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Instrumental Music 2020

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If your child wishes to apply to start learning or continue learning an instrument at Unley in 2020, applications are now open. This year, all the information is available on Skoolbag under ‘Parent Information’ and on our website – www.unleyps.sa.edu.au Click… Continue Reading →

A celebration of art

The UPS biennial art show was another wonderful success. This was our sixth such Art Show, and it has become an event that the whole school community looks forward to. The quality and range of the artistic works is a… Continue Reading →

Family writing challenge

Good writers use adjectives sparingly and then the ones they do use act more strongly or dramatically. Students at our school are learning to write descriptions that include specific detail and fresh, original images or ‘word pictures’. Your challenge this… Continue Reading →

The Last Swim

As a class, Room 18 wrote two moment in time pieces to share with everyone. They wrote these about their week at swimming. There were mixed feelings as they love swimming, but they knew it would be their last time… Continue Reading →

Captivating poems from our Year 4/5 students

This term in History, Room 21 is investigating Life in the Goldrush in Australia. Students are examining daily life and schooling. They have discovered that classrooms then were hostile environments with repetitious lessons and punitive measures if any of the… Continue Reading →

Maths Problem Solvers

Over the course of the previous two terms, groups of students from years 5, 6 and 7 have participated in mathematics problem solving challenges through a  nationally based group APSMO (Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads). Typically, students who exhibit an… Continue Reading →

Italian Sports Cars

The Year 6/7’s have just finished a unit of work on transport. One of their assignments was to design their own Italian sports car. These are some examples!

Chet’s photograph

Congratulations to UPS Reception student Chet Illingworth whose photograph has been shortlisted in the Essence of Heritage – People’s Choice competition. Photographers young and old have entered their photos in the state government’s Department of Environment and Water competition. The… Continue Reading →

Family writing challenge

Writers often use similes to make their writing exciting and moving for the reader. A simile is comparing one thing to another usually using ‘like’ or ‘as’. This fortnight, choose a character, object, action or feeling and show how you… Continue Reading →

In Room 11 we love to read!

When the weather is nice we like to head outdoors to find a quiet spot where we can read, read, read! Last week we found cosy spots in Tommy’s Garden for partner reading. Here are some of our thoughts about… Continue Reading →

Student mobile phone use

Staff at Unley Primary have recently considered our agreement for students’ use of mobile phones at school. Firstly, we would like to highlight that there is no need for primary-school-age children to have a mobile phone at school. However, if… Continue Reading →

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra visits Unley Primary School

On Thursday our Reception –  Year 3 students were treated to a performance by a string quartet from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Students learnt about the instruments in a string quartet and listened to a narrator tell the story of… Continue Reading →

Welcome Back

Dear Unley Primary School Families, Welcome back to UPS for what will no doubt be a busy and energetic Term 4. We will look forward to catching up with you over the term, including at our upcoming UPS Art Show… Continue Reading →

Diary Dates – Term 4 2019

TERM 4 2019 DIARY DATES Week 1 15 – 18 October Reception to Year 2 Water Safety & Swimming Week 2  21 – 25 October Year 3 to Year 5 Water Safety & Swimming Wednesday 23/10, 30/10, 6/11, 20/11 and… Continue Reading →

UPS Connect Governing Council Breakfast

For the third year running Governing Council have been thrilled to be able to host the UPS Connect Governing Council Breakfast. Held on Wednesday 25 September, the Breakfast is a way for our school community to connect, share business details… Continue Reading →

Digging into the past – Greek dinosaurs!

Yiasas everyone! In our Greek LOTE classes we have been looking at words in the English Language that are derived from the Greek etymology of words. We chose the  topic “Dinosaurs”, which has been lots of fun. We have focussed… Continue Reading →

Family writing challenge

Over the holidays we challenge you to take the time to describe a person you know well, such as a parent, a relative or a friend. Try to describe what makes this person unique. The art of constructing a character… Continue Reading →

Tommy’s Garden’s finishing touches

Last week saw a few additional elements added to Tommy’s Garden. The crowning piece was the elephant sculpture by local artist, Ty Manning. This has been a labour of love for our Facilities Committee, having worked tirelessly to source an… Continue Reading →

Twinkling the ivories in the Butterfly Shed

The recent addition of a piano to the Butterfly Shed has been a hit with students keen to display their talents at play time. This piano has come to us from the music room which now has a new piano… Continue Reading →

Congratulations to the Year 6/7 Choir

On Saturday 21st September, 39 students from the Year 6/7 Choir sang in the Festival of Music at the Festival Theatre. Unley students looked fantastic in their concert uniforms and enjoyed singing as part of a 400 student massed choir…. Continue Reading →

Italian Carnevale

The Year 6/7 students have been learning about Carnevale and the origin of improvisation in Commedia Dell’ Arte.

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