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 →

ePlatform – eBook Library

Don’t forget to explore our online ePlatform at home. New titles are added all the time. The ePlatform app is the quickest and easiest way to borrow and read eBooks or audio books on your tablet, PC, laptop or smartphone without… Continue Reading →

Choir 2020: Recording like professionals!

On Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th of November, 12 students from Year 6/7 spent the day with Mrs Marshall in a professional recording studio in Norwood. We auditioned and were successful in gaining a position as part of the group…. Continue Reading →

Sports Day 2020: a little different, but still great fun!

A wonderful day was had by all on Sports Day. It was a very different day, with the junior and upper primary classes separating for the events and coming together at the end for the presentation of the Sports Day… 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 →

Congratulations, Alex!

Celebrating children and their writing is an important part of our improvement priority when it comes to developing great writers here at school. The UPS Wonderful Writer Award is one way we can continue to recognise students who are going… Continue Reading →

Sports Day 2020

Our Sports Day on Tuesday 3 November is now less than two weeks away. Excitement is building here at school, with classes practising for events, students trying out for the relay team and our house captains busily preparing the health hustle and chants. We have… 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 →

Children’s writing samples heading home

We understand that parents like to stay connected to their child’s learning and development. Our school has enjoyed a strong focus on teaching the craft of writing over recent years, and we are proud of the progress we have made… Continue Reading →

A blast from the past

Towards the end of last term, a couple of enterprising and kind-hearted Year 6 students, Evie and Zara, came up with a suggestion to improve the entrance to our school. The fountain, alongside our Wattle St entrance, had captured their… 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 →

Young Garden Designers

We have yet another beautiful garden area to celebrate at Unley Primary School, thanks to some enterprising Year 3 students. Andre, Max, Lucas and Louis approached Peter early in the term to discuss their ideas for a garden in a… Continue Reading →

Year 3 Pizza Procedures

Over the last few weeks, the year 3 students have been writing a range of procedure texts. They’ve had a go at testing out their cloud slime procedures and written instructions for the most disgusting sandwich in the world. Thankfully,… 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 →

Debating debut!

Do you like arguing with your parents and siblings? If so, join the debating team! This year, Unley Primary School has two debating teams. A debate is a formal discussion or argument between two teams, about a topic. Everyone on… Continue Reading →

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