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Tips for sharing your COVID updates

August, 2021

The Prime Minister has announced a COVID-19 Alert Level 4 for the whole country. School-links can support your school to keep everyone informed and safe, via text, email, data-push and now with Facebook integration.

Text: use text for important alerts and to direct your community to email, app and Facebook for more detailed updates over the next few days.

Facebook, data-push (app), emails: in a couple of clicks share ongoing communications across all three platforms – your school Facebook page, the School-links app and via email. Coverage counts.

Target: quickly and easily send updates to groups already set up in your SMS such as year groups who have specific postponements as a result of the lockdown. Keep it relevant.

Remote access: ensure that in the event of snap lockdowns you and your leadership have remote access to all your communication channels, including Facebook. The School-links platform can be accessed online giving you and your team access to text, data-push, Facebook and email all in one place.

A Principal’s experience

Read how the Principal of Papatoetoe High School navigated an outbreak of COVID earlier in the year.

We hope that this three/seven day snap lockdown will have the desired effect and we will be able to return to school next week. In the meantime, if you need any support with your communications, our team are available on [email protected] or call 0800 333 480.

School-links now includes Facebook Integration

August, 2021

Facebook Integration graphic

Exciting new feature for School-links schools: you can now share your communications via your school Facebook page, as well as via text and email.

Next time you visit the School-links Message Centre, you’ll see a new option. Simply tick the box to share your message to your school’s Facebook page, in addition to email and text.


  • Your administrator can use one tool to manage all school communication platforms.
  • School communications will be visible to all members of your Facebook group, or the wider community if a public page.
  • Quick and easy to use. In fact, the ‘News’ option on School-links will automatically share news with your Facebook page – you don’t even need to tick the box!
  • You can complement your Facebook posts with emails and texts to remind people to check the school Facebook page for more information, an efficient solution for weather cancellations and updates to emergency situations. All the information in one place rather than spread across a number of emails.

For further information visit your School-links portal, check your emails for the latest School-links newsletter, or contact School-links direct.