Schoolzine was established back in January 2007 after a chance meeting between a parent and a primary school principal, while watching their children playing football. Rather than focussing on the game at hand they began a discussion on how they could revolutionise the communications between the school and the parent community.
It was decided to invite ten principals (eight were able to attend), in the area to a round table discussion. A presentation of some ideas was tabled and was very well received. Schoolzine was born. The University of the Sunshine Coast Innovation Centre immediately embraced the idea and Schoolzine was operational within three weeks. These schools are still using Schoolzine today.
Since day one, our philosophy has always been one of collaboration. Through regular communication and feedback from schools, over the next ten years, the platform grew into the Parent Engagement Platform. This collaborative process continues to drive our road map of development today.
But one thing has never changed. We have always understood the need for schools to feel supported. Our 'hand holding policy' of unlimited technical support has remained a key feature of our service. It will remain for years to come.
We are proud to say that we have offices across the globe supporting schools from 20+ countries in multiple different languages.
"As a new school getting ready to open in just a few weeks, I am really pleased that we have partnered with Schoolzine. They have listened carefully to what we want to achieve and supported our communication with parents, enabling everything to be streamlined at JTFS from the start. We have a website ready to launch soon, school app and news feed available now which will help engage our new parents and prospective ones as well as being effective communication tools. We’ve had great feedback already from parents and we only launched last week!"
Headteacher, John Taylor High School
"The support provided was absolutely brilliant – very responsive and informative, which is what we like to get! I found the system to be very intuitive and easy to use. The process of producing the newsletter was straightforward. We got lots of articles from our Approved Partners, and will hopefully be able get more for future issues."
Managing Director, LASBM
As a school we've found the Schoolzine platform to be an invaluable tool in further developing our communication with stakeholders. I've found the software to be reliable and easy to navigate through, making the process incredibly efficient. Our school site fell victim to the recent flooding in the area and Schoolzine was a superb way of keeping our parents and carers notified in a transparent and effective manner. Their customer service has always been exceptional and deal with things both professionally and speedily. We look forward to how we can further embed the service over the next academic year.
Deputy Head Teacher, Woodthorpe JI School
Schoolzine have helped our school in so many ways. Their app has enabled us to connect with parents that have previously felt uncontactable, and parents love reading our newsletter on their phone. The control centre is super easy to use and I know I can call the team anytime if I need any help or advice.
Executive Headteacher, Snitterfield Primary School