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Instrumental Music Program 2021

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Welcome to the Unley Primary School Instrumental Music Program for 2021.  Unley Primary School offers a diverse Instrumental Music Program where students in Years 3-7 have the opportunity to learn a variety of instruments and participate in a number of… Continue Reading →

Our new playground – ready for action!

Two Year 5 students, Eli and Xavier have been documenting the development of our new playground on Campus 1. This playground has come about through the industrious work of our Community and Fundraising Committee, and planning and oversight from our… Continue Reading →

ePlatform – eBook Library

Don’t forget to explore our online ePlatform at home. New titles are added all the time. The ePlatform app is the quickest and easiest way to borrow and read eBooks or audio books on your tablet, PC, laptop or smartphone without… Continue Reading →

Choir 2020: Recording like professionals!

On Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th of November, 12 students from Year 6/7 spent the day with Mrs Marshall in a professional recording studio in Norwood. We auditioned and were successful in gaining a position as part of the group…. Continue Reading →

‘Wendy’ by Gus Gordon with Room 11

During the past few weeks, the Year 1 children from Room 11 have been exploring the text ‘Wendy’ by Gus Gordon with a focus on adding details to our writing and expanding our vocabulary. Wendy is a remarkable chicken who leaves her… Continue Reading →

Sports Day 2020: a little different, but still great fun!

A wonderful day was had by all on Sports Day. It was a very different day, with the junior and upper primary classes separating for the events and coming together at the end for the presentation of the Sports Day… Continue Reading →

Thunderstorm Writing and Art with Room 12

Due to the massive storm we had in Adelaide on Wednesday night the learners in Room 12 decided we should write one or two sentences describing what it was like. We also created some art pieces using photos taken in… Continue Reading →

Click on the link below to see the menu – Nettle & Knead MENU T4 2020

Thank you Tony and Mark’s

Thank you to our friends at Tony & Mark’s for supporting our Sports Day and supplying us with a huge selection of delicious fresh apples, bananas, mandarins and pears. Your donations were thoroughly enjoyed by students and staff at school and… Continue Reading →

Our new playground – on the way!

After a few set-backs. our new playground, situated between the Vines building and the music room, is well underway. There is much anticipation about this structure as it comes to life, with two tall, connected towers, a slippery dip and… Continue Reading →

Notes from parent information session about healthy relationships and sexual development

Our recent Parent Information Session on talking to your child about healthy relationships, sexual development and emotional wellbeing with Madhavi Nawana Parker offered thought-provoking insights and practical advice. Many parents commented that a summary of the key points presented on… Continue Reading →

Unley Primary School Instrumental Music Night 2020

Unley Primary School will host our annual instrumental music performances over two evenings in November. Please check with your child’s instrumental teacher if they are involved in one of the concerts as detailed below. Flute, Clarinet, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Drums,… Continue Reading →

Making Bees Wax Wraps with KESAB

This week the Year 2 classes in the Peppertree Building participated in a Bees Wax Wrap Workshop with Jo from KESAB. Students created their practical and eco-friendly food wraps by first making personalised nature and food inspired designs on fabric squares, then brushing with… Continue Reading →

Moving to Mars!

Over much of Term 3, students in Rooms 18 and 19 showcased their technological talents by undertaking the Commissioner’s Digital Challenge. The Commissioner has selected the ‘Multi-Use Robot’ design by Year 5 student, Aiden, to feature in the public Space… Continue Reading →

Congratulations, Alex!

Celebrating children and their writing is an important part of our improvement priority when it comes to developing great writers here at school. The UPS Wonderful Writer Award is one way we can continue to recognise students who are going… Continue Reading →

Fundraising Record at UPS – thank you!

Our fundraiser in Term 3 this year was about supporting the children of Dalousu Village in the Solomon Islands. In the Dalousu Village many children can’t afford to go to school. It costs approximately $100 to send one child to… Continue Reading →

Beautiful artwork celebrates wildlife conservation

During Term 3, the Year 4 students from Room 21 took part in an art competition about endangered species. The Orang-Artan Competition tasked students to research an endangered species and create an artwork in order to raise awareness. Students from… Continue Reading →

Sports Day 2020

Our Sports Day on Tuesday 3 November is now less than two weeks away. Excitement is building here at school, with classes practising for events, students trying out for the relay team and our house captains busily preparing the health hustle and chants. We have… Continue Reading →

Volunteer to support new UPS families in 2021

With many new families beginning their journey at Unley Primary School next year, the Education and Wellbeing Committee would appreciate hearing from current parents who are willing to support new families to our school by being part of the UPS Family… Continue Reading →

Is your child ready for an adult seatbelt?

Booster seat/extended harnessed seat or correctly fitted seatbelt When your child turns 7, they’re not necessarily ready to move out of their booster and into an adult seatbelt. The law says the adult seatbelt must fit them correctly. If it… Continue Reading →

Success at Santos

Last Monday, 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 42 year 4-7 students, have been training earnestly in the lead up… Continue Reading →

Mountain Biking State Carnival

Last Friday, three year 7 boys had the opportunity to attend the SAPSASA Mountain Bike State Carnival. Matthew Morrell, Ivan Wilkinson and Nick Woods had an early morning start out at O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park, where Ivan and Nick were… Continue Reading →

Garden on Cremorne

As always, our industrious Facilities Committee are looking for ways to improve our school environment. Last Saturday saw the start of our new garden area, at the northern end of the turf on Campus 1. This garden features a couple… Continue Reading →

Understanding diversity – a view from Sasindu

Last term, Year 7 student Sasindu Maheepala responded to the following question as part of the Governor’s Civics award competition. ‘Why is an understanding of diversity in Australian society important to our future? ‘ We thought his well-considered response was… Continue Reading →

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