Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter

Term 3 Week 2: Monday 19th July 2021

Acting Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Carers,

 We hope you are all coping with the ever-changing challenges we are all experiencing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Last week saw a successful transition to Online Learning. Congratulations to our students, parents and teachers for allowing this to run so smoothly.

 We will of course continue to provide our students with engaging and meaningful learning. We appreciate that some students may not be able to complete all tasks during the school day and that often parents are able to support their children outside of these hours, we are truly grateful for the assistance you are providing during home learning. Our teachers will continue to provide feedback and assistance and answer any questions received outside of side hours during school hours. As previously communicated, please contact the school if your child requires any assistance in participating in the activities.

 We will be asking for parent feedback to assist us in ensuring the best possible experience for all involved. We thank you for all of your support as we work together to do our best for our wonderful community. We will continue to update you as information comes to hand.

 Keep safe and thank you for all you are doing for your children.

 Sharon Mizzi

Acting Principal


Stanhope/Quakers Hill St Vincent De Paul Society Conference

Stanhope/Quakers Hill St Vincent De Paul Society Conference have reached out to our school during this challenging time.  If any families in our school community are in need of assistance please contact our Acting Prinicpal Sharon Mizzi via email

Acting Assistant Principal's Message

1 - Parent and Caregiver Feedback

As our school community begins Week 2 of online learning, we are seeking feedback from parents and caregivers on the online/remote learning experiences of your child.

Could parents please complete the feedback form by Thursday 22nd July at the latest.

Parent Voice - Online/Remote Learning Google Form (Accessible via Skoolbag post or via

2 - Zoom Call for Parents and Caregivers

This Friday we are providing Parents and Caregivers an opportunity to connect with Sharon and Chris via Zoom. The purpose of this call is to share findings from the Parent Feedback form and inform parents of the CEDP Zoom Video Protocols documentation that will inform Online Learning in Week 3.

Friday 23rd July @ 2pm

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Meeting ID: 686 2380 3436

Password: 448225

Thank you for your ongoing support, 

Chris Maguire

Acting Assistant Principal

School Counsellor's Message

Dear Parents,

 The current lockdown is having varying effects on us all and it is really important to stay connected with one another at the moment, especially while we are in remote learning mode and uncertain about how things will progress over the coming days and weeks. 

I am available to offer school counselling support to you and your child by phone. Please contact the school office if you would like this support and I will be in contact with you. 

There are also some excellent community resources available and I am happy to assist you to find the best support for your circumstances. As a starting point for your children, Kids Helpline can be reached on via phone on 1800 551 800 or webchat via

Take care,

 Justin Denes 

School Counsellor

Mental Health Supports

Step by Step to the COVID Test

What happens Next- After the Covid Test?

Sport's Message

Reminder - Zone Athletics 1500m & High Jump Nominations 

At this stage, all Athletics Zone Carnivals have been postponed indefinitely. Nominations for the 1500m & High Jump events are still being taken in the event that the carnivals will be rescheduled at a later date.

To qualify for these trials, parents will need to nominate their child via email to Miss Benjamin  You must include supporting documentation from Little Athletics. 


Following the recent announcements from the NSW Government about continued measures in response to COVID-19, ALL sporting events scheduled are currently POSTPONED until further notice.


Event Date
Stage 2 Soccer Gals Day -BLUE14th July 2021
Mackillop Softball15th July 2021
NSWPSSA Cross Country16th July 2021 
NSWPSSA Netball19th-21st July 2021
Parramatta Cricket Trials20th July 2021
Stage 2 Soccer Gale Day- GOLD21st July 2021
Stage 3 Touch Gala Day23rd July 2021
NSWCPS Girls Rugby Selections23rd July
Stage 2 & 3 Touch Gale Day30th July 2021

Postponement of Zone & Diocesan Athletics Carnivals due to COVID-19 restrictions

The lockdown restrictions for Greater Sydney mean that there is no community/school sport in the Greater Sydney area during this time. 

The extended lockdown and the ever-changing COVID-19 situation have meant that the Zone and Parramatta Diocesan Athletics Carnival has been postponed indefinitely.

Blacktown Zone Athletic Carnival was originally scheduled for Tuesday 10th August 2021.

We will continue to provide updates as relevant information comes to hand, especially from our governing bodies Catholic Schools NSW Sport and the NSW School Sports Unit.

