Students achievement

  • A SIDE student's extraordinary journey

    Wan-Yi Sweeting - Academic Dux 2012

    By any measure, Wan-Yi Sweeting is an extraordinary young woman. She came to Australia aged 11, to board at a large Perth girls' school. At 13, she was selected for the WA Tennis Academy, which meant a hectic international touring schedule, and she chose to continue her schooling with SIDE.

  • An Olympian in our midst

    Tamsin Cook

    SIDE is proud to have an Olympic athlete as one of our Year 12 students. Swimmer Tamsin Cook has been selected to represent Australia in Rio in the 400m and 800m freestyle events. Tamsin's achievement is made even more remarkable by being the youngest member of the swimming team.

  • Classical pianist in our midst

    SIDE is proud to have classical pianist Joshua Noronha as one of our Year 11 students.

  • Greta Small competes in Winter Olympics

    Greta Small

    Former SIDE student, Greta Small competed in the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February.

  • Halogen National Young Leaders Day

    Four Year 12 students from SIDE

    Students from SIDE recently attended the Halogen National Young Leaders Day at the Perth Convention Centre. Year 12 students Alysa, Charlotte, Fleur and Imke were accompanied by Student Services Coordinator Stacey Mylonas. They attended sessions with students from throughout Western Australia.

  • Mariah’s ocean adventure

    Mariah’s ocean adventure

    Year 12 student Mariah Prunster is a recipient of the Western Australian Secondary School Executives Association Leeuwin Scholarship. She was prompted to apply after hearing about the Leeuwin Sail Training Ship from family and friends, and joined a seven day voyage of a lifetime from Fremantle in September.

  • Rhys Allan News Update

    Rhys has been selected in the Australian Judo Youth Olympics team which will be held in Bueno Aries in October 1 – 6.

  • SIDE Equestrian qualifies for Australian National Interschool Championships

    SIDE Year 8 student, Lauren Rowe successfully competed in the WA Interschool Equestrian Festival at the State Equestrian Centre in April.

  • SIDE Student wins Gold medals at the Australian Judo Nationals

    This has been a big year for SIDE student Rhys Allan. Rhys, a member of the UWA Judo Club, won two gold medals at the Australian Judo Nationals for under-18s and under-21s.

  • SIDE students awarded

    Studying through distance education proves no barrier to achievement for SIDE students. Four of our studentss have been recognised for their commitment to excellence in two areas of study.

  • The World Scholar’s Cup

    Our home-based students are involved in a myriad of activities whilst studying at SIDE. Here is an outline of one student’s extracurricular activities.

  • Wan-Yi's letter to SIDE

    Wan-Yi Sweeting

    Wan-Yi Sweeting was SIDE's Academic Dux for 2012. She wrote this letter just after graduating.

    My Story

    I am really honoured to have been selected as the winner of the 2012 Dux award. I couldn’t have managed without the wonderful support of my teachers and supervisors.