Unley Primary School News



2020 Assembly Schedule

Assemblies at UPS are usually held fortnightly on Thursday afternoons at 2:30pm in the Sport Arts Centre. All classes R-7 have the chance to host an assembly once throughout the year. We greatly value this regular, whole-school event for the… Continue Reading →

Information about Coronavirus

Dear parent/caregiver, SA Health has provided advice to us about coronavirus, which is occurring in the Hubei Province of China and has also been reported in other parts of mainland China, and several other countries. Their advice is that preschool/school… Continue Reading →

Staff vs Student #1 – The Ultimate Rivalry

On Friday the 29th of November, the highly anticipated ‘Staff vs Year 7’ netball game took place, bringing huge crowds to Campus 1 to support and cheer on their respective team. Before the match, we had time to chat with some of… Continue Reading →

Unley’s Recording Choir

In Week 5 of this term, Susan Marshall and 10 students from year 6/7 spent two days in a recording studio in Norwood recording two songs for next year’s Primary Schools Festival of Music. The students auditioned and were selected… Continue Reading →

Sporting Heroes *

We would like to thank and acknowledge all of the wonderful parents and adult helpers who work to make amazing sporting possibilities for the students of Unley Primary School. We understand the level of care and commitment required to organise… Continue Reading →

Greening Unley

The greening of our world is something close to the hearts of our students here at Unley PS. A few weeks ago, Year 6 students, Wren, Yuxin, Niamh, Oliver, Sasindu and William participated in an environmental forum with Unley Council… Continue Reading →

Thanks Unley Fit Mums

I would like to thank the amazing efforts of a group of Unley mums across the year – the ‘Unley Fit Mums’. This group of mums exercise each week under the expert guidance and motivation of Sarah Kuss (fitness boutique… Continue Reading →


Unley Primary School’s very first debating team has had a very successful season this year. Although we lost our first match to Parkside Primary School, we have improved and learnt from it greatly as our debates continued. We have worked… Continue Reading →

A final push to promote writing

As we head swiftly towards the end of the year, it’s timely for us to take a moment to reflect on our goals and consider how we’re tracking. As you know, improving students’ writing achievement has been an important priority… Continue Reading →

A celebration of art

The UPS biennial art show was another wonderful success. This was our sixth such Art Show, and it has become an event that the whole school community looks forward to. The quality and range of the artistic works is a… Continue Reading →

The Last Swim

As a class, Room 18 wrote two moment in time pieces to share with everyone. They wrote these about their week at swimming. There were mixed feelings as they love swimming, but they knew it would be their last time… Continue Reading →

Captivating poems from our Year 4/5 students

This term in History, Room 21 is investigating Life in the Goldrush in Australia. Students are examining daily life and schooling. They have discovered that classrooms then were hostile environments with repetitious lessons and punitive measures if any of the… Continue Reading →

Maths Problem Solvers

Over the course of the previous two terms, groups of students from years 5, 6 and 7 have participated in mathematics problem solving challenges through a  nationally based group APSMO (Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads). Typically, students who exhibit an… Continue Reading →

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 →

Student mobile phone use

Staff at Unley Primary have recently considered our agreement for students’ use of mobile phones at school. Firstly, we would like to highlight that there is no need for primary-school-age children to have a mobile phone at school. However, if… 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 →

Congratulations to the Year 6/7 Choir

On Saturday 21st September, 39 students from the Year 6/7 Choir sang in the Festival of Music at the Festival Theatre. Unley students looked fantastic in their concert uniforms and enjoyed singing as part of a 400 student massed choir…. Continue Reading →

A Message From Peter

Dear UPS parents and friends, please find attached a ground-breaking piece of technology, extending an invitation to you for our UPS Governing Council Breakfast. Wednesday September 25th from 7.30 – 9am at the Cremorne Hotel. The inspirational Stephanie Morton will… 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 →

School-home communication

Teachers at Unley Primary are highly committed to maintaining effective communication with parents and carers. Email, or apps such as Class Dojo or Seesaw, can be a great way to get in touch with your child’s class teacher. To help… 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 →

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 →

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