Book Author

  • Artist inspires SIDE Art students

    Leigh Hobbs visit SIDE

    Leigh Hobbs is a man of many talents: author, painter, illustrator and sculptor. Leigh was SIDE’s guest artist in February working with Year 7, 9 and 10 Art students. He recently completed two years as Australian Children’s Laureate, during which he promoted quality children’s literature.

  • Authors Online

    Program promotes tolerance and understanding

    SIDE students gained access to widely different life experiences as part of the Authors Online program in 2011. 

  • Children's Laureate a big hit

    As part of SIDE's regular Authors Online program, Australian Children's Laureate Boori Monty Pryor visited SIDE to work with more than 90 students in Centra, our online web-conferencing application.

    Boori is a celebrated author, performer, dancer and poet, and is one of two Australian Children’s Literature Alliance (ACLA) Children's Laureates for 2012-13, appointed to promote the importance of reading.

  • Chris Owen visits SIDE

    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!"

  • Craig Silvey visits SIDE

    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.

  • Morris Gleitzman visits SIDE

    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.

  • SIDE students work with Curtin University

    As part of the shared initiative between the Resource Centre and the English Learning Area, SIDE runs a series of ‘Authors online’ seminars for both our Lower and Senior School English students.