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Course Information

Located in Leederville, SIDE is the centre for distance learning within the Department of Education.

SIDE Secondary provides

  • quality on-line education programs for secondary students who do not have access to conventional schools and
  • curriculum support to Western Australian schools

Lower Secondary (Year 7 to 10)

SIDE caters for students from diverse backgrounds and needs.
Students in Years 7 – 10 are expected to study across the eight Learning Areas.
The  2017 Year 7 – 10 Curriculum Information brochure contains a curriculum overview.

Additional information can be found in the Year 7-10 Handbook 2017.

Please visit the new ‘Parent information’ section of the Australian Curriculum website to access fact sheets designed by ACARA which describe what is typically taught in each learning area at different year levels throughout school.

Senior Secondary

View Senior Secondary courses for the following years:

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Contact SIDE

Contact SIDE

con_address 164-194 Oxford Street,
Leederville, 6007, Western Australia
con_post Postal Address: PO Box 455
con_tel Tel: +61-8-9242 6300
con_fax Fax: +61-8-9242 6861
con_email E: info@side.wa.edu.au

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  • Welcome

    SIDE is Western Australia's leading K12 distance education provider. Thousands of students across Western Australia and the wider world undertake their education with specialist teachers based in Leederville, an inner suburb of Perth. Founded in 1918, the school has become a cutting-edge e-school.

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    At SIDE, we take cybersafety very seriously. In 2016, SIDE students undertook a series of online sessions on cybersafety presented by the Australian Government's Office of the Children's eSafetyCommissioner.

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