Asking more questions

Aug 31, 2023

We are regularly asked whether the Parent Booking application can capture additional information.  When a parent makes a booking the school is wanting to ask additional questions in regard to the booking. To solve this problem we are integrating the Parent Booking application with the Permission Slip application.  So when a parent makes a booking […]

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 […]

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 […]

Enrolment interviews

Sep 5, 2019

This has been a developing story for some time. It started when we first implemented an option for enrolment interviews, and suddenly we had the problem of which year level the parent should select for their student – is it their current year level or the year level they will be enrolling for. If the […]

PT3: Close for booking

Feb 23, 2019

With version 3 we have changed the way we close a booking round. In the previous version you would specify a specific date/time that parents would be unable to make any further bookings or changes. With version 3 we are now specifying a lead-time for each time slot – the number of hours prior to […]

PT3: Push Requests

What is a Push Request? As the name suggests, we are PUSHing out a REQUEST – and the request is for a parent to come for an interview. Is this new? Yes and no. We did have push requests in the previous version, however it was limited to manual entry of the request data. With […]

Parent Booking version 3

Feb 2, 2019

Our version 3 of the Parent Booking application was released last week. It adopts our new style so the look has been completely transformed, however inside there are many more new features to be found! How to upgrade? Click on the “Add new round of interviews” button. If you have no other active interview rounds […]