10 Oct

Creating stronger engagement with your school community

Creating stronger engagement with your school community

With modern technologies, there is an increasing pressure on schools to have more frequent and meaningful communications with their school community around student progress, school activities and other points of interest. A drive for convenience, personalisation and mobility mean that many schools are having to take another look at the way they communicate with their stakeholders in order to deliver effective communications. Communication the key to engagement A study by Harvard found that frequent teacher-family communication had a positive impact on student engagement*. Many state education departments have in place guidelines for parent and community engagement. For example, the Queensland Government’s communication strategies for schools states that schools should take a multichannel approach …

29 Sep

Self-branding your business

Self-branding your business

A unique brand is what sets a company apart from competitors – something that’s especially important in a crowded marketplace. Of course, businesses need to understand how to distinguish their brand in a unique way, but also the right way. Network with other businesses This is the lifeblood of the business world, and something both professionals and companies need to do. It’s also critical for self-branding. Going to events and developing a presence across the web and social media is the best way to network effectively. This also ties into marketing. While many businesses may think that online should be the sole area of focus, it’s important to build out offline efforts. Become visible in …

3 Sep

Information Fluidity: The key to achieving more with less

Information Fluidity: The key to achieving more with less

Is it possible to cut costs without sacrificing the user experience? When the need for greater efficiency is growing at a rate faster than a university’s administration budget, drastic measures need to be taken. Plans to transform traditional processes of information-sharing need to be made. Fortunately, it’s actually a lot simpler than it sounds. No-one’s more familiar with the balancing act between cutting costs and improving efficiency – not to mention keeping up with ever-changing technology – than university Finance and Procurement professionals. In order to continue providing a streamlined method of communication for staff, students and alumni, universities need to seek cost-effective ways to communicate that utilise new technology. By embracing new …

20 Jan

The Waiting Game: Engaging Students and Parents through the School Enrolment Process

The Waiting Game: Engaging Students and Parents through the School Enrolment Process

Being able to convert prospective students on a waiting list to actual enrolments is a critical issue facing Private Schools. School waiting lists are a source of frustration and angst for parents who may apply to as many as four Schools. They then anxiously wait to have their child’s enrolment confirmed. It is important that Schools are able to keep the parent and prospective student engaged in the school community while on the waiting list. This will help to: Avoid anxiety and ensure the student and parent are the right fit for the School Keep your School front of mind over other Schools the parent has applied to This can be a long …

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