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Chet’s photograph

Congratulations to UPS Reception student Chet Illingworth whose photograph has been shortlisted in the Essence of Heritage – People’s Choice competition. Photographers young and old have entered their photos in the state government’s Department of Environment and Water competition. The… Continue Reading →

Welcome Back

Dear Unley Primary School Families, Welcome back to UPS for what will no doubt be a busy and energetic Term 4. We will look forward to catching up with you over the term, including at our upcoming UPS Art Show… Continue Reading →

Tommy’s Garden’s finishing touches

Last week saw a few additional elements added to Tommy’s Garden. The crowning piece was the elephant sculpture by local artist, Ty Manning. This has been a labour of love for our Facilities Committee, having worked tirelessly to source an… Continue Reading →

Twinkling the ivories in the Butterfly Shed

The recent addition of a piano to the Butterfly Shed has been a hit with students keen to display their talents at play time. This piano has come to us from the music room which now has a new piano… Continue Reading →

Expanding vocabulary – Room 24 on a mission!

Room 24 students have been exploring vocabulary in a range of texts. We’ve been expanding our vocabulary bank, as well as inquiring into why authors choose particular words when writing. We found lots of interesting vocabulary in our class mentor… Continue Reading →

Welcome Back

Welcome back to a chilly term 3; I hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable couple of weeks with the kids. It has been great seeing their smiling faces, delighted (mainly) to be back at school. We would like… Continue Reading →

Poignant poetry

Rabbit-Proof Fence written by Amna Sattar, Year 7 Trio cruelly snatched. Mother horrified. Grandmother helpless. Deafening engine roaring. Comfort snatched. Pitiful expressions on arrival. Enforcement racial, purposeless, unjust. Mocking surroundings. Instinctive escapade. Determination steered to triumphant fate.      

Festival Of Music News

Congratulations to Inez Hill-Thomson and Renee Ng who have both been successful in obtaining a solo to sing at the Festival Theatre in September. Both girls worked hard preparing for their audition and it is great that they will be able… Continue Reading →

The Final Whistle

In week 8, term 2, Monique Kirsanovs and Grace Volkers participated in SAPSASA netball for South East Adelaide. They had to arrive at Priceline Stadium at 8:00am each morning. Trials were held prior to the event. 70 girls trialled  but… Continue Reading →

“A tough week of sport”

This is a brief account of the recent SAPSASA teams footy championships, in which Harry, Oliver, Jack A, Micah, Jack D, Jack W and Zach participated. Thank you to Marc, Isaac and Alice for coaching us through this incredible journey… Continue Reading →

Tommy’s Garden

Last week there was a bit of excitement when the Tommy’s Garden mural was unveiled. Port Elliot based artist, Richard John, has been working on a mural commissioned by our Facilities Committee, to tell a short version of the Tommy… Continue Reading →

Amazing football representation

Seven Unley PS students have been selected to represent to the South East Adelaide SAPSASA region in the upcoming state-wide championships. This represents an incredibly large cohort from the one school, one of which we are very proud. Jack Appleton, Zach… Continue Reading →

Students’ writing

In continuing with our publication of students’ writing across the years, we are pleased to share these short story narratives from Imogen and Scarlett in Sarah Bullen’s Year 5 class: “The Lock – in”  (by Scarlett) Greta ran onto the playing… Continue Reading →

Communicating online

Across our school we have various ways of communicating with families. These include our school blog (this publication, UPS News), email, Skoolbag, and various class-based apps, including the Class Dojo and Seesaw apps. In an attempt to establish a common approach for parent access to… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Athletics Championships

On Tuesday of this week, our team of athletes competed in the SAPSASA District Athletics Championships. This is a wonderful event, with private and state schools from across the eastern suburbs competing at Santos Stadium. Our team came third in… Continue Reading →

Have we got a bargain for you!

Our staff room furniture, as you will be aware if you have spent time in there, is a bit long in the tooth. Over the next few weeks we will be making a few changes to upgrade this space, including… Continue Reading →

Rebekka takes on the world!

Year 7 student, Rebekka Stutley, has had some continued success on the golfing circuit. Rebekka, and other golfers from South Australia, recently competed in the US  Kids Golf championships. This competition aims to promote golf around the world for up… Continue Reading →

Pupil Free Days 2019

Each year,  there are 4 days set aside as ‘pupil free’, enabling staff to engage in professional development. We also have one school closure day, at Royal Show time. This will be held on Monday 2 September Our Governing Council… Continue Reading →

Year 3 camp

In week 8 the year 3’s went on camp to Arbury Park. When they got back to school, they had the opportunity to reflect on their experiences…..   What did you learn about yourself while on camp? “I learnt that… Continue Reading →

UPS Events 2019

A big thank you to our Community and Fundraising Committee for organizing our Pop up Market, held last Friday. There were wonderful stalls in the Sport Arts Centre, and plenty of fun and excitement for all. All up about $4,000 in profit… Continue Reading →

Evacuation procedure

Please be advised that our school will practice our evacuation procedures tomorrow, Wednesday 3 April. Each term we rehearse either invacuation or evacuation practices to ensure students are aware of our plans. Classroom teachers will address this issue with their class… Continue Reading →

Unley High School Principal’s Tour

Please find attached information regarding Unley High School’s principal tour, held from 9.30 – 10.30am, Tuesday May 7th Bookings are essential for Principal’s Tours:  Register at: tours@uhs.sa.edu.au Principal’s Tour Term 2 2019_Banner Image-2c86lmc    

Young Cricketers

Our Year 3 Cricket teams are flying through the season so far, having great success and enjoyment. On Monday they were treated to a special treat with Redbacks opener, Jake Winter, coming along to the early morning practice session. Max and… Continue Reading →

Celebrating our young writers

Continuing on with our series of great young writers, some authors from Tam’s Year 3 students, Adelaide, Blake and Li-ern share their poetry: The Beach I see the blue, calm ocean and the shiny sunset. I feel happy and relaxed… Continue Reading →

Governing Council Positions 2019

As previously announced, we have formed our Governing Council and had our first meeting for the year. At this meeting the following positions were confirmed: Chairperson:  Stacey Thomas Deputy Chair:  Toby Carter Treasurer:  Kym Masters Correspondence Secretary:  Richard Strever We… Continue Reading →

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