The Principal and staff at SIDE acknowledge and congratulate all 2018 Year 12 Leavers.

Please join us in celebrating the Class of 2018 by reading the student profiles which celebrate the diversity of SIDE’s school community.

  • Brodie Aamodt

    Brodie Aamodt

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are cycling, weightlifting and cars.

    Three words that describe me are hard-working, approachable and humorous.

    My plans for 2019 are attending university, working and travelling.

    In five years I would like to be finishing a Law and Business degree.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is the people that I have met as part of the Elite Sports program.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is you need to be organised: set a schedule, plan out your work, know when things are due.

  • Amber Agnello

    Amber Agnello

    I am located at APAN/SIDE.

    My personal interests are dancing, acting and performing.

    Three words that describe me are shy, happy and caring.

    My plans for 2019 are to continue my Advanced Diploma in Commercial Dance at APAN and to start finding more jobs to get my name out there.

    In five years I would like to be living my dream of becoming a professional dancer by hopefully moving interstate or overseas and becoming a backup dancer or working in films as a dancer or actress.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is meeting lifelong friends that will stay with me for a long time.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is to make sure that you are driven and always ahead on your school work.

  • Kloe Ams

    Kloe Ams

    I am located in Port Hedland, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are photography, film and art. Each of these are my passion.

    Three words that describe me are kind, unique and caring.

    In 2019 I plan to do an online professional photography TAFE course and find a job I love doing.

    In five years I would like to be a film editor, photographer or an artist.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is the time I went into SIDE to meet a few of my teachers in year 11. This year my Work Placement teacher Shane Murray came to my house and we sat down for lunch before we went off to the library where I did placement at the time. He also helped me start doing volunteer work at Spinifex Hill Studio.

    My piece of advice would be to listen and interact during each lesson. This is the best time to ask questions, take notes and get to know other students. The last piece of advice is to make sure your work is complete and handed in on time; it will take the pressure off and please your teachers.

  • Dante Phyllis Ashton-Harrison

    Dante Phyllis Ashton-Harrison

    I am all over the place - a traveller with the Circus.

    My personal interests are performing, reading and training.

    Three words that describe me are ambitious, outgoing and hardworking.

    My plans for 2019 are travelling/working! Hopefully working overseas.

    In five years I would like to be happy and content with what I have achieved. I want to be at university studying Marine Biology or working on cruise ships.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is my Mondays at SIDE, throughout years 9 to 11, I visited SIDE every Monday. I would sit in that library at the same desk and wait patiently for my teachers to come and visit me. I would roam up and down those bookshelves looking at each book, trying to find one I hadn’t read. I remember so many happy times in that Library, from chatting with the teacher librarians to calling the IT guy down to fix my computer because Moodle wasn’t working. All these little things contribute to what SIDE is and always will be for me. It was a place I honestly loved. I would walk down that brick paved path into reception, grab my name tag and look forward to seeing familiar faces. It wasn’t just school to me, it was a place where I felt welcome and where my ideas were taken into consideration, where my teachers from grade 7 or 8 would still recognise me and come over and say hi. I will always remember my Mondays at SIDE; they were the best days and I am forever thankful for the memories.

    My advice would be to always keep in contact with your teachers! You have to remember that you should be proud of anything you do. If you weren’t happy with a mark still be happy you did it; be proud of your work! At the end of the day it is just a number and if your happy with what you have submitted then don’t be upset over it; think of ways you could have improved, move on and start your next task!
    Oh, and don’t fall behind! It is the worst feeling not being able to contribute in Saba because you haven’t done your readings!

  • Kira Atkinson

    Kira Atkinson

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interest is dancing.

    Three words that describe me are generous, artistic and positive.

    My plans for 2019 are to continue dancing and hopefully going overseas to dance.

    In five years I would like to be a professional dancer somewhere in Europe.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is when we were in science and we set the fire alarm off because our experiment made a little more smoke than we thought.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is try and always stay on top of your school work.

  • Tarik Basic

    Tarik Basic

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are playing tennis, travelling, listening to music, going to the beach.

    My plans for 2019 are to pursue competitive tennis whilst completing Law School at Curtin University.

    Studying through SIDE has been both very challenging and rewarding. The program has taught me valuable time and self-management skills that I would not have learnt to the same degree had I attended ‘normal’ high school. The program was much harder than regular school, but the benefits were much greater as I got to continue with my competitive tennis and still obtain academic results.

