Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter

Term 4 Week 4: Monday 25th October 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Carers,

The students' return today was just wonderful! Seeing their friends and teachers was like Christmas had come early. I expect that many of them will be very tired after such a big day. It was a significant day for them and for our families as well. The events of the pandemic have caused quite a rethink by many of us around what's important in several elements of our lives and relationships.Congratulations on the incredible resilience that you have shown in managing the complexities of the pandemic as well!

This morning's drop-off went very well with parents alerted through Skoolbag that only Kiss and Drop was operating at the front carpark area. That will continue until further notice. It's hard to believe but we do still have families who don't have Skoolbag on their devices. It should be on everyone's device as an opportunity and a responsibility. Please make sure you have it and it works now!

The students spent a lot of time online during the pandemic using google. However there is another invaluable "search engine" that may be being underused. That "search engine" is our grandparents. There is so much wisdom and experience that google can never match! On Friday, as it is Grandparents' Day in Australia on October 31 students will receive a postcard that they can use to write to their Grandparents with questions they want to ask them on all sorts of things! Should be fun and a great way to further those important relationships between kids and their grandparents.

With appreciation of your ongoing support,

Stephen Dowd


Religious Coordinator's Message

Welcome back onsite to all our families for Term 4! May God bless us, keep us in His care and help us to continue to be the head, heart and hands of Christ in our world today. Take care of one another as we journey together toward Advent and Christmas.

Dear Jesus,

You promise to be with us always- we pray that You be with us today as we all return to school. 

Bless our families who will think of us.

Bless our learning and playing.

Please bless our friends and teachers.

Please keep us safe.

Please protect our hearts from fear and let us remember You are near.

Give us joy on this day! May we shine our light towards Your Way!

Thank you for loving us. 

May all that we do be in Your name. AMEN

Helen Moore

Religious Coordinator

Learning at MIPS

MIPS Holiday Read-a-thon

Welcome back, Year 2- Year6! 

As children return to school, please remember to pack your child’s Read-A-Thon “Raffle Tickets”. For every hour of reading, 1 ticket may be entered into the lucky draw. Parents are asked to tick a box every time your child reads for 15 minutes. **Please note- this may also include reading completed during the Remote Learning Period.

A box is placed in each class for students to enter completed raffle tickets. The more your child reads, the more chances they have to enter and WIN! Please see attached another copy of the raffle tickets to print and complete.

TWO lucky winners will be drawn from each class  during the raffle draw, early Term 4.

Happy Reading!

Mrs Behrens and Mrs Francis


Latest News

Uniform Shop

Uniform orders and exchanges will be delivered to your child's classroom on Tuesday and Friday mornings during the term. 

Online orders and emails for exchanges are to be placed on the QKR App by 4:00pm Monday for delivery on Tuesday and 4:00pm Thursday for delivery on Friday.

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

From Monday 25th October

Paula's Pantry will be open Monday to Friday: 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).

The following items will not be available in Term 4:

  • Rice paper rolls
  • Fried rice
  • Frozen Yoghurt


CEDP sent out statements last week, please note that you will not receive a statement if you have a nil balance. If you do not receive a statement by the end of Week 4, please contact the office for a copy. For many, this statement will be for information purposes only if you are on a payment plan or awaiting the outcome of an assessment.

We are aware of the financial strain that COVID-19 is having on some families and its impact on your capacity to pay school fees. If you have any queries regarding your account or your payment arrangements, please contact Liz Padlan on 02 9933 7800 or via email on to discuss what options are available to you.

All information is kept strictly confidential.

Absent Explanation Reminder

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)
  • Compass: Parent Portal
  • 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. 

    Be Covid Safe

    Please remember, all students who have flu-like symptoms must have a Covid test and the results need to be sent to the school email before they can return to school.

    Please visit the  NSW Health website for symptoms of Covid-19 and further information. 

    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. 


    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, so to ensure you still receive skoolbag notifications.