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Why Your Uniform Store Should be a Revenue Centre, Not a Cost Centre

By James - Fri, 02/04/2021
  Uniform stores in schools are a tricky business to run. While they can contribute to the overall revenue, it’s not their sole purpose. After all, once a parent has bought all the appropriate uniform pieces, they rarely will be needing to make another purchase so soon, unlike tuckshops (which are profit centres). Just like any business, a well-run uniform store is one that makes ..

Why School Events are Important for Community Spirit

By James - Tue, 30/03/2021
  No doubt your school calendar is full of upcoming events like bake sales, fundraisers, sports carnivals, and the like. The truth is, no matter how much effort they may be to organise (and you no doubt sometimes wonder whether it’s worth it all in the end), school events are a powerful tool when it comes to your institution’s marketing arsenal. Schools that lack quality commun..

Advantages of Fundraising for Schools

By James - Fri, 26/03/2021
  There’s no doubt about it: quality education costs money. When hosting a school fundraising event, it’s important to determine how the funds raised will benefit the entire institution. A well-planned, targeted fundraiser can have an incredible positive impact on a group, department or entire school. When done correctly, by getting the community involved to raise funds towards..

What to Consider When Changing Your School Tuckshop

By James - Tue, 23/03/2021
  So, you think it might be time to update your school tuckshop. But where do you start? And is it the right choice? Making changes - no matter how small - can often feel like risky business. You no doubt have many thoughts running through your head: What will be the financial impact, and how can I reduce it? Will students accept these menu changes? If I want to introduce healthy products,..

How is the Cashless Revolution Progressing in Schools?

By James - Fri, 15/01/2021
  In light of the emerging technology available to us and the ease that comes with cashless systems for schools, more and more institutions are adopting cashless models in the management of their funds. Whether it’s in the payment of school fees, fundraising for charitable causes, paying for uniforms or even in the purchasing of school lunches, one thing is certain: the cashless revo..

How to Promote a School on Social Media

By James - Fri, 15/01/2021
  Having an online social presence is essential in this day and age, regardless of the type of business. And just like any business, a private school needs to turn digital in order to stay relevant.  Despite this, some schools still rely on traditional media when it comes to looking to increase enrolments or sharing information about a fundraiser. While newspapers, emails and billb..

Quick and Easy Fundraisers for Your School

By James - Fri, 15/01/2021
  With children returning to school and the tumult of the pandemic starting to simmer down, schools will be back in action and ready to support an array of important causes with fundraising events, whether they be for internal projects or charitable causes by means of a raffle. With parents sure to be busy with the myriad of other responsibilities, here are 5 quick and easy school fundrais..

How to Manage a School Canteen

By James - Fri, 15/01/2021
  No matter the shape or size, a school canteen is a great way to raise revenue for any educational institution. And, just like any business, it should be profitable as well as have policies and goals put in place that revolve around good management practices. After all, there’s no reason why a well-run canteen can’t make a small profit. When it comes to getting a great retu..

The shift to healthy tuckshops

By James - Fri, 15/01/2021
  School food services can have a major impact on the food and drinks children are exposed to at a young age, which is why the push for less junk food sold in school tuckshops has been a long time coming.  Studies show healthy eating is essential for children’s wellbeing, development and growth, which is one of the reasons why school canteens have been encouraged by the gover..

Go Digital With Your School’s Tuckshop

By James - Fri, 15/01/2021
  Running a successful tuckshop requires a streamlined approach for ultimate efficiency. While the menu is a crucial part of your school’s canteen, it’s also important to consider the program you’ll use to keep the whole operation organised and running smoothly. Taking your tuckshop online eliminates some of the challenges that are often associated with running a school c..
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