  • Talia Basso Brusa

    Talia Basso Brusa

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are mauy thai/MMA/jiu jitsu, parkour, playing/listening to music, drawing, dirt bike riding, bush walking, stargazing.

    After collecting a large sample size of opinions, I have two sides to me so three words to describe each side are: collected, calm and observant or adrenaline junkie, crazy and sketchy.

    My plans for 2019 are to further progress in personal interests and achieve personal goals.

    In five years I would like to be still alive, to be myself and continuing to enjoy life.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is the flexibility SIDE has given me as a student to complete my schooling while being able to do things and create memories I wouldn’t have been able to if I weren’t studying at SIDE.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is be independent. This is important but, like everything, choose what you really love doing so it’ll be easier and more fun for you to learn, and then you’ll have more motivation to keep up with the work load, especially if you’re very isolated.

  • Jacinta Baxter

    Jacinta Baxter

    I am located at APAN.

    My personal interests are dancing, acting and performing.

    Three words that describe me are kind, caring and joyful.

    My plans for 2019 are to continue my Advanced Diploma in Commercial Dance, and to start getting more work in the dance industry.

    In five years I would like to be dancing professionally either on cruise ships, in musicals or teaching.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is meeting lifelong friends.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is make sure you contact your teacher about everything so they understand your out of school commitments.

  • Nathaniel Bell

    Nathaniel Bell

    I am located in Korrelocking, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are cars, farming and firearms.

    Three words that describe me are quiet, worker and a short temper.

    My plans for 2019 are keep working on the farm.

    In five years I would like to still be a farm hand.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is don't give up.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is don't do 16 hour shifts a day.

  • Luca Bonini

    Luca Bonini

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are playing guitar, blues music, tennis and basketball.

    Three words that describe me are 'enjoys lateral thinking'.

    My plans for 2019 are go to university and get a degree in law/business; as well as this, I plan to work and try to build an income.

    In five years I would like to have graduated from university with my undergraduate degree, have a good job and have a gigging band.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is the nerves when meeting teachers for the first time.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is be your own teacher and keep yourself on task.

  • Bella Brandis

    Bella Brandis

    I am located in Lancelin, Western Australia.

    I love being at the beach, spending quality time with loved ones and friends, creating art and designing and trying anything new and exciting in my spare time.

    Three words that describe me are real, indecisive and tenacious.

    My plans for 2019 are to work for the entirety of the year and save money for my future endeavours of makeup artistry.

    In five years I would like to be hopefully getting close to moving out of home if not already and to have completed my makeup courses and be fully qualified to get ready to pursue a successful career as a makeup artist (special fix and regular makeup).

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is the freedom it has given me to thrive throughout Year 12, and how it has allowed me to remain happy despite how emotionally draining and stressful Year 12 is.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is you definitely need to remain self-motivated and make sure you have a strong support network to help you stay on top of everything. Keep those stress levels as low as possible as it differs very much from a “normal” school environment.

  • Cassidy Bruton

    Cassidy Bruton

    I am located in Dalyellup, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are violin, piano, art, photography, travel and gaming.

    Three words that describe me are houdini at parties.

    My plans for 2019 are to prepare to audition for violin at WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts).

    In five years I would like to be playing in a professional orchestra in general and for musical productions.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is how helpful the teachers were.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is manage your time well and don’t procrastinate. (Seriously, don’t!)

  • Haylie Bumbak

    Haylie Bumbak

    I am located in Carnarvon, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are cooking, soccer, photography and travel.

    Three words that describe me are sarcastic, kind and talkative.

    My plans for 2019 are to travel around Europe.

    In five years I would like to be a professional photographer.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is its welcoming environment and the support of the teachers.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is to buy a good set of earphones!

  • Aly Byrne

    Aly Byrne

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are dancing, travelling, being with friends and family and watching movies.

    Three words that describe me are bubbly, smiley and determined.

    For 2019 I plan to travel around the world and audition for many schools and companies for dance. I wish to extend my training in dance whether it is classical ballet or contemporary dance. In 2019, I will also be going on a world trip with my family to see many different places before I head off on my own journey.

    In five years I hope to be training overseas somewhere in a company dancing full time and also being able to see the world.

