By - Fri, 17/07/2020
“Instead of constantly adapting to change, why not change to be adaptive?” - Fred Emery We all handle change differently and the revelations of 2020 so far have forced us all to accept change and quickly adapt to our new ‘norm’ as best as we can. As parents, it’s more simple to rationalise the current state of the world, accept it, and adapt to change - in many way..
By - Fri, 10/07/2020
This year, kids Australia-wide have had to accept with open arms and gravitate towards online learning. For so many parents and students alike, this process was challenging and not something that came easy. It has extended the gap between Australia’s advantaged vs. disadvantaged students, something that will take a long time for so many to recover from. Despite schools having reverted back t..
By - Fri, 03/07/2020
The cashless society is on its way, this was apparent long before the COVID pandemic hit. Schools are in a rush to transition to cashless, in an attempt to stay on the forefront of innovation, continue to meet the evolving needs of parents and students, and improve efficiencies. There is no question that a cashless society introduces endless benefits to society, but the negative implications must ..
By - Wed, 24/06/2020
My School Connect endeavours to make online easy for schools, parents, and students. The focus has always been on streamlining the business operation, reducing the reliance on resources, and making online easy for all. Whilst improving efficiencies and making a business or School more viable - both financially and logistically, is of utmost importance to all schools, being a ‘good samaritan&..
By - Fri, 19/06/2020
Social isolation has been a big problem for students for a number of reasons; loss of peer contact, loss of normalcy, change in routine, and fear of future outlook. One in two young Australian’s say that their mental health has deteriorated since the start of the pandemic. With students now back to face-to-face learning, there has been a surge in schools' reliance on mental health worker..
By - Fri, 12/06/2020
The implications of healthy eating on our children's lives are far reaching. Diet plays a vital role in their health, growth and development. Instilling healthy life choices in our children from a young age increases their chances of maintaining a healthy and balanced life as adults. There is so much that we can do in the home by way of educating, guiding and supporting, that will..
By - Tue, 09/06/2020
My School Connect is constantly working to improve the business, innovate the product, and better meet the evolving needs of schools. This year, we have become more focused than ever before on the ‘cashless society’, as businesses work towards becoming completely cashless. The My School Connect Point of Sale system supports just that. This article will explore the feature-rich, intuiti..
By - Fri, 05/06/2020
2020 has shown the resilience of mankind and how capable we are of handling any challenge that comes our way. There is no doubt that lives have been changed forever - whether having lost a loved one, experienced significant financial hardship, or even simply faced conflict in the home, this year has brought challenges to most people's lives that we never imagined facing. On the flip side, it c..
By - Mon, 01/06/2020
The start of 2020 has been like no other. It has been challenging, enlightening and educational. Despite most people going through their own struggles, we have been given the opportunity to learn new skills, spend quality and uninterrupted time with loved ones, and gain a new perspective on reality. It is heartbreaking to think of the lives lost, but invigorating to think of the good that has come..
By - Thu, 21/05/2020
The day so many parents have long awaited is fast approaching and kids in some states are making their way back to the classroom, full-time. Understandably, there is unrest and anticipation in the community as parents fear sending their kids back to school. It was such a challenging adjustment, acclimating to life in lockdown, the process of undoing this acclimation seems to be equally challenging..
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