Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 7: Monday 6th June 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Carers,

What a busy two weeks it will be to conclude the remainder of my time at MIPS until Term Four! 

Today, I met with the team working at improving the large car-park ‘garden’ area. Tomorrow, a group of educators from Padua College in Brisbane fly down to spend the day learning from us around elements we have implemented such as Assessment Capable Learners and Inquiry Learning. Tuesday, some students participate in the Cross Country Championship. Tuesday/Wednesday, Year 5 have their Gold Discovery Day. Friday is our Athletics Carnival. School Photos take place the week after that. On Thursday 16th June, we will have a Cyber Safety presentation by Constable Bollard with our senior student and then with parents that evening at 6PM. We then host a diocesan Principals’ meeting on the Friday followed by the Kinder and new families Welcome Barbecue from 6pm!

Our congratulations again to Mrs. Mizzi, Mrs. Moore and Mrs. George who are each stepping up into new leadership roles beginning Week 9.

Tell Them From Me (TTFM) surveys commence this week for us. Students from Years 4 to 6 will be completing theirs this week. Parent access will commence in the coming weeks. 

Before I head off temporarily, I want to say a big Thank You to you as well. The partnership we share is one I value highly. I am just so proud of everything we continue to accomplish for our young people. I will be singing your praises in Kellyville.

Thank you for your ongoing supprt, 

Mr Stephen Dowd


Counsellor's Message

Learning at MIPS

Operation Art - 2022

 A number of children from K-6 have participated in a full day Visual Art workshop at school. These children  demonstrated an interest in designing and creating visual art works within their learning spaces. During the workshop the children were involved in planning, discussing, creating, implementing and completing a visual composition around a theme - “My Happy Place.”

Four artworks were selected to enter an exhibition called Operation Art - 2022 and will be framed and exhibited at Sydney Olympic Park from September to October. This event is held annually and exhibits more than 800 artworks created by students from Kindergarten to Year 10 in NSW. 

The idea of Operation Art is for our students to create artwork to help cheer up children who are hospitalized. The NSW Department of Education and Westmead Children’s Hospital have collaborated together to implement this wonderful innovation. 50 selected entries will be displayed at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, followed by a touring exhibition around NSW. 

Congratulations to all the children who have participated this year. The artworks are outstanding and selecting four for submission was not an easy process. The four selected this year are: 

Ruby B (5P) - “Treehouse Paradise”

This is my happy place! I've always wanted a treehouse in my backyard. A place to relax, read a book and enjoy a lovely sunset. 

 Jayden M (5M) - “My Tribal Family”

I can count on my family and they make me happy. They are crazy but I will always protect them because I love them.

Saissha P (5M)  - “My Reading and Happy Tree”

I would lay against the trunk of my favourite tree with a book. A companion; alive and sharing my imaginative thoughts as I read.

Iyana C (2M) - “Stellar Constellation”

At the top of the mountain you are closer to the stars in the sky. At night the stars are brighter, beautiful and magical.

Mrs Paola Dimataga

Diversity Teacher


Operation Art 2022

Recycling Soft Plastic Waste


Fantastic news, our boxes to collect soft plastics have arrived and have popped up all over the school!

There are boxes next to the front gate, near the entrance to the TAS, outside the Year 5 rooms and at before and after school care.

I wonder which box will be the first to fill up?

Thank you to the families who have already started collecting. 

Mrs Tara George

Year 1 Teacher

Mary Immaculate Playgroup

The Mary Immaculate Playgroup is very happy to be back up and running again!

Our Tuesday group (9am-11am) has already begun meeting again. It has been lovely over these past weeks to welcome back and see our friends and families and meet lots of new ones too!

We have had fun doing craft, playing inside and outside with our toys and friends, having story time and singing songs.

Our new Friday group (which will also meet from 9am-11am), will begin on Friday 10th June. We are looking forward to having more fun and making new friends at Playgroup!

If you would like more information about the Playgroup please contact via email:

Melissa (Tuesdays) 

Evelyn (Fridays) 

Melissa Butcher

Playgroup Coordinator

Fun at Playgroup on Tuesday 31st May

Latest News

Happy Birthday to the Following Students Celebrating Their Birthday in June

Scarlett, C, Holly R,  Liam P, Tobias T, Mikey F, Vayha N, Lucas B, Boston L, Indianna O, Amelia T,  Aleahya W, Luke Briggs, Connor B, Shaelee T, Liza T, Hannah M,  Jemma F, Felicity B, Dante S, Ava H, Maddison S, Israel G, Abhijot K, James F, Angelina S, Micaiah P, Jacob Y, Samisoni W, Johan M-M, Annalise A,  Jahraiya L, Scarlett D, Natalya A, Siyana S, Zayaan S, Lianne C, Patrick D, Kayla B, Kai H, Gabriel E, Jenna J, Maya F, Jacob E, David R, Jasmine H, Vivienne C, Lola R, Noah O, Ryansh G, Lara B, Zane W, Jayden J, Liam M, Liliana R, Rhoderic S, Azaliah C, Brodie A, Isabella Z, Christine S, Nathalie C, Emma D

