Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Red Room Poetry 2018


After a great effort in 2016 and 2017, SIDE is again participating in the Red Room Poetry Object competition in 2018!

The Red Room Poetry Object invites students in Years 3-10 and their teachers, across Australia and New Zealand, to write poems inspired by their own special and curious objects.

This year, SIDE is happy to invite Sydney poet and artist Lilly Blue to conduct a poetry workshop with our students.

Lilly is coming to SIDE on Wednesday 27th June (next week!) and will be presenting two Saba sessions - one for Years 7-10 at 9.30am and one for Years 3-6 at 11.15am.

Students who study English through SIDE are automatically enrolled in their year level's session, and both sessions are open to all Year 3-10 SIDE students.

If you aren't enrolled but would like to attend, please contact SIDE teacher librarian Amy Rosato.

For more information on these sessions check out the Red Room Poetry course in Moodle.


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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

2018 FIFA World Cup at the SIDE Library


The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday and we here at the SIDE Library Resource Centre are getting excited for it!

We have a wide range of fiction books about football (or soccer if you prefer!) as well as biographies of some of the world's greatest players, like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Luis Suarez.

We also have nonfiction titles on the history of the World Cup, and those less familiar with the sport can learn all about it by reading the ultimate guide to the beautiful game.

If you would like to borrow any of these titles please contact us and our football mad library technician will send them out to you.


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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Make Your Own Story Book 2018


The 2018 Make Your Own Story Book competition closes at the end of this week!

If you haven't already you need to get your entry to Westbooks before 5.00pm this Friday 8th June.


You can either submit your story book in person or mail it to:

MYOSB Competition
C/- Westbooks
152 Burswood Road

BURSWOOD WA 6100

Make sure you include this entry form and please remember late entries cannot be accepted!


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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Reading Australia 10 Word Story Challenge


The Reading Australia 10 Word Story Challenge started earlier this month and runs until the 2nd July 2018.

The SIDE Library Resource Centre is encouraging students to enter for the chance to win one of five $100 Booktopia vouchers!

The competition is open to both primary and secondary students - all you have to do is pick your favourite book from the list of over 300 on the Reading Australia website and then describe is in 10 words or less.

You can send your entry to the SIDE teacher librarians who will forward it on to the Reading Australia judges.

Reading Australia is an initiative that provides freely-available, curriculum-linked resources to support primary and secondary teachers in the teaching of Australian books.


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Thursday, 24 May 2018

National Simultaneous Storytime


Yesterday the SIDE Library Resource Centre participated in
National Simultaneous Storytime!

Teacher librarian Liz Allen 
read this year's NSS book - Hickory Dickory Dash by Tony Wilson & Laura Wood - to 18 enthusiastic Primary students and their teachers on Saba, as well as some very interested Year 11 & 12 students who were studying in the library at the time!



The students (just the Primary ones!) then participated in a variety of activities and games including a word find using words from the book.

The session was enjoyed by all and is available as a recording on Saba for any students who were unable to attend on the day.

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Monday, 21 May 2018

Library & Information Week 2018


This week is the Australian Library & Information Association's Library & Information Week!

This special event, which aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia, launches today and runs until Sunday 27th May.

The theme for Library & Information Week 2018 is Find Yourself in a Library.

The SIDE Library Resource Centre will be participating in a number of activities including National Simultaneous Storytime!

SIDE Primary students can join teacher librarian Liz Allen in Saba as she reads Hickory Dickory Dash by Tony Wilson & Laura Wood at 11am (AWST) on Wednesday 23rd May.


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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Choose Your Own Reading Adventure!


Following on from Term 1's Fantastic Books & Where to Find Them - a group session conducted by SIDE's teacher librarians - this term students were invited to choose their own reading adventure.

As part of the SIDE Secondary Wide Reading program, each Year 7-10 English class had the opportunity to vote on the topic of their next library session, choosing from:

Votes were cast and sessions were run to discuss stories on the class's chosen topic. "What makes a story scary?" and "What's the appeal of Star Wars?" were some of the questions discussed and debated with enthusiasm.

Students also learned about books, ebooks and audiobooks available to borrow from the SIDE Library Resource Centre on their chosen topic and explored reading lists specially created for them after the sessions.

The most voted for topic among classes was Growing Up: Tales of a Teenage Life, with Dystopian Worlds coming second.


You can click on the topics above to explore each list and request to borrow books from them.

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