Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter Update

Term 1 Week 8: Monday 15th March 2021

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

PDHPE/Sport Coordinator's Message

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

Friday 19th March

MIPS students and teachers will take part in The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence this Friday. NDA aims to help address bullying, raise awareness and elevate student voice. 

The theme for the NDA 2021 is Take Action Together. It is an important day in our school calendar to join with other schools across Australia to say ‘Bullying. No Way!’ We have planned for some exciting activities for our students to deliver the powerful message that bullying is never ok. 

At our school, we encourage students to take hold of the issue and talk about what works. Everyone has a role to play in supporting our students in dealing with bullying and helping to energise positive discussions about the issue. We invite our parents and school community to do the same. 

Diocesan Swimming Carnival Tuesday 9th March Blacktown Aquatic Centre

Congratulations to the competitors who represented Blacktown Zone and Mary Immaculate: Hayden R, Lola R, Siyana S, Kade D, Indiana O, Ruby D, Chayse F.-S, Jamie J, Lomax M, Lillian W, Olivia D, Adam S, Jonathan C, Myeesha S, Zane W, Levie F.-S, Rosco L. 

All our representatives went home with a participation ribbon. We are very proud of you all. 

Students  who qualified in the top 4 places of their event are selected to represent the Parramatta Swimming Team. These swimmers will compete at the NSW Catholic Primary Schools Swimming Trials held at Sydney International Aquatic Centre at Homebush on Monday 22nd March. 

Congratulations to the following students on their achievement: 

9 Years 50m Freestyle-   4th Place

Ruby D

Junior Girls 4x 50m Relay- 3rd Place 

Ruby D, Lillian W, Indiana O, Myeesha S

Parramatta Diocesan Team Trials

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected in the Parramatta Diocesan Team for their sport:

  • AFL- Spencer W 

  • Rugby League- Lachlan G 

Vegetable Crunch is Here!

On Thursday 18th March at 10am our school will be joining hundreds of schools across NSW to break the record for the most students crunching vegetables simultaneously. Please pack your child a container of vegetables for them to crunch on.

 Vegetable suggestions: 

  • carrot, celery, cucumber – cut into sticks or left whole.

  • capsicum – cut into sticks or wedges.

  • corn – raw baby corn spears or a cooked corn cob.

  • broccoli or cauliflower florets - raw or lightly cooked to keep their crunch.

  • tomatoes – small cherry tomatoes or a large tomato that can be eaten like an apple.

  • beans or snow peas - raw or lightly cooked to keep their crunch.

  • mushrooms – sliced or left whole.

  • if fresh veg isn’t possible, try canned or frozen vegetables instead.

Miss Rowena Benjamin 

PDHPE/ Sport Coordinator

Latest News

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 


2021 School Fees

Payment for instalment 1 2021 fees are due by this Wednesday 17th March 2021.

If you have any questions or would like to set up a flexible payment plan please do not hesitate to contact me on 02 9933 7800 or via email

Liz Padlan

Senior Finance Officer

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.


Book Club News

Thank you to everyone who ordered from Issue 1. We received scholastic rewards to the value of $143, which will be used to purchase books and learning resources. Issue 2 of Scholastic Book Club was sent home last week.

Orders need to be placed by 9am Friday 19th March. We accept: Credit card online payments using LOOP: LOOP. We do not accept cash payments. Please disregard option 2 on Book Club order form.

Happy reading!

Mufti Day - Easter Egg Contribution

A reminder that this Friday 19th March 2021 is mufti day and students can contribute eggs towards the Easter raffle.

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

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

The Easter Raffle will be drawn Friday 26th March 2021 at 9.30am.

Please do not forget to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for Cross Country.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday 17th March

Year 3 Excursion: Hyde Park, where they will visit the ANZAC War Memorial, participate in an Aboriginal Experience and take a monument walk

Thursday 18th March The Big Vegie Crunch at 10am.  Please pack your child a container of vegetables for them to crunch on
Friday 19th March MIPS Cross Country
Friday 19th MarchMufti Day. Please wear clothes and footwear appropriate for completing the cross country run
Friday 19th MarchNational Day of Action against Bullying and Violence
Friday 26th March League Stars Inspire Respect Workshop Years 3 to 6
Thursday 1st AprilLast day of Term 1
Friday 2nd April Good Friday
Sunday  4th April Easter Sunday
Monday 19th AprilTerm 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.