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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Supporting your child’s vocabulary development: using parallel language and other useful strategies

Your child’s vocabulary is not a natural outcome of their age, or the number of years they have spent at school. While your child may incidentally learn some words as they progress through school, other useful and important words do… Continue Reading →

Sports Day

Sports Day on Wednesday 10 April promises to be a wonderful event, full of fun and excitement! Please click here for information about the day, including a timetable of events for both junior primary (R-2) and primary (3-7) classes. We… Continue Reading →

UPS students pledge to take a stand against bullying and violence

I promise that if I witness bullying I will try my hardest to give help and support to the victim. I also promise that I will report any information I have about someone being bullied to an adult. I will… Continue Reading →

SAPOL visit UPS to discuss online safety and digital reputation

Sergeant Peter Winter from the South Australia Police visited our Years 6 and 7 students this week to talk about how students can keep safe and be respectful online. Sergeant Winter sensitively covered a range of topics in his presentation,… Continue Reading →

Celebrating inspirational women

We wonder how you spent International Women’s Day this year? The UPS Student Leadership Team visited the South Australian Museum for a special forum, also attended by students from North Adelaide Primary School and Adelaide Botanic High School. The forum… Continue Reading →

Wonderful writing and fabulous families!

As part of our Inquiry theme “Who am I?”, the reception students in Room 7 have been inquiring about families, what they are and the many forms they can take. The theme has been running through all the learning areas… Continue Reading →

Assembly Schedule 2019

Assemblies at UPS are usually held fortnightly on Thursday afternoons at 2:30pm in the Sport Arts Centre. All classes R-7 have the chance to host an assembly once throughout the year. We greatly value this regular, whole-school event for the… Continue Reading →

Keeping kids safe online

Over the last week some parents have raised concerns about children’s wellbeing and cyber safety in light of the ‘Momo Challenge’. There has been some conjecture about whether the momo challenge is an online game, or a hoax that has… Continue Reading →

It’s time to take action against bullying and violence

Unley Primary School is empowering students to take a stand against bullying and violence through this year’s National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) next Friday, 15 March. The theme for this year’s NDA is: Bullying. No Way! Take action every… Continue Reading →

Planning for the Future: A Consultation with Staff and the Community

Parents and carers are invited to join staff and members of our Governing Council and subcommittees to discuss possibilities for the Building Fund and the improvement of learning environments at Unley Primary. We will meet on Wednesday, 20 March at… Continue Reading →

Free parenting seminars

Parenting seminars presented by Madhavi Nawana Parker and Mark Le Messurier on topics such as anxiety, resilience and social and emotional literacy are held on the last Wednesday of each month at Fullarton Park Community Centre. Madhavi Nawana Parker is a highly… Continue Reading →

Introducing our 2019 Student Leadership Team

We are very proud of the 28 Year 7 representatives who make up our student leadership team this year. We would like to congratulate the leaders on gaining their position and thank them for their willingness to serve our school… Continue Reading →

Madhavi Nawana Parker’s 13 tips to set your child up for success at the start of the school year

Starting kindergarten, school (or returning after a break) can be nerve wracking for children and parents alike. Personality, temperament and developmental age all play a part in how well children cope, adapt and adjust. While I have tips below to… Continue Reading →

Information for families on Fortnite

Following on from our recent email regarding the Growing Up Online session, there have been a number of parent conversations about Fortnite. In the email, we put forward Cybersafety expert Susan McLean’s view that Fortnite is not suitable for primary… Continue Reading →

Review survey of UPS Homework Policy | Thank you for your response

The Education and Wellbeing Committee is pleased to share that 113 parents participated in the review survey of the Unley Primary School Homework Policy. While, on balance, there is support for the change in policy, we have received a range… Continue Reading →

An important message to families from the Education and Wellbeing Committee

Recently, over 20 staff and 50 parents from UPS attended the Growing Up Online Parent Information Session with Susan McLean, leading Australian cyber safety expert. The significant number of school staff in attendance speaks volumes about the seriousness of this… Continue Reading →

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