Unley Primary School News



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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Football success

Congratulations to Year 7 students, Ben Beaven and Jack Appleton who had a few days off school in Week 8 to represent Adelaide South East district in the SA School Sport (formerly SAPSASA) footy carnival. The team played very well… Continue Reading →

Term 4 events – a snapshot

As we head towards the end of the year, we have been planning for several Term 4 events which we have held dear for many years. The COVID- related limitations that govern our response make many of these difficult, and… Continue Reading →

The sound of music

Throughout the year, our Year 6 and 7 choir have been preparing for the famous Festival of Music – a whole of state performance usually performed at the Festival Theatre. This year, of course, things will be different with choirs… Continue Reading →

Young debaters

Our two debating teams have continued their fine form in the SA Schools Debating competition. Under the guidance and mentorship of Year 6&7 teacher, Laura Alchin, the teams have performed incredibly well competing against students from 64 teams representing all… Continue Reading →

Fostering a love of reading

Children at Unley Primary were thrilled to be involved in International Literacy Day celebrations today, Tuesday 8 September. UPS is proud to have a special connection with the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association in SA (ALEA). ALEA is a professional network… Continue Reading →

Spoiled Dads

Thankyou to our Community and Fundraising Committee on yet another successful venture – The Father’s Day Gift Boxes. Following on from our successful Mother’s Day flowers fundraiser, the boxes were a great success, with almost $1,500 going towards our playground… Continue Reading →

District Athletics Day

Please note that there has been a change to the SA Sports (formerly SAPSASA) District Athletics Day. This will now be held on Monday 19th October (Week 2) at Santos Stadium. We understand that there may be a clash with… Continue Reading →

Celebrating sport on a cold winter’s day…with a hot pie!

The students and staff would like to say a MASSIVE thankyou to the parents and staff who gave their time to organise and support the smooth running of Footy Pie Day. Footy Pie Day is always a great event at… Continue Reading →

Hockey Heroes

Taine, Soren and Ella were delighted earlier this week when they discovered they had been selected for the 2020 SAPSASA district hockey team. They will be participating in a three day carnival, commencing Wednesday 26 August. The teams will compete… Continue Reading →

Hats are Back!

As we are now in Term 3, the wearing of hats is now compulsory through to the end of the year. We know it is still wintry and chilly, but we are guided by Cancer Council SA, who advise that… Continue Reading →

Happy holidays!

Term 2 has, for all of us,  been a term like no other. It seems a lifetime ago that we were planning for online learning, with a minority of students in attendance, in the classroom. And then, in the blink… Continue Reading →

Just the weather for a sizzling BBQ!

Today’s Sausage Sizzle was a huge success, with the aroma of the BBQ wafting across the school, creating a great sense of anticipation! Once again, a huge thankyou to the C&F Committee for organising this event, and to the other… Continue Reading →

Changes to OSHC arrangements – from YMCA Area manager

Dear Families As you may be aware the Government’s Free childcare will end on the 12th July. This will mean that our normal fees and cancellation policies will come back into effect from that date which is week 2 of… Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day flowers

We would like to belatedly thank and acknowledge the amazing work of our Community and Fundraising Committee in supporting our Mother’s Day fundraiser last month. Speaking as a dad who has sometimes left things to the last moment, I understand… Continue Reading →

Improving playspaces

Improving our playspaces here at Unley PS has for many years been a driving mission for our students, Governing Council and our Facilities Committee. In 2019 we underwent a safety audit of all of our playgrounds. Consequently we are currently… Continue Reading →

Lavish Loos!

Over many years we have received feedback – mainly from students in our SRC meetings – about the state of the toilets on Campus 1. However, there always seemed more pressing priorities and so, apart from minor painting projects and… Continue Reading →

Thank you… from Governing Council

Last Tuesday the Governing Council met via Zoom. We discussed the great work of our school staff over the past few months in these unique times. On behalf of the Governing Council and UPS parents, we would like to formally… Continue Reading →

Rm 18, 19 and 22 Bike Ed program

For much of Term 1, students from Rooms 18,19 and 22 participated each Friday in an outstanding bike education program. This program aimed to teach students to ride confidently, safely and independently on the road. During the first few lessons,… Continue Reading →

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