Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 9: Monday 20th June 2022

Acting Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather over the weekend and managed to take some time out from your busy schedules to relax and have family time.

Last Thursday evening we welcomed Constable John Bollard who presented on Cyber Safety. It was extremely informative and certainly made us aware of the need to ensure we know exactly what our children are accessing. John spoke to the Year 5 and 6 students earlier in the day and will be presenting to the Year 3 and 4 students in the coming weeks. We thank John for his time and invaluable insight.

On Friday we had 40 or so Principals visit for a Network Meeting. They were very impressed as they walked through the learning spaces and spoke with our beautiful students and teachers.

Kindergarten impressed their parents with their item at Friday’s assembly. They were so excited to share their learning with their parents and special visitors. Thank you to all who attended and our Kindergarten teachers for their guidance and coordination of our students.

Friday evening was a huge success thanks to our P & F. We welcomed our Kinder and new families. There was lots of good food, music, and great company. It was wonderful to see so many people back on site. Thank you to all involved.

At the end of this week, you will be given access to your child/ren’s learning reports. These reports will be once again available through the Parent Portal on Compass. We have included in this newsletter instructions on how to access them and other features of the Compass Portal.

Last week you would have received notification on booking Student Led Conferences for Week 10. Please take the time to make an appointment. The children are looking forward to sharing their learning with you.

I look forward to seeing you at the Student Led Conferences in Week 10.

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Sharon Mizzi

Acting Principal

Compass Parent Portal

Acting Religious Coordinator's Message

Congratulations to our Year 4 students who have made their First Holy Communion. Sister Valerie has beautifully prepared the children for this important sacrament. Please pray for the children preparing to make this blessed sacrament and those in our parish community in need of prayer.

Laudato Si is an encyclical call from the Pope that calls us all to embrace a new lifestyle that respects all creation. Encyclicals are important letters from the Pope that help everyone better understand how to apply the teachings of the Sacred Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching to a particular issue (in this case, the environment). 

Thank you to our wonderful school community who have been busily collecting soft plastics. The containers are quickly filling, which is excellent. Not only are you reducing waste and landfills, but you are addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by the encyclical. 

Thank you to the Mary Immaculate community for your support as I enter this role. I hope to continue serving the community with the same high standard Mrs Moore has. 

Mrs Tara George

Acting Religious Coordinator

Counsellor's Message

The week ahead is National Refugee Week

I was struck by the beautiful words written in the blurb and I have shared them here: 

“Australia and the rest of the world have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hit the reset button on how we behave towards one another. The importance of human connections has been underscored by the pandemic and such lessons can help us in so many ways.  Mainstream and refugee communities alike can draw upon shared hardship to heal wounds, to learn from each other and to move forward. Healing can occur through storytelling, through community and also through realisation of our intrinsic interconnectedness as individuals” (Refugee Council of Australia, 2022)

Mr Justin Denes


Learning at MIPS

2022 Student Led Conference Interview Booking Information

Building Child Safe Communities (BCSC)


We adhere to the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards and support the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.

A range of checks and undertakings are required for people who work for or provide services to CEDP. These checks reduce potential risk and forms part of our strategy to build child safe communities.

In the Diocese of Parramatta we see parents as partners in your child's educational experience. Parents are encouraged to become involved in our schools in a variety of ways such as canteen helpers, coaches of sporting teams, supporting classroom learning, providing general assistance around the school and much much more.

Contractors may include architects, builders and tradespeople project managed by CEDP or services provided to students using CEDP rooms and equipment including music teachers, speech pathologists, canteen providers and repairs and maintenance workers, amongst others.

We thank you for the important role you play in supporting the ongoing learning of our students and the opportunities you provide.


All Volunteers (including parents) and Contractors must complete the Building Child Safe Communities Undertaking Form and online training module prior to being engaged by a school or any other CEDP site.

You do not need a Working With Children Check (WWCC) if you're a parent or close relative of a child, volunteering at your child's school. 


    BCSC Undertaking Form and Training Module for Volunteers and Contractors

    The purpose of this module is to inform you of the standards of behaviour and other requirements that must be adhered to when delivering services to children and students.

    The undertaking should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and the training module approximately 15 minutes.

    Once the form and training modules are submitted an automated email will be sent to you within 24 hours to confirm the status of your submission.

    The undertaking form will expire within 2 years or when you WWCC expires (if applicable) whichever is sooner. At this time you will need to complete the Undertaking form and training module again. You will receive an automatic reminder email when this occurs.

    Get started and please refer to the short videos and factsheets/guides on how to complete and submit the undertaking form and training module.START NOW


      Latest News

      School Photos Catch Up Day

      Due to high number of students absent during school photos, MSP photographt has agreed to return to Mary Immaculate on Tuesday 28th June to photograph all students that were absent. 


      SCHOOL FEES 2022

      Instalment 2 Fees are now overdue

      Instalment 2 fees were due 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.

      Uniform Shop

      Dear Parents/Caregivers

      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.

      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.


      Application For Extended Leave- Travel (5 or More School Days)

      Please remember to complete an application leave form if you are planning to travel outside of school holidays and your child will be absent for 5 or more school days. 

      Upcoming Dates

      Tuesday 21st June 6M & 6G Parish Mass at 9:15am
      Wednesday 22nd June Stage 3 Girls Soccer Gala Day for selected students
      Friday 24th June

      Primary Assembly -Year 6 presenting item


      Friday 24th June

      Reports can be accessed on Compass

      School Portal:

      Tuesday 28th June School Photo Catch Up Day 
      Tuesday 28th June 

      Student Led Conferences for Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5

      Wednesday 29th June

      Student Led Conference Interviews for Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 6

      Wednesday 29th June Stage 3 Boys Soccer Gala Day for selected students
      Friday 1st JulyKindergarten to Year 1  Athletics Carnival (9:15am-11am)
      Friday 1st JulyLast day of Term 2
      Monday 18th July Term 3 commences
      Thursday 4th August Grandparents Day and Book Fair

      Mary Immaculate Parish Message

      Sacrament of Confirmation

      Children in Year 5 or older who have received their First Holy Communion are eligible to apply to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in September. 

      All applications are due by 30 June 2022.  To apply, please go to the parish website   Click on Sacraments then click on Confirmation 2022.  The application and further instructions are there.  Please call me if you have any questions.  Sister Valerie 0414 638 884

       Kind Regards,

       Sister Valerie CSFN

      Sacramental Coordinator

      Mobile:  0414 638 884

      Ambrose School Age Care Message

      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.