Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter

Term 1 Week 7: Monday 9th March 2020

Principal's Message

Lenten Reflection Week 3

Upcoming Events

Monday 9th March-Wednesday 11th March Year 6 Canberra Camp
Tuesday 10th March Year 4 Dirt Detectives Excursion
Friday 13th March 

Whole School Assembly, commencing at 2:45pm. Year 3 will be presenting an item. 

Friday 20th MarchP & F Easter Egg Donation Mufti Day.
Friday 27th March Whole School Assembly, commencing at 2:45pm. Year 4 will be presenting an item. 

Latest News

Representative Sports Trials

Congratulations to the following students who have been successful at their Representative Sport trials:

Sienna A has been selected in the Mackillop Basketball Team and will represent Mackillop in June.

Kayden M has been selected in the Parramatta Opens Rugby League Team and will travel to Canberra in May.

Good luck to our students who will be trialling for cricket and touch football over the next few weeks.

PDHPE Syllabus

“Encouraging students to take positive action to protect and enhance their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing…” - PDHPE Syllabus Rationale 

In-line with the new PDHPE syllabus, we will be sharing some tips for keeping kids healthy, happy and active at home and during the holidays. 

Turn off the TV or computer and get active

  • Set a limit on the amount of time children watch television or spend on the computer. Two hours a day is the maximum. Too much screen time limits physical activity.

  • On the weekend, live life instead of watching it on TV. Find a new place to hike, bike or run. When you hear “I’m bored” – think of something active to do.

  • During the winter months, avoid allowing children to watch too much TV or play video games. Encourage active play, which builds social, mental and physical motor skills.

In the following weeks we will be asking for ‘Expression of Interest’ from parents who wish to volunteer their time and skills to help coach various gala day teams: Soccer, Touch Football, Basketball and League Tag.  Please keep an eye out for upcoming correspondence. 


This semester (Terms 1 and 2) all students from years 1-6 will be learning “Bucket Drumming”. We will be learning to read and follow traditional music notation and play drumming patterns on Bucket Drums. 

We have started our learning in music lessons but I am on the hunt for 20 litre buckets (without lids is fine). The buckets needed are usually used in food supplies, tiling, painting etc. I have asked around at a few bakery’s however their supplies are now sent in paper bags, not plastic buckets. If we have any members of our learning community who may have access to buckets of this sort and may be able to donate a couple for the music room, the students and myself would be very grateful. 

Please contact Mrs Cauchi at school if you can help. Thank you. 

Mrs Cauchi

Music Specialist Teacher

Book Club News

Thank you to everyone who ordered from Issue 1. We received scholastic rewards to the value of $158, which will be used to purchase books and learning resources. Issue 2 of Scholastic Book Club was sent home today.

Orders need to be placed by Monday 23rd 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!


Payment for instalment 1 2020 fees are due by Wednesday 18th March 2020.

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.

We have been directed by CEDP to process all payments electronically. We will no longer be accepting cash payments. Please refer to the detailed information that was enclosed with your school fee statement for further payment options. You can accept the payment arrangement by setting up your payment plan via and selecting “flexible payment options”. 

If you have any further questions please contact Liz on 02 9933 7800 or email on

Uniform Shop

Winter uniforms are now available for purchase. Please organise your child's winter uniform before the end of term to ensure you are ready for next term. 

The uniform shop is open Tuesdays and  Fridays from 8:30am to 10:00am.  Last day of trading for this term will be Tuesday , 7th April. The uniform shop will not be open during the school holidays.

Online orders are to be placed on the QKR App by 4:00pm Monday and Thursday and delivery will be every Tuesday and Friday mornings during the school Term. 

For further information please contact Elle on 0421 216 414 or via email

School Canteen

Paula's Pantry is open Monday to Friday:  before school from 8:25am , lunchtime and recess.

Lunches can be ordered at the canteen in the morning before school or online via the QKR App. When ordering online please ensure you place your order before 8:30am.

Community News

Mary Immaculate Parish Information

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.