How Newlands School ‘stomped’ on the rumours during Wellington’s wild week

January, 2017

It is not uncommon for New Zealand schools to occasionally have to deal with the repercussions of a flood or earthquake, but in November 2016, Newlands School in Wellington unfortunately experienced both within a few days. School Office Administrator, Megan Chisholm describes in our case study how, even amidst the chaos, they were able to easily […]

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How Northland School communicated with parents during 2016 Wellington earthquake

January, 2017

Northland School in Wellington has been through snowstorms, lockdowns, earthquakes and floods in the past five years. All these events required getting a message to parents and caregivers, and school staff have continued to learn from these experiences and refine their communication process. Engaging with School-links to set up an emergency messaging system was a […]

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Keeping track of students with SMS

August, 2016

School News have a good article on the benefits of a student management system (SMS) and how an early notification (EN) system can complement it and save schools time and money. Click here to see the article.

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School-links responds to BoT and School Leader demand for Emergency Alert Service that meets H&S Act 2015 requirements

June, 2016

$30/month standalone Emergency Alerts package announced School-links have recently received a significant amount of feedback on how our Emergency Alerts service is ticking the Health & Safety due diligence box, both at school and when involved in EOTC. In response to this demand, we are offering a NEW stand-alone Emergency Alerts option for only $30/month. Read […]

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School-links integrates with KAMAR

School-links complements KAMAR

May, 2016

In the lead up to the KAMAR conference on 26-27 May 2016, we are putting the spotlight on the School-links integration API facility with KAMAR. School-links KAMAR API provides seamless integration with your SMS and allows you to send and receive texts directly from KAMAR. Attendance management Notify parents immediately at the click of a […]

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[WEBINAR] Capitalise on your edge SMS: How to Better Engage Parents Using Early Notification

May, 2016

Save time and make engaging with parents easier by learning new MUSAC edge system operations. Date: Thursday, 19 May 2016 Time: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Presenter: Keith Mockett, School-links Cost: Free Topics covered will include:  Why use Early Notification Setting up the Early Notification Group and selecting the recipients Data management issues relating to […]

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[WEBINAR] Capitalise on your KAMAR SMS

March, 2016

Capitalise on your KAMAR SMS: How to better engage parents using Early Notification Save time and make engaging with parents easier by learning new KAMAR system operations. Date: Wednesday, 30 March 2016 Time: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Presenter: Keith Mockett, School-links Topics covered will include: • setting up the recipients in the database • […]

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Nine Benefits of Using Early Notification in New Zealand Schools

January, 2016

Early Notification (EN) is the use of text and/or email messages to notify parents that their child is inexplicably absent from school. Here are nine ways EN makes life easier for the school community: Benefits of Early Notification for parents and caregivers Fast notification of absences (which could potentially be a child safety issue). Parents […]

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Why Do New Zealand Schools Use Early Notification?

January, 2016

Early Notification (EN) is the use of text and/or email messages to notify parents that their child is inexplicably absent from school. Parents have the opportunity to reply and notify the school of the reason for the absence (e.g. sickness) or that they aren’t aware of the absence, which could be a safety or truancy […]

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