Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter

Term 4 Week 9: Monday 7th December 2020

Advent Week 2

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday 9th December 2020Swimming Carnival for competitive swimmers
Wednesday 9th December 2020Kinder 2021 - Meet the Teacher (for students) from 10am - 11am
Thursday 10th December 2020Years 1-6 - Meet the Teacher (for students) from 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Friday 11th December 2020P&F 2020 AGM at 3:30pm in the staffroom
Friday 11th December 2020MAI Online Booking will open up at 6:30pm
Wednesday 16th December 2020Last day of school year for students
Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th January 2021MAI interviews for Years 1 - 6
Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th & Friday 29th January 2021MAI interviews for Kindergarten 
Friday 29th January 2021First day for Years 1 - 6
Monday 1st February 2021First day for Kindergarten 

Latest News

Mathematics Assessment Interview Bookings for 2021

At the beginning of each year, all primary school students in the Parramatta diocese are assessed using the Mathematical Assessment Interview (MAI). This opportunity gives classroom teachers valuable information about the students knowledge, skills and understanding in Numeracy. This is an individual assessment interview with the new 2021 classroom teacher and it takes approximately 30 minutes per student. 

Teachers will be completing this assessment interview with students on the planned ‘Pupil-Free Days’ on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th of January 2021.

Bookings will be open from 6:30 pm Friday 11 December 2020 and will remain open until the day of the interviews in 2021. All grades have been allocated an additional teacher to complete the assessments. If there are no suitable time slots available for your child’s class teacher, please check the time slots for the allocated ‘additional grade teacher’ and book according to your child’s grade.  Further booking information will go out later this week.  

Thank you,

Mrs Bond


2021 Parramatta Diocesan Team Sport Trials

Reminder to parents: The 2021 Parramatta Diocesan Team Sport Trial nominations are OPEN for children who play a sport, have above-average ability or play reps for that sport.  Please register by Friday 5th February 2021. No late registrations will be accepted. 

Visit for details. 


Miss R Benjamin 

PDHPE Coordinator

Health Alert: Chicken Pox

We have today been notified of at least one student having a Chicken Pox diagnosis. The student is in Year 4. The NSW Health Department communicable fact sheet is shared for your information.

Uniform Shop

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The last delivery for school uniforms will be Friday 11th December 2020. The first delivery of 2021 will be Friday 29th January 2021.

A friendly reminder that all orders are to be placed on the QKR app by MasterCard. Please download the app, search your school and follow the prompts. 

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

Please place your orders prior to the dates above to ensure you have a uniform to start the 2021 school year.  


Any concerns please email

Kind regards,



School fees for 2020 should now be fully paid by most families unless you are on a current payment plan. Families will receive 2021 statements around the end of February 2021, which will include the Flexible Payment Plan options.

If you have any queries please contact Liz Padlan in the school office on 02 9933 7800 or via email, especially if you require assistance with your 2020 fees.

Thank you to all the families who have finalised their accounts.


  • Last day to accept payments at school via EFTPOS will be Wednesday, 16th December 2020 by 3pm. You can however continue to make payments via using the online payment portal. 

  • Any outstanding amount in school fee accounts WILL NOT automatically receive the flexible payment plans for 2021 fees. Please contact Liz if you would like to set one up.

    Liz Padlan

    Senior Finance Officer

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. 

    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.


    Message from P&F

    2020 Christmas Raffle

    The MIPS Parents & Friends Association invite all our families to participate in this year's Christmas Raffle ONLINE. 

    This year there will be no physical tickets.

    Please use the link to purchase your raffle tickets.

    Raffle ticket sales will close Thursday 10/12/2020 at 8pm.

    The raffle will be drawn on Friday 11/12/2020 at 9.30am.

    Message form COSHC

    Vacation Care

    Mary Immaculate Vacation Care

    Community News

    Year 7 Enrolments

    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.