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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 →

Staff vs Student #1 – The Ultimate Rivalry

On Friday the 29th of November, the highly anticipated ‘Staff vs Year 7’ netball game took place, bringing huge crowds to Campus 1 to support and cheer on their respective team. Before the match, we had time to chat with some of… Continue Reading →

Thank you from the Student Representative Council

At the start of the year, eight keen and competent Year 7 students started our journey of leadership. The SRC executive team, made up of Inez, Zach, Eshal, Grace, Tamara, Olive, Oscar and Lara, worked with the SRC to initiate… Continue Reading →

Unley’s Recording Choir

In Week 5 of this term, Susan Marshall and 10 students from year 6/7 spent two days in a recording studio in Norwood recording two songs for next year’s Primary Schools Festival of Music. The students auditioned and were selected… Continue Reading →

Family writing challenge

The Oxford Australian Children’s Word of the Year for 2019 has recently been announced. This year, entries showed that the importance of ‘BRAVERY’ has made its way to the forefront of students’ minds, contributing to the way they perceive the… Continue Reading →

Sporting Heroes *

We would like to thank and acknowledge all of the wonderful parents and adult helpers who work to make amazing sporting possibilities for the students of Unley Primary School. We understand the level of care and commitment required to organise… Continue Reading →

Greening Unley

The greening of our world is something close to the hearts of our students here at Unley PS. A few weeks ago, Year 6 students, Wren, Yuxin, Niamh, Oliver, Sasindu and William participated in an environmental forum with Unley Council… Continue Reading →

Thanks Unley Fit Mums

I would like to thank the amazing efforts of a group of Unley mums across the year – the ‘Unley Fit Mums’. This group of mums exercise each week under the expert guidance and motivation of Sarah Kuss (fitness boutique… Continue Reading →

DEBATING 2019

Unley Primary School’s very first debating team has had a very successful season this year. Although we lost our first match to Parkside Primary School, we have improved and learnt from it greatly as our debates continued. We have worked… Continue Reading →

A final push to promote writing

As we head swiftly towards the end of the year, it’s timely for us to take a moment to reflect on our goals and consider how we’re tracking. As you know, improving students’ writing achievement has been an important priority… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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