Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter

Term 4 Week 3: Monday 18th October 2021

Principal's Message

Return to School!

How wonderful it has been to have our Kinder and Year 1 students here today! The whole day has been incredibly positive. The welcoming atmosphere we tried to create this morning appears to have really set up a great return to school. Balloons and lots of welcoming staff hit the spot! The children could not wait to get to school and see their friends again. What a brilliant return. The children have been amazing on their return. Many will be tired after such a big day. We have tried to ease them back into school deliberately because they need that space at the moment.

Looking forward to the return of our other children next week!

With appreciation for your ongoing support,

Stephen Dowd


Assistant Principal

Welcome back to our Kindergarten and Year 1 students! It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces enter the school grounds this morning. We cannot wait to have everyone back next week.

We are extremely proud of all the learning that the students participated in over the online learning period. We look forward to reconnecting each student with their peers and teachers. Seeing the excitement in their little faces this morning was heart-warming.

 As previously mentioned, we are so grateful for all the support and assistance parents have provided over the lockdown period. It is times like this that we realise how fortunate we are at MIPS to have such a loving and caring community.

Sharon Mizzi 

Assistant Principal

Counsellor's Message

Dear MIPS Community, 

As the transition back to school for all students continues this week and next week, there may be a period of adjustment for your children and family.

I am available face to face at school Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays to support the transition back to school and your child's wellbeing in general. I've attached some information provided by the Australian Psychological Society. I hope that you find it useful.

 Best regards,

 Justin Denes 

School counsellor

 Mary Immaculate Primary School 

Helping Children Transition Back to School in COVID-19 Era

Learning at MIPS

MIPS Holiday Read-a-thon

Welcome back, Kindergarten and Year 1!

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

The first uniform delivery to the school office for Term 4 will be Tuesday 19th October. 

Uniform orders and exchanges will be delivered to your child's classroom on Tuesday and Friday mornings from Tuesday 19th October.

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

Monday 18th October- Friday 22nd October

Paula's Pantry will ONLY be open at lunch time. All lunch orders need to be placed online via the QKR app before 7:50am.

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 will be sending out statements shortly, 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.

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. 


Upcoming Dates

Today, 18th OctoberWelcome back Kindergarten and Year 1
Today, 18th OctoberAll school bus services recommence
Monday 25th October Years 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 return to school

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.