Unley Primary School News

Room 19 visits the Art Gallery

Dûsan and Voitre Artwork On the 9th of September 2021, Rm 19 went on an excursion to the Art Gallery of South Australia. We went to see the artwork of Dûsan and Voitre Marek who were two young men from… Continue Reading →

End of Term

Santos Superstars

Last week, the UPS Athletics team hit the track (and field!) at Santos Stadium to compete in the Adelaide South East District SAPSASA Athletics Carnival. The team, comprising 52 year 4-7 students, have been training earnestly in the lead up… Continue Reading →

Crazy Hair Day

A Message from the SRC Executive The Cancer Council is an organisation that helps fight cancer. They help in many ways such as researching for cures, cancer prevention strategies and support for those people with cancer. The SRC have decided… Continue Reading →

Auskick 2021 was great fun!

Over 40 children registered for Auskick at UPS this year. The sessions ran on Sunday mornings across terms 2 & 3 and culminated in a fantastic final celebration session on Sunday 12 September. We would like to thank our amazing… Continue Reading →

Festival of Music Concert Wednesday 8th September 2021

What a night it was, “Stars in the Arena” celebrating 130 years of the Primary Schools Music Festival at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. On Wednesday 8th September 34 of our year 6/7 students performed with confidence, enthusiasm and energy. A… Continue Reading →

Sleep and mental health

We all know the feeling of being over tired. As parents and carers we often don’t get enough sleep and it impacts on our days, we may be more irritable and have less energy.  When children don’t get enough sleep… Continue Reading →

A call out to the UPS community to join the Facilities Committee

A message from Mark Rodda from the Facilities Committee Our UPS children are blessed with the facilities that they utilise, have access to and share with the community.  The UPS Facilities Committee works with the school to consider the priority… Continue Reading →

and the winner is …. Claudia

Congratulation to Claudia from Room 21 who won the Fathers’ Day raffle last Thursday. We hope her dad Sam enjoys the hamper of goodies. A big thank you goes to the Community and Fundraising committee for organising the raffle.

Learning about respectful relationships and keeping safe

Unley Primary School teaches young people about keeping themselves safe and respectful relationships. This is part of the Australian Curriculum and South Australia’s Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum. This curriculum is taught by teachers who have done a full-day training course…. Continue Reading →

Phil Cummings entertains us at Book Week

There was plenty of excitement as the students entered the library during Book Week. The library had been transformed into old worlds, new worlds and other worlds, and looked amazing! Phil Cummings was the special guest author who shared many… Continue Reading →

Pupil Free Day & School Closure

Our very own Super Stars

This week, we celebrated our School Services Officers, more fondly known as SSOs.  We are privileged to have as part of the staff at UPS, a large number of talented and dedicated SSOs. The range of jobs they perform is… Continue Reading →

Fathers’ Day Raffle

Would you like to win Dad a fabulous Fathers’ Day gift? The Community and Fundraising committee have put together a fantastic hamper of goodies and are holding a raffle to raise money for the playground upgrade on Campus 1. Tickets… Continue Reading →

Science Week in the Library

This week to celebrate Science Week students during their library session learnt about ‘Scientific Observational Drawing’. We had a range of invertebrate specimens from the Nature Ed. Centre to observe and draw. Magnifying glasses helped a lot ! This type… Continue Reading →

Debating 2021  – By Jemima and Kaila 

Unley Primary School has two Year 6/7 debating teams this year. Both teams are participating in the Debating SA competition. Debating has helped us improve our public speaking, critical thinking and research skills. Our topics this year have included: That… Continue Reading →

Footy Pie Day Record

The students and staff would like to say a huge thanks to all of the parents and staff that helped to organise Footy Pie Day last week. The event was a huge success due to the hard work of the… Continue Reading →

Book Week 2021 – Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds!

Book Week will be celebrated Week 6 (Monday 23/8 to Friday 27/8) Mon, Tues, Wed – Author Phil Cummings will present sessions to classes in the library. Phil is a highly celebrated and engaging children’s author. Phil Cummings is an… Continue Reading →

Footy Pie Day – Fundraiser

Footy Pie Day will be held on Friday 13th of August, Week 4. Students are invited to wear their favorite sports clothing and order a special lunch to help raise funds for our school library. Order via QKR! by Tuesday… Continue Reading →

Foodbank Food Drive at UPS

During this term, starting Week 3 through to the end of Week 8, we will be collecting food for families in need through the Foodbank Food Drive. Students are encouraged to bring donations to school and place them in their… Continue Reading →

Term 3 Diary Dates

Room 24 Mindfulness

In Room 24 we have taken on the 10 minutes of mindfulness challenge. During the challenge we have been learning different strategies to support ‘Mindfulness’. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about what ‘Mindfulness’ is, why it is so valuable,… Continue Reading →

Mental health during lockdown

With the recent news of our state entering a lockdown some children and parents may feel a little unrest. It is important to continue to equip our children with coping strategies and provide them with wellbeing support throughout the lockdown. … Continue Reading →

Fun maths games to try over the holidays!

Some children in room 3, 6 and 22 have been busy making a video explaining their favourite maths games. The video describes each game in detail, and can be played using resources most families will already have in their homes…. Continue Reading →

End of Term Message

The end of another term is upon us and what a finish we have had! We were excited, and relieved, that we could go ahead and share the Beauty and the Beast production with you all. The children worked tirelessly… Continue Reading →

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