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Parent Information Session: Talking to your child about healthy relationships, sexual development and emotional wellbeing

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UPS has traditionally held an information session every two years on children’s growth and sexual development in response to parents’ requests for guidance on how to help their children navigate this topic. The research suggests that it’s best for parents… Continue Reading →

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Football success

Congratulations to Year 7 students, Ben Beaven and Jack Appleton who had a few days off school in Week 8 to represent Adelaide South East district in the SA School Sport (formerly SAPSASA) footy carnival. The team played very well… Continue Reading →

SRC Fundraiser for the Solomon Islands – Casual Day

The SRC is most thankful for the generous gifts of stationery that have been dropped off at the Front Office as well as the monetary donations made in person or via the Qkr app. Working together, we can make a… Continue Reading →

Children’s writing samples heading home

We understand that parents like to stay connected to their child’s learning and development. Our school has enjoyed a strong focus on teaching the craft of writing over recent years, and we are proud of the progress we have made… Continue Reading →

A blast from the past

Towards the end of last term, a couple of enterprising and kind-hearted Year 6 students, Evie and Zara, came up with a suggestion to improve the entrance to our school. The fountain, alongside our Wattle St entrance, had captured their… Continue Reading →

Term 4 events – a snapshot

As we head towards the end of the year, we have been planning for several Term 4 events which we have held dear for many years. The COVID- related limitations that govern our response make many of these difficult, and… Continue Reading →

The sound of music

Throughout the year, our Year 6 and 7 choir have been preparing for the famous Festival of Music – a whole of state performance usually performed at the Festival Theatre. This year, of course, things will be different with choirs… Continue Reading →

‘The Lads’ social and emotional wellbeing holiday workshop

The City of Unley Council has significantly subsidised this one-day workshop for 8-11 year old boys. Held in the UPS music room during the school holidays, this is a great opportunity for our students. The program is evidenced-based and combines… Continue Reading →

Room 20 and “The Great Rhino Inquiry” at Monarto Zoo

In Room 20 this term we have been learning about sustainability. As a part of this unit of work, we have been inquiring into sustainable environments. We have been researching the critically endangered white rhino, and we were sad to… Continue Reading →

Young debaters

Our two debating teams have continued their fine form in the SA Schools Debating competition. Under the guidance and mentorship of Year 6&7 teacher, Laura Alchin, the teams have performed incredibly well competing against students from 64 teams representing all… Continue Reading →

A message from the Student Representative Council

The Unley Primary School SRC is excited to launch our sister school project with the Dalousu Village School in the Solomon Islands. The SRC has been planning this project after working with members of the Unley Rotary Club at the… Continue Reading →

Fostering a love of reading

Children at Unley Primary were thrilled to be involved in International Literacy Day celebrations today, Tuesday 8 September. UPS is proud to have a special connection with the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association in SA (ALEA). ALEA is a professional network… Continue Reading →

Talking to your child about healthy relationships, sexual development and emotional wellbeing

UPS has traditionally held an information session every two years on healthy relationships, sexual development and emotional wellbeing in response to parents’ requests for guidance on how to help their children navigate this topic. We are delighted to be able to… Continue Reading →

Spread kindness with this fortnight’s family writing challenge

You may be surprised to learn that up to 40 per cent of people in aged care in Australia do not have visitors. With current restrictions in place due to the pandemic, feelings of isolation and loneliness may be even… Continue Reading →

Spoiled Dads

Thankyou to our Community and Fundraising Committee on yet another successful venture – The Father’s Day Gift Boxes. Following on from our successful Mother’s Day flowers fundraiser, the boxes were a great success, with almost $1,500 going towards our playground… Continue Reading →

‘Fox’ by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks with Room 12

In Room 12 the Year 1 students have truly enjoyed exploring ‘Fox’ as our mentor text this term. We decided to do a quick write selling this book to others.  Here is a couple of our pieces of writing along… Continue Reading →

SA Sport Stars!

Earlier this term, a number of year 6 and 7 students were selected to represent the Adelaide South East District in an upcoming SA Sport (SAPSASA) state carnival. There were four sports on offer: netball, soccer, hockey and football. Of… Continue Reading →

Young Garden Designers

We have yet another beautiful garden area to celebrate at Unley Primary School, thanks to some enterprising Year 3 students. Andre, Max, Lucas and Louis approached Peter early in the term to discuss their ideas for a garden in a… Continue Reading →

A snapshot of PE at UPS

We have been busy in PE across all year levels this term! We recently started our ‘Invasion’ games unit (Basketball, netball, soccer, hockey, footy) with classes in Years 3-7. This is a fan favourite as so many students play club… Continue Reading →

Maintaining a strong school-home partnership

The importance of building and maintaining strong links between home and school is well known to teachers, parents and carers at Unley Primary School. Research tells us that it is families who have the most significant influence on their children’s… Continue Reading →

Parent Information Session – Supporting students in their final year of primary schooling 2021

If your child is in Year 5 or 6 this year, they’ll be graduating from primary school next year. At UPS, planning is well underway to ensure your child’s last year in primary school is a positive experience. We warmly… Continue Reading →

Register your interest to support the UPS Family Connect Initiative

Being a part of the Unley Primary School community comes with the opportunity to be well-supported by other parents and carers, as well as members of staff. We are proud of the community spirit at UPS, and we are committed… Continue Reading →

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