Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter

Term 2 Week 5: Monday 17th May 2021

Principal's Message

Welcome to Week 5!

This week I have the pleasure of joining The Dent family at Parramatta in celebration with our diocese of 200 years of Catholic Education in Australia. This is quite a milestone. Catholic Education has been a significant element of the education and faith landscape of Australia. Congratulations to all those including our students who have made Catholic Education in Australia so amazing.

Our students will  complete their Naplan assessments tomorrow. Well done children. What a great way of showing and celebration how clever you are!

Part of the curriculum for all primary students is the subject of PDHPE. Part of that subject is to work with students in developing healthy selves and relationships. Students in the upper grades are set, as they always have, to cover personal development topics. We continue to respect parents as prime educators of their children. As such when a child poses a sensitive question, teachers will generally invite the student to discuss this at home with their families. This note is just a 'heads-up' if your child does come home asking questions. 

We have finally been able to schedule some onsite events starting with the disco in two weeks. Information regarding this is below. We know how much the children really enjoy discos. Be sure to prepare your child for the disco setting to ensure they enjoy the evening.

With appreciation for your ongoing support,

Stephen Dowd


P&F Message

Please click on link to order disco tickets

Learning at MIPS

Year 6 Debating Team

Debate Topic: TV is better than books (MIPS were the negative team).

On Thursday, 6th May, 4 debaters from Mary Immaculate went to Our Lady of the Angels, Rouse Hill, for their first debate. The team showed respect for the opposing school and their debating team. All students represented the school with pride. 

The first speaker was Aarya N, the second speaker was Guerkum D and the third speaker was Jake T, with the refuter Shaurya Tanwar. 

Aarya spoke about enhancing imagination, that books give more detail and information than TV and that books are able to be read again.

Ekum spoke about the physical health benefits of the reader of books. He also stated that you can read at your own pace and sometimes really important scenes have been left out when a book has a movie or TV series.

Jake spoke about the negative effects of TV on your mental health, while refuting the opposing arguments and summarising the team’s ideas.

The result was fantastic- we WON! Congratulations to the entire Debating Team for their collaborative effort and representation on the day.

Mrs Kylie Behrens 

Debating Coordinator 

Latest News

Enrolling Now for Kindergarten 2022

We are currently offering positions for Kindergarten 2022. If you have a child who is eligible to attend Kindergarten in 2022 please submit your enrolment application to the school office as soon as possible.

Enrolment packs are available from the school office or can be downloaded from our website. 


Instalment 2 Fees are due Wednesday, 26th May 2021

If you are not on a payment plan, please finalise your school fees before this date. Should you wish to set up a flexible payment plan, did not receive your statement or are experiencing difficulty with fees, please contact Liz via email or 02 9933 7800 to discuss your situation or to make alternate arrangements.

Uniform Shop

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

Uniform Labelling

Please remember to clearly label all items of your children's uniform and clothing in order for us to be able to return it to them  if it is left behind. 

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

Mary Immaculate Playgroup

Upcoming Dates

Monday 17th MayNaplan: Conventions of Language for Year 3 & Year  5
Tuesday 18th MayNaplan: Numeracy for Year 3 & 5
Tuesday 18th May Parish Mass for KG and KM
Wednesday 19th May National Simultaneous Storytime: Give me some space! by Philip Bunting
Thursday 20th May Naplan catch up sessions for Year 3 & 5 
Friday 21st MayPrimary Assembly- Year 5 presenting item
Friday 28th May 

Disco organised by P&F

Kindergarten -Year 2: 5:30pm-7:00pm 

Year 3 -Year 6:  7:30pm-9:00pm


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.

Please refer to instructions provided by Skoolbag if you have changed your email address.