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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.

Schools of Isolated and Distance Education Leederville CampusSIDE enjoys a national and international reputation for providing a holistic education and for achieving outstanding academic results in a friendly and supportive environment.

Our students may be based in remote or rural communities, overseas or in metropolitan partner schools. Some students undertake full-time studies with us, whilst others may be studying part-time, completing one or more subjects with SIDE specialist teachers and the rest of their curriculum with their base schools.

SIDE is an exciting place to be in 2016. Take a walk around the corridors of our Leederville campus and you will find visiting students working with their teachers, many with laptops connected to our wireless network. Peek into a delivery suite and you'll see a teacher wearing a headset explaining something to a class thousands of kilometres away with Saba, our web conferencing platform.

You won't have to look far to find teachers planning and building a learning program in Moodle, our 24/7 virtual classroom. Every class has its own special area, where students can engage in forums, chat rooms, learning activities and assessments. In many cases, a printed book is unnecessary – texts are electronic, and accessible through the Moodle classroom. At any given time day or night, dozens – and sometimes hundreds – of students are online, learning in the 21st century way.

Wander a bit more around the school and there's a good chance you'll meet students staying at SIDE's on-site accommodation village. We love to see the many students from far-flung places enjoying a taste of life in the city.

Teachers at SIDE pride themselves on delivering a modern, rounded education using the best possible tools. We're on a journey through the 21st century  and we invite you to join us.

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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
LEEDERVILLE WA 6903
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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  • Visitors from Japan

    hyogo visitWestern Australia has had a sister state relationship with Japan's Hyogo Prefecture since 1981. As part of an ongoing exchange program, we recently welcomed school administrators and representatives from the Hyogo Board of Education. Our visitors were particularly interested in learning about SIDE, our history and development, and how we operate and deliver courses to students of all ages. SIDE's Principal, Mr. Noel Chamberlain, was presented with a hand-made wall hanging to mark the occasion.

    SIDE delivers online Japanese lessons into 33 schools and many home-based students across Western Australia.

    In October, Mr. Chamberlain will be travelling to Japan on a return visit.

    Picture: SIDE Principal Mr. Noel Chamberlain accepts a silk painting from Mr. Matsumoto Hisanaga, Chief Supervisor of Upper Secondary Education in Hyogo (left) and Mr. Nishida Toshiya, Deputy Manager of Upper Secondary Education.

     
  • Don't waste time with IT problems . . .

    Answers

    Do you need support with Saba Classroom, Moodle, email or sending documents to teachers?  Check out the new Guides and Helpsheets section on the SIDE Website.

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  • SIDE Primary K-6 website

    Looking for the SIDE Primary K-6 website?

    http://primary.side.wa.edu.au