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Diary Dates – Term 3 2019

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DIARY DATES – TERM 3 WEEK 4 Science Week WEEK 4 12 – 14 August Sally Heinrich – Author Visits WEEK 5 Book Week – ‘Reading is My Secret Power’ Tuesday 20 August Grandparents and Special Friends Day Wednesday 21… 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.

“A tough week of sport”

This is a brief account of the recent SAPSASA teams footy championships, in which Harry, Oliver, Jack A, Micah, Jack D, Jack W and Zach participated. Thank you to Marc, Isaac and Alice for coaching us through this incredible journey… Continue Reading →

School uniform

Thanks to Sasindu and Ava for showcasing our school uniform in this photo! Over the last week, teachers and students have discussed our school uniform policy. Classes have revisited our dress code and highlighted some key points, as outlined here:… Continue Reading →

School closure – Monday 1 July

Dear Families, I am writing to inform you that our school will be closed for the whole of the school day on Monday 1 July 2019 due to a vote for industrial action by members of the Australian Education Union… Continue Reading →

Family Movie Night

A cold and wet Friday night couldn’t deter more than 250 members of our community from bringing their beanbags and cushions, to attend our first Family Movie Night in the Sports Art Centre. ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ was thoroughly enjoyed… Continue Reading →

GWS Captain’s Run on

Last Friday, students from Unley Primary School were invited to attend the Captain’s Run at Adelaide Oval, by the Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL team. UPS students were able to watch the players training, kick the footy with the team… Continue Reading →

Tommy’s Garden

Last week there was a bit of excitement when the Tommy’s Garden mural was unveiled. Port Elliot based artist, Richard John, has been working on a mural commissioned by our Facilities Committee, to tell a short version of the Tommy… Continue Reading →

Amazing football representation

Seven Unley PS students have been selected to represent to the South East Adelaide SAPSASA region in the upcoming state-wide championships. This represents an incredibly large cohort from the one school, one of which we are very proud. Jack Appleton, Zach… Continue Reading →

Ordering lunch from the Village Green

Please be advised that the Village Green will no longer be taking lunch orders over the phone. Please use the Qkr! App to place orders before 9.15am. Click here for instructions on how to download the app and make an order…. Continue Reading →

Italian Classes

The Italian students have been doing oral presentations based on their own personal details, including information about their families, friends and pets.

Lost Property

Dear Parents, We have an abundance of jumpers in lost property. If your child is missing a jumper, please head to the front office to check if it’s there. Please ensure that all of your child’s clothing is labelled clearly…. Continue Reading →

12 Ways Your Child Can Get the Best Out of School

Professor Adrian Piccoli is Director of the Gonski Institute for Education and a former New South Wales Minister for Education. His book 12 Ways Your Child Can Get the Best Out of School comes highly recommended and is available for… Continue Reading →

Odd Shoes Day on Tuesday

Our Student Representative Council (SRC) has organised a fundraiser to support people who are affected by cancer. We have been learning about cancer and the impact it has on families. Year 7 student, Angelia, shared a special story with us. She… Continue Reading →

The relationship between books at home and student achievement

You may be interested to see how researchers have made a link between the number of books in a home and a student’s achievement in Maths and Science. Check out this infographic to find out more.

‘Yia Sou’ from our Greek students

Yia Sou, everyone! Our Greek LOTE learners have been making wonderful progress with their oral language skills over the last two terms. The students have learnt to count, to greet and respond and know many colours. Currently our topic is… Continue Reading →

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