An online communications solutions provider, working with schools in South Africa for the last 11 years, SMSweb enables schools to keep parents up-to-date with what is happening at the school via SMS, Email and Instant Messaging. Schools can use our stand-alone web based platform or connect our system to their existing administration system.
SMSweb prides itself on offering high levels of service to our schools and works as a communications solutions provider, tailoring solutions to each school. What we have learnt over the last 11 years is that each school is different and has different needs.
We offer tailor made packages for schools and can give you different combinations of SMS, Email and Instant Messaging to suit your budget and communications needs.
Instant Messaging AND Bambisa
Another benefit of the growth in smart phone usage is the emergence of Instant Messaging as a real alternative to SMS’s and with this in mind SMSweb teamed up with Bambisa to create an Instant Messaging app specifically designed for schools, teachers, parents and learners.
- A free and secure mobile messaging, calendaring and content App
- Free to download
- Replaces SMS’s
- Secure, no ones cell number is revealed and all messages are stored
- Puts reminders for important events into a recipients phone
- Includes a place to pay for school fees, activities and even stationery (coming soon)
- Includes Curriculum aligned content with progress reports which alerts teachers and parents when homework is done (coming soon)
Due to the ever-increasing popularity of smartphones, email messages are growing in popularity and email on mobile phones is becoming the norm. Communicating via email will save on costs, as there is no charge for sending emails from our SMSweb system. There is no limit on document length, and the SMSweb system can also accommodate attachments, making it ideal for ensuring that newsletters and circulars reach parents whilst also saving on printing costs to the school.
“Thank you all at smsweb for the smsweb system. We are now able to keep our parents informed if we are sending out letters, having a parents evening, handing out reports etc. In the past when we handed letters to the pupils to give to their parents, very few of the letters reached the parents. Especially in the case of the difficult pupils, where they don’t want you to be in contact with their parents. We are able now to inform parents if pupils do not arrive at school. Inform them of problems in class and good and not so good results of tests. It is a wonderful system for last minute changes in closing times. In a culture where pupils have to be fetched from school it enables us to inform parents of cancelled sports fixtures etc. I don’t know how we managed before it.
TEL: (011) 435-0362 ”
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL – THE HILL HIGH SCHOOL
“The SMS Service specifically helps our Pre-Primary with important messaging like the Big event that we had yesterday. It is also helping us get rid of a lot of excess paper in that we do not have to send out as many flyers to inform parents of things happening at the school, which often they do not even collect let alone read, making it very environmentally friendly and cost effective. I also use it as a reminder to pay monthly fees and to remind parents should the child need to bring a specific item to school. It has really enhanced our administration and communication channels and we cannot imagine life without SMSWEB.
TEL: (011) 782-7212”
ROOSEVELT PARK PRE-PRIMARY
“Firstly I would like to thank SMSWeb for this great service that you and your team is offering our school. Last night the Governing body had a meeting and one of the topics is the positive feedback from our parents. The parents just can not get enough sms’s. Now for the first time the school can keep them up to date with everything happening. Nothing is a crisis anymore … this morning we had cancellations on our netball championships, it took us only one SMS to short out the problem. Parents do not always have the time to read newsletters, but you would not believe the response of the sms. Thank you again for the BEST SMS service !!
TEL: (017) 634-7612”
“Since we began using SMSWEB’s service at the start of last year we have had nothing but positive feedback from our parents at the school. We use the service primarily for notifying parents of changes in matches, venues, onset of wet weather, special events, etc. The service is very simple to use and to update. We have had a noticeable drop in complaints from parents not knowing what is happening as they feel far more informed and up to date. I thoroughly recommend the use of this service in both the academic and commercial sectors. It is a very practical, affordable and efficient method of communication and the service from SMSWEB has been outstanding.
TEL: (021) 659-1052”
PRINCIPAL – BISHOPS DIOCESAN COLLEGE
“SMSWEB has opened new doors for our school, and we will never look back. Parents do not read letters, even if it just a short note, but they read a sms. Things could change very quikly in a school day, for instance if the weather changes, the sport arrangements have to be changed. In today’s world where it is not safe for children on the streets, it is a valuable asset to keep parents informed about the school programme all the time. Thank you to smsweb for this wonderful tool you put in our hands.
TEL: (046) 653-0651”
PRINCIPAL – ALEXANDRIA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
SMSWEB, 5 Sun Bird Office Park, Pasita road
Provides you with a choice of packages to communicate with your parents.