Unley Primary School News



Information for families on Fortnite

Following on from our recent email regarding the Growing Up Online session, there have been a number of parent conversations about Fortnite. In the email, we put forward Cybersafety expert Susan McLean’s view that Fortnite is not suitable for primary… Continue Reading →

Please donate to our Christmas Appeal for the Unley Salvation Army

It has been a long-standing tradition for the children of Unley Primary to donate food items for hampers to give to those in need at Christmas time. The donations are always presented to representatives from the Unley Salvation Army at… Continue Reading →

Review survey of UPS Homework Policy | Thank you for your response

The Education and Wellbeing Committee is pleased to share that 113 parents participated in the review survey of the Unley Primary School Homework Policy. While, on balance, there is support for the change in policy, we have received a range… Continue Reading →

UPS students pay their respects on Remembrance Day

A number of Unley Primary students represented our school community at the Unley Remembrance Day service. Together we took time to reflect on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War. Students paid their respects to those who… Continue Reading →

An important message to families from the Education and Wellbeing Committee

Recently, over 20 staff and 50 parents from UPS attended the Growing Up Online Parent Information Session with Susan McLean, leading Australian cyber safety expert. The significant number of school staff in attendance speaks volumes about the seriousness of this… Continue Reading →

Post-separation parenting workshop

This workshop is for separated parents who want to understand and manage the changes in their family. This workshop will enable you to: Share with others about what is different now that the family has changed Learn about what your… Continue Reading →

Notes and resources from Parent Information Night – Sex Ed Rescue

Our recent Parent Information Session on Healthy Relationships, Growth and Development with Madhavi Nawana Parker offered thought-provoking insights, research-informed guidelines and practical, down-to-earth advice. In an anonymous evaluation questionnaire, ALL respondents reported finding the session helpful, with over 95% finding it… Continue Reading →

25 Things for Kids to do in Spring

Spring is finally here and we don’t need to look too far to notice things beginning to flourish. This week’s idea for a Fun Thing To Do Out Of School is to encourage your child to explore outdoors and take… Continue Reading →

Students Shine during School Survivor

Australian Survivor is a big, must-see TV series that many families watch. Can our own students from Unley Primary School live up to the Survivor name? From week five of this term, students from every middle and upper primary class… Continue Reading →

Pyjamas for the Farmers – SRC Fundraiser

Get ready to roll out of bed and come to school in your pyjamas next Friday the 7th of September. Wear your pjs to school and bring a gold coin donation to support Australian farmers who are struggling due to… Continue Reading →

Practical Parenting from Wilson McCaskill

Read on for an interesting perspective on parenting and engagement from Wilson McCaskill, who has worked with staff and parents at Unley PS for a number of years now, using the Play Is The Way methodology. One Handed Parenting There… Continue Reading →

Keeping an eye on screen time

There are many ways you can help your child maintain a healthy balance between online and offline activities for the benefit of their health and wellbeing. The iParent initiative offers helpful advice for parents through the Office of the eSafety… Continue Reading →

Tools for Tackling those Tricky Conversations…

Roll up, roll up! We are thrilled to welcome renowned behaviour consultant (and fellow parent) Madhavi Nawana Parker to UPS to share with us her top tips on how to broach confidently and sensitively the subject of healthy relationships, growth and development with our children. If… Continue Reading →

Reducing childhood stress through outdoor play in nature

Nature Play SA and the Department for Education are hosting a free parent workshop. Join us as we spend an evening with Terri and Daniel Harrison as they explore strategies for understanding and managing behaviour for children of any age…. Continue Reading →

74 Fun Things To Do Out Of School

Unley Primary students in conjunction with staff and the Education and Wellbeing Committee are excited to share with families the 74 Fun Things To Do Out Of School resource. The aim of this list is to give families suggestions of activities,… Continue Reading →

Redressing the Balance: why no homework is a good thing and what you can do instead

Are you relieved to be rid of homework battles or worried that a lack of homework means your child is not being sufficiently stretched? Wherever you sit on the homework debate, come along at 7pm on Wednesday 14th March to… Continue Reading →

Cyber Safety Parent Easy Guide

Parent Easy Guides provide evidence-based, easy to read information on a wide range of parenting topics. They are free, regularly updated, and have been popular with parents and practitioners for over 20 years. You can view and print any of… Continue Reading →

Starting school or kindy? Madhavi Nawana Parker’s 12 tips to set your child up for success

Starting kindergarten and school is both an exciting and nerve wracking time for little ones and parents alike. Here are a handful of ways you can help your child make the most of this new experience, coming out more skilled,… Continue Reading →

Class placements for the coming school year: Ten tips to ease doubt and worry…

A timely post from Madhavi Nawana Parker. For more information on guiding young people to be happier and more resilient please follow SOLUTIONS FOR KIDS on Facebook. Children and parents are currently finding out about teachers and classmates for 2018 around… Continue Reading →

Parenting Videos and Guides

What parenting style works best for children? Sleep and screen use. Teenagers and feelings. These are just a few of the many free videos you can access from Parenting SA. Parenting SA supports parents by providing quality information on raising children and… Continue Reading →

Solutions for Kids – Follow on Facebook

Madhavi Nawana Parker is an Adelaide-based behaviour analyst, published author and keynote speaker. Her work focuses on supporting parents and professionals to develop simple and practical ways to support young people to be more resilient and socially-emotionally skilled. Her Facebook page… Continue Reading →

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