    A memory that I remember from SIDE is the day I went to the National Young Leaders Day. I was able to participate in small activities and learn about the guest speakers and what they had to share about their past experiences and background stories. This day is a memory that I will remember due to the inspirational speakers and how they inspired me as a person.

    Some advice to succeed at SIDE will be to always stay on top of everything as best as you can and to always give yourself a break when needed. SIDE helps to make you work independently and be organised as well as work on time management. Therefore in order to succeed you must stay on track with everything and work independently in every subject. One last piece of advice would be to not give up because there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, and it is over before you know it.

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  • Nathan Claridge

    Nathan Claridge

    I am located in Leederville - Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are dance and sports.

    Three words that describe me are outgoing, talkative and confident.

    My plan for 2019 is to move overseas to continue my ballet training.

    In five years I would like to be living in Europe, maybe as part of a famous ballet company.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is playing table tennis in the Resource Centre student hub as it helped me to relax from my busy dance and school schedule.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is don’t sweat the small stuff and stay positive.

  • Kiara Coetzee

    Kiara Coetzee

    I am located in Mandurah, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are competitive cheerleading, dance especially Hip Hop, 4WD & outdoors, and animal welfare.

    Three words that describe me are organised, respectful and determined.

    My plans for 2019 are to complete my dance qualifications and work part time to save up for some travel.

    In five years I would like to be a professional dancer travelling the world.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is ... I had to grow up quickly, be independent and self-sufficient in many different ways… and also being a part of the Centenary celebration.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is don’t fall behind and ask when in doubt.

  • Anastacia Crook-Sims

    Anastacia Crook-Sims

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are having fun with my daughter, AFL and children’s books.

    Three words that describe me are hard-working, caring and thoughtful.

    My plans for 2019 are to go to TAFE to study Early Childhood.

    In five years I would like to have a degree in either Business Marketing or Education and living in Melbourne.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is Penny and Donella getting excited when I finished my tasks.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is always have communication with your teachers.

  • Tawpojita Das Sarker (Annie)

    Annie Das Sarker

    I am located in Kolkata, India.

    My personal interests are dancing, singing, shopping, making memes, editing videos and pictures, K-pop, loving my two pet guinea pigs and crafting.

    Three words that describe me are funny, passionate and creative.

    My plans for 2019 are to follow my parents' guidance and pursue a course suited to me that will assist in acquiring a decent job. I wish to help my parents in their daily lives in regards to expenses as well as save money to buy an apartment.

    In five years I would like to be in a stable job, living independently and have a group of friends who I will be able to hang out with in my free time.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is when the Semester One results for Year 12 came out and my parents and grandparents were very proud of me for getting straight As for my subjects. I hope I can make them proud in the near future as well.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is to follow a daily schedule of subjects to study, attend Saba, and not fall into the trap of procrastinating! To also ask for help and keep in contact with your student coordinators and teachers as they are able to assist you if you have any difficulties.

  • Daniel Downey

    Daniel Downey

    I am located in Beechboro, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are tennis, exercise, yoga and meditation.

    Three words that describe me are knowledgeable, competitive and self-disciplined.

    My plans for 2019 are to study psychology at university and continue tennis training to hopefully make it onto the professional tour in the coming years.

    In five years I would like to be competing on the professional tennis tour and finishing my studies at university.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is all of the great teachers I’ve had, and talking to and meeting fellow students who live all across Australia.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is to be well organised; make a plan and stick to it.

  • Denni Durant

    Denni Durant

    I am located in Red Bluff, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are surfing, fishing, diving and cooking.

    Three words that describe me are competitive, dedicated and happy.

    My plans for 2019 are to follow my dream of becoming a Big Wave Surfer.

    In five years I would like to be competing as a big wave surfer.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is the online lessons every week where I could interact with my teacher and class mates.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is always make sure your work ethic and time management is up to the standards you wish to achieve.

  • Imke Eringa

    Imke Eringa

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are dance, watching movies and travelling.

    Three words that describe me are hardworking, kind and adventurous.

    My plans for 2019 are to continue my dance training and audition for schools and companies in Australia and overseas.

    In five years I would like to be dancing in a company and performing all over the world.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is being able to attend the National Young Leaders Day.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is work hard but give yourself time to relax.

  • Kerim Gulkesen

    Leavers 2018

    I am located in Turkey.

    My personal interests are films, working out, cars and sports.

    Three words that describe me are dedication, discipline and passion.

    My plans for 2019 are pursing personal interests and working.

