National Week 2012

Vinyl Lettering Word Walls

Monday, July 27, 2015

Custom Lettering Gallery and How to Guide

We are excited to share with you this great range of custom vinyl lettering projects we have completed for schools around Australia and New Zealand. Whether your wall, window, circulation desk or pillar is big or small Syba Signs can customise something for you that will make a lasting impact in your library. We have included a selection below to get the creativity flowing - possibilities are only limited by your imagination. To make it easy for you to get started we have included a step by step guide to getting a quote for your own custom lettering!

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step-by-step guide to ordering a custom word wall:

Step 1:

Email us for a quote

Please include: exact size of your wall or windows, your selection of custom words or choose any one of our standard word walls, make a colour choice (single colour or multiple colours) Decide if you would like the lettering in reverse for application on the inside of a window for viewing on the outside.

Step 2:

Syba will provide you with a quote for approval

Step 3:

Confirm your order with an order number or by email

Step 4:

Syba will invoice you and provide designs for approval

Step 5:

Approve the designs or make any changes

Step 6:

Syba will make your custom vinyl and ship to you as soon as possible (usually 1-2weeks from approval). Detailed instructions provided for installation.

Application is easy. We have created a video!

If you have any questions please contact us on:

Australia Call 02 9808 3377

NZ call 0800 777 020

or email


Spring Syba Update

Monday, July 20, 2015

It is almost unfathomable to us that the year is already half done, where does the time go? Autumn was a hive of activity at Syba; orders, seminars, trade exhibitions and product development - it has been go, go, go!

We encourage you to continue using the website to view our full range of products, as gone are the days our full range could fit within the bounds of a print catalogue! Further to this much of the work being completed by the team at Syba is fully customised so please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like something customised

Children’s Book Week - Books Light Up Our World!

With Book Week just around the corner Syba Signs has all your promotional needs covered. We have a range of posters, banners and all new book marks to promote the 2015 theme ‘Books Light Up Our World’ or a series of generic products you can reuse year after year.

This year we are pleased to be able to offer our customers the 2015 BookWeek Ideas and Activities publication which is full of great ideas for library displays and activities including digital activities and blackline masters. This publication also includes reviews of each of the titles in the CBCA short list (excluding Older Readers). Get in before 22nd July to secure your copy.

Book Displays

A book’s cover is certainly not the only factor in book selection but it is often the deciding factor in whether we pick up a book, turn it over and read the blurb. Those first impressions are crucial in determining engagement. But as our workload increases (at a seemingly exponential rate) updating and maintaining relevant book displays can become quite a challenge. At Syba we are all about solutions and in this case our front facing book display options are just the trick!

Connected Education Summit Recap

In June we welcomed teacher librarian and technology integration specialist, Shannon McClintock Miller all the way from Denver, Colorado. Shannon inspired, challenged and motivated us to be the change we want to see in education. Her generous sharing of her own experiences and expertise gave delegates tangible examples for their own application. Shannon also shared her experience with makerspaces highlighting the way in which they can get the whole school community involved and the empowering role they can play in giving students a voice.

If you missed the seeing Shannon this time around we encourage you to connect with her online, she is a powerhouse on twitter and Facebook, regularly sharing tools, apps and articles across a plethora of subjects.

Upcoming Courses

Syba Academy is excited to announce we will be running the one day seminar, Rethinking the Collection:Principles and Practices for 21C SchoolLibraries in Sydney on Monday 16th November. Lyn Hay will lead the seminar in-conjunction with a range of current practitioners. As schools adapt and change in response to advances in technology and new pedagogical approaches, there is a need to reconsider the traditional practices in the library. Participants will explore new ways of designing library collections to best support access and learning. From genrefication, to creating engaging book displays and flexible learning spaces this day is a must for anyone who wants to make the most out of their library space.

We are also excited to announce a series of two Digital Citizenship Online Extension Courses with the first course starting very soon on Monday 24th August! 

As we look to 2016 keep in mind that Syba Academy also offers accredited in school professional development that can be customised specifically for your school or network group. Just get in touch with us to find out more.

All the best!

The Syba Team


Connected Educator Summit 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Be the change by transforming learning and giving our students a voice in their education

At the Connected Educator Summit Shannon M Miller will explore how to make the most of your online connections to bring a voice to your students, your library and whole school community!

According to connected educator advocate George Couros, “Isolation is now a choice educators make. We have access to not only information but each other. We need to tap into that.” As educators there are a multitude of reasons to embrace the connected world we work and live. We have compiled a list of the top reasons to be a connected educator and we have included a few tips for first timers.

Top Reasons to be a Connected Educator

Resources – even attempting to comprehend the volume of educational resources at your fingertips is exhausting. But it’s not all lesson plans and rubrics, connected educators have access to human resources too, got a question for an author? Why not ask them yourself on twitter?

Support – Just like your physical PLN’s increasing your presence online opens up a much larger network of people who share your challenges and struggles. Brainstorm solutions, tackle an issue together or simply give voice to your situation.

Expand your PLN – Connected Educators are global beings, the only boundaries to communication are time zones.

New opportunities – once you PLN spans the globe you open yourself up to all kinds of new collaborations and partnerships.

Reflective Awareness – this occurs almost organically. Connected Educators are engaged with a plethora of teaching and learning practices and naturally this makes them think mindfully about their own practice.

Tips for starting out

It’s important to remember that even the most connected of connected educators start out with no followers. It takes time and a persistent approach to cultivate you network. It’s daunting too but the rewards are absolutely worth the risk. So here are a couple of things to keep in mind as you start out, or to remind yourself of if you’re a little further down the road.

Be Authentic – avatars are out! Being transparent and honest is one of the most important things to remember. Your privacy is important but being safe online and being authentic are not mutually exclusive.

Dive right in – There is no point half doing it. It’s a very simple formula, the more you put in the more you will get out. So don’t be afraid; follow hashtags, join hangouts and get involved.

Set aside time – initially you might feel lost or overwhelmed or like it is a really big effort to engage and that is completely normal. The longer you stick at it the more it becomes a habit and the whole practice becomes seamless.

Record your experiences – It’s a wild ride so recording your journey can be extremely worthwhile so start a blog or even just a book marking site you can share your finds and document your learning.

Enjoy yourself!

Need more support to become a connected educator or establish your very own makerspace?

Join us at the Connected Educator Summit with Shannon M Miller! 

If you haven't registered yet, get in quick! Here is a taste of what you can expect:

Seminar participants will…

  • Be inspired to be a leader of change in your educational space.

  • Learn how to use multiple apps to achieve curriculum outcomes and bring creativity and collaboration to your whole school community!

  • Master exciting new digital tools and social networks to create, collaborate, and connect learners with each other, and others around the world.

  • Gain insight into the Maker movement and how to apply these theories and concepts practically in their own schools.

  • Expand their network and learn about how, as connected educators they can bring innovative and enriching experiences to themselves and their students, teachers, and school communities.

Who should attend:

  • Teacher Librarians
  • K-12 Teachers
  • Principals
  • Movers and Shakers


Completing Connected Educator Summit 2015: Be the change will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2,2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 4.5.2, 6.2.2, and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. 

Completing Connected Educator Summit 2015: Be the change will contribute 5 hours of TQI ACT Registered PD addressing 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2,2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 4.5.2, 6.2.2, and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Graduate, Proficient, Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher Accreditation.

There are still places available but you will have to be quick! Register now so you don’t miss out!


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