Unley Primary School News



Family Maths Challenge

Each fortnight we will post a selection of ‘family maths challenges’ for you to try at home. Have a go at each level before moving on to the next. We would love to hear what you have discovered and we… Continue Reading →

Walk Safely to School Day

National Walk Safely to School Day is held on Friday, May 14th. This is a community initiative that aims to raise awareness of the health, road safety, transport and environmental benefits that regular walking (especially to and from school) can… Continue Reading →

Ladies’ Long Lunch – Fundraiser

The Community and Fundraising Committee presents the Ladies’ Long Lunch coming up on Sunday May 23rd. Tickets are limited, so get in quick to avoid disappointment!

Unley Primary School Production 2021

This year it is very exciting to share with you that our Musical Production of ‘Disney Beauty and the Beast Junior’ will go ahead this term. After having to cancel our production last year, we have had our contract and… Continue Reading →

Term 2 Diary Dates

TERM 2 DIARY DATES PLEASE NOTE SA schools continue to follow COVID related restrictions advised by the Chief Public Health Officer. WEEK 2 Mon 3/5 OSHC Committee Meeting Mon 3/5 Committee and Fundraising Meeting 7pm Wed 5/5 Glenunga IHS parent… Continue Reading →

Lest We Forget

Over recent years, Unley Primary School has been represented proudly at the ANZAC Dawn Service at the Memorial Gardens. Members of our student leadership team and other families and friends connected to our school, have participated in the service, through… Continue Reading →

Yr 6/7 Unley Bullets Basketball Team Premiers

The magnificent Unley Bullets defeated Emmaus Christian College 23 to 15 in a tough fought Grand Final on Wednesday night. Congratulations to Winnie Vaughan, Zach Esvelt, Thomas Balnaves, Tom Bridgwood, Henry French, Arijit Nair and Ben Wilkin on a great… Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day Flowers – Fundraiser

The Community and Fundraising Committee are selling potted crystanthemums for Mother’s Day – please see flyer attached for more details. Numbers are limited, so please make sure you place your orders ASAP to avoid disappointment. Mothers Day Flyer

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 →

Unley Lions Summer Season Netball Premiers

Congratulations to the Unley Lions who defeated the Concordia Cougars 17 – 6 to become premiers for the netball summer season. What an outstanding result. Well done!🏆 Congratulations, and  thanks also, to Moni and Prue for coaching, mentoring and leading… 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 →

State Carnival Success

Unley Primary students have been busy representing the Adelaide South East district at state carnivals this week. To be considered for a district team, students attend trials and are put through a rigorous training and trial program. Only one team,… 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 →

Use of Manipulatives to Support Learning In Maths 

This term, the children in Room 10 have focused on the big ideas of Sorting, Patterns and Numbers. Exploring those big ideas through the use of manipulatives helped support the student’s retention of their learning and recall their previously established… 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 →

Room 8 and The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This term the reception children are investigating Eric Carle’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This week we made a wall story to summarise the important events of the story. We experimented with several different art mediums to create the display… 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 →

Community farewell for Peter O’Sullivan

Dear families and friends of Unley Primary School, The term is flying by and sadly for us it is now time to begin preparing for Peter O’Sullivan’s farewell. Peter is a remarkable principal and the Unley Primary School community will… 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 →

Beauty & The Beast Jnr T-Shirts Available!

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 →

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 →

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