Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter

Term 3 Week 3: Monday 26th July 2021

Acting Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Carers,

 Well, here we are in week three of remote learning. We hope you are all coping during these unprecedented times. We pray that all within our community continue to keep safe.

 Last Friday Mr Chris Maguire and I met with parents over a Zoom call. Thank you to all those who were able to join us. During this call we discussed the high level of student participation in daily activities. The quality of work we are seeing students complete has been amazing. We appreciate all of the support and dedication from our parents. We realise and acknowledge the pressure and challenges these times are presenting. Many of our parents and staff are juggling working from home, supporting their children’s education through remote learning and dealing with everyday life. We are very appreciative of all of the hard work being undertaken by everyone.

 We discussed the feedback received from the Parent Voice Google Form and were able to implement suggestions such as regular zooms from Kindergarten to Year 6 and the uploading of the daily plan the night before to assist with organisation. We will continue to work together to provide the most meaningful and rich experiences for our students.

 Our admin staff are doing an amazing job in continuing the running of the school and our teachers and support staff are working tirelessly to ensure the ongoing success of our students during online learning. We are blessed to have such a dedicated school community.

 This morning we have been privileged to be part of the Kindergarten Zoom calls, it was very special seeing all of the happy faces of the children. I know the teachers loved being able to interact personally with the students. We look forward to seeing students on the Zoom calls over the next few days.

Last Friday we were advised by NSW Health that Blacktown is now an LGA where restrictions have been tightened. As you can appreciate this announcement impacts the staffing at Mary Immaculate. Up until now we have managed to have a teacher from each grade at school each day, however, with these new directives we will now need to group year groups in various spaces to manage the allocation of staff supervising students. We ask that in line with NSW Health Regulations that you keep your children at home unless you are an essential worker or there are no other possible supervision options.

We thank you for your ongoing support in keeping our community safe.

Mrs Sharon Mizzi

Acting Principal

Acting Assistant Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

This week your child will have an opportunity to join a Zoom Meeting with their teachers and peers. These Zoom Meeting will require your child to Sign In to Zoom using the SSO option (please see image below). 

For Parents and Caregivers of students in the infant years, all Zoom Meeting details along with your child’s details have been emailed to each family.

Video guides and additional instructions can be found on our new parent support page below:

MIPS Parent Support Site

Thank you for the work you are doing to support your child’s learning during this time - we cannot thank you enough.

God Bless,

Mr Chris Maguire

Acting Assistant Principal

Religious Education Coordinator's Message

Monday the 26th July is the Feast Day of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the parents of Our Lady Mary and the grandparents of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Today we honour and celebrate all grandparents in our Mary Immaculate community who walk the journey of life with us and thank them for the very important role they play in our lives. 

Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

grandparents of our Savior, Jesus Christ,


When life seems barren,

help us to trust in God’s mercy.

When we are confused,

help us to find the way to God.


When we are lost,

lead us to those whom God has called us to love.

When we are afraid,

Help us to trust in God.

Gracious God, you gave Saints Anne and Joachim the privilege of being the parents of Mary, the Mother of your incarnate Son. May their prayers protect all grandparents who are with us and those who have gone to your care.

We ask you this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Mrs Helen Moore

Religious Coordinator

School Counsellor's Message

Dear Parents,

 The current lockdown is having varying effects on us all and it is really important to stay connected with one another at the moment, especially while we are in remote learning mode and uncertain about how things will progress over the coming days and weeks. 

I am available to offer school counselling support to you and your child by phone. Please contact the school office if you would like this support and I will be in contact with you. 

There are also some excellent community resources available and I am happy to assist you to find the best support for your circumstances. As a starting point for your children, Kids Helpline can be reached on via phone on 1800 551 800 or webchat via

Take care,

Mr Justin Denes 

School Counsellor

Learning at MIPS

MIPS Winter Holiday Read-a-thon

Great news... our Holiday Readathon will continue throughout the Home Learning period! 

We are continuing the use of the “Raffle Ticket” system. For every hour of reading, 1 ticket may be entered into the lucky draw. Parents/Students are asked to tick a box every time your child reads for 15 minutes.

A box will be placed in each class for students to put their completed raffle tickets into once school resumes full time. The more your child reads, the more chances they have to enter and WIN!

One lucky winner will be drawn from each class at the first assembly in Term 3.

