Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter

Term 1 Week 4: Monday 14th February 2022

Principal's Message

We hope that you are well and safe as we journey through the current stage of the pandemic. The advice we have is that the school's role is to distribute the RAT's and to inform the relevant members of the community about covid cases as required. This is on top of continuing our own local safety practices.

Information is key when it comes to being aware of current advice. I appreciate that there is a lot of information around covid, testing, isolation etc. We work from the same information available to the broader community. So that our whole community has the most recent information, please make sure that you refer to information at this link and further information from NSW Health before contacting the school. Important for you all to know that we are making the most of having the students back on site! We are helping them catch up on what they may have struggled with as a result of the pandemic. This will be a long and involved process. 

As far as drop-off in the morning at the main gate, we will be needing students to be very independent, as we will be reducing the staff on that duty because of other pressing operational needs. Please remember that only Kindergarten parents are currently allowed on site.

With appreciation for your ongoing support, 

Stephen Dowd


Religious Coordinator's Message

May we congratulate the following students and keep them in our prayers for making their final Sacrament of Initiation, Confirmation. May the gifts of the Holy Spirit and God's grace, guide our students throughout their lives and call them to a life of "love and service" in the Good News of the Lord! 

Angel-Rose A, Jireh A, Keira-Lily A, Alexander B, Sharnie B, Sophia C, Olivia D, Dominic D, Elena D, Liam D, Lily F, Antwon F, Sienna G, Isla H, Xavier H, Thomas K, Gabrielle L, Hayden L, Jonah M, Rachelle M, Jayden M, Matilda O, Laura P, James P, Jarryd R, Ronan S, Angelena S, Adam S, Bennett S, Samantha S, Emma S, Angelina S, Lalita S, Timothy S, Emanuele S, Miguel T, Amelia T, Florence T, Wynter T, Caitlin W, Zane W

PDHPE/Sport Coordinator's Message

2022 Blacktown Zone Swimming Carnival

Zone carnival will take place at Mount Druitt Pools on Monday 28th February. Permission slips have been sent home this week with the zone team. We congratulate all our swimmers for making it to zone level. 

2022 Zone Team:  Fraser M, Hayden R,  Lola R,  Siyana S, Indiana O, Kade D,  Ruby D, Elizabeth C, Ella C, Jamie J, Lillian W, Lomax M, Micah M, Zarah R, Adam S, Addison R, Alexis H, Emma S, Hardik S, Jonathan C, Liam D, Myessha S, Olivia D, Zane W.

Celebrate Kindness Culture with our school for the 2022 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence on Friday 18 March. 

Science & Road Safety Day

NRMA will be hosting a Science & Road Safety Day at Mary Immaculate on Wednesday 23rd February. Presentations will include information about road and pedestrian safety, and students will be given opportunities to partake in demonstrations. The presentation will be free of charge for all students in K-6. 

Rowena Benjamin

PDHPE/Sport Corordinator

Latest News


2022 school fees will be raised by CEDP and mailed home starting 18th February 2022. When you receive the first tax invoice, flexible payment plans will be offered for families to take up via Bpay or BPOINT.

PLEASE NOTE any outstanding amount in a family’s school fee account WILL NOT receive the payment plan for 2022 fees. It would be appreciated if you could please bring your account up to date prior to 2022 fees being raised or alternatively please do not hesitate to contact Liz Padlan on 02 9933 7800 or


Parents please remember to check your child’s profile in the QKR app and set up their “YEAR” and “CLASS” if you have not already done so. This will ensure that your child receives their uniform or canteen orders.

Uniform Shop

Delivery to the school is every Tuesday and Friday during the school term. Orders must be placed using the QKR app by 4:00pm Monday for delivery on Tuesday and 4:00pm Thursday for delivery on Friday. Please refer to the delivery dates on the QKR app before ordering for any changes.

Please choose carefully as we do not refund if you simply change your mind or make a wrong selection. However, we gladly exchange within 14 ( school term) days.

Returned merchandise MUST be in its original condition with all tags still attached and accompanied by proof of purchase otherwise the exchange will not be honoured. Any item that has been worn will not be exchanged.

Please email all exchanges to

Please note that Oz Fashions warehouse in Granville DOES NOT sell the Mary Immaculate Uniform in store.

If you have any enquires please contact Elle or 0421 216 414

School Canteen

Paula's Pantry will be open before school from 8:25am, lunchtime and recess.

All orders for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea are to be placed online via QKR app. Please note that the cut off time is 7:50am. Therefore it is advisable to plan ahead and place your order the night before. Please be mindful that you are selecting the correct date/day/child(class) when placing the order. 

Breakfast food can be collected from the canteen window. All other orders will be sent to your child's classroom in their lunch tubs. 

Cash is acceptable ONLY for frozen goods (eg ice cream/ice blocks).

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 was sent home last week and orders need to be placed by 4pm Thursday 17th 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

18th February2022 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence - Theme ‘Kindness’
23rd FebruaryNRMA Science & Road Safety Day
28th FebruaryZone Swimming Carnival

Mary Immaculate Parish

First Reconciliation and Communion 2022

Children in Years 4 an older are eligible to make their First Reconciliation and First Communion in 2022.  All applications MUST be in no later than 23 February 2022.

 Late applications can not be accepted.  Go to the Parish website:  Mary Immaculate Parish/Quakers Hill.  Click on Sacraments, then click on First Reconciliation.

 This application will be for both First Reconciliation at the end of March and First Communion during the month of June.

 Please contact Sister Valerie if you need any further information.  or  mobile:  (0414 638 884)


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, so to ensure you still receive skoolbag notifications.