Outage – Monday 23 May 2022, 3:42pm – 3:57pm

May 23, 2022

Sorry – this was my mistake. I was repairing a broken function in the Detention System but the change didn’t go according to plan and we were offline for 15 minutes while I undid the change. I’m still not sure why the error occurred, there is some investigation still to happen on this.   Update: […]

Email issue 17th February 2022

Feb 17, 2022

We had some issues with the connection to the email server around 8am (AEST), for about 5 minutes.  It should all be working again now.  Note, this may well have impacted a number of schools using the School Notices application to send their notices around this time. We were testing some additional security options, in […]

Electronic ticketing

Feb 7, 2022

We have been working on a new feature recently, the ability to implement electronic ticketing. Firstly, to clarify what electronic ticketing means: A parent (and/or student) can book for an event using the current Parent Booking application. The parent can then print or email themselves the ticket, this includes a unique QR code. The school […]

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 […]