Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter Update

Term 1 Week 2: Monday 1st February 2021

Principal's Message

2021 - We Rise to the Challenge!

Welcome to a year in which we will build on our great success of 2020. Last year we faced many challenges as a school community and we just continued to rise and grow - to flourish! The challenge this year is to focus our work on what we achieved through meeting last year's challenges.

So what did we do so well? We adapted. We learned. We improvised. We collaborated. We remained focused. As a school, we actually put into action the six characteristics of Assessment Capable Learners that we seek to develop in our students. 

I am really excited about our year ahead - lots of growth for us all as a learning community and lots of further improvements to our school site!

It was great to see all our students return - none more so than our new 2021 Kinders and other students joining our school for the first time. Our students have all made a great start to the year. There will be challenges ahead but we are well placed to meet them and continue to flourish in 2021.

With appreciation for your ongoing support,

Stephen Dowd


Kindergarten 2021

Learning at MIPS

Daily Schedule

8:55am-11:00amLearning Session (Uninterrupted Learning)
11:50am-1:50pmLearning Session
2:20pm-3:20pmLearning Session

Sports Uniforms

Students are to wear their sports uniforms on the following days

Kindergarten TuesdayThursday
Year 1Tuesday Friday
Year 2TuesdayFriday
Year 3Thursday Friday
Year 4WednesdayFriday
Year 5WednesdayFriday
Year 6Wednesday Thursday

Absent Explanation Reminder

If your child is sick or absent you are required to notify the school. All explanations for absences must be provided within 7 days of the first day of any period of absence. 

Absences can be explained using one of the following methods:

  • Online: log the absence directly using (Skool Bag App)
  • Email: the school at
  • Telephone: the school office ph. 9933 7800
  • Note sent with your child
  • Where an explanation has not been received within the 7 day timeframe or the explanation has not been accepted, the school will record the absence as unexplained or unjustified on the student’s record. The school will not be able to accept explanations which are not received within the 7 day timeframe. 

    Be Covid Safe

    Please remember, all students who have flu-like symptoms must have a Covid test and the results need to be sent to the school email before they can return to school.

    Please visit the  NSW Health website for symptoms of Covid-19 and further information. 

    Lastest News

    Happy Birthday to the Following Students Celebrating Their Birthday in February 2021

    Orion A, Spencer W, Gillian C, Isabella C, Zoe B, Ajak M, Timothy S, Nick J B, Zoe H, Chloe B, Summer L, Issac H, Nathasia A, Aleisha B, Alana K, James P, Sarah L, Zane W, Shayan C, Eva P, Anna P, Lourdes K, Ethan L, Fraser M, Hannah D, Elyse D, Henry L, Sharnie B, Zara F, Jasmine S, Maia B, Felipe R, Penelope D, Benjamen C, Jonathan C, Alex J, Marsae L, Nahalia D, Mikayla S, Saissha P,  Casey S, Byron L, Balkaran S, Addison R, Jamie MH, Caleb MR, Vrinda K, Noah M, Azalea P, Jamie J, Elora T, Gavin P, Eliana R, Amelie P.

    Donations made to St Vincent De Paul Low Income Families - Thank you

     On behalf of St Vincent Depaul, I would like to thank all the staff and students for the donations of items for the Christmas hampers. Your school's generous donations of food items and children's gifts towards the Christmas Hampers were very much appreciated. An amazing 50+ hampers were delivered to low-income families during the Christmas period. Extra hampers were also delivered to a charity called "House of Welcome" who support refugees (individuals and families) who are seeking asylum. "House of Welcome" has shared a post on Facebook page:

    Thank you and God Bless, 

    Roger Perera

    St Vincent de Paul Society - Quakers Hill/Stanhope conference

    Safer Internet Day - 9 February 2021 eSafety Webinars for Parents/Carers

    Dear Parents/Carers 

    At Catholic Education Diocese Parramatta (CEDP) we see parents and carers as partners in your child's learning journey. In partnership with the eSafety Commissioner, CEDP would like to invite you to join the following free webinar for parents and carers:

     eSafety’s parent guide to cyberbullying and online drama 

    • Tuesday 9 February 7.30 to 8.30 pm

    • Wednesday 10 February 12.30 to 1.30 pm

    • Wednesday 10 February 7.30 to 8.30 pm

    • Monday 15 February 12.30 to 1.30 pm

    • Monday 22 March 12.30 to 1.30 pm


    This live webinar will include case studies, research and targeted advice so you can support the young people in your life to have safe, enjoyable online experiences. All sessions are delivered by the eSafety Commission’s expert educators.

    About the webinar

    The session will cover topics including:

    • starting conversations with your child about their online friendships and positive ways to deal with changing relationships

    • understanding the rights, laws and community expectations that govern social media use

    • where to seek help if your child is involved in a cyberbullying incident.

    What you need to do

    Please register for the course via the eSafety Commisions website via the following link: 

    School Uniform Trading Hours

    Tuesdays and  Fridays - 8:30am to 10:00am.  Parents are welcome to visit the uniform shop during this time. 

    Online orders and emails for exchanges are to be placed on the QKR App by 4:00pm Monday and Thursday.  Uniform orders and exchanges will be delivered to your child's classroom on Tuesday and Friday mornings during the school term. 

    When exchanging items purchased from the uniform shop please send an email to prior to leaving the items at the school office in a bag labelled with your child's name and class.

    All inquiries 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 7:50am

    Upcoming Dates

    5th February 2021Kindergarten ID Photos taken
    9th February 2021Safer Internet Day

    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.