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138 Tickets sold for Parent Information Session – 61 places still available | Get in before the final rush!

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We’re very excited about the parent information session, Growing Up Online, on Tues 30th October. The importance of parents and school staff working together to help young people manage their online behaviour cannot be overstated, so with less than two… Continue Reading →

Homework Policy Review – Survey closes next Friday

Unley Primary School’s homework policy was developed during 2017, based on current educational research and in consultation with students, staff and parents. To help staff and the Education & Wellbeing Committee (comprised of parents and members of staff) to review the… 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 →

Sam and Tom Win School Survivor Competition

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Unley Primary School Survivor competition over the last six weeks. All competitors gave it a go and represented their classes brilliantly! The support from each class was absolutely fantastic and we loved… Continue Reading →

Parent Information Session | Growing up Online – Tickets selling fast!

Get in quick to secure your booking at the Parent Information Session with Susan McLean next term. Please see the attached flyer for further information. You can book your tickets online here. You may also like to check out Susan’s recently updated book, Sexts, Texts And Selfies.  Susan will explore… Continue Reading →

UPS Homework Policy Review Survey

At the beginning of this year, Unley Primary School’s new homework policy came into effect. The policy was developed during 2017, based on current educational research and in consultation with students, staff and parents. The policy stresses the importance of… Continue Reading →

Growing up Online – Term 4 Parent Information Session

Susan Mclean is internationally renowned for her knowledge on all things cybersafety and young people. An informative and entertaining session for parents and carers will be delivered with Susan’s famous ‘no nonsense’ approach and will cover: What are kids doing online… 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 →

UPS raises $1725 for the farmers

It was certainly very strange walking down Carrington street in my pyjamas and slippers on Friday morning for an appointment, but it was all for a good cause! Last week on Friday the 7thof September, the SRC and the school… Continue Reading →

Free Parent Seminar – Anxiety

Madhavi Nawana Parker is presenting a free seminar at Fullarton Park Community Centre on 24 September at 7pm. She will teach simple, practical ways to help children cope better with anxiety and stress. Madhavi’s ideas will encourage happiness, resilience and wellbeing… 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 →

Free parenting seminars – Parents in Education Week

The Parents in Education Week speaker program is a series of free parenting seminars presented by education experts. Each seminar is different, but they all focus on the importance of getting involved in your child’s learning from birth through school…. Continue Reading →

Don’t miss out!

Do you have the Parent Information Session with Madhavi Nawana Parker next Wednesday night Aug 29 marked in your diary? This is a session not to be missed! Madhavi will talk about how parents can broach the topic of growth… 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 →

Free program for child and adolescent anxiety

The BRAVE Program is an interactive, online program for the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety. The programs are free, and provide ways for children and teenagers to better cope with their worries. There are also programs for… 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 →

Parent Information Session – Talking with your child about healthy relationships, growth and development

When it comes to talking with your child about healthy relationships, growth and development, are you wondering, what age do we start talking? what is the right thing to say? or, how much is ‘too much’ information for my child?… 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 →

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 →

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