Welcome to School Bytes

Powerful administration software providing schools with the tools they need to operate smoothly & efficiently.

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School Bytes is a comprehensive school management platform providing schools with the tools they need to operate smoothly & efficiently. Created using first hand experience from within the education sector, School Bytes focuses on the needs and requirements of Australian schools.

Single Sign On (SSO)

Simply use your existing NSW DoE portal login for easy access to the School Bytes platform.

Seamless Integration

School Bytes makes use of established data transfer protocols such as 3PI (SIF-AU) and LISS to create a unified experience for users.

Secure

We use modern encryption methods to protect personal information so you can be confident that your school information is safe.

Modules

With the School Bytes payments module, schools can easily generate and email statements of account to parents/carers, provide a direct link to online payment and send reminders.

Email student statements of account/term accounts directly to parents (whether it be a single parent or the whole school)

Ability to attach files with the statement of account (i.e voluntary school contribution explanation, P&C information)

Send targeted reminder emails for specific outstanding items (an excursion, subject contributions, etc)

Integration with existing Westpac Parent Online Payment (POP) system

Delegate access to specified staff members to view outstanding items through a web-based interface

NSW DoE Third Party Integration (3PI) compliant

In use at over 400 NSW government schools

The parent communication module allows schools to easily send personalised email correspondence to parents/carers such as newsletters and general notifications.

Parent/carer email addresses are synced directly from DoE systems each day automatically so no manual data entry is needed

Ability to target an email to a specific group of parents/carers such as by student year group, roll class, extra-curricular activity group or timetable class group

Included at no cost with our School Payments module

Email templates can be created for future use and merge fields are available to pre-fill recipient name, student name, etc within the email body

Multiple email addresses per family can be setup to ensure no one misses out on important communications

Personalised attachments and custom merge fields can be uploaded into the system which is ideal for sending out login details to online learning platforms

School Bytes' sport selection system allows students to select their sport choices online and provide sport organisers with management of rolls in a clear, easy-to-use format.

Students login to the system using their existing DoE portal login

Multiple preferences of different sport types (e.g Grade or Recreational) can be collected

Set a maximum number of students in any one sport

Automatic roll generation from student preferences

Ability to email students and/or parents advising of current sport with a link to online payment system

Generate PDF rolls for sport teachers at any time

Integration with Sentral and Edval for digital roll marking

The School Bytes variation of routine (VOR) module provides seamless management of VORs within a digital ecosystem, from the initial outline by the creating teacher, to approval by administrative staff, and roll marking by supervising teachers.

Manages related items such as venues, activity dates, costs, risk assessments, forms, attendees and staff substitutions

Digitises the current manual process of multi-stage approvals for excursions, exams, assemblies, and other events

Facilitates flexible approval staff through faculties and dynamic conditions

Manages student attendees, permissions and online roll marking

Features conflict checking with other VORs and events on external calendars

Assists in approval flow by sending staff customisable notifications, both on the platform and via email, about relevant VORs

Elegant summary dashboards to track overall progress, expenditures and student activity

Setup by the School Bytes support team, customised to your school

Pricing

Please contact us to request a quote to get started using School Bytes at your school.

School Bytes is a registered supplier under the NSW Government SCM0020 Prequalification Scheme: ICT Services (Base & Advanced) and on the buy.nsw marketplace.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below are some commonly asked questions about the School Bytes platform.

How does School Bytes obtain school data?
Upon joining the School Bytes platform, the school Principal (or his/her delegate) authorises School Bytes to have access to the relevant student, staff and parent data required.

That data is then securely accessed by the School Bytes cloud infrastructure through the NSW Department of Education's Third Party Integration (3PI) framework.

Privacy Information Factsheet (NSW DoE schools): Click Here
Where is school data stored?
All data received from a school is stored on-shore in Australia within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Sydney (ap-southeast-2) data centre region.
How does School Bytes maintain the security and integrity of school data?
All access to the School Bytes platform occurs over HTTPS/TLS to prevent unauthorised access to data, coupled with AES-256 bit encryption within the School Bytes database at rest and in transit which maintains the security and integrity of school data.

In accordance with NSW DoE delegations, the Principal is responsible for determining who can access sensitive data. As a result, such data can only be accessed by the Principal and any delegated representatives at a school.
How are credit/debit card details protected throughout the payment process?
Our School Payments module allows parent payments via credit/debit cards that can be processed through Westpac’s Parent Online Payment (POP) system and/or directly at the school using EFTPOS facilities.

Schools using EFTPOS facilities are required to ensure that the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is maintained. The goal of PCI DSS compliance is to ensure that merchants provide maximum security when processing customer payments or handling customer data.

School Bytes’ system seamlessly integrates with the Westpac POP system which eliminates the need for School Bytes to store, handle or transmit any payment data. This provides protection to parents and/or financially responsible persons of their sensitive payment details.
What is the pricing model for School Bytes?
School Bytes is charged to a school on a per-student, per-module, per-annum (p.a) basis plus GST. This cost is inclusive of ongoing support, training and maintenance where required.

The total number of students is determined at the time of signing up to School Bytes and is reviewed on a rolling 12 month period from that time for subsequent renewals.

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Office location

Level 4
18-20 Orion Road
Lane Cove West, NSW 2066

Phone number

1300 211 438