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‘The Lads’ Holiday Workshop at Unley PS

Unley Council have significantly subsidised this program for 8-11 year old boys. Held in our music room during the school holidays (Wednesday Oct 2 and 9), this is an exciting opportunity for our students. The program is evidenced-based and combines… Continue Reading →

Free Parenting Seminar: Positive ways to help children behave

Parenting SA is hosting a free parenting seminar ‘Positive ways to help children behave’ on Wednesday 6 November, 7-9pm at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Nationally recognised parenting expert, Dr Justin Coulson, will talk about guiding children’s behaviour with positive discipline… Continue Reading →

National Child Protection Week

Children do best when life is on an even keel and their parents have the support they need. By being kind to parents, supporting family-friendly policies, and building connected communities, we’re all helping to give Australia’s children the best start… Continue Reading →

Notes from Parent Information Session with Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is a child and adolescent psychologist, a well-respected speaker and one of Australia’s leading authorities on parenting and young people. He began his talk by sharing examples from research and practice on how it’s tougher to bring… Continue Reading →

Wellbeing and Engagement Data (Years 4-7) for Unley Primary School – a digest

The 2019 Wellbeing and Engagement data for Unley Primary School makes fascinating reading! It reveals areas of which the school can be justifiably proud and also identifies areas where the school community can focus its attention to ensure the best… Continue Reading →

Building resilience in kids with Madhavi Nawana Parker

Parents and carers from Unley Primary are invited to attend this parent information session free of charge with thanks to the Glen Osmond Primary School Education and Communication Committee. Click here for further information and to register your attendance.

July school holiday programs

The City of Unley has a wonderful school holiday calendar full of fun activities to engage children and young people over the holidays. From whittling and weaving workshops with Nature PlaySA to chocolate making at Fullarton Park Community Centre, there is… Continue Reading →

12 Ways Your Child Can Get the Best Out of School

Professor Adrian Piccoli is Director of the Gonski Institute for Education and a former New South Wales Minister for Education. His book 12 Ways Your Child Can Get the Best Out of School comes highly recommended and is available for… Continue Reading →

‘The Lads’ holiday workshop at UPS

Unley Council have significantly subsidised this program for 8-11 year old boys. Held in our music room during the school holidays, this is an exciting opportunity for our students. The program is evidenced-based and combines physical activity and positive psychology… Continue Reading →

144 tickets sold to Dr Michael Carr-Gregg’s session

There are only 56 places remaining to attend The Five Greatest Challenges for Parents information session here at UPS on 25 June. Dr Carr-Gregg will discuss what every parent needs to know about millennial parenting, including sleep, anxiety, online safety and other… Continue Reading →

The five greatest challenges for parents – Dr Michael Carr-Gregg at UPS!

We are thrilled to welcome child and adolescent psychologist and well-respected speaker Dr Michael Carr-Gregg to Unley Primary School on 25 June to talk with us about the five greatest challenges for parents. Michael is one of Australia’s leading authorities… Continue Reading →

Fullarton Park Community Centre Mindfulness Workshops

‘Mindful Me’ is held every Tuesday between June 4 and July 2 with two classes: 3:45 – 4:45pm for ages 5 – 7 and 5:10 – 6:10pm for ages 8 – 10. The sessions aim to develop your child’s awareness… Continue Reading →

Free parenting seminar: The secrets of raising beautifully behaved children

Parenting SA are hosting a free parenting seminar on Wednesday 22 May, 7-9pm at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Psychologist and parenting expert, Jodie Benveniste will talk about ways of encouraging positive behaviour in children that can promote their development and… Continue Reading →

UPS students pledge to take a stand against bullying and violence

I promise that if I witness bullying I will try my hardest to give help and support to the victim. I also promise that I will report any information I have about someone being bullied to an adult. I will… Continue Reading →

SAPOL visit UPS to discuss online safety and digital reputation

Sergeant Peter Winter from the South Australia Police visited our Years 6 and 7 students this week to talk about how students can keep safe and be respectful online. Sergeant Winter sensitively covered a range of topics in his presentation,… Continue Reading →

Harmony Day at Unley Primary School

Did you know? Over the last 70 years more than seven and a half million migrants have made Australia their home. Nearly half of Australians were born overseas or have a parent who was. People from over 200 countries make up… Continue Reading →

Keeping kids safe online

Over the last week some parents have raised concerns about children’s wellbeing and cyber safety in light of the ‘Momo Challenge’. There has been some conjecture about whether the momo challenge is an online game, or a hoax that has… Continue Reading →

It’s time to take action against bullying and violence

Unley Primary School is empowering students to take a stand against bullying and violence through this year’s National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) next Friday, 15 March. The theme for this year’s NDA is: Bullying. No Way! Take action every… Continue Reading →

Free parenting seminars

Parenting seminars presented by Madhavi Nawana Parker and Mark Le Messurier on topics such as anxiety, resilience and social and emotional literacy are held on the last Wednesday of each month at Fullarton Park Community Centre. Madhavi Nawana Parker is a highly… Continue Reading →

Madhavi Nawana Parker’s 13 tips to set your child up for success at the start of the school year

Starting kindergarten, school (or returning after a break) can be nerve wracking for children and parents alike. Personality, temperament and developmental age all play a part in how well children cope, adapt and adjust. While I have tips below to… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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