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An early Christmas Gift! Get the School Communication Report

To coincide with the release of our latest update, this week we are so pleased to be sharing our School Communication Report as an early Christmas gift! If you’ve ever wondered how other...

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Feature Releases

4 Must-Haves for a super effective school calendar

The school calendar. Get that right and you are well on your way to acing school-parent communication. This week we’re looking at school calendars in detail and we’ve narrowed down the essentials that...

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Parent Engagement

Welcome back to Term 4! Exciting news and some quick tips

If you’re a teacher you already know the importance of parental involvement, and you’ll also know that parents love communication when it is convenient, time-saving and keeps pace with their expectations.

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Parent Engagement

Communicate early, communicate often, and other advice from the front line

Do you have a golden rule when it comes to communicating with the broader school community? Good communication supports relationships that let people in an organisation coordinate their efforts for the common good....

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Parent Engagement

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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Company News

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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Parent Engagement

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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Parent Engagement

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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Parent Engagement

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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Parent Engagement

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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Parent Engagement

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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