Unley Primary School News



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 →

Year 3 camp

In week 8 the year 3’s went on camp to Arbury Park. When they got back to school, they had the opportunity to reflect on their experiences…..   What did you learn about yourself while on camp? “I learnt that… Continue Reading →

UPS Events 2019

A big thank you to our Community and Fundraising Committee for organizing our Pop up Market, held last Friday. There were wonderful stalls in the Sport Arts Centre, and plenty of fun and excitement for all. All up about $4,000 in profit… Continue Reading →

Evacuation procedure

Please be advised that our school will practice our evacuation procedures tomorrow, Wednesday 3 April. Each term we rehearse either invacuation or evacuation practices to ensure students are aware of our plans. Classroom teachers will address this issue with their class… Continue Reading →

Unley High School Principal’s Tour

Please find attached information regarding Unley High School’s principal tour, held from 9.30 – 10.30am, Tuesday May 7th Bookings are essential for Principal’s Tours:  Register at: tours@uhs.sa.edu.au Principal’s Tour Term 2 2019_Banner Image-2c86lmc    

Young Cricketers

Our Year 3 Cricket teams are flying through the season so far, having great success and enjoyment. On Monday they were treated to a special treat with Redbacks opener, Jake Winter, coming along to the early morning practice session. Max and… Continue Reading →

Celebrating our young writers

Continuing on with our series of great young writers, some authors from Tam’s Year 3 students, Adelaide, Blake and Li-ern share their poetry: The Beach I see the blue, calm ocean and the shiny sunset. I feel happy and relaxed… Continue Reading →

Governing Council Positions 2019

As previously announced, we have formed our Governing Council and had our first meeting for the year. At this meeting the following positions were confirmed: Chairperson:  Stacey Thomas Deputy Chair:  Toby Carter Treasurer:  Kym Masters Correspondence Secretary:  Richard Strever We… Continue Reading →

Adventures and Explorations at Woodhouse

In week 5 all of the Year 5’s went to Woodhouse Activity Centre for a two night camp. We all had a fabulous, although hot and exhausting, time. We enjoyed activities such as tube sliding, orienteering, Challenge Hill, laser skirmish,… Continue Reading →

Crossing Danger

Please be advised that we have had some concerns expressed about the safety of students who walk down Rugby St past the Edmund Tce roundabout on the way to school or on the way home from school. The issue appears… Continue Reading →

Celebrating our young writers

This year our school is focusing on students’ writing as a key goal for improvement. In celebration of this, we would like to publish on Unley Primary School News a regular sample of students’ writing. Our first narrative is by Year 4 student, James Thomas: Amazed… Continue Reading →

Your 2019 school representatives

I would like to extend our congratulations and thanks to the following parents and community members who have put their hand up to support our school in 2019. Our Governing Council and sub committees drive much of the improvement at our… Continue Reading →

Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 19 February

Our school’s Annual General Meeting will be held in the Library on Tuesday 19th February at 7pm. We will commence with Welcome Drinks followed by the formal part of the meeting at 7.30pm We would love to see as many… Continue Reading →

Pupil Free Days 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, Across the year there are four “pupil free days” allocated to support school staff in professional development. This year at Unley PS the professional development will be in the key areas of: – Writing – planning and designing… Continue Reading →

Free Meningococcal B immunisation

 Free Meningococcal B vaccinations will be available to children and students from 1 February. To receive the free vaccine, children and students must be SA residents and have a Medicare card. Meningococcal disease is a serious infection caused by meningococcal… Continue Reading →

Acquaintance Evening – Wednesday 6th February – Please note amended times

Our Teacher/ Parent Acquaintance Evening will be held next week, on Wednesday 6th February. Acquaintance Evenings provide an opportunity to meet your child’s class teacher, hear about plans for the year ahead and any other important organisational detail.  The… Continue Reading →

It has been a delight to see lots of happy faces ready for another great year at Unley Primary School. Over the past few weeks teachers have been working hard in preparation for the year ahead which promises to be full of exciting… Continue Reading →

2019 Classes and Staff

We are pleased to announce that Amy Reid has won the role as our Assistant Principal for the next 5 years. Amy will continue to support wellbeing initiatives across the school as well as providing curriculum leadership across the school. Amy’s position… Continue Reading →

Materials and Services Charges 2019

Our Governing Council and Finance Committee have met and considered, amongst other things, the materials and services charges for 2019. A modest rise, from $400 to $410 has been suggested. A draft invoice is attached as a link, below. We… Continue Reading →

Parent Volunteers: Mandatory Training

All parents working at our school are required to complete “Responding to Abuse and Neglect (RAN) Training”. This training may be completed online and will take approximately 90 minutes. Go to: https://www.education.sa.gov.au/doc/registration-help-responding-abuse-and-neglect-education-and-care-ran-ec-induction-session-volunteers. Please ensure you have registered as a volunteer…. Continue Reading →

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