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Welcome Back

Dear Unley Primary School Families, Welcome back to UPS for what will no doubt be a busy and energetic Term 4. We will look forward to catching up with you over the term, including at our upcoming UPS Art Show… Continue Reading →

Digging into the past – Greek dinosaurs!

Yiasas everyone! In our Greek LOTE classes we have been looking at words in the English Language that are derived from the Greek etymology of words. We chose the  topic “Dinosaurs”, which has been lots of fun. We have focussed… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

EALD – a snapshot

In term 2 I held an afternoon tea for the families of children who attend EAL/D lessons. We had a small, but very welcome, group of parents who met over a cup of tea, to hear a little bit about… Continue Reading →

Science News

Physical sciences This term students will investigate Physical science and Energy systems which are concerned with understanding the nature of forces and motion, and matter and energy. The two key concepts are that: forces affect the behaviour of objects; and… Continue Reading →

Welcome Back

Welcome back to a chilly term 3; I hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable couple of weeks with the kids. It has been great seeing their smiling faces, delighted (mainly) to be back at school. We would like… Continue Reading →

Poignant poetry

Rabbit-Proof Fence written by Amna Sattar, Year 7 Trio cruelly snatched. Mother horrified. Grandmother helpless. Deafening engine roaring. Comfort snatched. Pitiful expressions on arrival. Enforcement racial, purposeless, unjust. Mocking surroundings. Instinctive escapade. Determination steered to triumphant fate.      

Festival Of Music News

Congratulations to Inez Hill-Thomson and Renee Ng who have both been successful in obtaining a solo to sing at the Festival Theatre in September. Both girls worked hard preparing for their audition and it is great that they will be able… Continue Reading →

The Final Whistle

In week 8, term 2, Monique Kirsanovs and Grace Volkers participated in SAPSASA netball for South East Adelaide. They had to arrive at Priceline Stadium at 8:00am each morning. Trials were held prior to the event. 70 girls trialled  but… Continue Reading →

“A tough week of sport”

This is a brief account of the recent SAPSASA teams footy championships, in which Harry, Oliver, Jack A, Micah, Jack D, Jack W and Zach participated. Thank you to Marc, Isaac and Alice for coaching us through this incredible journey… Continue Reading →

Tommy’s Garden

Last week there was a bit of excitement when the Tommy’s Garden mural was unveiled. Port Elliot based artist, Richard John, has been working on a mural commissioned by our Facilities Committee, to tell a short version of the Tommy… Continue Reading →

Amazing football representation

Seven Unley PS students have been selected to represent to the South East Adelaide SAPSASA region in the upcoming state-wide championships. This represents an incredibly large cohort from the one school, one of which we are very proud. Jack Appleton, Zach… Continue Reading →

‘Yia Sou’ from our Greek students

Yia Sou, everyone! Our Greek LOTE learners have been making wonderful progress with their oral language skills over the last two terms. The students have learnt to count, to greet and respond and know many colours. Currently our topic is… Continue Reading →

Unley High School Principal’s Tour

Please follow the link for further information regarding the Principal’s Tour of Unley High School on 31 July  

Greening U.P.S.

Last week, students from Eliza and Paula’s Room 21 had an afternoon of planting to top up our plants across the school. Many thanks to Eliza and Tan, who helped us get organised, got their hands dirty, and had fun… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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