Introduction

School-links is New Zealand’s leading online communications tool in schools and early childhood centres, delivering hundreds of thousands of important messages every month. School-links help connect schools and their families, staff and supporters and believe in the importance of community engagement in school life and crucially in the safety and security of staff and students. They gained Ministry of Education approval for Early Notification services in 2006 and are the most experienced provider of Absence Management (Early Notification) in New Zealand. School-links uses SMS, powered by Bulletin software, to ensure communication reaches parents in a timely and effective manner.

Problem

Alerting parents to absent students or school closures is an essential [...]