We heard you! Last year we surveyed our families and caregivers about school communications. One of the big issues raised was the importance of getting information in a timely way so that you could feel on top of what was going on at school.
At the beginning of the year we launched our new website that included a live calendar enabling you to better plan for key dates and upcoming events. We’re now taking this one step further with the launch of the Flexibuzz app.
What is Flexibuzz?
Flexibuzz is a school communications app that will notify you on your smartphone, tablet or computer about key dates, events and alerts. Notifications are tailored so that you only receive information relevant to your children. The app also includes easy access to the school calendar, newsletters and contacting the school.
How do I get it?
Does the app replace email?
No. The app is in addition to current school communications. The newsletter will continue to highlight upcoming events, and the website has the live calendar.
What if I don’t have a smartphone?
If you don’t have a smartphone or tablet, but regularly use a computer, Flexibuzz has a web version that can send you email notifications.
Alternatively you can add school events to your calendar and manage your own alerts. The live calendar on our website allows you to add events to your Google calendar, and the Flexibuzz website version allows you to add events to your mail client such as Outlook.
I have some other questions
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow these simple steps to get going.
- Download the free Flexibuzz app by visiting the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Or visit www.flexibuzz.com/register if you’re planning to use the computer version.
- Set up an account with a username and password.
- Allow notifications when prompted by your device.
- Search for Kohimarama School and select.
- Scroll to the Year your child is in and add their class. Repeat if you have more than one child.
- Select Home from the bottom left of the screen. Select Enter here and you’re ready to go!