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Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 19 February

Our school’s Annual General Meeting will be held in the Library on Tuesday 19th February at 7pm. We will commence with Welcome Drinks followed by the formal part of the meeting at 7.30pm We would love to see as many… Continue Reading →

Introducing our 2019 Student Leadership Team

We are very proud of the 28 Year 7 representatives who make up our student leadership team this year. We would like to congratulate the leaders on gaining their position and thank them for their willingness to serve our school… Continue Reading →

Pupil Free Days 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, Across the year there are four “pupil free days” allocated to support school staff in professional development. This year at Unley PS the professional development will be in the key areas of: – Writing – planning and designing… Continue Reading →

Free Meningococcal B immunisation

 Free Meningococcal B vaccinations will be available to children and students from 1 February. To receive the free vaccine, children and students must be SA residents and have a Medicare card. Meningococcal disease is a serious infection caused by meningococcal… Continue Reading →

Acquaintance Evening – Wednesday 6th February – Please note amended times

Our Teacher/ Parent Acquaintance Evening will be held next week, on Wednesday 6th February. Acquaintance Evenings provide an opportunity to meet your child’s class teacher, hear about plans for the year ahead and any other important organisational detail.  The… Continue Reading →

It has been a delight to see lots of happy faces ready for another great year at Unley Primary School. Over the past few weeks teachers have been working hard in preparation for the year ahead which promises to be full of exciting… Continue Reading →

Diary Dates – Term 1 2019

Wednesday 6 February Acquaintance Night Monday 11 February SAPOL Traffic Training – students and staff Tuesday 19 February SCHOOL PHOTOS Tuesday 19 February AGM 7pm Monday 25 February Year 5 Camp Monday to Wednesday Wednesday 27 February Footsteps Dance for… 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 →

Lunch Orders with The Village Green

Lunch orders will be available from The Village Green starting on the first day of term.  Orders need to be placed by 9.15am and can be made up to a week in advance.  Updated menu details and Qkr! app instructions… Continue Reading →

2019 Classes and Staff

We are pleased to announce that Amy Reid has won the role as our Assistant Principal for the next 5 years. Amy will continue to support wellbeing initiatives across the school as well as providing curriculum leadership across the school. Amy’s position… 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 →

Materials and Services Charges 2019

Our Governing Council and Finance Committee have met and considered, amongst other things, the materials and services charges for 2019. A modest rise, from $400 to $410 has been suggested. A draft invoice is attached as a link, below. We… 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 →

Unley Primary School – Brandmode Uniforms for 2019

If you would like to purchase some new uniform items for your child before the start of the 2019 school year please see attached information from our uniform supplier Brandmode for personal fitting dates in December. Brandmode Unley Fittings 2019… Continue Reading →

2018 Parent Opinion Survey

Each year we seek the feedback of parents to help guide our future planning. We would appreciate you spending a few minutes to respond to this survey. Please click here to begin.  

Instrumental Music Lessons in 2019

If your child wishes to apply to start learning or continue learning an instrument at Unley in 2019, applications are now open. This year, all the information is available on the UPS website. www.unleyps.sa.edu.au Click on – ‘Student Activities’’ –… Continue Reading →

Eight ways to help your child develop their organisational skills

You may be worried that having less traditional ‘homework’ is impacting on your child’s organisational skills. Maggie Dent, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators, puts it well when she explains, ‘Remember children learn all the time, not just when… Continue Reading →

SMS Notifications

To help keep track of student absences here at Unley Primary, we will soon be using SMS to notify you when your child is not at school without a recorded reason. These messages will help to keep our students safe… Continue Reading →

Boredom: how it helps children’s development

Over the last term, the Education and Wellbeing Committee has worked to provide parents with regular posts about things families can do at home to support their child’s learning and development. It seems unusual, then, that we would advocate for… Continue Reading →

Times tables bingo

Playing times tables games is a great way for children to develop their fluency with times tables, which is essential for further Mathematics and in everyday life. The achievement standard in the Australian Curriculum outlines that students recall multiplication facts… Continue Reading →

UPS Wall of Hands

To be part of the commemorative wall, at the front entrance of the school, and share in the school’s history you are invited to purchase a hand for your child/children/family. This wall was erected for the 125th birthday celebrations of Unley Primary School in 2004. The hands are laser cut stainless steel and engraved with the period of time you and your family have been involved with our school. The hands are permanently attached to the wall and help make up a wave of hands to stretch from one side of the wall to the other. It is hoped this sea of hands will stretch back several generations and link the past with the present and future. See the attached order form for additional details and to mark your place in the history of UPS. Commemorative Hand Order Form

To be part of the commemorative wall, at the front entrance of the school, and share in the school’s history you are invited to purchase a hand for your child/children/family. This wall was erected for the 125th birthday celebrations of Unley… Continue Reading →

Outdoor experiences a fundamental part of childhood

Making changes to the family routine and finding time to introduce new things at home can be tricky. This is one of the reasons why the Education and Wellbeing Committee developed the 74 Fun Things To Do Out Of School… Continue Reading →

Place Value War

Helping children develop a solid understanding of place value is so important, as place value concepts underpin fluency in arithmetic calculations and support ongoing learning with larger numbers and decimals. This fun place value game can be played at home… Continue Reading →

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