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.
[Infographic] The Newsletter Survey Results are in!
Recently, School Stream sent a survey to schools asking for details about school newsletters. Thank you to everyone who responded. Here are some of the key findings from the 383 private and government...
Towards paperless for World Environment Day – Fell costs, not trees
World Environment Day is Tuesday 5th June and the host country, India, has described it as “not a symbolic celebration, but a mission.” Can World Environment Day encourage lasting change? With educators planning...
Try the calculator and find out how much your school could save
Would you like to see a snapshot of what your school is spending on printing paper communications for parents? School Stream has developed an easy and accurate tool that gives you an overview...
“Our explained attendances are through the roof!” How School Stream helps schools stay on top of government requirements
Principals, Education Leaders and Business Managers are all familiar with the reporting requirements around School Attendance. State Governments each having policies which set out the attendance requirements for students in government schools. In...
How much time do you need to run a school communication app? As it turns out – not much
A common concern we hear from schools when looking at using a parent communication app is “we don’t have the resources to manage an app on top of what we’re already doing”. We...
Beyond the books. Life lessons we learn from teachers
The value of education is certainly undeniable and research shows that positive learning experiences with expert teachers will improve children’s academic, social and spiritual achievements. There is plenty of discussion about what makes...
The Top 10 Australian Educators to follow on Twitter
Are you on Twitter? Increasingly, teachers are using Twitter as a professional development tool and are connecting with colleagues and educators globally to share ideas. Research shows there are some real benefits in...
How school communication apps are saving time, saving money and saving the environment
One Victorian based school Business Manager spoke of the benefits her school experienced when they streamlined their communications and began migrating administrative processes like newsletters, payments, parent teaching evenings and school camps to...
Why is it so tricky to get on to the same page as parents?
One of the biggest challenges faced by schools these days is to get on the same page as their parents. Of course, that sounds like quite a simple task when we reduce it...