Unley Primary School News



Jigsaw Jinks

Do you have a spare bit of table space somewhere? Why not use it to set up a 500-piece family jigsaw puzzle? Leave it out during the school holidays and see how long it takes for you all to complete it, bit… Continue Reading →

Getting outdoors during the July holidays!

On a cold, wet winter’s day, it is easy to think that the best place to be is inside. But getting outside even in wild and woolly weather is good for everyone, particularly children. Extensive research demonstrates that spending time… Continue Reading →

SRC fundraising success

Wearing odd shoes is not for the faint-hearted. Sideways glances, accidentally going home with someone else’s shoe and visiting the dentist with odd sneakers are just three funny anecdotes shared by students who participated in our odd shoes day fundraiser… Continue Reading →

July school holiday programs

The City of Unley has a wonderful school holiday calendar full of fun activities to engage children and young people over the holidays. From whittling and weaving workshops with Nature PlaySA to chocolate making at Fullarton Park Community Centre, there is… Continue Reading →

School uniform

Thanks to Sasindu and Ava for showcasing our school uniform in this photo! Over the last week, teachers and students have discussed our school uniform policy. Classes have revisited our dress code and highlighted some key points, as outlined here:… Continue Reading →

School closure – Monday 1 July

Dear Families, I am writing to inform you that our school will be closed for the whole of the school day on Monday 1 July 2019 due to a vote for industrial action by members of the Australian Education Union… Continue Reading →

Ordering lunch from the Village Green

Please be advised that the Village Green will no longer be taking lunch orders over the phone. Please use the Qkr! App to place orders before 9.15am. Click here for instructions on how to download the app and make an order…. Continue Reading →

12 Ways Your Child Can Get the Best Out of School

Professor Adrian Piccoli is Director of the Gonski Institute for Education and a former New South Wales Minister for Education. His book 12 Ways Your Child Can Get the Best Out of School comes highly recommended and is available for… Continue Reading →

Odd Shoes Day on Tuesday

Our Student Representative Council (SRC) has organised a fundraiser to support people who are affected by cancer. We have been learning about cancer and the impact it has on families. Year 7 student, Angelia, shared a special story with us. She… Continue Reading →

The relationship between books at home and student achievement

You may be interested to see how researchers have made a link between the number of books in a home and a student’s achievement in Maths and Science. Check out this infographic to find out more.

‘The Lads’ holiday workshop at UPS

Unley Council have significantly subsidised this program for 8-11 year old boys. Held in our music room during the school holidays, this is an exciting opportunity for our students. The program is evidenced-based and combines physical activity and positive psychology… Continue Reading →

Room 12 students go on a food discovery tour

Our current Inquiry topic in Room 12 is investigating food from the earth. The topic has been represented across all areas of learning this term. To support our research, we went on an excursion to Woolworths at Unley Shopping Centre… Continue Reading →

Adelaide Thunderbirds school holiday clinics

These netball clinics offer great value for money and an exciting opportunity to meet some Thunderbirds players. Register before Friday 14 June and receive a 10% early bird discount! For more information, click here.

144 tickets sold to Dr Michael Carr-Gregg’s session

There are only 56 places remaining to attend The Five Greatest Challenges for Parents information session here at UPS on 25 June. Dr Carr-Gregg will discuss what every parent needs to know about millennial parenting, including sleep, anxiety, online safety and other… Continue Reading →

Developing oral language to support writing

The Year 1 students in Room 11 are developing their oral language skills and growing their vocabulary in our English lessons. With this ‘Morning Surprise’ image as a stimulus, they brainstormed describing words, suggested ideas of where the octopus may have… Continue Reading →

Akash reflects on our collaboration with KESAB

Educating school kids about the importance of recycling and keeping the environment clean is a great initiative that schools around Adelaide have embarked upon. I was very fortunate to be part of Unley Primary School’s collaboration with KESEB which took… Continue Reading →

The five greatest challenges for parents – Dr Michael Carr-Gregg at UPS!

We are thrilled to welcome child and adolescent psychologist and well-respected speaker Dr Michael Carr-Gregg to Unley Primary School on 25 June to talk with us about the five greatest challenges for parents. Michael is one of Australia’s leading authorities… Continue Reading →

Amanda takes to authorship

Spears of rain drummed on Lily’s roof, while glowing beams of lightning scribbled across the gloomy night sky. Thunder bellowed. Lily woke up in a cold sweat, her eyes filled with fear and dismay. She hated thunderstorms. If this opening… Continue Reading →

Fullarton Park Community Centre Mindfulness Workshops

‘Mindful Me’ is held every Tuesday between June 4 and July 2 with two classes: 3:45 – 4:45pm for ages 5 – 7 and 5:10 – 6:10pm for ages 8 – 10. The sessions aim to develop your child’s awareness… Continue Reading →

Free parenting seminar: The secrets of raising beautifully behaved children

Parenting SA are hosting a free parenting seminar on Wednesday 22 May, 7-9pm at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Psychologist and parenting expert, Jodie Benveniste will talk about ways of encouraging positive behaviour in children that can promote their development and… Continue Reading →

Lest we forget

A wonderful group of Unley Primary students commemorated the ANZAC spirit with great respect at the Unley dawn service during the holidays. Grace and Amanda, Year 7 leaders, presented an introduction to the service and spoke confidently and clearly. Together,… Continue Reading →

Sports Day Success

This year’s Sports Day was one for the record books! With the inclusion of our Junior Primary students in the sports day houses, it was a very exciting and colourful time – and this was even before we had left… Continue Reading →

Join us for the Unley Anzac Day Dawn Service

Our school has a special tradition of being involved in the City of Unley Anzac Day Dawn Service. We are proud of the way our students honour the memory of the Australian men and women who died or suffered in… Continue Reading →

Supporting your child’s vocabulary development: using parallel language and other useful strategies

Your child’s vocabulary is not a natural outcome of their age, or the number of years they have spent at school. While your child may incidentally learn some words as they progress through school, other useful and important words do… Continue Reading →

Sports Day

Sports Day on Wednesday 10 April promises to be a wonderful event, full of fun and excitement! Please click here for information about the day, including a timetable of events for both junior primary (R-2) and primary (3-7) classes. We… Continue Reading →

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