The CEDP Sports team is considering how an Athletics pathway opportunity can be provided in the future when COVID-19 restrictions are at a level where interschool sports activities can recommence.

Thank you for your understanding, 

Miss Rowena Benjamin

Sport's Coordinator


Postponed events in Week 3 & 5 Term 3

  • NSWCPS Golf Tournament

  • NSWPSSA Boys Football

  • NSWCPS Rugby 10 A Side Knockout

 Cancelled events in Term 3

  • NSWCCC Boys Hockey Championships  (Week 4)

  • NSWCCC Netball Championships  (Week 5)

In line with the Premier’s announcement regarding the extension of COVID-19 restrictions for Greater Sydney, the NSWCPS Golf Tournament on Monday 26 July @ Blackheath; NSWPSSA Boys Football 27 – 29 July @ Griffith; NSWCPS Rugby 10 Aside Knockout Finals 9 August @ Hunters Hill  have been postponed.

In addition, CSNSW Sport has cancelled the following events – NSWCCC Boys Hockey Championships – Tuesday, 3 August @ Newcastle; NSWCCC Netball Championships – Tuesday, 10 August @ Penrith. CSNSW Sport will organise refunds for the schools who have paid team registrations.

With the current COVID-19 restrictions for Greater Sydney, we are conscious that these events require travel for a number of families and staff therefore wish to provide as much notice as possible.

CSNSW Sport and the School Sport Unit will investigate dates and venues with a view to running the pathway events later in the year and will provide regular updates for students, families, staff and schools.

Parents, team officials and convenors will be informed by notification this afternoon. The CSNSW Sport portal has been updated and posts will be released on our social media channels. Please distribute to your network where you feel necessary.

 Thank you for your understanding and support.

 Kind Regards,

 The Team from CSNSW Sport

Learning at MIPS

Recording Attendance Advice: Term 3 Week 2 Week 3 2021

Students who are not physically present at school and are engaged with remote learning at home will be recorded as Remote Learning (Code F Flexible). This approach will not negatively affect student attendance records. Parents are not required to explain this variation in attendance with a note or reason to the school. If your child is absent from their studies due to illness or another reason, please add an attendance note in Compass or complete an absence form on the skoolbag app. 

Latest News

School Canteen

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the canteen will remain closed until further notice. 

Thank you for your understanding,

Paula's Pantry

Uniform Shop

Due to the current Covid 19 restictions the uniform shop  will be closed until further notice. 

Thank you for your understanding, 

Oz Fashion 

Upcoming Dates

Friday 23rd July @ 2pm 

Zoom Call for Parents and Caregivers

Friday 23rd JulyPOSTPONED Kindergarten Farm Excursion
Friday 26th JulyPOSTPONED Grandparents Day

Community News

Keeping families and children well – COVID-19 Bulletin Issue 38: Thursday 15 July 2021

Please click here to find the latest COVID-19 bulletin from the western Sydney Munch & Move and Live Life Well @ School teams. 

Kind regards,

The Healthy Children team

Western Sydney Local Health District

Mary Immaculate Catholic Parish's Message

A Word From Fr Oliver

Sacrament of Confirmation 2021

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered at Mary Immaculate Parish in September 2021 at three separate ceremonies.

Children from Year 5 and above who have been Baptizsed and received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion are eligible to receive their Confirmation.

You will need to attach a copy of your child’s Baptism and First Holy Communion Certificates to your registration form unless your child received Baptism or First Eucharist from Mary Immaculacte Quakers Hill.

Registration for the Sacrament of Confirmation will be available starting Tuesday 22 June 2021 and registration will close on 2 August 2021.  All information will be on the parish website starting from 22 June 2021.

​Preparartion Classes for Confirmation 2021:

​Class 1                Monday 16th August         4pm

                             Monday 16th August         7pm 

                             Tuesday 17th August         4pm

                             Tuesday 17th August         7pm

Class 2                Monday 23rd August         4pm

                             Monday 23rd August         7pm 

                             Tuesday 24th August         4pm

                             Tuesday 24th August         7pm

Class 3                Monday 30th August         4pm

                             Monday 30th August         7pm 

                             Tuesday 31st August         4pm

                             Tuesday 31st August         7pm

Confirmation dates on offer are as follows

Wednesday    8th September                              6:30pm

Thursday        9th September                              6:30pm

Wednesday    15th September                            6:30pm



If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact:

Sr Valerie – mobile: 0414 638 884 or email

Community Advertising

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