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Saba Classroom updated

SIDE's online "live" teaching and learning platform,, Saba Classroom, has been updated. The W.A. Department of Education rolled in the newest version on July 3rd.Moirris Gleitzman interacting with SIDE students using Saba Classroom.

SIDE pioneered the use of this extraordinary online technology in 2004. Saba Classroom includes shared whiteboards and desktops, webcams, audio, and a range of interaction tools. For SIDE, it has revolutionised distance education, marking a move from correspondence learning to an (online) face-to-face classroom. It has since been adopted statewide by the Department of Education.

The new version is completely web-based, and no longer requires download and installation of complicated software. Students navigate to a secure web page, then "click and learn".

SIDE students can find details of using the new Saba Classroom in our Guides and Helpsheets section.

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  • Welcome

    SIDE is Western Australia's leading K-12 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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  • Term 2 newsletter online

    We are always exploring ways to improve our communication with the wider SIDE community and reduce our environmental footprint. The publication of newsletters online using our online viewer has received a very positive response.

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  • Morris Gleitzman visits SIDE

    Internationally renowned author talks with our students.

    There was great excitement on Thursday 12 June when internationally renowned author Morris Gleitzman and actor Paul-William Mawhinney visited SIDE.  Morris and Paul were visiting WA to promote Morris’ new book, Loyal Creatures.  and took part in an online web-conferencing event, using Saba Classroom. 77 students and teachers from SIDE Leederville and the Schools of the Air attended. Participants were situated across the state and beyond.

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