    In five years I would like to be achieving long-term goals.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is the opportunity it’s given me to pursue my personal needs whilst allowing me to receive an excellent education at the same time.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is let your studies be a passion.

  • Prince Gupta

    Prince Gupta

    I am located in Carnarvon, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are soccer, mathematics, astronomy and skating.

    Three words that describe me are realistic, logical and committed.

    My plans for 2019 are to move to and settle in Perth, study engineering at Curtin or UWA, get a run-of-the-mill part-time job and to live it up a little more.

    In five years I would like to be on the way to completing a master’s degree of some sort, fingers crossed for engineering.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is the first Saba that I attended. Despite all of the technical difficulties that hadn’t already been hashed out, the teacher was very understanding and we made the lesson work.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is explicitly list out what you should get done by the end of the week, crossing each task off as you go. This gives you peace of mind instead of forgetting you had that question set to complete or that practice test to complete. With that in mind, work hard and smart, but give yourself time to relax. All that teacher-talk about giving yourself that balance between school and recreation is correct and important to your mental and physical health. Good luck to anyone studying SIDE in the following years!

  • James Hazell

    James Hazell

    I am located in Ajana, Western Australia, 6532 – Planet Earth.

    My personal interests are playing guitar, listening/making music, skating, reading and fixing things.

    Three words that describe me are good, great and magnificent.

    My plans for 2019 are to get myself an electrical apprenticeship and start an Electrics TAFE course.

    In five years I would like to have moved out of home and be a qualified electrician. I’d also like to have a solid 5-year plan from this point.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is the whole experience of SIDE isn’t something you will find anywhere else, I will remember that.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is always get your assignments in on time. It took me a while to learn this, but if you just set yourself that goal, things will be easier.

  • Olivia Hu

    Olivia Hu

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are activism that supports a greener Earth i.e. veganism, zero waste, food and exercise on the impact on health.

    Three words that describe me are stubborn, judgmental and distant.

    My plans for 2019 are to stay as far away from the health care system as possible. I do not have a plan about tertiary education.

    In five years I would like to be living a life where there is freedom and happiness.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is the support and understanding showed by staff.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is don't lose contact with teachers.

  • Nicola Hutchinson

    Nicola Hutchinson

    I am located in Lancelin, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are 4WD, the ocean, surfing, scuba diving and sharks.

    Three words that describe me are adventurous, funny and caring.

    My plans for 2019 are hopefully be in the water with sharks the majority of my time, filming them and changing people’s opinions about them.

    In five years I would like to be still in the water with sharks.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is self-motivation.

  • Abbey Jarvis

    Abbey Jarvis

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interest is dance! I am heavily involved in teaching and performing. I love dance and see a bright future in the performing industry.

    Three words that describe me are bubbly, caring and dedicated.

    My plans for 2019 are focusing on improving and extending all areas of my performance skills.

    In five years I would like to be performing on a cruise ship or in a professional dance show as a professional dancer.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is how supportive the teachers have always been with my main focus of being a professional dancer. I’ve always tried my best with academics.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is communicate with your teachers because they have been very accommodating and understanding of our heavy schedules.

  • Emilja Kiernan

    Emilja Kiernan

    I am located in Marble Bar, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are music, art, dance, hanging with friends and family, swimming.

    Three words that describe me are down to earth, funny and socially awkward.

    My plans for 2019 are to be a bartender.

    In five years I would like to still be a bartender.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is how nice and sweet and helpful all the teachers are.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is stay on schedule and work hard to achieve your greatness.

  • Lucy Kotzas

    Lucy Kotzas

    I am located in Waikiki, Western Australia.

    My personal interests include reading all kinds of books and as many as possible. I like to travel and explore different places each year. I also enjoy listening to music and going to see concerts and shows.

    Three words that describe me are intelligent, compassionate and fun.

    In 2019 I plan to take a gap year to work on my health. 2019 will be spent getting stronger, being more present and finding myself. I also hope to read more books. I will also be traveling to Hong Kong and New Zealand where I hope to have many more life experiences.

    In five years, I would like to be studying towards my psychology degree and to have visited many more places.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is my year seven graduation at the Hyatt Hotel when I was 13 years old. I remember being really nervous about meeting everyone and was unsure about whether or not I wanted to go. It was my primary school teacher Ms Reynolds, who was my teacher all the way through primary school, who convinced me to go. I was brave and had a wonderful time and was grateful I had a chance to say goodbye. I will always remember that day.

