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Welcome to the last post of 2021! It’s been an absolute pleasure to have your company throughout the year. In particular, we’d like to say an especially big “Thank you” to everyone who got in touch or took the time to share their insights and expertise with us. But before we ride off into the sunset (for 2021, anyway), here are the top ten posts of 2022 – as voted by you.

Thanks for a great year, everyone! We’ll be closed from Dec 23 and back to business as usual on Monday 10th Jan 2022. We’re looking forward to supporting your school in delivering timely communication to families again in 2022. 

In the meantime, if you’re interested in how we can help your school, watch this short video to see School Stream in action.

Drum roll, please! The top ten posts of 2021

Without further ado, we are thrilled to present the most popular posts of 2021.

1. Menu Plan: 15 Easy Midweek Meals for busy educators

Everyone loves a recipe round-up and this post with 15 Easy Midweek Meals came romping in at number one. Be sure to check it out if you’re looking for some mid-week dinner inspiration.

2. Easy Book Week Costume Ideas for Teachers

Cometh the Book Week, cometh the School Stream Book Week Costume Guide. Our annual guide features Zoom-friendly costumes that are a hit in real life too. 

3. 21 Recipes! Snacking all the way to a healthy lunch box

Another food related post takes out the bronze medal for the third most popular post this year. If you missed it, be sure to check in for snacking related inspiration for preschools, students, teachers, and anyone else who looks forward to a delicious lunchbox. 

4. Meet the Business Manager: Jan Cashen from Osbornes Flat Primary School

We were lucky to chat with all-round dynamo Jan Cashen from Osbornes Flat Primary School back in May. Read about her busy day-to-day for all the details. Once again, a big thank you to Jan for sharing her experiences with us. 

5. In Conversation with two Victorian School Principals

It’s safe to say that Victorian schools did it pretty tough this year. So, it’s no surprise we all tuned in to learn more about what it means to lead a school in the midst of a pandemic in this conversation with two Victorian Principals. Thank you to Principals Tom Elliott and Gavin Brennan for taking the time to chat with us. 

6. 5 Ways to Foster School Pride and a Sense of Belonging

“What do we want?” School Pride! “When do we want it?” Now!

In this post, we explored five tried and tested strategies for boosting school pride. This round-up features evidence-backed strategies, case studies and ideas to get students and staff all aboard the school pride train. 

7. Applications Are Open for Life Changing Scholarships for Girls

We take our commitment to supporting schools and inclusion seriously. Once again, we worked with the Harding Miller Education Foundation to present this post promoting their fantastic scholarship program for girls. 

8. CASE STUDY: Interview with Michele Coventry from Abergowrie State School

We went behind the scenes in May at Abergowrie State School for a day in the life of the Business Manager, Michele Coventry. Thank you, Michele and Principal Laura-Beth for your insights into school life in a regional, remote school, as well as how they solved the age-old problems presented by paper permission notes. 

9. In Conversation: A Business Manager shares her experience with School Stream

In this post, a Queensland-based Business Manager shared her experience working with School Stream to simplify and boost the communication between school and home. 

10. 5 More Great Gardening Ideas for Kids of All Ages

And finally rounding out our list of the most popular post of 2021, comes our gardening guide for kids of all ages. We hope it has encouraged some young gardeners to get into the garden and flexing their green thumbs. 

Wishing all the best over the holidays. We can’t wait to work with you again in 2022. 

Are you ready to boost your school communication? Let’s do it!