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The five greatest challenges for parents – Dr Michael Carr-Gregg at UPS!

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We are thrilled to welcome child and adolescent psychologist and well-respected speaker Dr Michael Carr-Gregg to Unley Primary School on 25 June to talk with us about the five greatest challenges for parents. Michael is one of Australia’s leading authorities… Continue Reading →

Room 7 Inquiry

As our first inquiry topic in term 2, room 7 is inquiring into farm animals. The topic has been present in various areas of our learning. We have been writing descriptions about farm animals; experimenting with different materials in our… Continue Reading →

Developing oral language to support writing

The Year 1 students in Room 11 are developing their oral language skills and growing their vocabulary in our English lessons. With this ‘Morning Surprise’ image as a stimulus, they brainstormed describing words, suggested ideas of where the octopus may have… Continue Reading →

Thank you for Footy Pie Day

A BIG thank you to Lucy Appleton, Sam Kopsaftis, Kaylah Kopsaftis, Winnie Altamura, Michelle Wasiewicz, Laura Kent, Bianca Harms, Sandra Pipicella, Dirk De Jong, Amanda Zbierski, Abbe Staugas and Peter O’Sullivan for their efforts in raising $957.61 for our School Library. The students… Continue Reading →

Ladies Long Lunch – Raffle Prizes & Gift Bags

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NAPLAN – almost there!

The latest round of NAPLAN testing is almost complete, after our students in years 3, 5 and 7 have worked their way through the 2019 literacy and numeracy tests. For those of you new to NAPLAN, these test are conducted… Continue Reading →

Akash reflects on our collaboration with KESAB

Educating school kids about the importance of recycling and keeping the environment clean is a great initiative that schools around Adelaide have embarked upon. I was very fortunate to be part of Unley Primary School’s collaboration with KESEB which took… Continue Reading →

Amanda takes to authorship

Spears of rain drummed on Lily’s roof, while glowing beams of lightning scribbled across the gloomy night sky. Thunder bellowed. Lily woke up in a cold sweat, her eyes filled with fear and dismay. She hated thunderstorms. If this opening… Continue Reading →

Fullarton Park Community Centre Mindfulness Workshops

‘Mindful Me’ is held every Tuesday between June 4 and July 2 with two classes: 3:45 – 4:45pm for ages 5 – 7 and 5:10 – 6:10pm for ages 8 – 10. The sessions aim to develop your child’s awareness… Continue Reading →

Students’ writing

In continuing with our publication of students’ writing across the years, we are pleased to share these short story narratives from Imogen and Scarlett in Sarah Bullen’s Year 5 class: “The Lock – in”  (by Scarlett) Greta ran onto the playing… Continue Reading →

Communicating online

Across our school we have various ways of communicating with families. These include our school blog (this publication, UPS News), email, Skoolbag, and various class-based apps, including the Class Dojo and Seesaw apps. In an attempt to establish a common approach for parent access to… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Athletics Championships

On Tuesday of this week, our team of athletes competed in the SAPSASA District Athletics Championships. This is a wonderful event, with private and state schools from across the eastern suburbs competing at Santos Stadium. Our team came third in… Continue Reading →

Free parenting seminar: The secrets of raising beautifully behaved children

Parenting SA are hosting a free parenting seminar on Wednesday 22 May, 7-9pm at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Psychologist and parenting expert, Jodie Benveniste will talk about ways of encouraging positive behaviour in children that can promote their development and… Continue Reading →

Stuffed Animals for the Music Room

Are you wanting to have a clean out of stuffed animals? Susan Marshall could use them in the music room. Susan would like any pre loved stuffed animals that are still in good condition to be donated to the music… Continue Reading →

2019/2020 Entertainment Book

Support Unley Primary School and get your new Entertainment Book today! The new Entertainment Book is here, packed with amazing offers, including family activities, casual dining and tasty treats. Please visit https://admin.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/1602t26 to place your order for a hard copy or… Continue Reading →

Lest we forget

A wonderful group of Unley Primary students commemorated the ANZAC spirit with great respect at the Unley dawn service during the holidays. Grace and Amanda, Year 7 leaders, presented an introduction to the service and spoke confidently and clearly. Together,… Continue Reading →

Sports Day Success

This year’s Sports Day was one for the record books! With the inclusion of our Junior Primary students in the sports day houses, it was a very exciting and colourful time – and this was even before we had left… Continue Reading →

Join us for the Unley Anzac Day Dawn Service

Our school has a special tradition of being involved in the City of Unley Anzac Day Dawn Service. We are proud of the way our students honour the memory of the Australian men and women who died or suffered in… Continue Reading →

Have we got a bargain for you!

Our staff room furniture, as you will be aware if you have spent time in there, is a bit long in the tooth. Over the next few weeks we will be making a few changes to upgrade this space, including… Continue Reading →

Rebekka takes on the world!

Year 7 student, Rebekka Stutley, has had some continued success on the golfing circuit. Rebekka, and other golfers from South Australia, recently competed in the US  Kids Golf championships. This competition aims to promote golf around the world for up… Continue Reading →

Pupil Free Days 2019

Each year,  there are 4 days set aside as ‘pupil free’, enabling staff to engage in professional development. We also have one school closure day, at Royal Show time. This will be held on Monday 2 September Our Governing Council… Continue Reading →

Year 3 camp

In week 8 the year 3’s went on camp to Arbury Park. When they got back to school, they had the opportunity to reflect on their experiences…..   What did you learn about yourself while on camp? “I learnt that… Continue Reading →

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