    One piece of advice I would give to a new student to succeed at SIDE is always communicate with your teachers. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice and always be honest. Also, be proactive about getting work done because then you will have more time on the weekend for fun. Just take it slow, one day at a time.

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  • Cody Nikola Latkovski

    Cody Latkovski

    I am located in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

    My personal interests are motorsports, reading, music, languages, graphic design and travelling.

    Three words that describe me are friendly, polite and FAST!.

    My plans for 2019 are to go to university, become a racing driver, travel the world.

    In five years I would like to be a mechanical engineer.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is meeting all my teachers and several of my classmates while visiting SIDE.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is to always keep focused!

  • Jessica Lines

    Jessica Lines

    I am located in Narembeen, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are long-distance cycling & angrily re-interpreting classic texts.

    Three words that describe me are independent, inventive and industrious.

    My plans for 2019 are moving to the city and living independently.

    In five years I would like to be living in Portsmouth.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is visiting the SIDE campus.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is making sure your headset works.

  • Zoe Luxford

    Zoe Luxford

    I am located in Mirrabooka, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are dance, acro, makeup/fashion, travelling, going on adventures and experiencing new things, spending time with friends and family, theme parks/rides/waterslides.

    Three words that describe me are funny, motivated and energetic.

    My plans for 2019 are moving to Sydney to study an Aerial and Acrobatics course at Lee Academy.

    In five years I would love to be performing and travelling the world. My ultimate goal is Cirque Du Solei.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is all the friendships I have made with my classmates. How supportive we all are of each other whilst still being able to have a lot of laughs.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is stay focused and really commit to the work, don’t fall behind.

  • Molly McAuliffe

    Molly McAuliffe

    I am located in Shark Bay, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are enjoying the ocean, scuba diving, hanging out with friends and travelling.

    Three words that describe me are adventurous, funny and cheerful.

    My plans for 2019 are to begin my Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology at Central Regional TAFE.

    In five years I would like to be working on conserving the ocean and its ecosystems.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is being able to complete my Certificate II in Aquaculture.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is to stick to your schedule and don’t fall behind.

  • Summer McGee-Willans

    Summer McGee-Willans

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are dancing, singing, acting, drawing and Greenpeace.

    Three words that describe me are creative, dreamy and passionate.

    My plan for 2019 is move in the right direction toward my career.

    In five years I would like to be a professional contemporary dancer.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is the beautiful, caring nature of teachers and the support system they provide.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is don’t let the pressure get too much. Take a breath and re-align your thoughts and you will succeed.

  • Shaye McNamara

    Shaye McNamara

    I am located in Shark Bay, Denham, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are travelling, softball, being close to the beach and adventuring.

    Three words that describe me are outgoing, funny and extreme.

    My plans for 2019 are find a job to save money so I can start my travelling dreams.

    In five years I am not sure where I will be but I plan on travelling Australia and possibly overseas and then I’m just going to go with the flow of life.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is being able to work towards completing my Certificate II in Business.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is not to fall behind and always ask your teachers for help when you are in need of it.

  • Harvey Mulcahy

    Harvey Mulcahy

    I am located in Cannington, Western Australia.

    My personal interest is dancing.

    Three words that describe me are annoying, funny and friendly.

    My plans for 2019 are dancing in Europe.

    In five years I would like to obtain my PhD in dance.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is when the fire alarm went off because of the Year 10 students in the science lab.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is don't get behind in your studies.

  • Jada Pearl Narkle

    Jada Narkle

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are dance, footy (AFL) and art.

    Three words that describe me are funny, loyal and respectful.

    My plans for 2019 are audition for different dance schools.

    In five years I would like to be a dancer with Bangarra Dance Company.

    I think one thing I will never forget is when I was in Year 8 with my dance group at SIDE and we were in the science lab with Mr. Jim. We were doing an experiment with fire and accidently set off the fire alarm so the whole school had to evacuate the building and were forced to go to the oval across from SIDE and I am pretty sure the fire fighters came. We stayed there for pretty much the whole morning and when we went back to sign out of SIDE the rest of my dance group met some YouTuber who they got a photo with. All in all it was an interesting day and one I won’t forget anytime soon. I appreciated the teachers because they were patient and overall quite nice.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is just stay on top of your work, even if you really don’t want to do it, just do it because things can get very ugly if you don’t as it is easy to fall behind. Also attend the Sabas so you can continually learn otherwise if you don’t, again, you can fall behind and become frustrated because you feel you aren’t learning enough.

