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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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!
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
The UPS Education & Wellbeing Committee is excited to invite parents and carers to our next information session on Wednesday 28th August at 6.30pm. Entitled “Developing Great Writers: how Unley Primary is making writing a priority and what you can… Continue Reading →
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is a child and adolescent psychologist, a well-respected speaker and one of Australia’s leading authorities on parenting and young people. He began his talk by sharing examples from research and practice on how it’s tougher to bring… Continue Reading →
The 2019 Wellbeing and Engagement data for Unley Primary School makes fascinating reading! It reveals areas of which the school can be justifiably proud and also identifies areas where the school community can focus its attention to ensure the best… Continue Reading →
Over the last term, junior primary classes have been further developing their fundamental movement skills through a variety of different activities, including circuits and modified games using the theme of ‘circus’. Students juggled by themselves and with partners, balanced on… Continue Reading →
Parents and carers from Unley Primary are invited to attend this parent information session free of charge with thanks to the Glen Osmond Primary School Education and Communication Committee. Click here for further information and to register your attendance.
Wearing odd shoes is not for the faint-hearted. Sideways glances, accidentally going home with someone else’s shoe and visiting the dentist with odd sneakers are just three funny anecdotes shared by students who participated in our odd shoes day fundraiser… Continue Reading →