Over the last year or two we have been working to improve our communication to Thornlie Christian College families. We understand that relevant, timely and accessible information is important for you. With this in mind we provide many avenues for you to be able to access that information. These include phone calls, posted letters, sms, email, facebook , twitter, the College website and School Communicator.
This year we also began to provide a Weekly Newsletter Update by email. This has proved to be a valuable, concise summary of all that is happening in the College with links for further information when it is required.
About two years ago we introduced the Thornlie Christian College School Communicator, an application that provides easy access to a broad range of information for our families. Updated daily, School Communicator provides our families with live information about events, news, the TCC calendar, a photo gallery, resources, homework set by teachers, classroom and school notes and much more.
School Communicator can be personalised for each family so that you receive only the information that you want and need. It is easy to install and multiple copies can be used for free. You can have at your fingertips, whether at work or at home, up to date details of what is happening in the lives of your children at the College.
It is our desire to see all of our families using School Communicator. It is primarily designed to be used on a PC or Mac computer. The application can easily be downloaded from the College website using the following link. http://www.schoolcommunicator.com.au/download.php
For School Communicator to be most effective we require that it be used by all of our families as the main source of information from the College. I would like to encourage you to download School Communicator today.
Installing the School Communicator is very simple. You can download the installer from the School Communicator website: http://www.schoolcommunicator.com.au/download.php . Now click on the Install button and follow the on-screen instructions. (Find and select Thornlie Christian College and select your platform Mac or Windows. Then either Run or Save the download. If you save the Download click Run once it is completed. Once installed the Application will be available in your Start button Menu as “Thornlie Christian College”. )
You can install the School Communicator on as many computers as you like – for example work and home or both. The School Communicator is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, as well as Mac OS 10.5 and 10.6.
News and relevant information is added regularly by the school. Your School Communicator will automatically update as new information is added. There’s nothing further you need to do. The School Communicator will pop up once a day when you switch on your computer, so you’re always informed of what’s happening at the College.
Get only the news you want
You can select which news and calendar information you’d like to receive. Click on the Personalise tab and select the relevant channels from the list provided.
Keep us up-to-date too
Make sure we have the correct contact information for you – update your personal details using the My Details tab. This information is sent directly to the school and is used to update our own records. It is not shared with anyone else. Please update your details whenever they change so that our records are always up-to-date.
How will the School Communicator affect your computer?
The School Communicator is a lightweight application and should have no noticeable impact on your computer. In some instances you might need to change your anti-virus or firewalls settings to allow the School Communicator to run. If you are on a company network you might need to ask your network administrator to assist you.
The School Communicator typically uses about 30Mb of data a month. This will fluctuate a little from month to month depending how often we update the content, but should never be excessive.
Can you get a virus from the School Communicator
No. The School Communicator has been extensively tested, and uses public/private key encryption to ensure the authenticity of all updates. Further safeguards are in place to prevent the School Communicator from altering any data outside of the folder into which it has been installed. Over 100, 000 parents are already successfully using the School Communicator, both at home and at work.
Any personal information shared with the School Communicator (including your registration details) is absolutely private, and may only be used by the school. It may not be sold or shared with any third party. The School Communicator servers are protected by Thawte to ensure no unauthorised access of your details.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. You can also contact the School Communicator support team if you experience any problems running the School Communicator. Contact them on 0860 22 11 36 or mailto:email@example.com.
Finally, The School Communicator is also available on mobile phones.
So no matter where you are, you are never out of touch.
The School Communicator mobi site is available to anyone with an internet enabled mobile phone.
Just type in the address (SchoolCommunicator.mobi) and select your school from the list. That's it.
The School Communicator is now also available on mobile phones.
So no matter where your parents are, they're never out of touch.
For parents on the move there’s nothing more convenient than getting the information on their mobile phone. We make it really easy. All the information on the School Communicator is automatically available on our mobi site - accessible by virtually any internet enabled phone. And there are dedicated mobile apps for the iPhone, Android (launching February 2013) & BlackBerry.
Now there are no more excuses for missing out on important news and events. News, calendar, resources, contact details, important resources and even a gallery. Everything parents need to stay in touch with what's happening at the school.
If you have a smart phone, select your operating system from the list below. For all other handsets, please use the mobi site by clicking on the link below.
* Some features may not be available on all handsets.