Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter Update

Term 1 Week 11: Monday 4th April 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Carers,

What a big term it has been! Unfortunately memorable in that lots of our students and staff have been away, covid related yet again. Some students have had their term significantly interrupted by several covid related incidences at home. Everyone has done their best to continue to make the most of the challenges that they have faced this term as well. Congratulations on all that has been achieved with and for each other!

Over the upcoming break, I pray that our community members are safe and happy. I am sure that we all pray as well for the many people in our global community facing extraordinary hardship. Let us pray for peace in our local and global world!

The teachers have worked to support their students as highly effective learners. This is part of our whole school strategy - to enhance student wellbeing through increased capacity as Assessment Capable Learners. To support this important work for our students, we will be taking use of a course held on May 23rd with Michael McDowell on "Teaching for Transfer". This will therefore be a Staff Development Day.

With appreciation for your ongoing support, 

Stephen Dowd


Religious Education Coordinator's Message

 As a Catholic community we are called to help to change the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Join us this Lent to raise much-needed funds for people living in poverty. Together, we can make a difference now, and For All Future Generations. Over the next two weeks our Stage 3 students (Years 5 and 6) will be promoting our new platform of fundraising through the site listed below:

Yours in faith,

Mrs Helen Moore

Religious Education Coordinator

Lenten Reflection Palm Sunday

Lenten Reflection Easter Sunday

Counsellor's Message

Wishing the MIPS community all the best over the school holiday period. I have attached a document that has some handy resources for parents and kids. See you next term.

Justin Denes

School Counsellor

Learning at MIPS

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

Planning for a safe and supportive school community

On Friday 18 March 2022, MIPS participated in the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA). The NDA is Australia’s key bullying prevention initiative, connecting schools and communities to find workable solutions to prevent bullying.

The theme for the 2022 NDA was Kindness Culture. MIPS demonstrated Kindness Culture by our Year 6 Students sharing  presentations on ways to be an upstander and taking part in creating a patch for the school KIndness Quilt. Year 6 students shared their presentations across the school promoting inclusiveness, respect and community belonging for all of their peers. The activity they planned to share with their peers promoted ways to be kind to one another, what kindness and how they show kindness. The students crafted a patch which will come together to be displayed as a whole school MIPS Kindness Patchwork Quilt. 


Planning for a safe and supportive school community requires a whole-school community approach. We are proud to be spreading kindness across our community everyday. 

Congratulations Mishka

Parramatta Diocese Soccer Trials

Congratulations to Issac G who has been selected in the Parramatta Diocese Team to trial for Mackillop for Soccer.

Autumn Holiday e-Readathon at MIPS!

K-2 Readathon

Children are encouraged to read as many books on PM eCollection AND Physical Books (children have the option to listen to a book read by a family member or friend!) Record books on the coloured reading log sent home. Prizes will be awarded for the most books read. 

3-6 Readathon

Read as many books from Sora or  physical books. Record all of your books and minutes read on your reading log. 

Prizes to be won for the most books read and presented early Term 2.

Reading Logs will be sent home later this week and will be due Friday, 29th April. Please return Reading Logs to your teacher before Friday Week 1- Term 2 (29th April).

Happy reading!

Mrs Cooper and Mrs Behrens 

Latest News

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 School Fees Are Now Overdue

Families who have not finalised their accounts will receive reminder letters that their accounts are now due for payment. 

If you have only recently received your statement and need more time to pay or are experiencing difficulty with fees, please contact Mrs Liz Padlan via or 02 9933 7800 before this Friday 8th April  to discuss your situation or to make alternate arrangements. 

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.


Uniform Shop

All winter uniforms are available to order. Please place your order before 4pm Thursday 7th April  to ensure you have a winter uniform ready for when the weather begins to get cooler. 

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

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 in Term 2 for $6, this price includes a dinner roll. 

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday 6th AprilEaster Raffle Ticket Sales Close
Thursday 7th April Easter Raffle Drawn
Friday 8th AprilProject Compassion Mufti Day
Friday 8th AprilLast day of Term 1
Friday 15th April Good Friday 
Sunday 17th April Easter Sunday
Monday 25th April Anzac Day
Tuesday 26th AprilTerm 2 commences 

Mary Immaculate Parish

Community News

Keeping families and children well – COVID-19 Bulletin Issue 61: Thursday 31 March 2022

Please click here to find the latest COVID-19 bulletin for Term 1, 2022. 

Blacktown City Autumn School Holiday Guide

Please click here to access Blacktown City Autumn School Holiday Guide

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.