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Introducing Mademoiselle Bee with Rooms 11 & 12

We helped the environment by making a bee hotel. We learnt learned that people kill bees by spraying them and the gardens with chemicals. Ava Today I saw bees. Bees are cool. Bees are great flyers. I want to see… Continue Reading →

Investigating Places – Art with Room 17

Room 17 embarked on an inquiry journey this term, investigating places and how we are connected to them. What a perfect time to delve into some multi media art work! First we viewed and sketched a simple city skyline, noticing… Continue Reading →

Room 24 artists on show

Room 24 students have been learning about famous artists and then creating an art piece that is similar. Last week we learnt about an Australian artist, Ken Done. We created our own versions of the colourful Sydney Harbour. They are… Continue Reading →

Room 7 Goes to Urrbrae Farm

Last Wednesday Room 7 went on a big bus to visit Urrbrae Farm. We had some big students take us around the farm. They explained about how they care and look after the animals, and how they run the farm…. Continue Reading →

Room 8 host some special visitors!

On Thursday the 24th of May, 4 Officers from the South Australia Police: Norwood Station visited the Reception students of room 8, as part of their unit of work on keeping safe. Prior to the visit, students recorded what they… 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.

Learning in Italian

The students have been learning about animals and the body in Italian this term. In particular the Year 6/7’s have been studying Mythology and how to write descriptive sentences about Mythical Creatures, like the Chimera.

As part of our History learning this term, the Reception children in Room 8 have started by wondering about and noticing interesting features of their own families. We have made Family Trees and the green leaves are to show our ‘Family Living’  and… Continue Reading →

Writing from Room 21

In Room 21 we have been focussing on our writing skills. We would like to share Sam’s narrative with you. Harry gambolled around the green meadow, helping the sheep run into it. He then sprinted back to the farm, licked… Continue Reading →

Bike Education Program

Rooms 22, 18 and 19 participated in a 6 week Bike Education Program. Every Monday we brought our bikes to school and learnt about different bike safety rules. We began each lesson with an ABC check…. A = air in… Continue Reading →

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden

Children from room 18,19 and 22 participate in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program at UPS. They learn many skills such as how to be safe in the kitchen and cooking techniques as well as developing gardening skills. This week Paul from… Continue Reading →

English as an Additional Language or Dialect

The 3/4 EAL/D students (English as an Additional Language or Dialect) were involved in a fun end-of-term activity using individual white boards  – even that was enjoyable – and shielded their work from each other. Following this they listened to… Continue Reading →

Greek News

The annual Greek Glendi Festival was held last week. UPS’ contribution to the schools display was striking and very popular. It is currently adorning the walls of the Greek Room and the front foyer for all of us to enjoy…. Continue Reading →

Italian – Carnevale

The Year 3s have just finished learning about Carnevale, a special celebration that happens in Italy this time every year.    

Room 24 News

             The Year 3’s in Guided Inquiry have been busy learning about how Indigenous Australians have a “strong connection to their country”. We have looked at the art created by Bronwyn Bancroft, an Aboriginal illustrator. She… Continue Reading →

Room 7 News

Room 7 have begun to practise activities in teams in readiness for Sports Day. We have been learning how to do the Egg and Spoon Race and Tunnel Ball. Come along to the Market Stall on April 6th and adopt… Continue Reading →

Meteorite Landing with Room 2

When the year 6/7’s of Mrs Lindon’s class walked into science one Tuesday morning they were expecting a normal lesson… but they were wrong! Eric had a special surprise for them – a real meteorite from space! This meteorite is… Continue Reading →

Greek News

Yiasou, Kalimera and Kalispera ! We have had a fantastic start to the year in our Greek classes and have been enjoying lots of learning. Come and visit to see our fabulous achievements so far. We have learnt our greetings… Continue Reading →

Fine Motor Friday

Fine motor skills are those that involve a refined use of the small muscles which control the hand, fingers and thumb.Fine motor skills are essential for performing everyday skills involving pencil and scissor work, manipulating LEGO, dressing dolls during play,… Continue Reading →

Room 11’s advice for our Reception students

The Year 1 students in Room 11 have engaged in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to support positive relationships and a cooperative start in their new classroom. They have discussed actions they can take if they don’t have a friend,… Continue Reading →

End of Year Library News

Exciting news! We have received the Premier’s Reading Challenge Certificates and medals and these will be handed to children next Thursday to wear to our assembly. A big congratulations to students who read 12 books from a wide selection of… Continue Reading →

STOP Animation

In Week 5, students in Rooms, 14, 15 and 17 were fortunate enough to create their own ‘Stop Animations.’ Students learnt about the ‘zoetrope’ a cardboard object that was invented by Mr Walt Disney. This was one of the first… Continue Reading →

Greek News

Here are some of our learners enriching their experiences in Modern Greek Language learning by engaging in a variety of games and puzzles during “Game Days” in Greek LOTE. The games have been purposely designed to support our Greek class… Continue Reading →

Room 19 News – Year 5’s

In our Literacy Groups we work on various activities that help students with their reading and writing. In the last two weeks of Term 3 we focused on writing using lots of description and precise nouns. The children created a ‘Spooky’… Continue Reading →

2018 Class Placements

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 2018 we look to achieve a balance of the academic,… Continue Reading →

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