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Kaikōura mum’s school app does away with paper notices

Source: Anuja Nadkarni at Stuff

A school notices app developed by a Kaikōura mother has been picked up by more than 400 schools in New Zealand and 40 in Australia.

Sharlene Barnes-Ealam created the free Parent Teacher Calendar app because her son’s school newsletters regularly got lost at the bottom of his school bag, reaching her too late, or not at all.

The app incorporates a school’s Google calendars and newsletters to keep parents and caregivers in the loop for school notices.

“The idea is that if parents are at a coffee shop they can read that newsletter electronically rather than having to scroll through masses of links and information from a URL link,” Barnes-Ealam said. Read more.

 

free Parent Teacher Calendar app