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Student Motivation and Engagement

Student engagement is one of the most reliable predictors of gains in learning for students1. The connection between young people’s engagement with school and their longer-term educational and occupational outcomes is well established. Students who are actively and authentically engaged with their schooling perform better academically and have a higher rate of school completion. Core… Read more »

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All About the School Community

It takes a village to raise a child.   We’ve all heard that proverb, but what does it mean? And what does it mean in 2017? In short, children have the best opportunity to become strong, confident and healthy adults if a range of people play a role in contributing to the child’s growth, education… Read more »

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The Subject Selection Process: How SSO can increase efficiency

Subject selection season inside school communities can be a dreaded time. Teachers and Head of Learning Areas managing complex and ever changing spreadsheets. Students misplacing and forgetting their forms. Parents not being aware of the pathways chosen by students. Notes not returned by deadline. Errors being made and missed on forms and spreadsheets. Students overlooking… Read more »


Student Led Conferences: Fresh Platform – Fresh Perspective

Parent Teacher Interviews are the ‘go-to’ structure when it comes to sharing a student’s growth and development with parents. It’s the tried and true method that we’ve all grown-up with. But can you imagine what could be learnt when we remove the “interview”? What will be revealed when you hand the reigns over to the… Read more »

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Meet Melissa – Our Jill-of-All-Trades

A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman – Melinda Gates. Here at CountryNet we have a strong team, consisting of many team members all committed to our cause. One of the leaders in our CountryNet team is our Operations Manager, Melissa Kendall. After 8 years with us, Melissa is our Jill-of-All-Trades… Read more »

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SSO – Referral Program

Get 50% off SSO for referring us to a new school Those of us familiar with SSO know the time and paper it saves, anxieties it eases and sophisticated rules it is capable of enforcing. In light of the fast-approaching subject selection season, we are offering existing customers a discount if they spread the word… Read more »



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 »


CountryNet Connected Communities Scholarship

We are offering one budding Central Coast developer the opportunity to kick-start their programming career, with the CountryNet Software Connected Communities Scholarship. The scholarship, which is open to students who have completed their HSC at a Central Coast high school and have been accepted into a programming degree, will run for six months from July… 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 »