How to use the School-links Emergency Alerts App – Android

July, 2017

The School-links Emergency Alerts App allows schools to quickly and easily contact parents, caregivers, students and staff in an emergency. This video shows you how to use the App.   How to use the School-links Emergency Alerts App – Android from Andrew Balfour on Vimeo. This short video created by School-links demonstrates how to use the Emergency Alerts […]

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How to use the School-links Emergency Alerts App – iPhone/iPad

July, 2017

The School-links Emergency Alerts App allows schools to quickly and easily contact parents, caregivers, students and staff in an emergency. This video shows you how to use the App. How to use the School-links Emergency Alerts App – Apple/iPhone/iPad from Andrew Balfour on Vimeo. This short video created by School-links demonstrates how to use the […]

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How parent engagement can help with attendance management

July, 2017

The recent Ministry of Education report on student attendance rates, also highlighted that Maori and Pasifika students had the lowest attendance rates, with only just over 50 per cent, of these students regularly attending school. While this is alarming, unfortunately this is not new information. Research into the subject shows that there are a number […]

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How to empower parents to help reduce truancy in New Zealand

July, 2017

Is Early Notification absent at your school? Increase parent awareness of truancy by keeping them informed with easy communication apps. A recent Ministry of Education report showed that student attendance rates were falling across New Zealand. 76,500 students were away from school each day in 2016. That equates to 10.2 per cent of students, up from […]

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How to download the School-links Emergency Alerts App for Apple

July, 2017

How to download the School-links Emergency Alerts App – Apple from Andrew Balfour on Vimeo. This short video created by School-links demonstrates how to download the Emergency Alerts app to your iPhone or iPad. Note: to send email and text messages using the Emergency Alerts App you will need a Master level account in School-links. You […]

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How to download the School-links Emergency Alerts App for Android

July, 2017

This short video created by School-links demonstrates how to download the Emergency Alerts app to your Android phone or tablet. Note: to send email and text messages using the Emergency Alerts App you will need a Master level account in School-links. You should obtain this from School-links support prior to downloading the app. To find […]

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School-links at MUSAC Conference

May, 2017

MUSAC is a key provider of software-as-a-service solutions to the education sector in New Zealand. As a Ministry of Education accredited provider of school management software, MUSAC provides schools with an extensive suite of applications for the administration of all school types. This includes administration and management of assessments, curriculum, attendance, students, staff, library resources, […]

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Lytton High School’s power to communicate during power outages

March, 2017

In December 2016 Gisborne lost power for two days after a plane crashed into major power lines for the town. 40,000 people were left without electricity and sharing updates and news with each other became difficult. The situation sparked Wiremu Elliot, Principal of Lytton High School, to seriously investigate better ways to contact parents during […]

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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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