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Lost Property

Has your child lost an UNNAMED jacket, jumper or hat? The Campus 1 and Campus 2 lost property areas are currently overflowing with unnamed jumpers, jackets and hats.  If your child has lost something please take the time to come… Continue Reading →

School-home communication

Teachers at Unley Primary are highly committed to maintaining effective communication with parents and carers. Email, or apps such as Class Dojo or Seesaw, can be a great way to get in touch with your child’s class teacher. To help… Continue Reading →

The PRC is closing soon! The closing date of BEFORE Friday, 6th September is only 3 weeks away. We encourage everyone who wishes to participate and receive a medal in November, to finish, and pass in their sheet to the… Continue Reading →

Family writing challenge

Each fortnight we will post a fun writing challenge for you to try as a family at home. This week we challenge you to write a lipogram about the picture of the elephant seal. You cannot use the letter i…. Continue Reading →

Parent information session – Developing Great Writers

The UPS Education & Wellbeing Committee is excited to invite parents and carers to our next information session on Wednesday 28th August at 6.30pm. Entitled “Developing Great Writers: how Unley Primary is making writing a priority and what you can… Continue Reading →

Cooking Fun

On Friday some students from rooms 24, 23 and 17 did some cooking with Mrs Giro, Tan, and two other parents. We made some yummy cheese muffins, and enjoyed it with some delicious pumpkin soup. By Yingxi, Mitchell and Max… Continue Reading →

Notes from Parent Information Session with Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is a child and adolescent psychologist, a well-respected speaker and one of Australia’s leading authorities on parenting and young people. He began his talk by sharing examples from research and practice on how it’s tougher to bring… Continue Reading →

Wellbeing and Engagement Data (Years 4-7) for Unley Primary School – a digest

The 2019 Wellbeing and Engagement data for Unley Primary School makes fascinating reading! It reveals areas of which the school can be justifiably proud and also identifies areas where the school community can focus its attention to ensure the best… Continue Reading →

Forestville Eagles Basketball Come & Try Day

EALD – a snapshot

In term 2 I held an afternoon tea for the families of children who attend EAL/D lessons. We had a small, but very welcome, group of parents who met over a cup of tea, to hear a little bit about… Continue Reading →

Science News

Physical sciences This term students will investigate Physical science and Energy systems which are concerned with understanding the nature of forces and motion, and matter and energy. The two key concepts are that: forces affect the behaviour of objects; and… Continue Reading →

It’s a circus in PE for our junior primary kids!

Over the last term, junior primary classes have been further developing their fundamental movement skills through a variety of different activities, including circuits and modified games using the theme of ‘circus’. Students juggled by themselves and with partners, balanced on… Continue Reading →

Book Week – Reading is my Secret Power

Book Week is a celebration of Australian authors and illustrators and the best nominated Children’s books published for 2019 by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. This link shares the nominated shortlisted books – https://www.cbca.org.au/shortlist-2019.  This year we will be… Continue Reading →

Building resilience in kids with Madhavi Nawana Parker

Parents and carers from Unley Primary are invited to attend this parent information session free of charge with thanks to the Glen Osmond Primary School Education and Communication Committee. Click here for further information and to register your attendance.

Welcome Back

Welcome back to a chilly term 3; I hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable couple of weeks with the kids. It has been great seeing their smiling faces, delighted (mainly) to be back at school. We would like… Continue Reading →

Poignant poetry

Rabbit-Proof Fence written by Amna Sattar, Year 7 Trio cruelly snatched. Mother horrified. Grandmother helpless. Deafening engine roaring. Comfort snatched. Pitiful expressions on arrival. Enforcement racial, purposeless, unjust. Mocking surroundings. Instinctive escapade. Determination steered to triumphant fate.      

Festival Of Music News

Congratulations to Inez Hill-Thomson and Renee Ng who have both been successful in obtaining a solo to sing at the Festival Theatre in September. Both girls worked hard preparing for their audition and it is great that they will be able… Continue Reading →

Jigsaw Jinks

Do you have a spare bit of table space somewhere? Why not use it to set up a 500-piece family jigsaw puzzle? Leave it out during the school holidays and see how long it takes for you all to complete it, bit… Continue Reading →

The Final Whistle

In week 8, term 2, Monique Kirsanovs and Grace Volkers participated in SAPSASA netball for South East Adelaide. They had to arrive at Priceline Stadium at 8:00am each morning. Trials were held prior to the event. 70 girls trialled  but… Continue Reading →

Getting outdoors during the July holidays!

On a cold, wet winter’s day, it is easy to think that the best place to be is inside. But getting outside even in wild and woolly weather is good for everyone, particularly children. Extensive research demonstrates that spending time… Continue Reading →

SRC fundraising success

Wearing odd shoes is not for the faint-hearted. Sideways glances, accidentally going home with someone else’s shoe and visiting the dentist with odd sneakers are just three funny anecdotes shared by students who participated in our odd shoes day fundraiser… Continue Reading →

July school holiday programs

The City of Unley has a wonderful school holiday calendar full of fun activities to engage children and young people over the holidays. From whittling and weaving workshops with Nature PlaySA to chocolate making at Fullarton Park Community Centre, there is… Continue Reading →

QUIZ NIGHT 2019

Save the date for our QUIZ NIGHT 2019. Saturday 31st August More details to come early next term.

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