Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter

Term 1 Week 3: Monday 8th February 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

With a new year comes new changes and opportunities.

We are now able to introduce our new jersey/jumper which all students will be able to wear.

From today for the next two weeks, you will be able to place your order through the uniform shop QKR app for the new jersey/jumper. Please have your order placed by then in time for you to receive your jersey at the start of Term Two.

The sizing is the same as the current range of uniform items. So we imagine most people will be able to use the current sizes or the next one up for their children. To save you from having to come to the uniform shop, we have sample sizes for the students to try on. Your children can then let you know the sizes for you to place your orders.

Modelling the new jersey are our new school leaders, Levi and Lillian standing in front of our new school amphitheatre!

Response to the quality and design of our new jersey has been overwhelmingly positive. It will be a great addition to our current school uniform.

With appreciation for your ongoing support, 

Stephen Dowd


Learning at MIPS

2021 Blacktown Zone Swimming Carnival

Zone carnival will take place at Mount Druitt Pools on Thursday 18th February. Permission slips will be going home this week with the zone team. We are still awaiting confirmation on parent attendance. We thank you for your patience during this time. 

Crunch & Sip

At MIPS we encourage our students to bring fruit and vegetables as a snack to fuel them throughout their day. We allocate time during their learning where students can crunch on either a fruit or veg and sip on water!

To give your child the opportunity to develop healthy habits by participating in the Crunch & Sip break, we ask that you pack a ready-to-eat serve of fruit or vegetable, along with a bottle of fresh water. 

For more information please refer to the following brochure.

We are a Sun Smart School!

We would like to remind you to ensure children bring their school hat everyday. Applying sunscreen on your child in the morning will also help protect them from the harmful UV rays during outdoor play. Make sunscreen part of your morning routine. 

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. 

    Latest News

    SCHOOL FEES 2021

    Families will be receiving their School Fees statement shortly. These statements are sent from the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) outlining the 2021 school fees for your child(ren). Included in the first Tax Invoice are the Payment Plans families can adopt for their 2021 tuition fees. Instructions will be included, should you wish to utilise the Direct Debit or BPay options.

    PLEASE NOTE: Any outstanding amount in a family’s school fee account will not automatically receive the BPay or Direct Debit plans for 2021 fees. 

    Please contact Liz Padlan on 02 9933 7800 or for all fee related queries.

    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

    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. 

    Paula's Pantry 2021 Price List

    Book Club News

    We are once again participating in Scholastic Book Club. Book Club operates twice a term. Each order earns 20% in Scholastic Rewards to help purchase additional learning and literacy resources for our school, however there is never any obligation to order. Orders will be delivered to your child’s classroom approximately one week after the school order is sent to Scholastic.

    Issue 1 of Scholastic Book Club will be  sent home this week and orders need to be placed by 9am Monday 15th February. Our school uses the LOOP (Linked Online Ordering and Payment system for parents) to process all Book Club orders. When paying by CREDIT CARD using the LOOP login to or download the app from App store or Google play and then follow the instructions. There is no need to return paper order forms or payment receipts to school. We do not accept CASH payments or CHEQUES. Please disregard these options on Book Club order form. If you have any further questions please contact the school office on 9933 7800.

    Upcoming Dates

    Tuesday 9th FebruarySafer Internet Day
    Wednesday 17th February Ash Wednesday
    Thursday 18th February Blacktown Zone Swimming Carnival 

    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.