COVID-19 continues to impact upon our lives. As we continue to practise healthy habits like hand hygiene and social distancing, the rate of infection continues to decrease. The Premier and the Minister for Education announced on 17 April a ‘ soft opening to Term 2 in WA public schools’.

SIDE is an online school. Our teachers are experienced in online learning. In Term 2 all students studying at SIDE will participate using Webex for weekly face-to-face lessons and Moodle for online resources and activities.

Existing home-based students will experience no real changes.

The parents or carers of SIDE’s school-based students can choose whether students work from home or from their base school, however, Year 11 and Year 12 students are strongly encouraged to attend school where possible.

If your child has unreliable computer or internet access from home, then you are encouraged to contact their teachers to discuss alternate arrangements.

COVID-19 Announcements

Stay in touch with SIDE’s parent announcements with Parent Connect.

Western Australian Government Schooling Announcements

14 May 2020 | From Monday 18 May, all WA school students will be required to return to school. There are exceptions to this requirement for some students and staff. Read the information on the WA Department of Education website or the government’s media release.

Healthy and Wellbeing

The Western Australian Department of Education has provided excellent information to parents to support your family’s health and wellbeing during this period. Go to Support for parents and carers to access these resources.

Foundation for Young Australians has published Helping young people during COVID-19: the go-to guide. It contains a variety of information including financial support and information for specific groups of young people. It also has WA specific information.

Worried about you and your children’s online wellbeing during COVID-19? The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has some excellent advice about general wellbeing and managing negative online experiences. Go to eSafety Commissioner website to read more and to access a range of resources.

SIDE staff are available to provide support to you and your family.

Primary (K-6)

Tundie Jones, Deputy Principal, T: 9311 1447
Your child’s teacher.

Secondary (7-12)

Shane Yardley, Deputy Principal, Students, T: 9311 1402
Vicki Masters, Student Services Coordinator, T: 9311 1400
Your child’s teacher or Student Coordinator.

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