Unley Primary School News



Farewell for Unley Kindergarten Director, Ann Rieger

Dear Parents, You may be aware that the much-loved Unley Kindy Director, Ann Rieger is retiring at the end of this year after more than a decade of leadership.  Her professionalism, organisation and warmth has been appreciated by many and… Continue Reading →

Thanks for your help

Many thanks to all parents and students who helped out with Saturday’s working bee. A small but enthusiastic group sanded, painted, lopped branches and spread mulch. Your efforts are much appreciated by our school community. A special mention goes to… Continue Reading →

They Blew Us Away

Last Thursday Parkside Primary School Jump Rope Team performed for our entire school. The performance was gripping and very exhilarating. We also thought it was very dramatic and the little ones were stunning. It was thrilling to watch their well-rehearsed… Continue Reading →

Class Allocation 2019

Every year our staff place great importance on, and dedicate much time to, class placements for the following year. When we commence the process of placing students into classes for 2019 we look to achieve a balance of the academic,… Continue Reading →

End of Term

We wish all families a relaxing couple of weeks over the holiday period. Hopefully you will enjoy a more relaxed start to the day without worrying about packing school lunches and racing off to school. Please note that there is a 2.20pm… Continue Reading →

Festival of Music Performance

On Friday 21sr September, 36 of our year 6 and 7 students performed on stage at the Adelaide Festival Theatre as part of the Public Primary Schools’ Festival of Music. Throughout the concert series, our school was also represented by… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA State Athletic Championships

Tuesday 25th September The highlight of my SAPSASA calendar was taking the students listed below to Santos Stadium to compete in their individual events that they won at District Athletics Day. After District Day these students continued to train hard… Continue Reading →

A Great Way to Start the Day

Our UPS Connect Governing Council Breakfast was a wonderful start to Friday. Many thanks to those who could join us at the Cremorne Hotel for what was our second such breakfast. A significant part of the ticket price has gone… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA District Athletics Day

Congratulations to all of our 52 students who attended the District Athletics Championships at SANTOS Stadium on Monday 10thSeptember. It was a fantastic day with all our athletes competing extremely well across all events. As a result, our school came third in… Continue Reading →

Room 22 Green Thumbs

Across this year, students from Danni Giro’s Room 22, along with some other Year 4 and 5 students, have been tending our plants in the Tommy’s Garden vegetable beds. With the support of our SSO, Tan Innocente, they entered a display of their produce in the… Continue Reading →

UPS Strings Ensemble

On Wednesday 15th August the Unley Primary School String Ensemble joined with students from Edwardstown PS, Highgate PS, Parkside PS and Clapham PS to perform in a concert at Elder Hall. Our ensemble played a piece called ‘Dragon Hunter’. At… Continue Reading →

Musical champs, take a bow!

Congratulations to a group of our students who have had some outstanding recent success in their respective musical fields. Beyond their roles as Mr Darling, John and Tiger Lily and others in our recent Disney Peter Pan Junior production, these students… Continue Reading →

Science News

During term three Science focus, students have been investigating energy and forces. Some students have had a more ‘hair-raising’ experience with static electricity. Eliza discovered the ‘excess’ electrons in her hair repelled her hair into the air, as her feet… Continue Reading →

Planning for 2019

We have commenced planning for the 2019 year, including the formation of class structures from R-7. We would appreciate parents letting us know if you have a child who will be leaving Unley PS at the end of 2018. We… Continue Reading →

Welcome Back to Term 3

Welcome back to Unley PS for what promises to be another action packed term. Of course the highlight for most of us will be the Peter Pan Junior production in Term 3. Students, staff and, I am sure, parents are most… Continue Reading →

Uniform Sale

Quiz Night – Save the Date

Rumble SA Poetry Slam – Congratulations Audrey!

In Adelaide for the past two years, Spoken Word Poetry South Australia has held a competition for young slam poets under 26, to encourage and instigate a culture of poetry in the next generation. Workshops are held with some young… Continue Reading →

Telstra Kids Grant

We are delighted to announce our success in applying for a $1,200 grant from Telstra. Our Telstra Kids grant will be used to purchase a set of Sphero Robots to be used across the school. Spheros Allow students of all… Continue Reading →

Science News – Biology

Quiz questions How do cacti survive living in the world’s driest places? What is the process by which a plant uses the energy from the sun to make its own food? Which are the biggest trees in the world? Which… Continue Reading →

School Lunches

Our Governing Council, in response to some feedback, has begun reviewing the provision of our school lunches. As you will know, students can currently order their lunch from Wednesday to Fridays through  Small Talk Café. They collect lunch orders and… Continue Reading →

Changes to Out of School Hours Care

As you may be aware YMCA will be commencing the Before School care, After School care and Vacation Care program at Unley Primary School as of the 2 July 2018. As we are a new third party all families currently… Continue Reading →

Choir Success

 SENIOR CHOIR NEWS On Friday 25th May, the Senior Choir were assessed by Lisa Johnson from the Festival of Music Team. Every choir involved in the Festival are assessed and given a grade. The choir worked hard to prepare for… Continue Reading →


In Greek class we learn “Ellinika” Our topic this term is “The family”. Pop into the Greek room to see our beautiful family trees.

Growing Tommy’s Garden

Although it is not rolling out at lightning speed, there is a wonderful sense of anticipation as elements of Tommy’s Garden are gradually installed. Along with several artistic elements there is now some handy shelter over the sandpit and stage… Continue Reading →

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