We Are Glad You Said Yes!

Written by Tania Hoon. Posted in News

Over the past two months, quite a few schools have joined forces with d6 education in our continued effort to create #effectiveschools both nationally and internationally. It is never an easy decision to take the plunge on a new product or service, but we are so glad you said ‘yes’. We believe that together we can make a difference.

Captains of Commerce

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Education is Key!
The sales team have recently been through extensive Princpal+ system training. “We gained a deeper understanding as well as an appreciation of the admin system and were in awe as learners were automatically assigned to subjects in the Curriculum.”, said Keith Smith, Head of Sales.

Compliance SA-SAMS Expertise

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Leading the Way Forward

Through innovative design thinking and the constant improvement of our school systems, the compliance department has grown into a strong pillar at d6 education. We are proud to announce that the development team recently made major improvements to the SA-SAMS export. Our focus remains to keep the teacher in the classroom.

d6 Technology and Principal Software are joining Forces

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We are pleased to announce that the education divisions of both Principal Software and d6 Technology have officially joined forces to set the standard for innovation in school management. As of 1 March 2017, the two companies will create a new brand called d6 education and will service more than 2,500 schools across South Africa and abroad.

10th day Headcount Submissions: “High waves and deep waters”

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January started with a BANG and the annual 10th-day headcount submission arrived rather quickly. With many questions and few official answers, we prepared as best we could for the uncharted SA-SAMS “waters” due to a data standard we are required to comply with for all our systems in 2017. Things gained momentum rapidly and massive waves became our immediate reality.

Communication+ Module Promotion

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We are running an exciting promotion on the Communication+ Module! If you launch the Principal Talk App at your school before 28 February 2017, you will get both the Activation and Software as a Service fee for the Communication+ Module free up until the end of December 2017. For more information contact: sales@principalsoftware.co.za *note this is only applicable to the school’s Activation and Service fees and not the parent’s subscriptions.

Achieving 100% Compliance!

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Principal Software is proud to announce that three of our clients have already achieved a 100% compliance for their district and Online DDD submissions to the National DBE Dashboard website during 2016.

A highlight is that Laerskool Hennopsrivier and Park Senior School obtained the highly sought after ‘Green Icon’ for all required metrics for the Year End submission (Term 4). This is a notable achievement that indicates a 100% correctness, completeness and accuracy of their data on the Principal PLUS System.

Well Done to Laerskool Fontainebleau, Laerskool Hennopsrivier and Park Senior School on this Legendary Result!!

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Communication+ Module Promotion

Written by Principal Software. Posted in News

We are running an exciting promotion on the Communication+ Module! If you launch the Principal Talk App at your school before 28 February 2017, you will get both the Activation and Software as a Service fee for the Communication+ Module free up until the end of December 2017. For more information contact: sales@principalsoftware.co.za handphone-app*note this is only applicable to the school’s Activation and Service fees and not the parent’s subscriptions.   8dc183a4-07b1-4e60-8707-0c73c387f227

Welcome to Multi-channel Communication!

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Never before has school communication been easier! With Multi-Channel Communication, messages can be simultaneously sent to various combinations of Parents, Learners, Staff, Groups, Debtors or Outside Contacts via Principal Talk, Email and SMS.

As one of fifteen delivery methods, schools can choose “Least Cost Routing”. The system will then analyse a list of recipients and automatically find the most cost effective way of delivering a message either by Email, SMS or Principal Talk.

Schools can add multiple attachments to messages and send it via Principal Talk, Email and SMS!

In Summary, Multi-Channel Communication is:

Simpler

  • Send one message to different subsets of Parents, Learners, Staff, Groups, Debtors or Outside Contacts simultaneously.
Cost Effective
  • The system chooses the most economical method of communication for each individual recipient. E.g. a message to parents will be sent to 60% of parents via the Principal Talk app, to 35% via email and to the rest via sms.
More Versatile
  • Multiple Attachments can be sent per message, either via Principal Talk, Email or even SMS!
  • Communicate to a wide range of pre-defined debtor groups (per age or balance).
Complete Communication
  • The system automatically flags those recipients that have no registered communication channel for quick rectification.
Explore the new integrated Multi-Channel Communication function under:

My School | Communication

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Provincial Compliance Training

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img_20161103_090547 The Principal Software compliance team have recently completed a very successful Provincial Compliance Training Road Trip, which included Kwazulu-Natal, Western Cape, North-West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Johannesburg between the 18th of October and the 8th of November 2016. We were privileged to visit our clients in the different regions where we were able to share all the new compliance information with regards to our system and SA-SAMS. We are proud to announce that more than 100 schools have been trained in total since we started presenting our Compliance Workshops in Gauteng and now all over the country. We hope that this will be a recurring event as we gained just as much insight into the lives of the Schools in the different provinces as they gained from our Workshops.