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New Australia-wide school terms visualization

If you’d like to see how Australian Government School Terms for 2016-2017 line up across states, try this new visualization on our Australian school terms page. Have you ever tried to get information about school term start and finish dates? This can be difficult, especially if you need to see this for more than one… Read more »

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PTO Mobile Apps Released

We’re excited to announce that the mobile apps for PTO have now been released and are available for both Apple and Android. Parents can now choose to make bookings in PTO using their phone or tablet device or with their browser as usual. Information about the apps is displayed prominently on the login screen for… Read more »

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New status page for CountryNet services

We’re pleased to announce the availability of our new service status page at status.countrynet.net.au. As our services have grown, both in customer base and types of services offered, it’s become necessary to have a single place where our customers can see the status of all our services. While we make every effort to keep everything… Read more »

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Getting started with cloud computing

This week I attended the DiG2015 conference in Newcastle with some great talks and workshops about surviving and thriving in a world where “digital disruption” is happening all around us. This means being flexible and agile enough to embrace the rapid pace of change that’s constantly coming our way through innovations in internet technology. Think… Read more »

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Optimising Education Administration

The following article from Education Technology Solutions provides some interesting perspectives on trends in education administration system … http://educationtechnologysolutions.com.au/2015/09/24/optimising-education-administration/  

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How long is a parent teacher interview?

With over 9 million interviews booked since 2006 through our Parent Teacher Online (PTO) service we have a wealth of aggregate statistical information that schools can benefit from. In this article we look at the length of time allocated to parent-teacher interviews and how this affects the effectiveness of the event. Statistics at the school… Read more »

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The CountryNet Software Story

Who is CountryNet, how did we get where we are today and where are we going next? This article looks at the company’s background, its services: PTO, SSO, SPO and Educonnex: why we’re doing these and the problems we’re solving. CountryNet is a specialist software provider based on the Central Coast of NSW about one… Read more »