School Photos

MSP Photography will be taking school photos on Tuesday 14th June: family portait, years 1, 3, 4 and 6 and Thursday 16th June: family portraits, Kindergarten, years 2 and 5.  Photos can be ordered through the Compass Parent Portal which can be  can be accessed from the following link: by downloading  the “Compass School Manager” app for iOS and Android.  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

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 


Instalment 2 Fees are now overdue

Instalment 2 fees were due last Thursday, 2nd June 2022. If you are not on a payment plan, please finalise your school fees asap.

Should you wish to set up a flexible payment plan, did not receive your statement or are experiencing difficulty with fees, please contact Liz via email or 02 9933 7800 to discuss your situation or to make alternate arrangements. These conversations are always confidential and families are often very relieved after making contact.

Please note that CEDP have sent out reminder letters to all accounts that are overdue. If you have made payment within 7 days please ignore the letter.

Uniform Shop

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Parents will be allowed to visit the uniform shop as of Tuesday 7th June 2022.

The uniform shop will be opened every Tuesday and Friday from 8:30am - 10:00am. Please note, orders can still be made via the QKR app.

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 on or 0421 216 414.

Kind regards, 


Oz Fashions

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.

Upcoming Dates

Monday 6th June 

Last day for Billy G's  Cookie dough Fundraiser

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Tuesday  7th June Cross Country Championships for selected students 
Tuesday 7th JuneYear 5 Gold Discovery Day Group 1
Wednesday 8th June Year 5 Gold Discovery Day Group 2
Friday 10th June 2022 Athletics Carnival Grades: 2-6
Monday 13th June Queen's Birthday Long Weekend 
Tuesday 14th June School Photos: Family Portraits, Years 1,  3,  4 and 6
Thursday 16th June School Photos: Family Portraits, Kinder, Years 2 and 5
Thursday 16th June Parent Cyber Event 6pm-7pm
Friday 17th June Infants Assembly (2:30pm-3:00pm): Kindergarten presenting
Friday 17th June Welecome BBQ- Kindergarten and New Families : 6pm-8pm

Mary Immaculate Parish Message

The children in our Parish will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in September 2022.

Confirmation will take place on two Thursday evenings (either 15 September or 22 September at 6:30 PM).  Applications for Confirmation are now ready to be filled out online

Children in Years 5 or higher who have received their First Holy Communion are eligible to apply.  All applications are due by 30th June 2022.  We cannot accept late applications.  All areas of the application must be completed before we can accept the application.  Baptism certificates need to be attached unless your child was baptised at Mary Immaculate Parish.  Donations should also be done online.  If you are unable to donate online, then you can come to the parish office during office hours 9 AM to 4 PM.  If anyone is experiencing hardship, please contact Sister Valerie. 

If your child has already received the Sacrament of Confirmation when they were baptised, they are not eligible to receive this sacrament again.  Confirmation can be received only once. 

After you have applied, you will receive information about who can be a sponsor and the details about choosing a Confirmation name.  You will also receive information on how the Program of instruction will take place. 

Any questions or concerns, please contact me by email or phone. 

 Kind Regards,

 Sister Valerie CSFN

Sacramental Coordinator

Mobile:  0414 638 884

Ambrose School Age Care Message

Dear Families,

We are excited to announce that bookings are open for our upcoming Winter Vacation Care Program!

We have a very creative, expressive and engaging program these holidays and look forward to welcoming as many children as possible.

Please feel free to circulate the booking form to other families, as children that do not normally attend the service are also invited to join us. So if your child has a friend, cousin, neighbour etc who is interested, they can contact us to enrol for Vacation Care today!

Please ensure all sections of the application forms are completed and returned in full.Please note that the bookings close 6pm Friday 10th June. No cancellations or refunds after this date.

***If your child will be attending the Flip Out Excursion, the waiver must be completed for them to attend***Please ensure the parent/guardian details including parent/guardian date of birth is added first. All children’s details including children’s dates of birth should be added under the ADD MINOR tab.

Kindest Regards,

Ambrose Team

Ambrose Mary Immaculate Winter 2022 Vacation Care Program.

Ambrose Mary Immaculate Winter Excursion Authority Form.

Ambrose Mary Immaculate Winter Workshop Authority Form.

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.