Unley Primary School News

The great table tennis championship

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Over the  past few weeks, our UPS House captains have been hosting and organising the first UPS table tennis championship. This was a knock-out event, with 98 students participating in the first round. We could tell that students had honed… Continue Reading →

Maths Vocabulary at UPS – what does it all mean?

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Research tells us that families have the most significant influence on their child’s learning and development. This resource is the second in a series which will unpack and explain the language and learning in UPS classrooms, and provide practical activities… Continue Reading →

Yr 6/7 Unley Bullets Basketball Team Premiers

The magnificent Unley Bullets defeated Emmaus Christian College 23 to 15 in a tough fought Grand Final on Wednesday night. Congratulations to Winnie Vaughan, Zach Esvelt, Thomas Balnaves, Tom Bridgwood, Henry French, Arijit Nair and Ben Wilkin on a great… Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day Flowers – Fundraiser

The Community and Fundraising Committee are selling potted crystanthemums for Mother’s Day – please see flyer attached for more details. Numbers are limited, so please make sure you place your orders ASAP to avoid disappointment. Mothers Day Flyer

Shayla’s Nan

Last week Room 20 were fortunate enough to have Shayla’s Nan come and speak to us about her Aboriginal heritage and her life. Nan explained to us that she was a part of the Larrakia mob in the Northern Territory…. Continue Reading →

Unley Lions Summer Season Netball Premiers

Congratulations to the Unley Lions who defeated the Concordia Cougars 17 – 6 to become premiers for the netball summer season. What an outstanding result. Well done!🏆 Congratulations, and  thanks also, to Moni and Prue for coaching, mentoring and leading… Continue Reading →

As we reported  last year, we are in the early stages of planning for a re-development of Building 8- the main  ‘Cedars’ building on Campus 2. The aim is to create a learning area which encourages collaboration and connection, with… Continue Reading →

State Carnival Success

Unley Primary students have been busy representing the Adelaide South East district at state carnivals this week. To be considered for a district team, students attend trials and are put through a rigorous training and trial program. Only one team,… Continue Reading →

The fabulous Easter Raffle

There was eager anticipation this afternoon when C&F chair, Stacey Tsonis made the big Easter Raffle announcement: 1st place: Illy F 2nd place: Eric Y 3rd place: Robin Du Plessis (Indi’s Grandmother) 4th place: Chrysa P We are also please… Continue Reading →

Sausage Sizzle Success

Thanks once again to the C&F Committee and our volunteers for their organisation of  last week’s sausage sizzle lunch. It was the perfect fare for a cool autumn day. A profit of $1,307 will go towards the new playground on … Continue Reading →

Unpacking Maths at UPS – what does it all mean? Conceptual understanding.

Use of Manipulatives to Support Learning In Maths 

This term, the children in Room 10 have focused on the big ideas of Sorting, Patterns and Numbers. Exploring those big ideas through the use of manipulatives helped support the student’s retention of their learning and recall their previously established… Continue Reading →

Pancake breakfast – community building with a dash

On Friday of Week 7 we held what is  becoming a treasured feature of the Unley PS  calendar.  Our wonderful Community and Fundraising Committee and our Governing Council provided  the perfect, though slightly belated, welcome to Term 1 with the … Continue Reading →

Room 8 and The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This term the reception children are investigating Eric Carle’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This week we made a wall story to summarise the important events of the story. We experimented with several different art mediums to create the display… Continue Reading →

Surf lifesaving gold!

Our congratulations go Eli and Louie Hammersley (Year 5 and Year 3) who competed last weekend for Glenelg in the SA Surf Lifesaving State Championships. There was much excitement for the  Glenelg team as they won the overall championship, with… Continue Reading →

Community farewell for Peter O’Sullivan

Dear families and friends of Unley Primary School, The term is flying by and sadly for us it is now time to begin preparing for Peter O’Sullivan’s farewell. Peter is a remarkable principal and the Unley Primary School community will… Continue Reading →

Harmony Day at Unley Primary

The beautiful autumn day was filled with the buzz of children excitedly working with their buddies to decorate the school yard with messages about Harmony in chalk. There was a sea of orange, along with children in their national dress… Continue Reading →

Beauty & The Beast Jnr T-Shirts Available!

Setting goals

Our Year 5-7 students were treated to Olympic greatness last week with a wonderful presentation from dual gold medallist, Juliet Haslam. Juliet spoke of her stellar hockey career, of her love of sport, of being a good teammate and of… Continue Reading →

UPS Sporty kids

We have recently surveyed some of our children about the organised sports they play so we can better tailor the PE curriculum to their needs. The graph above shows the outcome of the survey.  It was interesting that the trend… Continue Reading →

Family Maths Challenges

With mathematics firmly in sight for Unley Primary School in  2021, we invite you to engage in some fun learning with the  family. Each fortnight we will post a selection of ‘family maths challenges’ for you to try at home…. Continue Reading →

Swimming Superstars

On Thursday, the UPS Swimming team headed to Payneham Pool to compete in the Adelaide South East District SAPSASA Swimming Carnival. The team, comprised of 17 year 4-7 students, have been anxiously awaiting the big day, and our impressive line-up… Continue Reading →

Special interest entry to Unley High School

Clean Up Australia Day

Thanks to everyone that got involved in the Clean Up Australia Day activities on Friday March 5th. It was great to see the enthusiasm with which the students sought out the rubbish around our school and community. Mr Hillard’s Year… Continue Reading →

Instrumental Music News

Instrumental Music lessons are underway for 2021. This year we have the following teachers teaching instruments at Unley. Michelangelo Micelli – Drums Matt Walters – Guitar Alyssa Peters – Piano Stephanie Pols – Flute Alex Roose – Voice Anne Rodda… Continue Reading →

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