Unley Primary School News

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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 →

Instrumental Music News

Instrumental Music lessons are underway for 2018. This year we have the following teachers teaching instruments at Unley. Michelangelo Micelli – Drums Matt Walters – Guitar Brad Iversen – Guitar Kathryn Zoumis – Piano Jenny Finos – Piano Lydia Burford… Continue Reading →

Soccer clinic at Unley PS

Oscar, a parent from the Unley PS community, has provided opportunities for children to develop their soccer skills over many years. He is once again offering a program for children out of school hours. Please contact Oscar on the number… Continue Reading →

Free parenting seminar

Parenting SA run a number of free, informative workshops for parents throughout each year. More information about this latest workshop can be found at www.parenting.sa.gov.au

Room 11’s advice for our Reception students

The Year 1 students in Room 11 have engaged in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to support positive relationships and a cooperative start in their new classroom. They have discussed actions they can take if they don’t have a friend,… Continue Reading →

“Come & Try” Junior Female Football

Traffic and Safety

The safety of our children is everyone’s responsibility. Unley Council has provided us with a brochure that clearly explains traffic rules around schools. Many of the rules apply to traffic around UPS, particularly traffic that uses the often congested Rugby… Continue Reading →


Envelopes for individual and class photos will be sent home with all children by today (Friday 9th Feb). A reminder that all envelopes need to come back to school next week on Tuesday 13th February, when photos will be taken…. Continue Reading →

Library News

We have had a fantastic start to the year in the library. Students have all come in with their classes for weekly borrowing.  Borrowing books from the library is an important step for children in becoming strong, life-long readers. It… Continue Reading →

Back on the Road Again…with UPS Fit Club

The gang is back again, looking for new members and a big year ahead. Please contact the Front Office for further information.

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 →

After school Robotics Workshops

Dear Parents / Caregivers, Kids are growing up in a very different world than that of their parents. Smart phones, computers, YouTube, Netflix, and Facebook are embedded in their daily lives. Even toys are digital, and many are programmable, such as Lego… Continue Reading →

Junior Tennis Programs

UPS parent, Justin Tredwell has run tennis programs at our school this year and proposes to run after hours programs for 5-10 year olds in Term 1 next year. Please see the attached for further information.

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 →

Thanks for another great year

What an amazing year at Unley Primary. As we emerge from another wonderful Celebration Night and a range of events to farewell our Year 7 students, we realise this is a busy, productive and important time for us all. Celebration… Continue Reading →

Keeping Fit, Raising Funds

Thank you to UPS mum, Bianca Harms for coordinating the Get Fit with Friends sessions over the course of the year. Fitness sessions led by our very own, Sarah Kuss, have brought our school community together with a focus on… Continue Reading →

Thanks For Your Support

We are delighted to have secured funding under the state government’s “Fund My Neighbourhood” grants program. As you know we targeted some additional funding to enhance the nature play space on Campus 3, now called ‘Tommy’s Garden’. In total we… Continue Reading →

Congratulations, Rebekka!

Congratulations to Year 5 student, Rebekka Stutley, who was selected to captain the girls’ SAPSASA Golf Team in the Pacific School Games. These were held in Adelaide last week, with the golf tournament played at Glenelg, Adelaide Shores, North Adelaide… Continue Reading →

Homework Policy

The Education and Wellbeing Committee would like to thank you for your feedback on our school’s Homework Policy. We received an overwhelmingly supportive response from parents and caregivers and we are grateful for your constructive comments and questions. The committee… 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 →

Campus 3 becomes Tommy’s Garden

The SRC are thrilled to announce the new name for Campus 3… Tommy’s Garden! “Why?” we hear you ask. Well, let’s go back to 1851, when an elephant named Tommy first arrived in Australia. Tommy was originally from Calcutta, India,… Continue Reading →

Christmas Appeal

Our Student Representative Council (SRC) understands that Christmas can be a difficult time of year for families in need. Every Christmas it is a tradition for our school to run a food drive to bring hope to these families. Our… 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 →

End of Year Library News

Exciting news! We have received the Premier’s Reading Challenge Certificates and medals and these will be handed to children next Thursday to wear to our assembly. A big congratulations to students who read 12 books from a wide selection of… Continue Reading →

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