Unley Primary School News

Early Dismissal – Last day of Term 3

Room 14 Poetry

In our poetry lessons with Paula, we have learnt that the PURPOSE of poetry is to invite the reader to imagine and think! We have also learnt that SIMILIES and METAPHORS are comparatives and that similies use the words “like”… Continue Reading →

Science News

Science News – This term students have been investigating ‘Physical science and Energy systems’ which are concerned with understanding the nature of forces and motion, and matter and energy. The two key concepts are that: forces affect the behaviour of… Continue Reading →

Seeking new members – Education and Wellbeing Committee

Resilience, Confidence and Wellbeing UPS

Recently, the UPS Education & Wellbeing Committee invited Madhavi Nawana Parker, founder of Positive Minds Australia, to speak to our school community about resilience, confidence and wellbeing. Madhavi explained that resilience and confidence are skills that can be taught and… Continue Reading →

Casual Day – Last day of Term

Public Holiday

Thursday 22nd of September will be a one-off national public holiday to mark the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This means schools, preschools and OSHC services will be closed.

Adelaide South East District Athletics Day

We had a fabulous day at the District Athletics Day last week. Congratulations to all the children who competed. They were a credit to Unley Primary School and participated to their best ability. A special thanks to those parents who… Continue Reading →

Parent Information Session – Maths

A recap of Book Week from Paula

Last week we celebrated book week in style and with great enthusiasm at UPS! The theme of book week, “Dreaming with eyes open” immediately challenged us all to think of …. When and how do we dream of eyes open?..and… Continue Reading →

Pupil Free Day & School Closure Day

Room 7’s Circle of Life

Room 7 have been learning about feelings and keeping safe. During Inquiry lessons we discussed, asked questions and acted out the feeling of the characters in The Lion King Story. For our Assembly presentation this week we chose a character… Continue Reading →

Room 12 Penguin Information Reports

In Room 12, our Year 1 students have been creating information reports about penguins. After lots of research and note taking, we crafted our reports, edited them and wrote our good copies. Here are a few of our final pieces… Continue Reading →

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Today, we celebrated in true Unley PS style (read that as with morning tea!) the work of our wonderful team of School Services Officers, or SSOs as we call them. Our team of SSOs are an invaluable part of our… Continue Reading →

Footy Pie Day Success

With much excitement, we saw a broad range of team colours proudly worn on Footy Pie Day last Friday. We would like to say a huge thanks to the hard working Community and Fundraising committee who coordinated the event, making… Continue Reading →

A Snapshot of what’s happening in Inquiry/ Literacy lessons in the library

As you may be aware, I have a new role in the library this year. This Literacy role consists of targeted focus groups around comprehension and reading skills. The Inquiry part of the role enables year levels to participate in… Continue Reading →

Wellbeing Coffee and Chat Morning

Thanks to the wonderful turn out of parents this morning who joined us for our first coffee and chat session. Click here to download some slides from this morning’s session that families may find useful when supporting their child/ren’s wellbeing…. Continue Reading →

Congratulations to our Oliphant Science Awards entrants

Congratulations to those students that entered the Oliphant Science Awards this year. We have a number of students that worked very hard, either in a team or individually, to create their entries this year. We had some great projects across… Continue Reading →

Greek News

This term in Greek LOTE students are exploring the Aesopica, a collection of Fables by the famous Ancient Greek storyteller, Aesop. Aesop’s Fables are entertaining morality tales which always relay and teach a moral or a lesson. The students began… Continue Reading →

UPS Parenting Seminar with Madhavi Nawana Parker

Bookings can be made here.

Room 21 Maritime Museum Excursion

Last Wednesday, July the 27th, our class went to the Maritime Museum in Port Adelaide. It was a half hour bus ride to get there. We went with Mrs Bullen’s class and Mrs Marcucci’s class. When we got there, we… Continue Reading →

Uncle Tamaru visiting for Book Week

To celebrate Book Week and the theme ‘Dreaming with Eyes Open’, Uncle Tamaru is visiting Unley Primary School. Uncle Tamaru is a Kaurna elder, who is skilled in teaching students and adults traditional Kaurna symbols used in Kaurna artwork and Indigenous… Continue Reading →

Book Week Dress up Parade

On Thursday August 25th, Students are invited to come dressed as their favourite book character or be inspired by this year’s Book Week theme ‘Dreaming with Eyes Open.” All Parents are invited to watch the students parade in their costumes! WHEN:… Continue Reading →

Footy Pie Day

Please note that the date of our Footy Pie Day has changed to the 19th of August to coincide with the Showdown.

Foodbank Food Drive

Commencing next week we will be collecting goods for the Foodbank Food Drive. They are in need of tinned soup, tinned tuna and rice but any long life products are welcome. Donations can be placed in classroom collection boxes.

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