Unley Primary School News

QUIZ NIGHT 2018 – change of date

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UPS Connect Governing Council Breakfast 2018

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Planning for 2019

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We have commenced planning for the 2019 year, including the formation of class structures from R-7. We would appreciate parents letting us know if you have a child who will be leaving Unley PS at the end of 2018. We… Continue Reading →

Tools for Tackling those Tricky Conversations…

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Roll up, roll up! We are thrilled to welcome renowned behaviour consultant (and fellow parent) Madhavi Nawana Parker to UPS to share with us her top tips on how to broach confidently and sensitively the subject of healthy relationships, growth and development with our children. If… Continue Reading →

Book Week –  Find Your Treasure

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WEEK 5     August 20th – August 24th Monday 20th August Author Visit MARY FOOT – sessions with Reception to Year 2 students Author Visit MICHELLE BLACKBIRD – sessions  with Year 6 & Year 7 students Tuesday – 21st August Author Visit… Continue Reading →

Practical Parenting from Wilson McCaskill

Read on for an interesting perspective on parenting and engagement from Wilson McCaskill, who has worked with staff and parents at Unley PS for a number of years now, using the Play Is The Way methodology. One Handed Parenting There… Continue Reading →

Telstra Kids Grant – Sphero Robots

Last term, Jorge Lee (Thomas and Lily’s Dad) put forward an application for a Telstra Kids grant on behalf of Unley Primary School. Telstra Kids grants encourage applications that help kids thrive in their digital world — for example, projects… Continue Reading →

Science News

During term three Science focus, students have been investigating energy and forces. Some students have had a more ‘hair-raising’ experience with static electricity. Eliza discovered the ‘excess’ electrons in her hair repelled her hair into the air, as her feet… Continue Reading →

‘Food From The Earth’ with Room 12

This term, Room 12 have been busy exploring ‘Food from the Earth’ as part of our Guided Inquiry. We have been exploring – where food comes from, how different foods grow and what foods can be processed into. Peter, from the… Continue Reading →

Dynamo Dice

How many times have you found yourself trying to keep the kids occupied at a restaurant or cafe table while you wait for the food to arrive? Instead of reaching for your phone as an easy distraction for them, how about… Continue Reading →

Keeping an eye on screen time

There are many ways you can help your child maintain a healthy balance between online and offline activities for the benefit of their health and wellbeing. The iParent initiative offers helpful advice for parents through the Office of the eSafety… Continue Reading →

What are ‘fridge words’ and how can they help your child expand their vocabulary?

Did you know that vocabulary is one of the best predictors of a child’s educational achievement? Typically, a student needs 12 instructional encounters to fully know a word. This is one reason why talking with your child about their ‘fridge… Continue Reading →

Serving great food with green benefits

The Green Team is thrilled that our new lunch provider is committed to reducing waste. The Village Green encourages staff and students to send along a named reusable food storage container to be used when required. You can also send… Continue Reading →

Learn how to play Land Grab!

This fun and engaging game supports children’s conceptual understanding of multiplication and offers another way to help your child learn their times tables facts. Materials Piece of graph paper Two dice (six, ten or twelve-sided) Two different coloured pencils How… Continue Reading →

OSHC Pupil Free Days Term 3

If you require care for the upcoming Pupil Free Day on Monday 6th August, please ensure you book this week. Bookings can be made by contacting Tristian on 8200 2516 or bookings.oshc@ymca.org.au. We are also currently taking bookings for the Pupil Free… Continue Reading →

Free program for child and adolescent anxiety

The BRAVE Program is an interactive, online program for the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety. The programs are free, and provide ways for children and teenagers to better cope with their worries. There are also programs for… Continue Reading →

The Village Green – Ready for Lunch Orders Week 2

Qkr! App – Family How to Guide Menu + Ingredients List

Premier’s Reading Challenge

Students have been busily reading books on the Premier’s Reading Challenge since the start of the year. We have been encouraging and monitoring the recording of their books. A reminder for students Years 3-7 to have their recording sheet into… Continue Reading →

Footy Pie Day Spending

An update on Footy Pie Day spending. Last term students created a wish list for the money the Parents and Fundraising raised on Footy Pie Day. Here’s a photo of Chase with some of our purchases so far.


Welcome Back to Term 3

Welcome back to Unley PS for what promises to be another action packed term. Of course the highlight for most of us will be the Peter Pan Junior production in Term 3. Students, staff and, I am sure, parents are most… Continue Reading →

Reducing childhood stress through outdoor play in nature

Nature Play SA and the Department for Education are hosting a free parent workshop. Join us as we spend an evening with Terri and Daniel Harrison as they explore strategies for understanding and managing behaviour for children of any age…. Continue Reading →

The eight most common mistakes householders make with recycling

Here are some basic rules you can adopt to ensure you are recycling effectively. Three golden rules — clean, dry and empty As a general rule recyclables should be clean, dry and empty. This means removing food scraps from containers,… Continue Reading →

Parent Information Session – Talking with your child about healthy relationships, growth and development

When it comes to talking with your child about healthy relationships, growth and development, are you wondering, what age do we start talking? what is the right thing to say? or, how much is ‘too much’ information for my child?… Continue Reading →

How To Play Addition Bump

William and his family love playing ‘Addition Bump’ when they have a spare moment at home. Read on to find out how to play this fun and competitive game, featured on our 74 Fun Things To Do Out Of School… Continue Reading →

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