Mary Immaculate Primary Newsletter

Term 4 Week 9: Monday 15th November 2021

Learning at MIPS

Choosing our 2022 Student Leaders

The 2022 Year 6 Student Leaders are an important group in our school. They are the leaders of Mary Immaculate Primary School and are role models for others to aspire to and follow.

Every student in Year 6 is considered a leader, with or without a badge as they will be taking on many roles of leadership such as Peer Support Leaders and buddies for our Kindergarten students. Because of this, every student in Year 5 reflected on their leadership qualities and presented a speech about them to their peers.

When students are deciding on the 2022 student leaders, instead of each student voting for a single individual, students will be evaluating each candidate based on a set criteria. The criteria will include the student’s display of Catholic values, leadership qualities and presentation skills. This evaluation from our students is then used to decide who our 2022 student leaders are.

Below are some student reflections on the process so far:

Isla’s reflection:

The evaluating of the Year 6 2022 leaders has been going well. It has been an extremely fair process from presenting our speeches to voting for the new leaders. It has been nerve racking yet also an exciting experience for all the students of Year 5. We all hope to eventually become a leader of this school.

Amelia’s reflection:

Year 5 has been getting ready to become the 2022 school leaders! First we filled out a form which tells us what we would like to nominate for and let others know about our hobbies, activities during school hours and explain why we would like to become a leader.

We presented a speech to the whole grade then we evaluated everyone’s speech which is similar to assessing. We evaluated their Catholic values, strong leadership qualities and presentation skills. Overall, this experience was so much fun! It was also very fair, especially with voting. Now the last part is seeing who will become our leaders.

Hayden’s reflection:

In the last few weeks, we have had a strong focus on our leadership for 2022 here at MIPS. We have had plenty of practice and encouragement from the Year 5 teachers and it has been a good experience. Every year 5 student had a chance to talk and we got to evaluate everyone. We had to decide:

  • Do they show Catholic values?

  • Do they demonstrate strong leadership qualities?

  • Do they have well developed presentation skills?

It was a very good experience for everyone to build confidence in public speaking. The school has a very good voting strategy and it was enjoyable to watch everyone present their speech.

Year 5 Team

Latest News

MIPS Christmas Raffle 2021

The P and F are holding a MIPS Christmas Raffle. Tickets $2 eachRaffle ticket sales close on Thursday, 9th December at 8pmRaffle will be drawn on Friday, 10th December at 11.30am https://www.trybooking.com/BVWQS

Gingerbread Fundraiser- Orders Closes Midnight 30th November

SCHOOL FEES 2021

All school fees for 2021 should be finalised before end of Term 4 unless you are on an extended payment plan. If you do not have an arrangement in place, please make payment ASAP.

If you have any queries or are experiencing difficulties please contact Liz Padlan in the school office on 02 9933 7800 or via email: imac-qkhlfees@parra.catholic.edu.au.

Payments can be made via BPOINT, BPay, Post Billpay (Post Office) or EFTPOS (school office). Note that the LAST day to pay via EFTPOS will be Friday, 10th December 2021.

Thank you to all the families who have finalised their accounts.

PLEASE NOTE: Any outstanding amount in school fee accounts will not receive the flexible payment plans from CEDP for 2022 fees.

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. 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the FOLLOWING STUDENTS CELEBRATING THEIR BIRTHDAY in DECEMBER

Ava B, Miesha M, Emily A, Gianluca D, Harper P, Alexis H, Emma O, James S, Sienna G, Elijah K, Jameson B, Max O, Rishank H, Charlotte B Karl G, LIam F, Jonah M, Eren A, Shobhika S, Adriano P, Sarah P, Riley M, Lily G, Jacob S, Daniel C, Stephanie S, Mia B, Saivvi P, Rachelle M, Jessica F, Liam C, Bronti A, Charlotte L,Isabel M, Indie C, Angelica D, Laura P, Tristan C, Mackenzie H, Samson A, Michelle E

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 elle@ozfashions.com.au

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 elle@ozfashions.com.au or 0421 216 414

The last day for uniform deliveries in Term 4 is Tuesday 7th December. 

 

School Canteen

Paula's Pantry is 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

Summer Vacation Care 2022 Program

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday 30th NovemberYr 6 Motiva8 Day
Wednesday 1st DecemberKinder & Year 1 Farm Animal Incursion
Thursday 2nd December Kindergarten Orientation Session 3.  All Kinder 2022 students will come to school from 9am to 11am. No need to book. 
Thursday 9th December Kindergarten Orientation Session 4 (9am-11am). All Kinder 2022 students will come to school from 9am to 11am to meet their 2022 teachers. No need to book. 
Friday 10th December Year 6 Graduation Mass and Award Ceremony 2021 (11am-12pm)
Wednesday 15th DecemberLast day of school year for students
Friday 17th December Last day of school year for staff

Community News

First Reconciliation and First Communion 2022

Applications for First Reconciliation and First Communion 2022 now Open:

 Those who will be in year 4 or older can now apply now through the parish website to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion in 2022.  Please see application online in Mary Immaculate Parish Quakers Hill website.  Click on Sacraments then click on First Reconciliation.  The email that you apply from will be the email that all messages will be sent to so if you wish to change that, please change the email in the first part of the application.  Please feel free to call me or email me for any clarification.  Kindly make sure that all sections are filled in before sending the application.

 First Reconciliation will be offered again in Term 4 2022 for those children in Year 3 or older.

 Kind Regards,

 Sister Valerie csfn

Sacramental Coordinator

Mary Immaculate Parish – Quakers Hill – Schofields

Ph: 0414 638 884


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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.