Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter

Term 1 Week 8: Monday 14th March 2022

Principal's Message

I hope you are all as well as can be expected. We are experiencing quite an increase in covid cases and urge everyone to continue to work towards keeping our community safe. Please remain informed by checking in with any updates through NSW Health.

As far as school news goes there is a lot to follow so I will be brief. However I would like to inform you that I did meet with our architect and facilities personnel from CEDP about our carpark issues. A meeting with a traffic related engineer firm is being scheduled and I will keep you informed as this progresses. In the meantime, I remind everyone that walking through the lower carpark area is completely unsafe and to be avoided at all costs. Safe parking is available in the top carpark where parents can escort their children down and up the augmented stairway. Kiss and Drop in the morning is an essential provision that everyone should use to keep their kids safe. In a time where the importance of personal responsibility has been reinforced by the need to adopt safe practices to avoid covid we should all be acutely attuned to our carpark responsibilities as well. 

With appreciation for your ongoing support, 

Stephen Dowd


Religious Education Coordinators' Message

Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta, have purchased a Lenten Program from the Diocese of Wollongong.Most Rev Brian G Mascord DD, Bishop of Wollongong writes:

"Here we are again, returning to the Lenten cycle, this time from the Lucan point of view. St Luke, throughout his Gospel, calls the disciple to identify with Jesus. He points out to us that Jesus is open and caring to those who are on the edge of society—the outcast, the widow and orphan. He recognises that we have, as we do, a dependence on God. Luke also challenges those who are proud and self-righteous. He calls the disciple to recognise the compassion and mercy of God present in every situation of our living. He calls the disciple to recognise the presence of God all around us.

I hope that these daily reflections that walk alongside the major themes of our Lenten Sunday Gospels of Luke will help us focus on getting to know the compassion and mercy of God through Jesus—both personally, and as communities—helping us to reconnect with ourselves as members of the body of Christ.

Our real purpose in faith is to make Jesus known and loved throughout the world, but to do that, we have to reconnect with him. I hope and pray that our Lenten journey will be one where we reconnect and reinvigorate our call to go out and make disciples. To do that, we must first encounter Jesus and know him so that we can make him known to others by the lives we live. This is not an easy thing to do, but as we reflect upon the grace given to us by God, all things are possible."

I hope you can use this resource as part of your Lenten journey this year. They will continue to be a part of our newsletters as we make our way through Lent.

Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Helen Moore

Religious Education Coordinator

2nd Sunday of Lent

1st Sunday of Lent

Junior Alter Servers

Congratulations to Aviel F, Danica D, Elena D, Dominic D and Heleni M and Jayden M  who were commissioned as Junior Altar Servers at Mass, 26th February. May we keep them in our prayers as they grow to love and serve the Lord as an integral part of our Parish community.

Mrs. Helen Moore

Religious Education Coordintor

Learning at MIPS

Australian Government Assistance for National Capital Excursion

Last week, students from Year 6 at Mary Immaculate participated in an educational tour of Canberra. While on this excursion they experienced a variety of educational programs focused on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. 

The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit their National Capital as part of their civics and citizenship education. To assist parents in meeting the cost of the excursion, the Australian Government will be contributing funding of $30 per eligible student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program toward any travel expenses incurred. The contribution is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.

We would like to thank the Australian Government for their support of this program. We know that the excursion was a rewarding experience for all of our students.

Diocesan Swimming Competition 2022

Congratulations to all our students who competed at the Diocesan Carnival on Friday 11th March! 

It is an outstanding achievement to make it through to Diocesan and we are extremely proud of your efforts. 

Good luck to our students who have made it though to represent Parramatta. Go MIPS! 

As always, thank you to all parents and staff for your support on these incredibly busy days. You are valuable in keeping our school community close and strong!

Latest News

Enrolling Now for Kindergarten 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 and share this link where they can complete an expression of interest form.  


Payment for Instalment 1 2022 fees are due by Wednesday, 16th March 2022.

If you have changed details, eg. new address, email or phone number, please let us know in writing by using the “Change of Details” eForm in the Skoolbag app.

Please refer to the detailed information that was enclosed with your school fee statement for further payment options if you require a payment plan. You can set up the payment arrangement via and selecting “flexible payment options”. 

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact myself on 02 9933 7800 or email

Liz Padlan

Senior Finance Officer

Book Club News

Thank you to everyone who ordered from Issue 1. We received scholastic rewards to the value of $80 which will be used to purchase books and learning resources. Issue 2 of Scholastic Book Club was sent home last week.

Orders need to be placed by 4pm Friday 18th March. We accept: Credit card online payments using LOOP: LOOP. We do not accept cash payments. Please disregard option 2 on Book Club order form.

Happy reading!

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

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.

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

Thursday 17th MarchSt Patrick's Day
Friday 18th March2022 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence-Theme 'Kindness'
Monday 21st March

Parramatta Diocesan Cross Country Trials

Monday 21st MachHarmony Day 
Friday 25th March Easter Egg Mufti Day
Friday 1st AprilYear 2 Excursion to Bonnie Vale
Friday 8th AprilLast day of Term 1

Mary Immaculate Parish

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.