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Handling sibling conflict proactively so they fight less and stay connected

Parenting SA is hosting a free webinar with guest speaker Madhavi Nawana Parker on Tuesday 16 June at 7pm. Are you tired of sorting out sibling conflict? Want better relationships and less stress in your family? Register to hear Madhavi talk… Continue Reading →

Prioritising mental health and wellbeing

Good mental health and wellbeing are essential to a child’s education, development and quality of life. At Unley Primary School, we are committed to caring for students and ensuring their needs for support, respect and friendship are met. As children… Continue Reading →

Nutbush City Limits, YMCA and Hokey Pokey are crowd pleasers… among others!

Not even the teachers could keep their toes from tappin’ last Friday at lunchtime as music filled the school yard. To celebrate the end of a great week and help liven up our lunchtimes, the student leaders curated a playlist… Continue Reading →

Free parenting webinar: Children and screens

Parenting SA are hosting a webinar ‘Children and screens: adapting to the new reality’ at 7pm on Tuesday 12 May. Dr Justin Coulson and Dr Kristy Goodwin will answer common concerns for parents in this new situation: are my children spending… Continue Reading →

Are Snapchat, TikTok and Fortnite safe for my child?

As some students are spending more time at home and online at the moment, there have been a number of parent conversations about student use of apps including Snapchat, Fortnite and TikToc. The school’s view is that these apps are… Continue Reading →

Chalk drawings bring joy to Unley kids

If you have taken a walk around the neighbourhood recently, you may have noticed some carefully crafted chalk drawings illuminating your path. We know that one of the artists behind these beautiful creations is five-year-old Louisa, a reception student at… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Online safety advice for parents and carers

It is likely that over the coming weeks, children will be spending more time at home and more time online. There are lots of great ways children can use connected devices to learn, play and socialise, but there are also… Continue Reading →

74 Fun Things To Do Out Of School

Unley Primary students in conjunction with staff and the Education and Wellbeing Committee are excited to share with families the 74 Fun Things To Do Out Of School resource. The aim of this list is to give families suggestions of activities,… Continue Reading →

Volunteer as a mentor for the Year 6/7 Life Changer program

LifeChanger Foundation, together with the City of Unley, invite you to attend LifeChanger’s Mentor Workshop on Thursday 12th March from 6pm – 9:30pm. The Year 6/7 students and staff at Unley Primary are fortunate to be involved in the LifeChanger… Continue Reading →

Introducing our 2020 Student Leadership Team

This year we are thrilled to have 30 Year 7 representatives as part of our student leadership team. The team consists of three different committees: Peer Support, SRC Executive and House Captains. All students went through an application process to… Continue Reading →

Free Parenting Seminar: Positive ways to help children behave

Parenting SA is hosting a free parenting seminar ‘Positive ways to help children behave’ on Wednesday 6 November, 7-9pm at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Nationally recognised parenting expert, Dr Justin Coulson, will talk about guiding children’s behaviour with positive discipline… Continue Reading →

National Child Protection Week

Children do best when life is on an even keel and their parents have the support they need. By being kind to parents, supporting family-friendly policies, and building connected communities, we’re all helping to give Australia’s children the best start… Continue Reading →

Notes from Parent Information Session with Dr Michael Carr-Gregg

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is a child and adolescent psychologist, a well-respected speaker and one of Australia’s leading authorities on parenting and young people. He began his talk by sharing examples from research and practice on how it’s tougher to bring… Continue Reading →

Wellbeing and Engagement Data (Years 4-7) for Unley Primary School – a digest

The 2019 Wellbeing and Engagement data for Unley Primary School makes fascinating reading! It reveals areas of which the school can be justifiably proud and also identifies areas where the school community can focus its attention to ensure the best… Continue Reading →

Building resilience in kids with Madhavi Nawana Parker

Parents and carers from Unley Primary are invited to attend this parent information session free of charge with thanks to the Glen Osmond Primary School Education and Communication Committee. Click here for further information and to register your attendance.

12 Ways Your Child Can Get the Best Out of School

Professor Adrian Piccoli is Director of the Gonski Institute for Education and a former New South Wales Minister for Education. His book 12 Ways Your Child Can Get the Best Out of School comes highly recommended and is available for… Continue Reading →

The five greatest challenges for parents – Dr Michael Carr-Gregg at UPS!

We are thrilled to welcome child and adolescent psychologist and well-respected speaker Dr Michael Carr-Gregg to Unley Primary School on 25 June to talk with us about the five greatest challenges for parents. Michael is one of Australia’s leading authorities… Continue Reading →

Fullarton Park Community Centre Mindfulness Workshops

‘Mindful Me’ is held every Tuesday between June 4 and July 2 with two classes: 3:45 – 4:45pm for ages 5 – 7 and 5:10 – 6:10pm for ages 8 – 10. The sessions aim to develop your child’s awareness… Continue Reading →

Free parenting seminar: The secrets of raising beautifully behaved children

Parenting SA are hosting a free parenting seminar on Wednesday 22 May, 7-9pm at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Psychologist and parenting expert, Jodie Benveniste will talk about ways of encouraging positive behaviour in children that can promote their development and… Continue Reading →

UPS students pledge to take a stand against bullying and violence

I promise that if I witness bullying I will try my hardest to give help and support to the victim. I also promise that I will report any information I have about someone being bullied to an adult. I will… Continue Reading →

SAPOL visit UPS to discuss online safety and digital reputation

Sergeant Peter Winter from the South Australia Police visited our Years 6 and 7 students this week to talk about how students can keep safe and be respectful online. Sergeant Winter sensitively covered a range of topics in his presentation,… Continue Reading →

Harmony Day at Unley Primary School

Did you know? Over the last 70 years more than seven and a half million migrants have made Australia their home. Nearly half of Australians were born overseas or have a parent who was. People from over 200 countries make up… Continue Reading →

Keeping kids safe online

Over the last week some parents have raised concerns about children’s wellbeing and cyber safety in light of the ‘Momo Challenge’. There has been some conjecture about whether the momo challenge is an online game, or a hoax that has… Continue Reading →

It’s time to take action against bullying and violence

Unley Primary School is empowering students to take a stand against bullying and violence through this year’s National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) next Friday, 15 March. The theme for this year’s NDA is: Bullying. No Way! Take action every… Continue Reading →

Free parenting seminars

Parenting seminars presented by Madhavi Nawana Parker and Mark Le Messurier on topics such as anxiety, resilience and social and emotional literacy are held on the last Wednesday of each month at Fullarton Park Community Centre. Madhavi Nawana Parker is a highly… Continue Reading →

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