Empowering a network of schools, parents and students.
The Catholic Education Services – Diocese of Cairns (CNS) oversees a network of 29 Catholic schools and colleges, serving over 11,000 students. Their schools span across an incredibly far-reaching region (encompassing 377,000 km2), extending from Thursday Island in the north to Tully in the south and Dimbulah in the west. Alison Forster, School Information Systems Manager at CNS, shares the network’s EdSmart story.
Oakleigh Grammar in Melbourne, Australia, was one of the first schools in the world to adopt EdSmart’s online platform. Soula Mitsopoulos, Head of Senior School’s PA/VASS Administrator at Oakleigh Grammar, shares her EdSmart story.
In early 2019, Adelaide Botanic High School joined the EdSmart schools community. EdSmart’s platform was selected as the school’s key Student Organisation System (SOS) based on its capacity for integration and customisation.
Mount Carmel College in Tasmania is a Catholic school for Kindergarten to Year 10 students founded by the Sisters of Charity, the first group of Women Religious to come to Australia in 1838. They are a power user of EdSmart and, after only six months, were recording 94% of their school forms returned by parents within four hours of sending!
Xavier College is a Catholic co-educational school in South Australia. The school is anchored in the Salesian tradition, with pastoral care integral to student life. Teacher and ICT manager of Xavier College, Anthony Sutton, lets us in on a few of their secrets as an EdSmart school.
Carmel College has been an all-star EdSmart user for well over a year, so we asked the Personal Assistant to the Principal, Deborah Goudie, to tell us how they’re using EdSmart’s tools to transform school life.
This Queensland school is getting back more time for teaching by using EdSmart to solve their admin needs. Meet Gillian Henschke, Enrolments Officer and Secretary at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic Primary School in Coorparoo, Brisbane. The Queensland school is part of the Brisbane Catholic Education network, who use EdSmart across their 140 schools.
Since rolling out EdSmart, Uplands report they have “broken the communication barrier” between staff, parents and students. The school has reduced costs – from printing budgets to staffing needs in the administration department.
In late 2018 EdSmart was selected, as part of a consortia with Civica Education, by the Department for Education South Australia, as the technology of choice to support a community of 185,000 students and 30,000 teachers and school administrators.
EdSmart has been the partner of choice for the Brisbane Catholic Education network’s 140 schools since 2017. The EdSmart core modules have supported the automation and streamlining of school administrative functions for K-12, driving cost and wastage minimisation, increasing teacher-student contact time and improving understanding of school relationships through data driven insights.