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In support of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF), SIDE staff participated in the Great Book Swap on Indigenous Literacy Day, Wednesday 2 September. The Great Book Swap was hosted by the teacher librarians, in conjunction with the Whole School Literacy and Numeracy Committee. A wonderful display of books by Indigenous authors was also created in the SIDE Library Resource Centre. 

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Authors Online Program  |  Chris Owen talks with our students online

Local author Chris Owen, presented two Saba sessions to SIDE students on Friday 27 March; one for primary students and the other for secondary students. As students attended from around Western Australia and the world, Chris told them how fantastic it was that he was able to share his books with students in the "biggest school in the world!"

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Authors Online Program  |  Craig Silvey talks with our students online

Craig Silvey, author of Rhubarb, Jasper Jones and The Amber Amulet, visited SIDE on Tuesday 3 March to speak to Year 10 and 11 English students, using the Saba Classroom. SIDE students participated from around Western Australia, interstate and overseas, including Kenya and India.

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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.

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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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