  • Alexandra Nicolae

    Alexandra Nicolae

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are guitar, violin, reading, drawing, photography and writing poems/songs.

    Three words that describe me are shy, funny and positive.

    My plans for 2019 are go to TAFE to become a hairdresser/make up artist.

    In five years I would like to have a job and be a hairdresser/makeup artist.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is having amazing teachers and always laughing.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is don’t give up!

  • Belinda Panting

    Belinda Panting

    I am located at Mount Sandiman Station, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are horses, art and farming.

    Three words that describe me are hardworking, energetic and cheerful.

    I'm not sure yet. I’ll probably be taking a gap year before maybe taking up some sort of study. I will be working on getting my driver’s licence. I might even look for some work.

    In five years I would like to have my own horse and compete in equine competitions. If that hasn’t happened yet, then I might be working on a farm or station somewhere.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is the day that I graduate from school. I will remember that I have achieved one of life’s first challenges.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is take on one day at a time and let the future worry about itself.

  • Taniayah Phillips

    Taniayah Phillips

    I am located in Kandiwal Community, Western Australia.

    My personal interest is fishing.

    Three words that describe me are good worker, smart and happy.

    My plan for 2019 is travel to Melbourne.

    In five years I would like to be in Kandiwal.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is meeting Gay and the teachers when they came to Kandiwal.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is go to Saba lessons on time and listen to the teacher.

  • Mark Richards

    Mark Richards

    I am located in Carnarvon, Western Australia.

    My personal interest is motocross, AFL, fishing and camping.

    Three words that describe me are 'a little lazy'.

    My plan for 2019 is starting my electrician apprenticeship.

    In five years I would like to be travelling Australia.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is the visits from my teachers.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is communicate with your teachers and stick to a study plan.

  • Fleur Robinson

    Fleur Robinson

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are animals, coffee, travelling and being with friends and family.

    Three words that describe me are funny, caffeinated and overemotional.

    My plans for 2019 are hopefully to be working and attending university, and saving up so I can travel.

    In five years I would like to be a rich lawyer.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is when Stacey helped clean the piece of gum off of my shoe during our excursion at the Young Leaders Conference.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is stay on top of your work.

  • Elrika Roux

    Elrika Roux

    I am located in Dalwallinu, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are spending time with my family and friends and pretty much anything outdoors .

    Three words that describe me are outgoing, bubbly and motivated.

    My plans for 2019 are to move to Sydney to further my studies and to live independently. I wish to continue my studies in business to work towards getting my Diploma.

    In five years I would like to be just happy and healthy.

    Something I will take into my future is what I have learnt about myself. As well as skills (I’m sure we all learnt) such as being motivated, good communication and doing things by the due date.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is don’t be afraid to ask questions if you don’t understand.

  • Lauren Rutherford

    Lauren Rutherford

    I am located at Katharine Mantle Performing Arts Academy, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are dancing and dance teaching.

    Three words that describe me are dedicated, hard-working and kind.

    My plans for 2019 are to be in a contemporary school somewhere in Australia continuing my training.

    In five years I would like to be in a contemporary company somewhere in the world.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is how I felt as a new student on the first day and how I have grown over my three years here.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is communication.

  • Kimberly Ryder

    Kimberly Ryder

    I am located in Lake Grace, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are hanging out at the beach and spending time with my friends and family and our fur babies.

    Three words that describe me are outgoing, thoughtful and positive.

    In 2019 I plan to start TAFE at South Metropolitan TAFE in Armadale where I will do my Cert ll in Childcare.

    In five years I would like to have a day-care worker certificate and to start my diploma.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future will be how nice the teachers were and just how good SIDE was. I also learnt a lot of different skills while doing SIDE.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is to be independent and manage your time and also to timetable your work like you would in a face-to-face school.

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  • Hannah Salkilld-Campbell

    Hannah Salkilld-Campbell

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are playing netball, hanging out with friends and family and being around children.

    Three words that describe me are bubbly, outgoing and determined.

    In 2019, I hope to be studying at Notre Dame in a Bachelor of Primary Education.

