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Principal's Welcome

SIDE PrincipalWelcome to the School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE) based in Leederville. SIDE is the centre of distance and online learning within the Department of Education and provides quality education for students who for various reasons cannot attend classes in a regular school.

Founded in 1918, the School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE) has a rich history of student success and achievement for the students studying distance education in all years. This tradition continues with a firm commitment to the achievement of personal best and excellence in all aspects of school life in distance education.

At SIDE, it is our expectation that all students will undertake further education, training or employment after Year 12. Importantly, we are committed to the provision of learning programs that cater for all post-school destinations, including University, TAFE, private providers and employment.

Students are provided with broad and rich learning experiences that focus on academic excellence, with the use of interactive technologies to help stimulate personal growth and development.

SIDE offers a specialist program in Languages. This program includes the selection of four languages: French, Indonesian, Italian and Japanese. With expert staff within the school, SIDE has been selected as a Teacher Development School, leading the implementation of the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline for Languages.

A major strength of the school is its strong links and partnerships with parents and the partner schools. This partnership is central to the success of students studying through SIDE and is a focus of the Student Services team.

SIDE is an excellent school with a bright and magnificent future. Our commitment to the school community is to provide the highest quality learning experiences to all of our students where ever they are located throughout the world.

The Annual School Report provides a comprehensive and rigorous self-assessment. It provides a snapshot of the school's performance in 2015. This report is an account of the 2015 school year and captures the key dimensions of the school and its activities. It is vital in providing an open and transparent reporting system to the school and parent community and is a critical step in planning for future school improvement. The recommendations for future action are central to this process. Most importantly, it critically examines the performance of students - the focus of our activity.

Please contact me for further information.


Noel Chamberlain


School of Isolated and Distance Education

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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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