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Welcome to Term 1 2016

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

We hope by now you have received our first catalogue for the year and we trust you will find many new products and ideas that will assist you to keep your library modern, functional and at the forefront of your school. We developed so many new products this term we have had to increase the size of our catalogue to share them with you! We hope you love them as much as we do! To request a copy of our catalogue or to download a digital version head to

We have also prepared a rich and varied accredited professional development program including a series of two popular and highly practical Digital Citizenship Online Extension Courses that will be running each term in 2016. For more information about each of our courses and to view those accredited by BOSTES/QTC or TQI ACT please visit our website

See below for an overview of what's new this term!

All new Motivational Reading Rewards range. This science fiction themed range includes posters, bookmarks and banners. Perfect timing to capitalise on the Star Wars hype! 

New range of original contemporary senior genre products. This range now includes spine labels, posters, banners, location signs, wall graphics and bookmarks to help students become enthused with reading. 

All new printed acrylic products – a professional full colour option to sign popular genres or your nonfiction collection. Use our 500mm x 700mm classification guides to revamp your bay ends or use our silver freestanding displays for shelf top or table top use. 

Wall Graphics – These have become a “What’s Hot” product so we have extended our range to give you more choices. Wall Graphics are a very flexible, bright and visual way of enhancing the library space and visually conveying the philosophy of the library.

Syba Academy

As always we encourage you to head to for a comprehensive look at our professional learning programs for this year. At Syba Academy we are passionate about delivering relevant, quality and accredited professional learning to support teachers and teacher-librarians. All courses we deliver are aligned to Australian Professional Standards for teachers making it easier for you to document your professional learning. In NSW all courses are accredited with BOSTES/QTC at Proficient Teacher Level. In the ACT we have a number of courses accredited. Please refer to the individual course listings for information about accreditation. Of particular note are the following two accredited programs that we are really excited to deliver in 2016.

Connected Educator Summit 2016: Future Focused Schooling Monday 6th June, 2016
Literary Learning & Literacy Festival Friday 2nd September, 2016

For our complete 2016 professional learning program,visit our website

The highlight of our business is the relationships we develop with our customers. We love talking with you, guiding you with your purchases and meeting you at our seminars and workshops. We trust our well established relationships will develop even further this year and that we ‘meet’ many more of you.

Best wishes for 2016,

From the Syba Team.


Its Makerspace time

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A few weeks ago Will Richardson, an old Syba friend published a very thoughtful blog post. He  was reflecting on the work of educational psychologist Seymour Sarason. Sarason and subsequently Will believe that as educators our goal should be to encourage in our students, “the desire to continue to learn about self, others and the world.” The way that makerspaces foster curiosity and the desire to learn is what inspired us to start creating products that complement the movement.

It is exciting to see makerspaces increasing in popularity and we have expanded our range to ensure your makerspace looks as engaging and fun as all the creative and curious activities that goes on there. In addition to our standard range of products many of our customers have contacted us to customise our vinyl lettering or wall graphic products to suit their unique space. Here is a snapshot of some of the custom Makerspace vinyl lettering projects we have helped our customers create. We hope you like them!

Check out our full range of Makerspace products and resources visit or contact us for a custom solution to suit your school or library!

Below our featured Makerspace custom projects we have included a selection of Australian and International Makerspace Gurus worth following on Twitter!

Urrbrae Agricultural High School, SA

The Tech Deck

St Agnes Primary School, Port Macquarie, NSW

Makerspace Gurus on Twitter

Here is a small selection of Makerspace Gurus to follow on Facebook:


Term 4 Update 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The weather is warming up, the days are getting longer and we can hardly believe another school year has sailed by.

Syba HQ has been abuzz with product development; we have In response to your feedback and the global library trend towards arranging the fiction collection by genre, we have developed a new range of senior focused genre products; this includes spine labels, posters and more! Check out the full range and let us know what you think, we hope you and your students love these new designs as much as we do!

It’s maker time! As the makerspace movement continues to grow in popularity we have expanded our range to ensure your makerspace looks as engaging and fun as all the creative activity that goes on there.

We have updated our copyright signs and they are looking better than ever! We have also added a dynamic pair of posters outlining copyright requirements and frequently used symbols including Creative Commons and your responsibilities when using content created by others. This is an essential set to foster ethical scholarship and to support Digital Citizenship policies and programs. The reusable wall graphic is a personal favourite!

Our creative team has come up with a beautiful new range of perspex starter packs including non-fiction, locations and genre. Don’t forget, all our perspex signs are made to order and are fully customisable so you can get creative too! Maybe you’d like a set for your new senior genres? The possibilities are only limited by your imagination. We have a whole range of mounting solutions so contact us for a quote!

Remember, many of our standard products can be completely customised or we are always excited to work with you to find unique solutions for your specific need. If you have a product idea that would make your job easier get in touch and if we add it to our range you get yours for free! We are just a phone call or email away.

Syba Academy

Registrations are filling fast for the BOSTES / QTC accredited seminar Rethinking the Collection: Principles and Practices for 21C School Libraries in Sydney on the 16th of November, so get in quick! If you want to learn more about how library design can improve learning in your school then this is the event for you! Lyn Hay will lead the seminar with presentations from current practitioners; Jason Saikaly of Barker College, Sydney and Anne Whisken, Carey Baptist College, Melbourne.

In an effort to make our professional learning more accessible we are running a series of Digital Citizenship Online Extension Courses. These courses are BOSTES / QTC accredited at proficient teacher level and facilitated by head of professional learning Lyn Hay. Most children now have digital footprint before they are even born so ensuring that students and teachers are aware of their rights and responsibilities online is more important than ever! These courses were developed to assist schools to establish clear and comprehensive digital citizenship policies that encourage collaboration, and integrated learning.

Make sure you take a moment to view Syba Academy's upcoming professional development offerings; we are in the process of finalising the 2016 program so stay tuned! Don’t forget we offer fully accredited customised in school professional development too! Get in touch with us for more information on 02 9808 3377 or email

All the best for a fantastic finish to the school year,

The Syba Team.


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