Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter

Term 1 Week 6: Monday 28th February 2022

Principal's Message

Emails Outside School Hours

Mary Immaculate Primary School recognises that email is a fast and convenient way to communicate with your child’s teacher.

We wish to remind you that teachers read their emails at various times throughout the school day given the priority of attending first to students and their learning. Further, teachers are not expected to respond to emails from parents and others outside of normal working hours.

If you need to contact your child’s teacher urgently, please continue to direct your emails to which will then be triaged, as per usual practice. 

Sometimes, parents are given further teacher contact details by the teachers in extraordinary circumstances such as a child having a chronic condition that may require communication in an emergency. Teachers should not be contacted using these details for less important matters. We respect parents' privacy and it is appropriate that we expect the same for teachers. In the case of a genuine emergency please contact the school office on or phone 02 9933 7800. 

We appreciate your assistance and understanding.

If you have any questions about the above please feel free to contact me.

With appreciation for your ongoing support, 

Stephen Dowd


Learning at MIPS

Welcome to the 2022 Premier's Reading Challenge, the biggest children's book club in Australia! There has already been a great response to the challenge this year from previous participants and it is great to hear many children saying that they are on their way to earning their Bronze, SIlver or Gold certificate and a place on the Honour Roll. The Premier’s Reading Challenge runs from (Tuesday, 1st March) and finishes in August (Term 3).

 If your child has previously completed the challenge, your child’s Username and Password remains the same. 

New students will be allocated their PRC usernames and passwords over the coming weeks, ready to complete their online reading records. These will be handed to new students by class teachers. 

Special note: All children from K-2 will complete the challenge during class and Library time. The teachers will enter the 30 books for all students, so K-2 parents do not need to enter anything online. 

Kindergarten students will receive their Username and Password in the coming weeks. 

Your child is to complete a number of books, depending on your grade:

All Challenge rules can be accessed via the website:

Year 3 - 6 Parents, you can assist your child to fill in their personal reading log at the Premier’s Reading Challenge Website. This is available from

Explore the web site and check regularly for updates and news.

Happy Reading!

Kylie Behrens

Premier’s Reading Challenge Coordinator

Blacktown & Cumberland Zone Swimming Carnival

Mary Immaculate had a fantastic day the Zone Carnival on Monday 28th February. All our relay teams took out first place and many of our students placed in their events. Well done to Olivia D, Lomax M and Ruby D for winning age champions on the day. We are super proud of all who attended, it was a great day for our Mary Immaculate team. 

A special thank you to Mrs Ransom for volunteering to help out on the day and all of our community who were there to support our wonderful students despite the rain.

 Congratulations once again to all our Zone Swimmers. 

Miss Rowena Benjamin 

PDHPE Coordinator

Latest News

Happy Birthday to the Following Students Celebrating Their Birthday in March

Luca H, Evan P, Olivia C, Elke-Rose B, Rachel P, Lily F, Anthony A, Masa G, Ronan S, Emily B, Isis A-O, Mateo A, Nikolas K, Mishka K, Nachelle R, Ava J, Neve P, Chloe L, Sarah F, Josephine P, Aaron H, Karl R, Allegra P, Irene A, Nyssa D, Katrina B, Rohin P, Hardik S, Arjun B, Chloe F, Nikayla-May E, Madeline T, Alissa S, Barsam K, Scarlett L, Noel R, Jacob C, Rachel M, Sahaj G, Carina Z, Kiarra W, Aaniya K, Mya H, Mikayla S, Rasmin K, Quinn A, Norah G, John D, Jacob O, Lillith-Anne H, Oscar B, Owen P, Claire H, Avianna H, Olivia P, Micah M, Harwin S, Benjamin K, Amitoj S, Francesco F, Shivonne S, Claire V, Dylan S


Statements from the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) have been raised and posted, please note that the instalment 1 due date is Wednesday, 16th March 2022.

When you receive the first statement, included will be the payment plans that families can adopt for their 2022 tuition fees. Please follow the instructions should you wish to utilise the Direct Debit or Bpay options. PLEASE NOTE any outstanding amount in a family’s school fee account WILL NOT receive the Bpay or Direct Debit plans for 2022 fees.

Please contact the school on 02 9933 7800 or via email if you wish to enquire about your account.

 Liz Padlan

Senior Finance Officer

QKR APP Class Update for 2022

Parents please remember to check your child’s profile in the QKR app and set up their “YEAR” and “CLASS” if you have not already done so. This will ensure that your child receives their uniform or canteen orders.

Uniform Shop

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. 

Breakfast food can be collected from the canteen window. All other orders will be sent to your child's classroom in their lunch tubs. 

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday 2nd March Ash Wednesday
Monday 7th March- Wednesday 9th MarchYear 6 Canberra Camp
Thursday 10th MarchOpen Day (9am-11am) 

Mary Immaculate Parish

Community News

On average children eat 2-3 snacks every day so it’s important to make them as healthy as possible. 

Here’s your guide to snacks that will power their brains and fuel their muscles throughout the day.  

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.