Unley Primary School News



Students raise $1225 for Time for Kids

Thursday the 12th of April was an exciting day, as we had our first fundraiser of the year, held by the SRC Executive team. We came to school dressed in casual clothes and brought in a coin donation to support… Continue Reading →

SRC Fundraiser – Thursday 12 April

Written by Amelia Scales Is a child’s mindset made from birth or born from experience? For the past few weeks, the SRC Executive have been organising their first student-run charity event for “Time for Kids”. On Thursday Week 11, we will… Continue Reading →

‘The Protectors’ – Live Theatre Program

Brainstorm Productions will be visiting our school toward the end of this term and using educational theatre to help empower students to be assertive and safe in the playground and online. ‘The Protectors’ is an emotional wellbeing resource that has… 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 →

Lunchtime Activities

Our student leadership team (Peer Support, SRC Executive & House Captain leaders) met last Friday and developed a program of lunchtime activities to support student play. They decided on activities to suit Junior Primary students, especially the new receptions. In addition… 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 →

SRC Initiative – Moving from Year 5 to 6!

As students, we experience many different changes throughout our schooling years. Sometimes these are personal changes, like changes that affect us at home, or affect our families, and sometimes these changes impact us at school. One common transition that students… Continue Reading →

Parent Information Session at Unley PS

This is a session not to be missed! Madhavi is a highly engaging speaker who shares her insights with great understanding and humour. She is booked out for the remainder of the year due to great demand. We urge you… Continue Reading →

Unley PS ER

Written by Grace M, Year 7 Did you know six year olds can be doctors? Not technically, but Unley PS students are giving it a try on Tuesdays at lunchtimes. They start off by asking their patient to complete a… Continue Reading →

Mudster Chef Mondays

Written by Oliver H, Year 7 The Peer Support leaders are turning kids’ cooking dreams into a reality – except with mud! The first round of our Mudster Chef competition began on Monday at lunchtime and was a huge success…. Continue Reading →

Term 3 Lunchtime Activities – Seeking Donations of Items for Play

Our Year 7 leaders have designed the lunchtime activity roster for this term with a reality TV show twist! We hope you can help us collect some things for our pretend play by donating any unwanted items from home or… Continue Reading →

Stand UP Success!

Throughout Week nine of last term, Unley Primary School students participated in a number of activities as a part of Stand UP Week. The aim of this student-led initiative was to educate students on what bullying is and motivate them… 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 →

Stand UP Week

In Week 9 of this term our Year 7 student leaders will be running workshops and activities with a focus on students supporting one another, especially to prevent bullying, harassment and discrimination. Students can purchase a Stand UP wristband for $2 from… 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 →

Free Parent Education Seminars – Mark Le Messurier

Fullarton Park Community Centre is once again running free, highly popular Parent Education Seminars presented by Mark Le Messurier who is a well-known teacher, counsellor and author of 11 books. Monday 29 May – A Window into the Adolescent Brain… Continue Reading →

‘Together We Can’ – Student Leaders

The SRC Executive and House Captain student leaders recently attended the Halogen ImagiNATION event at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The theme for this year was ‘Together We Can’ and the focus was on the ways we can work as a… Continue Reading →

The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox

Meet the author Madhavi Nawana Parker Last week some members of staff attended a Meet the Author event at the Unley Town Hall presented by Madhavi Nawana Parker. Madhavi is a behaviour analyst who works with families and teachers. We found her to… Continue Reading →

Pop-Up Play

Thank you for the continued donations of loose parts to support our Pop-Up Play initiative. The students love Thursday lunchtimes and revel in the opportunity to create, imagine and explore! Donations of loose parts are always welcome and can be… Continue Reading →

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