eNews Launch and more

May 7, 2020

eNews - It's GO time!

Great news for all sponsor-ed schools - you can trial eNews FREE for Term 2! eNews builds a contemporary newsletter from inside your website - it's a huge time saver. We've upgraded almost all sites and we'll complete the rest over the next week. You can tell if you've been upgraded because you'll see a new ARTICLES button.

Take a look at how simple it is to create an eNewsletter.

Next week we'll be running 2 zoom sessions. Why not join us to learn more about eNews and get your free trial underway. Sessions will run for 30 minutes.

eNews Launch PD: Wednesday 13, May @ 10am (WA at 8am)
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 985 7348 6529
Password: 057822

eNews Launch PD: Wednesday 13, May @ 12Pm (WA 10am)
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 955 4998 5670
Password: 065736

We hope you can join us next Wednesday.

Updat-ed has been Upgraded and it's free

We’re excited to announce that our school communication app called Updat-ed has been upgraded. The app has moved to a more robust, futureproof platform and will present some new features. To get access to the new Updat-ed app, please follow the instructions. 

There's been a few minor changes to the website administration to accommodate the new app and forthcoming eNews. See instructions here.


1: Delete the current app from your device.

(Ignore step 1 if this is the first time you've downloaded Updat-ed, go to step 2)
Tap and hold the Updat-ed app's icon on your home screen until all your phone app icons begin to jiggle. Then, you can tap the small “x” on the upper corner of the app. You'll then be prompted with an option to delete the app and its data.

Android & iPhone


2: Go to the app store and search for Updat-ed by sponsor-ed (click on images to be redirected)

3: Once downloaded open the app on your device
. Select your school from the list and fill in the details. Please allow the prompt “Updat-ed would like to send notifications” so that you receive all alerts sent by your school.

You will now need to close the app completely. Swipe up on your phone to close apps on both Android and Apple devices.

The school will now approve your app subscription. Check back from time to time to see if your app has been approved. 


Welcome to our newest schools

We'd like to welcome our newly live Victorian sites to the sponsor-ed family: 
Northam Primary School in WA also launched their new website.  They look great!

A special shout out to Ferntree Gully North PS - they not only launched their new website, they completely changed their newsletter publishing system and launched their eNews at the same time!  Take a look at their first eNews here!

Don't forget - you can also upgrade your site to one of the 6 new themes!  Take a look at the new themes here, and simply email helpdesk@sponsor-ed.com.au your theme request!

Home Learning Eggsplosion

Our Operations Manager, Sinead, has been in the thick of home learning. Husband's a teacher running zoom classes from home, 3 kids all zooming too. Sinead's 10yo needed a hard-boiled egg for a forthcoming science experiment. So an egg was prepared with Sinead leaving strict instructions to the youngest to not be disturbed for the next hour - sponsor-ed training sessions are serious business you know!

Well something went wrong with the egg so the young'un thought he'd hard boil his own - in the microwave. The result, more omelette than hard-boiled. Damn you COVID-19!