Unley Primary School News



Shayla’s Nan

Last week Room 20 were fortunate enough to have Shayla’s Nan come and speak to us about her Aboriginal heritage and her life. Nan explained to us that she was a part of the Larrakia mob in the Northern Territory…. Continue Reading →

The great table tennis championship

Over the  past few weeks, our UPS House captains have been hosting and organising the first UPS table tennis championship. This was a knock-out event, with 98 students participating in the first round. We could tell that students had honed… Continue Reading →

As we reported  last year, we are in the early stages of planning for a re-development of Building 8- the main  ‘Cedars’ building on Campus 2. The aim is to create a learning area which encourages collaboration and connection, with… Continue Reading →

The fabulous Easter Raffle

There was eager anticipation this afternoon when C&F chair, Stacey Tsonis made the big Easter Raffle announcement: 1st place: Illy F 2nd place: Eric Y 3rd place: Robin Du Plessis (Indi’s Grandmother) 4th place: Chrysa P We are also please… Continue Reading →

Sausage Sizzle Success

Thanks once again to the C&F Committee and our volunteers for their organisation of  last week’s sausage sizzle lunch. It was the perfect fare for a cool autumn day. A profit of $1,307 will go towards the new playground on … Continue Reading →

Pancake breakfast – community building with a dash

On Friday of Week 7 we held what is  becoming a treasured feature of the Unley PS  calendar.  Our wonderful Community and Fundraising Committee and our Governing Council provided  the perfect, though slightly belated, welcome to Term 1 with the … Continue Reading →

Surf lifesaving gold!

Our congratulations go Eli and Louie Hammersley (Year 5 and Year 3) who competed last weekend for Glenelg in the SA Surf Lifesaving State Championships. There was much excitement for the  Glenelg team as they won the overall championship, with… Continue Reading →

Harmony Day at Unley Primary

The beautiful autumn day was filled with the buzz of children excitedly working with their buddies to decorate the school yard with messages about Harmony in chalk. There was a sea of orange, along with children in their national dress… Continue Reading →

Setting goals

Our Year 5-7 students were treated to Olympic greatness last week with a wonderful presentation from dual gold medallist, Juliet Haslam. Juliet spoke of her stellar hockey career, of her love of sport, of being a good teammate and of… Continue Reading →

UPS Sporty kids

We have recently surveyed some of our children about the organised sports they play so we can better tailor the PE curriculum to their needs. The graph above shows the outcome of the survey.  It was interesting that the trend… Continue Reading →

Family Maths Challenges

With mathematics firmly in sight for Unley Primary School in  2021, we invite you to engage in some fun learning with the  family. Each fortnight we will post a selection of ‘family maths challenges’ for you to try at home…. Continue Reading →

Swimming Superstars

On Thursday, the UPS Swimming team headed to Payneham Pool to compete in the Adelaide South East District SAPSASA Swimming Carnival. The team, comprised of 17 year 4-7 students, have been anxiously awaiting the big day, and our impressive line-up… Continue Reading →

Special interest entry to Unley High School

Sporting vouchers – making it possible

We would like to draw your attention to the federal government’s $100 sports vouchers available each year to parents of primary school children. The vouchers do not apply to school sports, but  can be used for any registered out of school… Continue Reading →

Year 7s to High School

This year, we will see for the first time, both Year 6 and 7 students exit our school to commence their secondary education. We have ensured that all Year 6 and 7 students will be well prepared for the big… Continue Reading →

Hockey one, hockey two …

In Week 2 of this term, our Reception to Year 4 students took part in a hockey unit, made possible through through the Sporting Schools Program. A big thank you to our PE teacher, Kay Mathie, for organising these hockey… Continue Reading →

Prioritising Maths

Literacy has been a particular focal point for our school over the past few years, with a spotlight on writing and spelling. We are proud of the work we have done in this area and look forward to continuing this… Continue Reading →

Banita – making a difference

Congratulations to Year 5 student Banita Narula, who has won the second place award for her art piece on endangered species. Banita entered the Age 9-11 category, exploring of the theme ‘wildlife conservation’: Banita has spoken about her love of… Continue Reading →

AGM 2021 – meet your new representatives

Last night’s Annual General Meeting provided an opportunity for our school to present the key achievements of Unley Primary in 2021 and a look to plans for the current year. Many thanks to those in attendance and to the  members… Continue Reading →

UPS Strategic Plan

All families will have received a  copy of the Unley Primary Strategic Plan, delivered by classroom teachers at Wednesday’s Acquaintance Evening. This strategic plan reflects our commitment and ambition for our school, as described in our five strategic pillars: Prioritise… Continue Reading →

A proud Proclamation Day for Sasindu

Last year, South Australia’s Proclamation Day was commemorated on Dec 28. This occasion was made more memorable due to the presentation of the new Governor’s Civics Awards to primary and secondary students. Last year we shared the essay that then… Continue Reading →

Thank you Unley Primary families and happy holidays!

Towards the end of each year we usually hold a Thankyou Assembly – an opportunity to thank the many parents and friends who have contributed to our school across the year. For this year, of course, that was another casualty… 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 →

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 →

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