Unley Primary School News

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.

‘The Lads’ Holiday Workshop at Unley PS

Unley Council have significantly subsidised this program for 8-11 year old boys. Held in our music room during the school holidays (Wednesday Oct 2 and 9), this is an exciting opportunity for our students. The program is evidenced-based and combines… Continue Reading →

A Message From Peter

Dear UPS parents and friends, please find attached a ground-breaking piece of technology, extending an invitation to you for our UPS Governing Council Breakfast. Wednesday September 25th from 7.30 – 9am at the Cremorne Hotel. The inspirational Stephanie Morton will… Continue Reading →

Money Maths in Room 14

The Year 2s in Room 14 have been learning how to count small collections of coins and notes. Our task was to draw 6 pictures to sell in our own “shop”. We were each given some play money and we… Continue Reading →

Apple Store Field Trip with Room 11

HUGH Ben gave some Apple badges and we made a movie. I made a football movie. It was fun everyone’s movies were excellent. OWEN On 30thAugust we took the bus to the Apple Store. As soon as we got there… Continue Reading →

Developing great writers at Unley Primary School

We have recently put together some tips for parents on ways you can support your child’s writing development. Click here to read our suggestions for some fun and practical activities you can do with your child at home. Happy writing!

Quiz Night 2019

The 2019 Unley Primary School Quiz Night was held on 31stAugust 2019 with more than 150 people attending and embracing our theme arriving dressed up from the decades. A fun night was had by all and ran very smoothly thanks to… Continue Reading →

Free Parenting Seminar: Positive ways to help children behave

Parenting SA is hosting a free parenting seminar ‘Positive ways to help children behave’ on Wednesday 6 November, 7-9pm at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Nationally recognised parenting expert, Dr Justin Coulson, will talk about guiding children’s behaviour with positive discipline… Continue Reading →

Family writing challenge

A list of sentences about characters follows. Each one is described by a single adjective. This tells us what the characters are like and what we should think about them. Good writing doesn’t tell us what to think. Rather, it shows… Continue Reading →

ART SHOW – Save The Date

  Sunday 10th November.    11am – 3pm     Sport Arts Centre and Campus 2 grounds Save the date now to be ready to enjoy the amazing range of student artwork, delicious food, drinks and entertainment on offer for… Continue Reading →

National Child Protection Week

Children do best when life is on an even keel and their parents have the support they need. By being kind to parents, supporting family-friendly policies, and building connected communities, we’re all helping to give Australia’s children the best start… Continue Reading →

Students shine in the Royal Adelaide Show Art Prize

At the end of last term, students from room 21 and any year 5s who wished to participate in the Royal Adelaide Art competition gathered together. Firstly we discussed what categories we could be in and made choices about which… Continue Reading →

Quiz Night – Auction & Raffle Items

2019 Quiz Night Live Auction FINAL 2019 Quiz Night Raffle Prizes FINAL  

2019 Quiz Night Live Auction FINAL 2019 Quiz Night Raffle Prizes FINAL  

Expanding vocabulary – Room 24 on a mission!

Room 24 students have been exploring vocabulary in a range of texts. We’ve been expanding our vocabulary bank, as well as inquiring into why authors choose particular words when writing. We found lots of interesting vocabulary in our class mentor… Continue Reading →

Real Life Experiences and Results from the Arrowsmith Program

Parents of children with learning difficulties in SA have joined forces to advocate for the revolutionary cognitive brain training Arrowsmith Program to be available in Adelaide. Barbara Arrowsmith-Young created The Arrowsmith Program based on her own severe learning difficulties, to… Continue Reading →

Congratulations Max

Year 2 student, Max Harms, had some exciting news a few weeks ago when he was awarded the first prize in an art competition at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Max’s art piece was a collage made from newspapers,… Continue Reading →

OSHC vacation care

YMCA OSHC have released their Vacation Care program! To launch our program and get to know any new families, we are holding a pancake breakfast in the OSHC room on Wednesday the 4th of September. Stop by to have a… Continue Reading →

Show Day Reminder

Please remember our school closure day for the Royal Adelaide Show is on Monday 2nd September. YMCA are providing OSHC care for students on this day – please contact them directly for bookings at bookings.oshc@ymca.org.au or phone 0428 971 594.

Family writing challenge

This fortnight, we challenge your family to craft a super sentence to describe one of these magical photos of children playing around the world. You could start with an ordinary simple sentence and transform it using our re-crafting strategies. You… Continue Reading →

Quiz Night 2019

The annual Quiz Night is on soon – Saturday 31st August. Tickets are $20 per person and available here: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=525451& Get a table of 8 or 10 together – it’s always a really fun night! A UPS Community and Fundraising Committee… Continue Reading →

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