Unley Primary School News



Sporting Heroes *

We would like to thank and acknowledge all of the wonderful parents and adult helpers who work to make amazing sporting possibilities for the students of Unley Primary School. We understand the level of care and commitment required to organise… Continue Reading →

Greening Unley

The greening of our world is something close to the hearts of our students here at Unley PS. A few weeks ago, Year 6 students, Wren, Yuxin, Niamh, Oliver, Sasindu and William participated in an environmental forum with Unley Council… Continue Reading →

Thanks Unley Fit Mums

I would like to thank the amazing efforts of a group of Unley mums across the year – the ‘Unley Fit Mums’. This group of mums exercise each week under the expert guidance and motivation of Sarah Kuss (fitness boutique… Continue Reading →


Unley Primary School’s very first debating team has had a very successful season this year. Although we lost our first match to Parkside Primary School, we have improved and learnt from it greatly as our debates continued. We have worked… Continue Reading →

A celebration of art

The UPS biennial art show was another wonderful success. This was our sixth such Art Show, and it has become an event that the whole school community looks forward to. The quality and range of the artistic works is a… Continue Reading →

The Last Swim

As a class, Room 18 wrote two moment in time pieces to share with everyone. They wrote these about their week at swimming. There were mixed feelings as they love swimming, but they knew it would be their last time… Continue Reading →

Maths Problem Solvers

Over the course of the previous two terms, groups of students from years 5, 6 and 7 have participated in mathematics problem solving challenges through a  nationally based group APSMO (Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads). Typically, students who exhibit an… Continue Reading →

Chet’s photograph

Congratulations to UPS Reception student Chet Illingworth whose photograph has been shortlisted in the Essence of Heritage – People’s Choice competition. Photographers young and old have entered their photos in the state government’s Department of Environment and Water competition. The… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Rebekka takes on the world!

Year 7 student, Rebekka Stutley, has had some continued success on the golfing circuit. Rebekka, and other golfers from South Australia, recently competed in the US  Kids Golf championships. This competition aims to promote golf around the world for up… Continue Reading →

Pupil Free Days 2019

Each year,  there are 4 days set aside as ‘pupil free’, enabling staff to engage in professional development. We also have one school closure day, at Royal Show time. This will be held on Monday 2 September Our Governing Council… Continue Reading →

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