Hard-working schools!

    2021-06-04 00:00:00 +1000

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    We commend our hard-working schools during remote learning for doing such a great job. uEducateUs is however currently experiencing a high volume of traffic on our server. We have our technicians working hard for you to rectify the issue.

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    Welcome back!

    2021-01-11 00:00:00 +1100

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    It’s the start of the new school year and we’d like to welcome everyone back.

    We’ve written tutorials to help government and private schools start the new year ready for students and classes.

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    End of year EduHub and office shutdown

    2020-12-21 00:00:00 +1100

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    We’re at the end of the school year, and are writing this final blog post to let you know some important information for the coming weeks.

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    End of year tutorials

    2020-12-11 00:00:00 +1100

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    We’ve written tutorials for Government and Private schools to help with end of year processes.

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    Welcome to uEducateUs version 1.27

    2020-11-20 00:00:00 +1100

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    We’re pleased to announce uEducateUs version 1.27 is being rolled out today. Just follow these steps to get the upgrade:

    1. Login.

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    New resources and system updates

    2020-10-08 00:00:00 +1100

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    The Victorian Department of Education has been hard at work getting schools ready for the return of in-person learning.

    uEducateUs have also been working hard on a new online Knowledgebase, which will replace the internal PDF help system very soon.

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    Returning to School

    2020-10-02 00:00:00 +1000

    Students are going back to school from next week and we are sure that most of you are excited. Kids are looking forward to catching up with friends. Teachers and support staff are looking forward to seeing kids again. Parents and carers will be pleased that kids can return to face to face learning.

    uEducateUs will be there to help schools look after students and support learning.

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    Semester Reporting improvements

    2020-08-17 00:00:00 +1000

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    We’d like to let you know about some system improvements we’ve pushed live.

    These involve Semester Reporting and are available right now to all users.

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    Homepage changes

    2020-08-17 00:00:00 +1000

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    We’ve been looking through usage stats over the past week and discovered parents and students tend to head straight to specific pages as soon as they login.

    So to make things faster, we’ve changed things so you’re taken straight to the pages you want.

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    Remote Learning Improvements

    2020-08-07 00:00:00 +1000

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    Victorian Schools are in lockdown once more as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect people around the world.

    Lockdown learning is different to the classroom, so we’ve made improvements to uEducateUs to help you and your students.

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    Changed Covid-19 attendance codes

    2020-07-31 00:00:00 +1000

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    The Department of Education and Training has advised uEducateUs that the following absence code is to be retired:

    • 214 - Sent home (temperature check)

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    New codes for recording attendance during Term 3, 2020

    2020-07-17 00:00:00 +1000

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    The Melbourne Metropolitan area and Mitchell Shire have returned to lockdown because of rising Covid-19 cases. Schools in this area are providing remote learning from the 20th July.

    The Department of Education and training have provided two new attendance codes for this purpose.

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    Report writing after Covid-19 shutdowns

    2020-06-12 00:00:00 +1000

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    It’s almost the end of the first semester, 2020 and students are back at school after working from home during the Covid-19 lockdown.

    We thought it worth talking about how report writing is a little different this time around.

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    The password trade-off

    2020-06-01 00:00:00 +1000

    "...Stolen passwords cost Australians $16 million dollars in 2019...”

    Take seven minutes out of your life to learn how to be safer online.

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    Weekly Roundup

    2020-05-15 00:00:00 +1000

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    It’s been a busy week for uEducateUs schools. Here’s our roundup of the week’s updates:

    • Scheduled Maintenance: 0830-1230AEST, 16 May 2020

    • Daily Attendance Updates still in force

    • Return to school 26 May 2020

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    Return to school on 26 May 2020

    2020-05-13 00:00:00 +1000

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    The Victorian Government have announced plans for a return to school.

    The key dates from the press release are:

    • 12 May 2020: Victorian school staff will be prioritised for voluntary coronavirus testing for a two-week period from both mobile and fixed testing sites, starting 12 may 2020;

    • 25 May 2020: Teachers & Staff return for pupil-free day;

    • 26 May 2020: All Prep, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students, specialist school students, as well as VCE and VCAL students return to school;

    • 9 June 2020: All remaining students return to school.

    Vulnerable students year 3-10 and students whose parents cannot work from home (e.g., teachers, emergency workers, etc) can continue to attend as before.

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    System Outage

    2020-04-17 00:00:00 +1000

    Our server team performed server upgrades over the Easter weekend (April 10-13, 2020) to make our systems ready for an increased user load.

    However, despite our preparations, the sheer scale of logins was overwhelming and knocked uEducateUs offline.

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    CEO Jason Corbett on ACE Radio Network

    2020-04-02 00:00:00 +1100

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    CEO Jason Corbett was recently interviewed on ACE Radio Network Local News on TRFM Gippsland regarding how uEducateUs can help with schools during the COVID-19 shutdown, including text communication and built-in tasks to assign students.

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    Keeping in contact during school shutdowns

    2020-03-30 00:00:00 +1100

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    Ordinarily, term one holidays would end on the 14th of April. However, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic may force longer closures. Because of this, many schools are seeking guidance on how to run their curriculum.

    Victorian Education Department Term Dates 2020

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    Coronavirus update - school at home

    2020-03-23 00:00:00 +1100

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    There’s a lot of uncertainty around school closures at the moment and we thought it wise to show schools how they can keep operating even if staff and students are forced into quarantine.

    We’ve created a series of Knowledge Base articles to help you setup your school so students can work from home.

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    uEducateUs works with The School for Student Leadership

    2019-03-01 09:32:00 +1100

    image-right The School for Student Leadership is a residential programme for year nine students. It operates campuses across regional Victoria and also has one in China.

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    Jason talks to School News website

    2016-09-27 00:00:00 +1000

    image-right Our CEO, Jason Corbett was interviewed by Suzy Barry of website School News for an article on school administration systems.

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    uEducateUs works with Tyers Primary School

    2014-06-18 00:00:00 +1000

    image-right Tyers Primary School was an early adopter of uEducateUs, and our CEO Jason Corbett visited for the rollout.

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