Unley Primary School News



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…

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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 →

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 →

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