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Thinking about your communications?

September, 2020

Here are five questions for your senior leadership team to help you evaluate the effectiveness of your communication strategy in the event of an emergency. How many parents/caregivers have downloaded your chosen communication platform? Of those, how many have enabled push notifications? How many parents/caregivers follow your social media channels? What is the typical response […]

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Beep4Alumni available to schools

August, 2020

Following up on the exciting launch of a sister product to School-links, Beep4Business are now in the position to be able to offer Beep4Alumni to schools, universities, and colleges for koha donations. Beep4Alumni will allow schools to easily and effectively connect with past students. You can use Beep4Alumni to: Send regular newsletters Promote events and […]

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School-links develop cutting edge comms platform – available to community groups for koha donations

August, 2020

App, text and email tool ‘Beep4Business’ now available to the arts, sports, churches and not-for-profits Andrew Balfour, CEO and founder of School-links, is offering his new multichannel communication platform ‘Beep4Business’ for koha donations to support the community sector as it battles with the ongoing impact of Covid19. Workers and volunteers have spent hours during the […]

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Transforming school-to-home communication

August, 2020

Hamilton Girls’ High School share how they raised their game using data-synchronisation between KAMAR and School-links Long-time users of School-links Early Notification system, Hamilton Girls’ High School (HGHS) recently shifted to using School-links messaging functionality. Taking advantage of the seamless daily data synchronisation between KAMAR and School-links, HGHS now use School-links for all mass communication […]

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Communicating through the COVID-19 response

June, 2020

Schools and early childhood centres talk about how they utilised School-links Emergency Alerts during the COVID-19 lockdown We spoke to a number of our schools and early childhood centres to see how they used School-links during the COVID-19 response, both to inform our own ongoing platform development, and to share good practice with other organisations. […]

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edge school: ‘we’ve got this’ during police lockdown

June, 2020

School-links Emergency Alerts keep community informed Cambridge Middle School went into lockdown in February, at approximately 2.45pm, just prior to the end of the school day. The lockdown stemmed from a call from the police to advise of a police operation near the school. They recommended that Cambridge Middle along with three other schools go […]

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New feature for all School-links clients: the Community ALERTS Directory

June, 2020

At School-links we know how in any crisis, communication is critical. To support government, national, regional and local bodies manage communication during a crisis, we are providing a new service, the Community ALERTS Directory (CAD).  This service allows organisations such as the Ministry of Education, the Police, or Councils communicate important alerts and updates to […]

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In a school lockdown, fast, easy-to-use and reliable communications are essential

October, 2019

Schools are where children go to learn. That’s their primary function, but the logistics involved with so many people in one location – most of them children – means that imparting knowledge is just one of the challenges faced by school management teams. Student safety is, of course, paramount. Whether it’s a fire in one of the buildings or a chemical leak in a lab, there are procedures in place to keep the kids safe.

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Easy communication between school and home that doesn’t involve social media

November, 2018

Communication between school and home should be effortless. At secondary level, many students are glued to their smartphone, relying on instant messaging, social media and text to communicate, with email increasingly seen as “old school”. Schools are trying to engage with these new mediums, using Facebook or Twitter or other communication Apps to get the […]

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4 emergency communication must-haves for early childhood centres

March, 2018

Cyclone season is upon us and singing “rain, rain go away, come again another day…” isn’t likely to stop it. Disruptive weather, natural disasters and other emergencies aren’t uncommon experiences for Kiwi children at early learning centres. That’s why a water-tight communication strategy comes in handy, when it’s not business-as-usual for your centre. Parents need […]

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