About Us

What we’re all about

School-links is New Zealand’s leading online communications tool for schools and early childhood centres. We help connect schools and their families, staff and supporters. We believe in the importance of community engagement in school life and crucially in the safety and security of staff and students. We gained Ministry of Education approval for Early Notification services in 2006 and are the most experienced provider of Absence Management (Early Notification) in New Zealand. Since the devastating Christchurch earthquakes and subsequent disasters have raised awareness of the need for no- fail methods of communication in a crisis, we have also become recognised leaders in the field of Emergency Response management.

We think our product makes a real difference to the everyday lives of school staff, parents and students but we don’t stay still. We are constantly developing and improving our product, finding more innovative ways to streamline the administration process and help simplify communications to bridge the gap between school and home. We’re not just helping schools either – organisations like the Tauranga City Council and the New Zealand School Trustees Association both use School-links to help streamline their communications.

Brought to you by Solvam Corporation Limited

School-links is brought to you by Solvam Corporation Limited. We’re a small company based in Christchurch, New Zealand, who have been providing innovative solutions to schools and organisations for nearly a decade. Solvam was founded in 2003 by Andrew and Robyn Balfour, and first became interested in school communications in 2005, resulting in the development of School-links.

Our Team

We have a team spread across the country, including sales, support, and development staff. In addition to our staff, we are lucky to have a very experienced and capable board of directors.


Solvam corporation was founded in 2003. School-links has been connecting schools and families since 2006.