Unley Primary School News



Adelaide Symphony Orchestra visits Unley Primary School

On Thursday our Reception –  Year 3 students were treated to a performance by a string quartet from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Students learnt about the instruments in a string quartet and listened to a narrator tell the story of… 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 →

UPS Connect Governing Council Breakfast

For the third year running Governing Council have been thrilled to be able to host the UPS Connect Governing Council Breakfast. Held on Wednesday 25 September, the Breakfast is a way for our school community to connect, share business details… 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 →

Congratulations to the Year 6/7 Choir

On Saturday 21st September, 39 students from the Year 6/7 Choir sang in the Festival of Music at the Festival Theatre. Unley students looked fantastic in their concert uniforms and enjoyed singing as part of a 400 student massed choir…. Continue Reading →

A Message From Peter

Dear UPS parents and friends, please find attached a ground-breaking piece of technology, extending an invitation to you for our UPS Governing Council Breakfast. Wednesday September 25th from 7.30 – 9am at the Cremorne Hotel. The inspirational Stephanie Morton will… Continue Reading →

Money Maths in Room 14

The Year 2s in Room 14 have been learning how to count small collections of coins and notes. Our task was to draw 6 pictures to sell in our own “shop”. We were each given some play money and we… Continue Reading →

Apple Store Field Trip with Room 11

HUGH Ben gave some Apple badges and we made a movie. I made a football movie. It was fun everyone’s movies were excellent. OWEN On 30thAugust we took the bus to the Apple Store. As soon as we got there… 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 →

Lost Property

Has your child lost an UNNAMED jacket, jumper or hat? The Campus 1 and Campus 2 lost property areas are currently overflowing with unnamed jumpers, jackets and hats.  If your child has lost something please take the time to come… Continue Reading →

School-home communication

Teachers at Unley Primary are highly committed to maintaining effective communication with parents and carers. Email, or apps such as Class Dojo or Seesaw, can be a great way to get in touch with your child’s class teacher. To help… Continue Reading →

The PRC is closing soon! The closing date of BEFORE Friday, 6th September is only 3 weeks away. We encourage everyone who wishes to participate and receive a medal in November, to finish, and pass in their sheet to the… Continue Reading →

Cooking Fun

On Friday some students from rooms 24, 23 and 17 did some cooking with Mrs Giro, Tan, and two other parents. We made some yummy cheese muffins, and enjoyed it with some delicious pumpkin soup. By Yingxi, Mitchell and Max… 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 →

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 →

School uniform

Thanks to Sasindu and Ava for showcasing our school uniform in this photo! Over the last week, teachers and students have discussed our school uniform policy. Classes have revisited our dress code and highlighted some key points, as outlined here:… Continue Reading →

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