Unley Primary School News



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 →

School closure – Monday 1 July

Dear Families, I am writing to inform you that our school will be closed for the whole of the school day on Monday 1 July 2019 due to a vote for industrial action by members of the Australian Education Union… 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 →

Ordering lunch from the Village Green

Please be advised that the Village Green will no longer be taking lunch orders over the phone. Please use the Qkr! App to place orders before 9.15am. Click here for instructions on how to download the app and make an order…. Continue Reading →

Lost Property

Dear Parents, We have an abundance of jumpers in lost property. If your child is missing a jumper, please head to the front office to check if it’s there. Please ensure that all of your child’s clothing is labelled clearly…. Continue Reading →

The relationship between books at home and student achievement

You may be interested to see how researchers have made a link between the number of books in a home and a student’s achievement in Maths and Science. Check out this infographic to find out more.

‘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 →

Stuffed Animals for the Music Room

Are you wanting to have a clean out of stuffed animals? Susan Marshall could use them in the music room. Susan would like any pre loved stuffed animals that are still in good condition to be donated to the music… Continue Reading →

2019/2020 Entertainment Book

Support Unley Primary School and get your new Entertainment Book today! The new Entertainment Book is here, packed with amazing offers, including family activities, casual dining and tasty treats. Please visit https://admin.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/1602t26 to place your order for a hard copy or… Continue Reading →

Lest we forget

A wonderful group of Unley Primary students commemorated the ANZAC spirit with great respect at the Unley dawn service during the holidays. Grace and Amanda, Year 7 leaders, presented an introduction to the service and spoke confidently and clearly. Together,… Continue Reading →

Sports Day Success

This year’s Sports Day was one for the record books! With the inclusion of our Junior Primary students in the sports day houses, it was a very exciting and colourful time – and this was even before we had left… 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 →

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