Unley Primary School News

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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 →

‘Fox’ by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks with Room 12

In Room 12 the Year 1 students have truly enjoyed exploring ‘Fox’ as our mentor text this term. We decided to do a quick write selling this book to others.  Here is a couple of our pieces of writing along… Continue Reading →

SA Sport Stars!

Earlier this term, a number of year 6 and 7 students were selected to represent the Adelaide South East District in an upcoming SA Sport (SAPSASA) state carnival. There were four sports on offer: netball, soccer, hockey and football. Of… 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 →

A snapshot of PE at UPS

We have been busy in PE across all year levels this term! We recently started our ‘Invasion’ games unit (Basketball, netball, soccer, hockey, footy) with classes in Years 3-7. This is a fan favourite as so many students play club… Continue Reading →

Maintaining a strong school-home partnership

The importance of building and maintaining strong links between home and school is well known to teachers, parents and carers at Unley Primary School. Research tells us that it is families who have the most significant influence on their children’s… Continue Reading →

Parent Information Session – Supporting students in their final year of primary schooling 2021

If your child is in Year 5 or 6 this year, they’ll be graduating from primary school next year. At UPS, planning is well underway to ensure your child’s last year in primary school is a positive experience. We warmly… Continue Reading →

Register your interest to support the UPS Family Connect Initiative

Being a part of the Unley Primary School community comes with the opportunity to be well-supported by other parents and carers, as well as members of staff. We are proud of the community spirit at UPS, and we are committed… 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 →

Teaching children about keeping safe

This term, class teachers at UPS are placing a focus on child protection. They are using The Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum – a child safety program for children and young people from age 3 to year 12. It teaches… Continue Reading →

Family Writing Challenge

Now here’s an interesting idea… Should children be paid if they get good grades? We’re sure there are plenty of you who would love that to be the case! What does your family think? Would they agree to pay you… Continue Reading →

e Platform – 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 →

Library News

This term classes have been busily completing their Premier’s Reading Challenge. Recording sheets are due to the library by September 4th and certificates and medals will be presented in Term 4 some time in November. We have been supporting children throughout the… Continue Reading →

Room 7 Inquiry Learning Assembly

The children in Room 7 have been very busy preparing to host assembly and it has been an exciting time as they haven’t experienced many assemblies before. Their assembly was a culmination of all their work and they have done… 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 →

Support our Community & Fundraising Committee and their efforts to raise additional funds to support our school. Money raised through this event will contribute to the development of inspiring playspaces on Campus 1 – due to commence work soon. Sales open… Continue Reading →

Celebrating sport on a cold winter’s day…with a hot pie!

The students and staff would like to say a MASSIVE thankyou to the parents and staff who gave their time to organise and support the smooth running of Footy Pie Day. Footy Pie Day is always a great event at… Continue Reading →

Hockey Heroes

Taine, Soren and Ella were delighted earlier this week when they discovered they had been selected for the 2020 SAPSASA district hockey team. They will be participating in a three day carnival, commencing Wednesday 26 August. The teams will compete… Continue Reading →

Understanding spelling and how it is taught

This article from Associate Professor Misty Adoniou provides an excellent snapshot of the theory that underpins our approach to teaching spelling at UPS. You can read more about our work in spelling in this previous blog post. English spelling has… Continue Reading →

Family Writing Challenge

Thanks to Year 6 student, Scarlet Snow, for her inspired idea for this fortnight’s writing challenge. Scarlet has been researching the mystery surrounding a time capsule that was due to be opened at Unley Primary School in the year 2000…. Continue Reading →

UPS FitClub

Join us in Term 3 every Tuesday morning 9.15am – 10am for an outdoor training session with Sarah Kuss (UPS parent and professional PT + Pilates instructor). Sessions are only $10 and all profits go back to the school. Children are… Continue Reading →

Exciting guests visit EALD learners

At UPS, many of our students enjoy the opportunity to be involved in an English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) program with a focus on learning the features of Standard Australian English. The following snapshot is from our… Continue Reading →

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