Highlights from Session 2017-18 – https://vimeo.com/277515410
Why are we updating the website?
During January 2018 a survey was open to the Burnbrae community to gather views on our home school communication. The survey was shared via the school app, the school website and social media.
- 12% of respondents use the website to keep informed of school news
- 96% of respondents use the app to keep informed of school news
- 3% prefer the website as a method of communication
- 81% prefer the app as a method of communication
The school app is clearly the preferred method of communication for the majority of our community and the features on the app have changed how we use the website.
What will be on the website?
The website will be used as an online handbook providing new and current families and visitors with information on the school and wider community.
What will be shared on the app?
81% of families prefer the school app therefore from 2018 the app will be be the main source for updates, events and newsletters. The message system will replace previous texts from school, the diary will share all upcoming events and the news section replaces what was previously shared on the blog section of the school website and newsletters.
What will be posted on Twitter?
Twitter will be used to share updates and collaborate with others.
Families feel the individual class accounts are helpful for targeted class news. The main school feeds are @burnbraeps or @burnbraeearly. You can access all school feeds using this link – https://twitter.com/BurnbraeEarly/lists/burnbrae-twitter-feeds
What will be posted on Facebook?
The Facebook page will continue to provide links to help at home, links to others in our community including Burnbrae Parent Council and other news. Our Facebook page is also there to share our Twitter feed for families who have not yet signed up for Twitter.
Full results of the communication survey are available on the news section of the school app.