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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 →

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 →

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 →

Diary Dates

Wednesday 29 August Parent Information Session Talking with your child about healthy relationships, growth and development with Madhavi Nawana Parker. Friday 31 August Pupil Free Day Monday 3 September Friday 7 September School Closure Day – Show Day Pjyamas for… Continue Reading →

BOOK WEEK Mandy Foots – Visiting Illustrator with Room 11

  “My favourite book is the Footy Final. I like it because I like footy.” Paul “I learnt that if you want to be a better drawer just ask someone that is already good at drawing to help you with… Continue Reading →

Help us say no to plastic!

How much plastic do you use a day? Some experts say that plastic takes 500 – 1000 years to break down in landfill. The Green Team has estimated how much plastic our school uses in a year and we are… Continue Reading →

August Special

Musical champs, take a bow!

Congratulations to a group of our students who have had some outstanding recent success in their respective musical fields. Beyond their roles as Mr Darling, John and Tiger Lily and others in our recent Disney Peter Pan Junior production, these students… 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 →

Telstra Kids Grant – Sphero Robots

Last term, Jorge Lee (Thomas and Lily’s Dad) put forward an application for a Telstra Kids grant on behalf of Unley Primary School. Telstra Kids grants encourage applications that help kids thrive in their digital world — for example, projects… Continue Reading →

QUIZ NIGHT 2018 – change of date

Science News

During term three Science focus, students have been investigating energy and forces. Some students have had a more ‘hair-raising’ experience with static electricity. Eliza discovered the ‘excess’ electrons in her hair repelled her hair into the air, as her feet… Continue Reading →

‘Food From The Earth’ with Room 12

This term, Room 12 have been busy exploring ‘Food from the Earth’ as part of our Guided Inquiry. We have been exploring – where food comes from, how different foods grow and what foods can be processed into. Peter, from the… Continue Reading →

Dynamo Dice

How many times have you found yourself trying to keep the kids occupied at a restaurant or cafe table while you wait for the food to arrive? Instead of reaching for your phone as an easy distraction for them, how about… Continue Reading →

UPS Connect Governing Council Breakfast 2018

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 →

What are ‘fridge words’ and how can they help your child expand their vocabulary?

Did you know that vocabulary is one of the best predictors of a child’s educational achievement? Typically, a student needs 12 instructional encounters to fully know a word. This is one reason why talking with your child about their ‘fridge… Continue Reading →

Serving great food with green benefits

The Green Team is thrilled that our new lunch provider is committed to reducing waste. The Village Green encourages staff and students to send along a named reusable food storage container to be used when required. You can also send… Continue Reading →

Planning for 2019

We have commenced planning for the 2019 year, including the formation of class structures from R-7. We would appreciate parents letting us know if you have a child who will be leaving Unley PS at the end of 2018. We… Continue Reading →

Learn how to play Land Grab!

This fun and engaging game supports children’s conceptual understanding of multiplication and offers another way to help your child learn their times tables facts. Materials Piece of graph paper Two dice (six, ten or twelve-sided) Two different coloured pencils How… 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 →

OSHC Pupil Free Days Term 3

If you require care for the upcoming Pupil Free Day on Monday 6th August, please ensure you book this week. Bookings can be made by contacting Tristian on 8200 2516 or bookings.oshc@ymca.org.au. We are also currently taking bookings for the Pupil Free… 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 →

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