    In five years I would like to be a fully qualified primary school teacher and be someone who is helping make a difference in the world.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is my first day at SIDE, when I went in to meet my teachers and my student coordinator is the most significant and special memory to me. I was so nervous to start this new chapter of my life but as soon as I met my teachers and student coordinator all those nerves left as they were all so lovely and made me feel so comfortable.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is stay determined and stay focused on your work. It is very important to keep motivating yourself throughout your time at SIDE.

  • Gianna Sargent

    Gianna Sargent

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are dancing, healthy food, travelling, friends and family.

    Three words that describe me are productive, independent and artistic.

    In 2019 I plan to audition interstate and overseas to continue my training in classical ballet and contemporary dance.

    In five years I would like to have a position in a dance company, ideally in Europe.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is in Year 9, my class set the smoke alarm off in the science lab and the whole building had to evacuate. On the same day we also got to meet Tyde Levi.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is stay on top of all your work and get ahead when you can.

  • Sethen Sheehan-Lee

    Sethen Sheehan-Lee

    I am located in Menzies, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are photography and music.

    Three words that describe me are passionate, enthusiastic and busy.

    My plans for 2019 are to work with various businesses and not-for-profits in town to create media content. I also want to try and get more traction with my photography businesses and hopefully turn it into a career.

    In five years I would like to be satisfied that the choices I’ve made and make my direct family happy with who I am.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is that everyone lives very different lives and just because people don’t look for the same type of fulfilment as you that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with their life.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is whenever I create a really good piece of work it’s usually because I’ve drawn on personal experience. While this is not possible for everything you’ll do at SIDE, try to think about how a piece of work you’re completing relates to something in your life.

  • Bianca Sherlock

    Bianca Sherlock

    I am located in North Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are dancing, performing and sports.

    Three words that describe me are dancer, outgoing and performer.

    My plans for 2019 are finish my qualification at APAN Academy and start auditioning for jobs as a dancer.

    In five years I would like to be a professional dancer travelling the world and/or a nurse.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is my friendship with Bronte, our Wednesday morning chats and afternoon classes with Gregory Piggott.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is listen to your Sabas and revise content regularly… keep on top of your work!

  • Cooper Sims

    Cooper Sims

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are basketball and footy.

    Three words that describe me are kind, fun and caring.

    My plans for 2019 are to get an apprenticeship.

    In five years I would like to be a fully qualified electrician.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is learning at my own pace.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is work hard.

  • Joshua Sone

    Joshua Sone

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are international politics and bingeing on Netflix.

    Three words that describe me are relaxed, introverted and hard-working.

    My plans for 2019 are hopefully going to the University of Western Australia to study Economics, Science (Environmental Biology or Psychology) or Arts, (History or Politics).

    In five years I would like to be a graduate from university and possibly be travelling.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is when a bird flew into the window in Ron Evans’ Saba class last year.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is use a timetable so you can keep on track, and set aside time for English and actually do the work!

  • Charlotte Spraggs

    Charlotte Spraggs

    I am located at Charlesworth Ballet Academy, Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are ballet, music and running.

    Three words that describe me are excitable, persistent and perfectionist.

    In 2019 I would like to do my best in whatever path I end up choosing and push myself out of my comfort zones, such as doing scary auditions.

    In five years I would like to be happy and have experienced new things in life.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is the amazing support of my student coordinator Stacey and the kindness/understanding of all of the teachers. I will also always remember Year 12, the challenging moments and the struggle and how much the hard work has paid off.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is to trust the process and be open to learn in a new format. Staying on top of things is also up to you and is really important at SIDE.

  • Stephanie Stockbauer

    Stephanie Stockbauer

    I am located at Australian Performing Arts Network, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are singing, dancing, acting, music, guitar, performing and musical theatre.

    Three words that describe me are dedicated, creative and focused.

    My plans for 2019 are to work, audition and apply to work at a summer camp in America.

    In five years I would like to be being paid to perform and travel the world.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is meeting life-long friends and the use of puppets in human bio class.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is stay focused, plan ahead and get yourself a whiteboard!

  • Jetiya Sukprasert

    Leavers 2018

    I am located in Bangkok, Thailand.

    My personal interests are eating, sleeping, watching cat videos, looking at memes and anime.

    Three words that describe me are fun, creative and chilled.

    My plan for 2019 is go to TAFE.

    In five years I would like to be rich and have a stable job.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is my teacher's wise words and advice.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is always do your work and send it in on time.

