Schoolzine was established back in January 2007 after a chance meeting between a parent (Phil Reardon) and a primary school principal, while watching their children playing football. Rather than focussing on the game at hand they began a discussion on how they could revolutionise the communications between the school and the parent community.
It was decided to invite ten principals (eight were able to attend), in the area to a round table discussion. A presentation of some ideas was tabled and was very well received. Schoolzine was born. The University of the Sunshine Coast Innovation Centre immediately embraced the idea and Schoolzine was operational within three weeks. These schools are still using Schoolzine today.
Since day one, our philosophy has always been one of collaboration. Through regular communication and feedback from schools, over the next ten years, the platform grew into the Parent Engagement Platform. This collaborative process continues to drive our road map of development today.
But one thing has never changed. We have always understood the need for schools to feel supported. Our 'hand holding policy' of unlimited technical support has remained a key feature of our service. It will remain for years to come.
We are proud to say that we have offices across the globe supporting schools from 20+ countries in multiple languages. Our philanthropic arm ensures that no school is left behind as we agreed in 2019 after a partnership with the Mechai Bamboo School in Thailand, to offer our platform to any school-in-need for free.
"I love working with Schoolzine, the Platform is fabulous. Fantastic product. I previously worked at Youngtown Primary where I was first introduced to Schoolzine, so very happy when our school went to Schoolzine as well. The support team are brilliant."
TAS Primary School
"I am a little concerned that our first edition went so smoothly without any changes needed. I do not want to jinx it, but the whole system appeared seamless and your telephone/customer service staff have been wonderful and so helpful and patient."
NSW Public School
"We have found your service fantastic and very attentive. The Production team have been great as well. We can attest to your professional service and appreciate the dedication and assistance we have been provided in the transition from our non-digital format to the new Schoolzine platform."
QLD Catholic College