, Havya K, Richmond S, Caitlyn L, Helena N, Isla M, Edmond Z, Chloe E, Olivia Y, Conor F, Delilah G, Alexia M, Skyla S, Noah L, Alexander B, Zac C, Alana WF

School Photo Information from MSP Photography

 Dear Parents/Carers, 

Your school photo day is almost  here! 

We are excited to be capturing your child’s memories at Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary on Tuesday 14 & Thursday 16 June 2022.  Ordering your 2021 photos is quick and easy! You can order now through the Compass Portal. 

Be quick to order and take advantage of the special pricing, when you order through the Compass Portal. But these prices are only  available for a limited time. 

To place your order, make sure you have your Compass login details handy!  

Click here for our simple online ordering guide. 

Click here to Start Ordering! 

If you are having problems logging into your parent portal, click "Can't access your account?" and follow the prompts.  

Sibling Photos are also available to order through Compass and must be ordered before midnight PRIOR to photo day. Please note that students hold the responsibility of presenting themselves for their family photo at their allocated time slot. If you have any questions regarding the photography service or packages available for purchase, please contact our friendly team on 9499 6555 or by email to 

Get your smiles ready! 

Kind Regards 

MSP Photography - Sydney 

Ordering of Photos through Compass Parent Portal

An email containing Compass Parent Portal access details has been sent to all parents who have not yet accessed the Compass Parent Portal. If you have trouble accessing the parent portal please email

The Parent Portal can be accessed from the following link: by downloading  the “Compass School Manager” app for iOS and Android. 

Enrolling Now for Kindergarten 2023


We are already filling up fast for 2023!

Enrolment application forms are now being accepted for Kindergarten 2023. Enrolment packs are available from the school office or can be downloaded from our website.

Please return completed enrolment application forms with documentation to the school office as soon as possible. A passport photo does not need to be included as the admin staff will take a photo on the day of enrolment interview.

We hope to complete first round enrolment offers by the end of May. 

Please inform family and friends if they have children who are eligible to attend Kindergarten in 2023.

Contact the school office on 99337800 for further information.


Instalment 1 2022 fees are now to be finalised.

For families not on a Flexible Payment Plan, please ensure that Instalment 1 2022 fees are finalised this week. Families who have not finalised their accounts would have received a reminder letter.

Please note that instalment 2 statements will be mailed from CEDP shortly.

If you need more time to pay or are experiencing difficulty with fees, please contact the school via email: or 02 9933 7800 to discuss your situation or to make alternate arrangements.

Mrs Liz Padlan

Senior Finance Officer

Uniform Shop

All winter uniforms are available to order.

(Change over from summer to  winter uniforms will commence at a time to be advised dependent on the weather conditions. This usually happens around Week Three or Four).

Delivery to the school is every Tuesday and Friday during the school term. Orders must be placed using the QKR app by 4:00pm Monday for delivery on Tuesday and 4:00pm Thursday for delivery on Friday. Please refer to the delivery dates on the QKR app before ordering for any changes.

Please choose carefully as we do not refund if you simply change your mind or make a wrong selection. However, we gladly exchange within 14 ( school term) days.

Returned merchandise MUST be in its original condition with all tags still attached and accompanied by proof of purchase otherwise the exchange will not be honoured. Any item that has been worn will not be exchanged.

Please email all exchanges to

Please note that Oz Fashions warehouse in Granville DOES NOT sell the Mary Immaculate Uniform in store.

If you have any enquires please contact Elle or 0421 216 414

Book Club News

Thank you to everyone who ordered from Issue 2. We received scholastic rewards to the value of $140 which will be used to purchase books and learning resources. Issue 3 of Scholastic Book Club was sent home last week.

Orders need to be placed by 4pm Friday 6th May. We accept: Credit card online payments using LOOP: LOOP. We do not accept cash payments. Please disregard option 2 on Book Club order form.

School Canteen

Paula's Pantry will be open before school from 8:25am, lunchtime and recess.

All orders for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea are to be placed online via QKR app. Please note that the cut off time is 7:50am. Therefore it is advisable to plan ahead and place your order the night before. Please be mindful that you are selecting the correct date/day/child(class) when placing the order. 

If your child will be absent from school and you have already placed an online order, please cancel it using the QKR app if it is before 8am. If you have missed this cut off please contact the school office on 9933 7800 by 9am to cancel the lunch order. 

If you would like to  purchase ice blocks or another food item for your child to share with their class for their birthday please contact Paula on 0416 048 974.

Hot Chocolates will be available before school and at lunchtime in Term 2 for $2. 

Chicken and corn soup and pumpkin soup will be available on Monday and Tuesday during  Term 2 for $6, this price includes a dinner roll. Please message Paula if your child would like soup for lunch. 

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday 3rd MayDiocesan Cross Country
Thursday 5th MayMother Day Stall gift online sales close at 8pm
Friday 6th May Mother's Day Celebrations
Sunday 8th May Mother's Day
Tuesday 10th May9am-11am: Naplan Writing Paper (Yrs 3 &5)
Wednesday 11th May9am-11am: NAPLAN Reading Paper (Yrs 3-5)
Thursday 12th May 9am-11am: NAPLAN Conventions of Language Paper (Yrs 3& 5)
Friday 13th May

School Disco

Yrs K-2: 5:30 to 7pm & Yrs 3-6: 7:30 to 9pm

Monday 23rd MayStaff Development Day. No students attend on this day. Ambrose will operate on this day, please see information below.

Community News

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.

Please refer to instructions provided by Skoolbag if you have changed your email address, so to ensure you still receive skoolbag notifications.