Thursday, 13 December 2018

Happy summer holidays!


Congratulations - you've made it to the end of another school year!

The staff of the SIDE Library Resource Centre would like to wish all our students a very happy and safe summer holidays.

Our library technician is not quite on holidays yet - he will be keeping the library OPEN Monday to Friday next week from 8.30am-3.30pm.

We will then be CLOSED for two weeks from Saturday 22nd December before REOPENING on Monday 7th January 2019.

Please continue to send your books back or email us about them. All returns and inquiries will be handled in the new year.


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Thursday, 6 December 2018

2018 Red Room Poetry Object winners


The 2018 Red Room Poetry Object winners have been announced!

Although the were no official winners from SIDE, English teacher Susan Cullen's poem 'Folded Swan' was chosen as a Red Room staff favourite - congratulations Susan!

You can click here to check out the full list of winners, highly commended poems and staff picks. There is also a PDF brochure featuring each poem on the list and notes from judge Bella Li.


We would like to congratulate all the winners, and all the SIDE students who entered a poem this year.

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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Summer reading


It's nearly the end of the school year but that doesn't mean that borrowing has finished at the SIDE Library Resource Centre!

We would like to encourage all our students who are returning to SIDE next year to borrow books for summer reading.

If you need any recommendations, you can check out the lists of books our teacher librarians have created by clicking here.

Once you have found the title(s) you want, follow these instructions to request and borrow them.

The due date for any resources borrowed over summer is Friday 15th February 2019.


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Wednesday, 28 November 2018

New books in the Library Resource Centre


Looking for a new book to read?

The SIDE Library Resource Centre has over 200 new titles that arrived in the month of November!

Click here to browse the full list and then request one through the catalogue or by sending us an email.


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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Library displays at the SIDE Open Day


Last Friday's SIDE Centenary Open Day was a big success with hundreds of people, including former staff, students, VIP guests and members of the public attending.

The library was very busy with lots of visitors coming in to see the wonderful displays our teacher librarians had prepared for the day.

We had displays that detailed the history of SIDE, showcased old student work, and celebrated SIDE's first Principal Mr Clarence Eakins.

There were also displays which showed the work we currently do in the library - one featuring all the authors who have presented as part of our Authors Online program over the years, and an interactive display encouraging visitors to try out the digital resources our students use.

By far the most popular aspect of the activities on offer in Resource Centre were the photo albums that featured pictures of past students and staff. A large number of former SIDE teachers enjoyed looking through pictures of their old colleagues and helped us out immensely by labeling images with the names of the people in them.

Scroll down for images of our displays. You can check out more images here and on our social media platforms Facebook and Instagram.

You can find out more about the SIDE Centenary on our website.







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Thursday, 15 November 2018

2018 WAYRBA Winners!


Congratulations to the 2018 WA Young Readers' Book Award winners!

We have three of the four books available to borrow in the SIDE Library Resource Centre: Sisters by Raina Telgemeier; Within These Walls by Robyn Bavati; and Chip by recent Author Online Kylie Howarth.

Click on the book title links above to borrow these books, and don't forget to get your nominations in for the 2019 WAYRBAs!


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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

SIDE Centenary Open Day


As part of SIDE's 100th Anniversary celebrations, the school is holding a Centenary Open Day this Friday 16th November from 10am-1pm at our Leederville campus.

Activities will include historical displays, an art exhibition, the inaugural announcement of the SIDE Hall of Fame inductees, tours of SIDE, food and drink, and live entertainment.

The library will be open as part of the school tour so please feel free to drop in and check out the wonderful displays our teacher librarians have been busy preparing for the big day.

The open day is also a fantastic opportunity for current and former students and staff to catch up and for the public to gain an insight into the amazing work SIDE does.

Please come and pay us a visit on Friday!


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