Happy Reading!

Mrs Behrens and Mrs Francis

Read-a-thon Raffle Tickets

Please print if your child needs extra tickets. 


Latest News


Instalment 3 Fee Statements

 School fee statements for instalment 3 have been posted by CEDP at the end of last week. Please note the due date is Wednesday, 18th August 2021. Thank you to all the families that have finalised their instalment 2 accounts or are continuing payment plans and are up to date.

 We know that the Covid19 lockdown has impacted some families in various ways, please refer to the included letter from CEDP regarding support. If you have any queries regarding fees, please contact Mrs Liz Padlan via email or 02 9933 7800.

August 2021 Census Privacy Notice

T O K Y O 2020 ?⚫️???

With the official TOKYO 2020 Olympic Games now well underway, back here in Australia we will be cheering on the former students from the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta schools who have been selected in the Australian Olympic Team for #Tokyo2020Olympics.

We congratulate these athletes on this achievement and we wish all of them all the best in their quest for GOLD

EXCITING DAYS AHEAD and CONGRATULATIONS to these former students of our schools:

*Lachlan Anderson

St Angela’s, Castle Hill

Rugby Sevens

*Gordon Allan

St Bernadette’s, Lalor Park

Patrician Brothers College Blacktown


*Paulo Aokuso

Good Shepherd, Plumpton

St Clare’s, Hassall Grove


*Madison Ashby

Penola College, Emu Plains

Rugby Sevens

*Timothy Hodge

St Bernadette’s, Lalor Park

Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown


*Taylor Tsitsikronis

Caroline Chisholm College, Glenmore Park

Women’s Softball 

Upcoming Dates

Monday 26th JulyThe Feasts of Saints Joachim and Anne (Mary's Parents- Jesus' Grandparents)
Sunday 8th AugustThe Feast of St Mary of the Cross Mackillop

Community News

Keeping families and children well – COVID-19 Bulletin Issue 39: Thursday 22 July 2021

Please click here to find the latest COVID-19 bulletin from the western Sydney Munch & Move and Live Life Well @ School teams. 

Kind regards,

The Healthy Children team

Western Sydney Local Health District

Cancer Council's Healthy Lunch Box

The Healthy Lunch Box has lots of ideas to keep families busy during this difficult time.

 Lock down cooking

Having more time at home is a perfect reason to get cooking in the kitchen.  Our top 3 recipes to cook in lockdown use simple ingredients, are easy to make and are packed full of nutrition. 

Banana bread – get on that lockdown trend and try our banana bread recipe

Mediterranean scrolls – delicious for lunch or an afternoon snack

Shepherd’s pie – tasty and protein-packed meal with 4 serves of vegies per portion!

 Fun activities for kids

Healthy Holidays Guide :  This guide isn't just for the holidays, but is a fantastic resource with lots of activities to keep kids learning through the lockdown such as design a menu or build a lunch box using our online interactive Lunch Box Builder


Mary Immaculate Catholic Parish's Message

Sacrament of Confirmation 2021

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered at Mary Immaculate Parish in September 2021 at three separate ceremonies.

Children from Year 5 and above who have been Baptizsed and received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion are eligible to receive their Confirmation.

You will need to attach a copy of your child’s Baptism and First Holy Communion Certificates to your registration form unless your child received Baptism or First Eucharist from Mary Immaculacte Quakers Hill.

Registration for the Sacrament of Confirmation will be available starting Tuesday 22 June 2021 and registration will close on 2 August 2021.  

​Preparartion Classes for Confirmation 2021:

​Class 1                Monday 16th August         4pm

                             Monday 16th August         7pm 

                             Tuesday 17th August         4pm

                             Tuesday 17th August         7pm

Class 2                Monday 23rd August         4pm

                             Monday 23rd August         7pm 

                             Tuesday 24th August         4pm

                             Tuesday 24th August         7pm

Class 3                Monday 30th August         4pm

                             Monday 30th August         7pm 

                             Tuesday 31st August         4pm

                             Tuesday 31st August         7pm

Confirmation dates on offer are as follows

Wednesday    8th September                              6:30pm

Thursday        9th September                              6:30pm

Wednesday    15th September                            6:30pm



If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact:

Sr Valerie – mobile: 0414 638 884 or email

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)

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