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Why do we need an app when we already have Facebook?

‘Why do we need an app when we already have a public Facebook page?’ Good question. It’s one we hear from time-to-time and it’s worth investigating the answer.

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Cheat Sheet: How to get parents on board with School Stream

If you have introduced School Stream at your school, congratulations! As your school and staff transition to using the app and exploring more features, it’s important to bring your school’s parents along for...

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Winning Tactics – Inclusion for refugee background and migrant communities at school

With World Refugee Day approaching on 20 June, School Stream looks at some of the barriers to inclusion of both refugee and CLD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) communities in school life and some...

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Communication Notes from the Principal’s Desk – Best practice from around the web

It seems like not a day goes by without a new message for school leaders on the importance of communication. School Stream has also blogged extensively about the importance of communication in the...

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How does your school rank in school communication? Take a 5 minute quiz and find out

As a Principal, what would you like to be spending your time on at work? Building a positive school culture? Focussing on innovative teaching and learning? Inspiring the next generation of learners? Probably...

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Public Relations for Schools 101 – Best practice from around the web

‘Communication that is frequent, consistent, and meaningful says to your audience, “We care, and we’ll show that we care by keeping you informed and making sure you have all the information you need...

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Exploring the benefits to students when parents are engaged in their schooling – Academic achievement is only part of the story

Decades of research has proven that parental engagement in a child’s life results in a range of positive results for students. In fact, researchers Dawson and Hecht commented that there are very few...

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Parent Engagement

The role of parents in a child’s education

Life is busy. And sometimes it can seem that keeping track of all the comings and goings at school is just another task to add to the already gargantuan list that parents need...

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Parent Engagement

Preparing your School Stream app for the New Year

This is a great time of year to review your app content and plan for the year ahead. To help streamline your efforts, we’ve put together this post to remind you of some...

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Parent Engagement

The benefits of building an inclusive school community

After decades of research showing that parental involvement plays a major role in a child’s achievements, suddenly everyone is talking about parent engagement and how it can empower both students and the wider...

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Why should teachers engage with parents?

Engaging parents might feel like extra work for teachers who are already juggling a huge workload, but when families and carers work in partnership with teachers, there are associated improvements for children across...

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This school has saved over $130,000 with School Stream

Since introducing the communication app in March 2014, the school has now sent over 930,000 notifications to their parent community.

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