Querying essential workers about school attendance

Jan 14, 2022

In Queensland the children of essential workers only are allowed to attend school for the first two weeks of term.  We have had a number of schools asking us about the best method of obtaining numbers so they can complete their staff planning.  Ideally we want a breakdown of how many students in each year […]

PT3 – Exceptional Bookings

Sep 29, 2021

As a parent I had to book interviews with my children’s teachers.  Throughout primary school it was a relatively straightforward process, however at secondary it was a little more complicated.  In one particular year my wife and I decided that I would see the English teacher while she would meet with the Math teacher, at […]

SOBS slow responses

Apr 27, 2021

7:50pm Today we have had some slow response issues on the EQ SOBS server. We’ve been looking into this and isolating the problem. The server itself is performing well and not causing any problems. Initially we thought it was a network issue, but once a connection is in place the network operation is fine. We […]

RB3 – repeat on selected dates

Apr 6, 2021

When repeating a booking there are multiple options to select from. Weekly: This is the default option and will repeat the booking each week. Every D2: The number here varies depending on the day number your booking starts on. For a school with a 7 day or 10 day timetable this can be useful for […]

RB3 – Ad-hoc time based booking

While most bookings are based on the timetable, there are some occasions when you want to book a resource for a set time. Time based booking is now enabled within SOBS. You still initiate the booking in the same way from the calendar, and the booking form will begin by showing the period selected: To […]

QR Capture

Nov 3, 2020

A new SOBS application for tracking and tracing visitors to your school. Generate QR codes for different locations in your school, print the code and post it in a convenient places where your visitors will have easy access. You can print multiple copies for each location, or you can create different codes for each access […]

PT3 – COVID-19 collecting names

Sep 10, 2020

When your COVID-19 management plans require you to maintain a list of people who attend an event, now you can. Previously we had options for just allocating a single seat, or allowing the parent to specify the number of seats they wanted to book. We now have a new option allowing SOBS to collect a […]

PT3: More support for COVID-19 interviews

Aug 20, 2020

We have fielded calls from many schools wanting to support face-to-face interviews as well as interviews via phone or online meetings. Generally we have been managing these by duplicating the round and giving them appropriate descriptions. We are aware that the COVID-19 situation may be with us for another 12 months, so we have decided […]

SOBS server outage

Aug 10, 2020

Monday 10th August 2020 – 13:38pm – the SOBS servers are currently offline. 2pm: The outage is currently being investigated by our hosting company. Currently they are suspecting a networking problem. This is impacting many sites besides ourselves. They are anticipating it will be corrected shortly. 2:48pm: The server appears to be back. However when […]

School Notices v3 – a quick look

Jun 19, 2020

A closer look at the “View notices” screen By default when this page loads it will display notices for the current date – as show below the title. You can step through neighbouring dates by clicking the arrows on either side of the date, or click on the date to view a calendar and select […]