Ettalong school makes transition to new software
Ettalong Public School has replaced the software it uses to interact with parents.
Relieving principal Ms Jodie Campbell said: "This year the school transitioned to the school administration system known as Sentral, which allows registered parents the ability to explain absences, create leave requests, update their personal information, book parent-teacher interviews, view our school's newsletters and term calendar quickly and easily.
"Previously, the Skoolbag app was used for some of these features but was slowly phased out last term.
"We are no longer using the Skoolbag app, with Sentral our only administration system in use."
She said parents could now safely delete the Skoolbag app.
"At the start of the year, detailed instructions and student access keys were sent home to allow parents access to the parent portal within Sentral.
"To date, 325 families have successfully registered for Sentral For Parents, enabling parent-teacher interviews to be booked and attendance communication to be received."
Parent who had not yet downloaded the Sentral for Parents app should contact the school office for instructions and an access key, she said.
"Over the coming months, your child's semester one report will become available via the portal and important notifications will be sent via the messaging feature.
"Additional functionality, such as access to and potential signing of permission notes will be added to Sentral for Parents later this year, as our staff and community become more familiar with the Sentral platform."
Newsletter, 10 May 2022
Jodie Campbell, Ettalong Public School