Since 2006, School-links has been helping schools communicate easier with parents and caregivers. By working closely with our customers, we have learnt a lot about their needs and wants, and adapted to make sure they get the best solution for their school or early childhood centre.

This close working relationship has also given School-links greater insights into some of the challenges and solutions our customers have encountered over the years. This section includes resources that we developed from these learnings and want to share with the wider education community.

White papers

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The Role of Early Notification in Effective Attendance Management

May 2014

Read more about how utilising an Early Notification (EN) system can aid you in Attendance Management. This system could also potentially help save your school thousands of dollars every year.

Download whitepaper (419KB PDF)



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Do the Turtle! Strategies for staying in control and effectively responding to emergencies and natural disasters at Early Childhood Centres

March 2014

Read more about lessons we have learnt from natural disasters in New Zealand, with accounts from some of our preschools and kindergartens. Also learn how to plan for and manage emergencies, keeping your parents up to date, and keeping everybody involved to maintain order and avoid anxiety.

Download whitepaper (620KB PDF)

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Kia Kaha! Staying in control and effectively responding to emergencies at school

October 2013

Read about some of the lessons we learnt from recent events in New Zealand such as the Christchurch and Seddon earthquakes. Also learn about some tools and techniques that you can implement to stay prepared for such unforseen circumstances in your school or early childhood centre.

Download whitepaper (480KB PDF) 


Case studies

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Otago Boys' High School

Read how demand for more communication from parents drives a paradigm shift for one of New Zealand's oldest boys' secondary schools.

Download case study (231KB PDF)




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Wanganui City College

Read how an integration between School-links and the KAMAR student management system has helped increase efficiency and enable fast, convenient communications between the school and its parents.

Download case study (251KB PDF)





Our Lady Star of the Sea School

Read how School-links has saved costs, reduced stress and increased efficiency for this Auckland school.

Download case study (263KB PDF)




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Beckenham School

When a one-in-100 year flood struck Christchurch in early 2014, Beckenham School were prepared for the possibility of having to close. When the call came, they were able to let parents know quickly and efficiently, with the help of School-links.

Download case study (202KB PDF)