  • Bronte Tanna

    Bronte Tanna

    I am located in Perth, Western Australia.

    My personal interest is ballet.

    Three words that describe me are independent, motivated and organised.

    My plans for 2019 are to continue training to become a professional ballet dancer.

    In five years I would like to be a professional dancer in a company.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is working independently to complete assignments.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is start revision early, so you don't stress yourself out in the lead up to exams.

  • Charlotte Tholen

    Charlotte Tholen

    I am located in the Perth School of Ballet, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are contemporary dance, F.R.I.E.N.D.S, travelling, playing the flute.

    Three words that describe me are dramatic, blonde and funny.

    My plans for 2019 are to continue my dance training, possibly at the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC.

    In five years I want to see where the future takes me. I would hopefully like to be in a contemporary dance company somewhere around the world.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is seeing Stacey every week as her support was valuable.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is turn up to SIDE on your designated day as the contact with teachers is important. Attend Saba live or watch recordings as these are very helpful for completing assessments.

  • Candice Treasure

    Candice Treasure

    I am located in Beverley, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are science, knitting, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, memes.

    Three words that describe me are curious, open-minded and practical.

    My plans for 2019 are take an Australian Sign Language (Auslan) course; prepare for university.

    In five years I would like to be problem-solving.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is the generosity that allowed me to stay at the SIDE accommodation while attending revision seminars.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is prioritise.

  • Bronwyn Veer

    Bronwyn Veer

    I am located in Popanyinning, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are animal husbandry and ... (to be continued)

    Three words that describe me are imaginative, energetic and sarcastic.

    My plans for 2019 are to study Aged Care at Narrogin's TAFE and perhaps get a second job.

    In five years I would like to be an aged care worker or something along the lines of that.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is how much better it is than regular school.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is to write down when all your assignments and tests are due so you can stay on top of them.

  • Sebastian Vidot

    Sebastian Vidot

    I am located at Katharine Mantle Performing Arts Academy, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are dance, gaming and adventuring.

    Three words that describe me are loyal, goofy and compassionate.

    My plans for 2019 are moving to the eastern states or overseas to train in a contemporary pre-professional course.

    In five years I would like to be in a contemporary dance company.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is how understanding the teachers are when we are busy and can’t hand assessments in on time.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is communicate with your teachers.

  • Caylah Vlasich

    Leavers 2018

    I am located in Lake Grace (home-based), Western Australia.

    My personal interests are health and fitness. I love being outdoors, getting adventurous, taking my puppy for walks and enjoying time at the beach when I get to go there because there isn’t one in country Lake Grace!

    Three words that describe me are adventurous, kind and down to earth.

    I currently have a job at the school cleaning which I will most likely continue in 2019. I’m hoping to start studying a fitness course hopefully at the Australian Institute of Fitness.

    In five years I would like to be comfortable and have a good job. I’m not sure where I will be living but most likely in Perth because there are more opportunities there. I hope to have completed some course in health and fitness, and hopefully be a personal trainer by then!

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is when I am in doubt in life about whether I can push myself or motivate myself to do something, I will think of SIDE and how I pushed myself to complete work even when it didn’t seem in the best interest for me.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is don’t doubt yourself. You’re more than capable and the teachers are always there whenever you need their assistance.

  • Cynthia White

    Cynthia White

    I am located in Mukinbudin, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are reading, writing, singing, dancing, spending time with loved ones and sleeping.

    Three words that describe me are loyal, emotional and creative.

    I am not sure of my plans for 2019 but will be staying home for now.

    In five years I would like to be doing my dream job – chef/author and have good relationships with my family.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is the dynamic of doing school over the computers and lessons I’ve learnt about myself too.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is keep in very good contact with your teachers and if you need help ASK for help.

  • Leah Whitmore

    Leah Whitmore

    I am located in Shark Bay, Western Australia.

    My personal interests are having a good time with my friends, netball, softball and bingeing on Netflix.

    Three words that describe me are caring, hardworking and trustworthy.

    My plans for 2019 are to study primary teaching at university.

    In five years I would like to be achieving my goal of being a primary teacher and helping students learn.

    A memory of SIDE that I will take into my future is the self-motivation I gained through SIDE’s independent learning.

    One piece of advice to succeed at SIDE is push yourself to your own capabilities and ask your teachers for help when you need it.

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