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CONNECTED COMMUNITIES GRANT – LAUNCHED!

In what we suspect is an Australian first, we have launched a new grant program for schools around Australia, in a bid to help build school communities and ease the burden of paperwork on staff. We’d like to introduce you to the CountryNet Connected Communities Grant. Our CountryNet Connected Communities Grant presents a unique opportunity… Read more »

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Products vs Platform

During the Christmas and New Year break, it dawned on me that as much as I was away from the office and the staff were all enjoying their holidays with family, today’s interconnected world meant that I was never really unplugged and was hugely integrated into systems that I expected to seamlessly talk to each… Read more »

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Educonnex App Released

CountryNet Software presents its new Educonnex app CountryNet Software’s new Educonnex app helps improve relationships between schools and families. It’s my pleasure to introduce CountryNet Software’s new Educonnex app. The app fully integrates with our Educonnex school management platform and is specifically designed to improve communication between schools and families. Schools can easily communicate with… Read more »

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How PTO Saves Time for Schools

Parent Teacher Online (PTO) helps parents make bookings with teachers at the times they need. But PTO also helps school adminstrators and teaching staff by streamlining the process of organising parent-teacher school interviews. In this article we look at the specifics of how this works. Parent teacher interviews are an undeniably integral component of student… Read more »

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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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Why a private cloud?

Educonnex is the premier cloud-based school administration system. As discussed in a previous article, there are many benefits and challenges of implementing an administration system in the cloud. This article focuses on the cloud itself – where exactly is this cloud? Does it matter where it is? These are important questions, not just for CountryNet… 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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Getting buy-in for your new admin system

Introducing a new administration system for your school is a sizeable task. Having staff on side makes the job easier and helps ensure its success. In this article we look at how to motivate staff to accept a new system and embrace change. I’ve lost count of the times that some new initiative has come… Read more »