Unley Primary School News

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End of Term

We wish all families a relaxing couple of weeks over the holiday period. Hopefully you will enjoy a more relaxed start to the day without worrying about packing school lunches and racing off to school. Please note that there is a 2.20pm… Continue Reading →

Festival of Music Performance

On Friday 21sr September, 36 of our year 6 and 7 students performed on stage at the Adelaide Festival Theatre as part of the Public Primary Schools’ Festival of Music. Throughout the concert series, our school was also represented by… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA State Athletic Championships

Tuesday 25th September The highlight of my SAPSASA calendar was taking the students listed below to Santos Stadium to compete in their individual events that they won at District Athletics Day. After District Day these students continued to train hard… Continue Reading →

Parent Information Session | Growing up Online – Tickets selling fast!

Get in quick to secure your booking at the Parent Information Session with Susan McLean next term. Please see the attached flyer for further information. You can book your tickets online here. You may also like to check out Susan’s recently updated book, Sexts, Texts And Selfies.  Susan will explore… 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 →

UPS Homework Policy Review Survey

At the beginning of this year, Unley Primary School’s new homework policy came into effect. The policy was developed during 2017, based on current educational research and in consultation with students, staff and parents. The policy stresses the importance of… Continue Reading →

Create an obstacle course

Asking your child to create and complete an obstacle course in the house or backyard requires them to use planning and organisation skills, as well as their imagination! The course pictured here from The Crafty Mummy helps develop children’s motor… Continue Reading →

A Great Way to Start the Day

Our UPS Connect Governing Council Breakfast was a wonderful start to Friday. Many thanks to those who could join us at the Cremorne Hotel for what was our second such breakfast. A significant part of the ticket price has gone… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA District Athletics Day

Congratulations to all of our 52 students who attended the District Athletics Championships at SANTOS Stadium on Monday 10thSeptember. It was a fantastic day with all our athletes competing extremely well across all events. As a result, our school came third in… Continue Reading →

Growing up Online – Term 4 Parent Information Session

Susan Mclean is internationally renowned for her knowledge on all things cybersafety and young people. An informative and entertaining session for parents and carers will be delivered with Susan’s famous ‘no nonsense’ approach and will cover: What are kids doing online… Continue Reading →

Notes and resources from Parent Information Night – Sex Ed Rescue

Our recent Parent Information Session on Healthy Relationships, Growth and Development with Madhavi Nawana Parker offered thought-provoking insights, research-informed guidelines and practical, down-to-earth advice. In an anonymous evaluation questionnaire, ALL respondents reported finding the session helpful, with over 95% finding it… Continue Reading →

UPS raises $1725 for the farmers

It was certainly very strange walking down Carrington street in my pyjamas and slippers on Friday morning for an appointment, but it was all for a good cause! Last week on Friday the 7thof September, the SRC and the school… Continue Reading →

Vacation Care Program – YMCA OSHC

OSHC vacation care program T3 The October school holidays are fast approaching and we have an exciting program awaiting your children in Vacation Care! Please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We are looking forward to a fun,… Continue Reading →

Free Parent Seminar – Anxiety

Madhavi Nawana Parker is presenting a free seminar at Fullarton Park Community Centre on 24 September at 7pm. She will teach simple, practical ways to help children cope better with anxiety and stress. Madhavi’s ideas will encourage happiness, resilience and wellbeing… Continue Reading →

25 Things for Kids to do in Spring

Spring is finally here and we don’t need to look too far to notice things beginning to flourish. This week’s idea for a Fun Thing To Do Out Of School is to encourage your child to explore outdoors and take… Continue Reading →

Room 22 Green Thumbs

Across this year, students from Danni Giro’s Room 22, along with some other Year 4 and 5 students, have been tending our plants in the Tommy’s Garden vegetable beds. With the support of our SSO, Tan Innocente, they entered a display of their produce in the… Continue Reading →

UPS Connect Governing Council Breakfast 2018

Students Shine during School Survivor

Australian Survivor is a big, must-see TV series that many families watch. Can our own students from Unley Primary School live up to the Survivor name? From week five of this term, students from every middle and upper primary class… 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 →

What is the environmental impact of your lunchbox?

Do you or your children use yogurt squeeze pouches? They are a common snack for children, though you may not know the harm of buying one. Yogurt squeeze pouches are terrible for the environment, as they are predicted to take… Continue Reading →

Aussie Rules Football at UPS

Boys from years 2 and 3 have just completed the Australian Rules Football season. This year Unley PS had both a year 2 team and a combined year 2 and 3 team competing in the Sturt zone of the SANFL… Continue Reading →

Poetry by Room 2

This term Room 2 are doing an anthology of poems in English. We have been learning about a range of poems, including, but not limited to: – Kennings – Diamante – Ballad – Haiku And there are many more. The… Continue Reading →

Scarecrow Competition – Royal Adelaide Show with Room 14

Room 14 had so much fun making this Scarecrow to enter in the Royal Adelaide Show Scarecrow Competition. We thought it would be a great opportunity to celebrate Book Week by choosing one our our favourite book characters, The Gruffalo…. 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 →

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