Schoolground.com.au is part of a national initiative to provide digital tools for schools throughout Australia.
Every single school can claim a FREE modern website and content management system. Each site comes with an online toolkit, including group email eNewsletters, online registrations and a cloud database.
There's also a free mobile app to improve communication between schools and their communities. It displays news, photo galleries, online registrations, and push notifications for Notices and alerts. Importantly, the mobile app automatically syncs with the website platform, so there is no need to update two systems.
The Schoolground.com.au platform is designed to make a real difference to Australian schools by providing:
A simple communication medium for schools, teachers, parents, caregivers and students.
Easy to use technology
Greater professionalism in the way schools promote themselves online
Reduced dependence on web designers
Domain name registration - secure your own web address
Syndication of content to update your website, Facebook and mobile app - all at once.
Options for absentee reporting, online enrolments, parental consents and online payments - reducing the use of paper and streamlining admin processes in a way that is private and securely accessible to you from anywhere.
Schoolground displays advertising banners to contribute towards the cost of delivering this free service. However, you can remove advertising for an annual subscription fee if you prefer.
Some regional education bodies already provide websites for affiliated schools. We encourage schools to comply with local requirements. You are still free to decide which tools are most useful for your school, whether from Google, Facebook or Schoolground.com.au. For example, even if you’re happy with your existing website, you may decide to use the free mobile app or e-Newsletter solutions.