Unley Primary School News



Celebrating a love of writing – UPS Wonderful Writers Awards

UPS children love to write! For some time now, it has been our combined endeavour and unwavering commitment to ensure that all students discover the joy and love of writing. In classrooms, children are encouraged to write for real purposes… Continue Reading →

Record donations for our Christmas Appeal

Thank you for your generosity in helping us gather a wonderful collection of items to donate to the Unley Salvation Army this year. We would have usually gifted our donations to Reno from the Salvos on our annual Celebration Night… Continue Reading →

Budding young authors join Writers on Wattle

You might have thought that our focus on writing would have tailed off as we moved toward the end of the year. In true Unley style, this was not the case! This term we rolled out an exciting new opportunity… Continue Reading →

Please help us make Christmas brighter for families in need

It has been a long-standing tradition for the children of Unley Primary School to donate grocery items to give to those in need at Christmas time. The donations are always presented to representatives from the Unley Salvation Army as part… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

‘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 →

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

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 →

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 →

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 →

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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