By Belinda Hirst | Posted: Wednesday February 17, 2021
From this term, we will be rolling out Skool Loop, a way of communicating with our families. This, in time, will enable us to provide an online and direct way to communicate notices and permission slips to all of our families. A way for our families to communicate absences regardless if there is any data on your mobile so absolutely no cost/charge for you. The app is free to download from Apple and Playstore and is very user friendly.
We ask that you download the app to your phone following the directions below. We will continue with paper notices while we trial this new option, however, we expect to roll this out as the only way to receive notices over the year.
To apply this app to your phone:
Choose the Skool Loop app from your IOS or Apple store.
Install the app.
Open the app and click on Select Schools.
You can either search for Oamaru Intermediate using the search bar or select the options, New Zealand, Otago, Oamaru Intermediate School. Click on the school (this will give it a green tick), and click on ‘select schools’ at the top right of the page.
Click on ‘Choose’. It may give you the option to add the app to your calendar. That preference is up to you.
Go to settings, Subscribe to groups: select General as well as applicable year groups and any room numbers your children are in.
You will now receive notifications when there is a notice for you.
To record an absent student select Absentee and follow the instructions.
You will already be able to see our newsletter on the Newsletter tab.
If you have any questions regarding this please contact the school office ph: 437 0822.
Thank you to our sponsors that have made the use of Skool Loop possible: