A message from the General Manager
One of the important briefs in my role is to continually engage with SchoolPRO users.
The need to listen and understand what schools are wanting is critical for all stakeholders. In my efforts to do just this I was particularly drawn to a quote from the late author Stephen Covey of ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ fame.
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand. They listen with the intent to reply”.
For me the difference between listening and hearing is simple. It’s giving the speaker a comforting space and time to speak and analyse what is requested. The other thing I have learnt of many years is to always ask “is now a convenient time to speak”. Schools can be notoriously busy and most staff are time poor.
I look forward to continually listening & hearing what our SchoolPRO users are telling us.
Gary Stoneham, General Manager
Online Enrolments Now Available
SchoolPRO, in collaboration with Digistorm, have worked together to develop an effective integration with Digistorm’s popular ‘ENROL’ app. This enhancement will offer an effective online enrolment system for parents and a simple, efficient process for importing these details into SchoolPRO.
The Face Behind the Name
Meet Geetha Prabhakaran, our newest support team member. Geetha hails from Madras in India where she attended secondary school at St. Stephen’s Matriculation School.
From secondary school Geetha attended Madras University – India where she graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Application. Geetha then moved to Australia and attended James Cook University – Townsville where she obtained a dual degree in Masters of IT and Business.
Now based in Melbourne with her husband and young son, Geetha has quickly become comfortable supporting SchoolPRO users throughout Australia. Working alongside Christian Townsend and Patrick Nickholds, Geetha has been able to use her strong IT skills to relate to SchoolPRO and the education industry.
Geetha says “the thing I like about my job is dealing with such a diverse range of SchoolPRO users.”