Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter

Term 1 Week 9: Monday 22nd March 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are currently facing weather conditions very unfamiliar to most of our state's population. This time last year we were presented with the challenges of the Covid 19 pandemic. This year a new set of challenges confronts so many across our state and beyond. We of course reach out to everyone involved, appreciative that as I write this note we fortunately have had no loss of human life. We trust that with good management and the support of everyone in the community that will continue to be the case. Our prayers and empathy to all those who nonetheless are being adversely affected by the devastating floods.

We were directed to close the school for today and it appears almost all families received the communication sent out through the usual channels. I urge everyone to ensure you have the Skoolbag app on your phone and that it is set to always receive alerts sent out from the school especially for such significant events as a potential school closure. Please do this so you are not reliant on receiving an email as emails are not always suitable.

I will also be sending a message via Skoolbag to confirm that Mary Immaculate will be open tomorrow, Tuesday 23 March. We have sustained some internal and external damage but have spent today seeking to address these in readiness for the students' return. I urge our families to continue to put safety first as we move forward.

 We pray for all those across Australia affected by this new challenge.

With appreciation for your ongoing support,

Stephen Dowd


Message from Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv

Religious Education Coordinator's Message

The Draft New Curriculum for Religious Education is built upon prayer. At the beginning of the term, Year 6 worked on a project that saw our learners collaborate to research, communicate and construct our own prayers which we share each day with our grade and teachers. Some of our prayers are being featured in the Parish Bulletin over the next few weeks, strengthening our ties to the Parish and calling on the power of prayer of our greater Church community.

Helen Moore

Religious Education Coordinator

Prayer from Year 6 Students Featured in Parish Bulletin

CEDP Lenten Reflections

Week 5

Week 4

Week 3

Latest News


Instalment 1 School Fees Are Now Overdue.

 Families who have not finalised their accounts will receive a reminder letter that their account is now due for payment. 

If you have only recently received your statement and need more time to pay or are experiencing difficulty with fees, please contact Liz Padlan via email: or 02 9933 7800 to discuss your situation or to make alternate arrangements. 

Enrolling Now for Kindergarten 2022

Enrolment "expressions of interest" and "enrolment application forms" are now being accepted for Kindergarten 2022.

To complete an expression of interest form please use the link

Following that, enrolment application forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from our website.

Please return enrolment application forms to the school office by Friday 1st April to be considered in the first round of enrolment offers.

Please inform family and friends if they have children who are eligible to attend Kindergarten in 2022 and share this link

Uniform Shop

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Winter uniforms are now available for purchase. All orders can be placed via QKR app (orders will be sent to the school office on Tuesday and Friday mornings) or you can come to the uniform shop on Tuesday and Friday from 8.30-10.00am during the school term.

Please Note: The uniform shop will not be open during the school holidays.

Last delivery to the school and last trading day will be Tuesday 30th March and we will reopen on Tuesday 20th April .

I hope you all have a Happy Easter and stay safe.

Kind regards,


Oz Fashions 


Upcoming Dates

Friday 26th March League Stars Inspire Respect Workshop Years 4 to 6
Friday 26th March

Easter Raffle will be drawn at 9:30am. 

Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased via this link

Ticket sales will remain open until Thursday 25th March 2021 8pm

31st March Year 2 Excursion to Bonnie Vale National Park 
Thursday 1st AprilLast day of Term 1
Friday 2nd April Good Friday
Sunday  4th April Easter Sunday
Monday 19th April

Term 2 commences

Mary Immaculate Catholic Church Quakers Hill ~ Schofields

First Holy Communion Applications

Applications have now opened for First Holy Communion. Registration is available online via the parish website. This sacrament is for children who are in year 4 or above and have already made their First Reconciliation. If your child is of age but has not made their First Reconciliation, please call Sr Valerie on 0414 638 884. Applications close 19th April 2021.

First Reconciliation

If your child is in Grade 4 or older and missed their First Reconciliation due to some unforeseen circumstances, you can come to the parish for a meeting on Tuesday evening at 7 PM in the church on the 23rd of March. If you are willing to put in the extra obligations and attend all of the lessons etc. your child could be eligible for First Holy Communion this year after receiving their First Reconciliation. Just show up if you are interested with a copy of your Child’s Baptism Certificate. When you attend the meeting, you will get an application form to fill in. Any questions email:

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.