eNews: The Break Up Edition

8 December, 2022

sponsor-ed and Christmas Holidays

You know you deserve a break, a real break and that's a web break too. But if you find yourself wanting to tinker with your website over January, we're here to help - we're just going to be a bit slower. Call or email helpdesk@spoonsor-ed.com.au Our Cheat Sheets aren't taking a break at all - you can find them here.

And if you want to play with our eNews system - just email us and we'll set up a free trial for you; eNews Cheat Sheets here.

Have a wonderful break, you soooo deserve it.

Sinead Bannon
Operations Manager

Term 1 PDs

We have locked in our PD dates for Term 1.  We have 4 PDs running in the first few weeks of school.  Each will be conducted over zoom and are included in your annual fee.  If your keen to work on your website, newsletter or school marketing, register to attend one or all of the sessions.

Beginner Basics

This session will run you through the basics of maintaining your website including - loading pdfs, images, creating new pages and adding dates to your calendar. Suitable for users that have attended the initial sponsor-ed training but need a refresher.  Running time: Approx 45 minutes

Thursday 9th February 12.30pm (9.30am WST)
Register here


New year, time to start thinking about trialling the sponsor-ed eNews system. Create visually stunning newsletters with ease, from inside your website. And all schools new to eNews get a free Term's trial.  Running time: Approx 45 minutes

Wednesday 15th February 12.30pm (9.30am WST)
Register here

eNews Master Class

This session is for the schools that already use our eNews system and might want to learn a few tips and tricks to really polish that newsletter!  Running time: Approx 45 minutes

Friday 17th February 12.30pm (9.30am WST)
Register here

Updat-ed App

Your website comes with a free app.  If you are interested in learning what the app can do and whether it is a fit for your school, this is the PD for you!  Running time: Approx 45 minutes

Monday 20th February 12.30pm (9.30am WST)
Register here

Please let us know if there's a PD topic you'd like covered, email helpdesk@sponsor-ed.com.au

Sinead Bannon
Operations Manager

New Image Bank for 2023

It's here!  The 2023 Image Bank for your Recent News articles!  Make your articles pop with over 800 graphics.  Your eNews creation has never been easier with so many images to choose from.

Here's a sample:

Download the 2023 Image Bank

If you require any additional images, please don't hesitate to email helpdesk@sponsor-ed.com.au and we'll sort it for you!

Sinead Bannon
Operations Manager

Website looking tired??? We can help!

Is your website content looking tired and dated?  Is the job getting pushed further and further down your to-do list?  Sometimes there are not enough hours in the day, week, year to get to what you need to do. We can help!

Contact helpdesk@sponsor-ed.com.au to arrange a time to chat about your needs.  We'll arrange a zoom room so that we can take a look at your site with you - and plot a plan forward.

1.  We'll review the site with you online at a convenient time for you.
2.  After the meeting we'll send you a document outlining the changes that were identified linking you to the appropriate support material to make these changes.

This service is complimentary.

Of course we can also make the changes for you - while you are on your summer break, with a few key pieces of information we can completely re-build your site so it looks the way you want for the start of 2023!  Contact us for a quote.

Should you wish to engage in a more in-depth look at your site you may opt for a Website Audit Report.

What's the aim of the audit?
  • Ensure parents (current and prospective) can find content easily
  • To make the website easier, for you to manage
  • To make the school's personality and vitality shine through
If you don’t know Sinead, she’s our Operation Manager and likely the voice you here when you’ve called our helpdesk. Sinead has built hundreds of school websites and you can tap into her immense knowledge to get your website humming again.

Here’s what Sinead’s Website Audit Report will cover;
  • An overview of your most popular pages
  • Ensuring your google maps data matches your school
  • A look at what content google shows when a parent searches for your school
  • A complete content analysis of your website
  • Analysis of your facebook posts over the past 6 months
  • Review Meeting to discuss findings and plot a path forward

Australia's Favourite Design Tool for Non-Designers: Free

We're in love with canva.com. It's a design tool made for non-designers. It's so easy to use and it's taken the world by storm. 

The Canva journey began back in 2007 when Melanie Perkins was studying at the University of Western Australia. 

Melanie taught students how to use programs such as InDesign and Photoshop — programs that people found hard to learn and even harder to use. Sound familiar?

We at sponsor-ed have been using canva for quite some time but just wanted to let you know that it's free for schools (we pay for it - insert sad emoji here).

We reckon it's great for you to be able to create your own custom homepage gallery graphics and recent news images. And so, so much more.....

When you first attempt to sign-in, you'll see the below graphic; choose Teacher and from there follow the prompts to (non)designer nirvana.

We've prepared a short video further below, showing you how we created a simple homepage gallery graphic. Easy!


CANVA Tute from The sponsor-ed Group on Vimeo.

Spotlight on Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School

WOW!  Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School really do have a fabulous website!

The culture of the school is embodied in just a few photos in the homepage gallery.  Prospective parents can really get a sense of what school would be like at Galilee!

Galilee also use our eNews system and their calendar is integrated from their google calendar.  No need to manage dates across multiple platforms, they simply update their google calendar and the website is updated too!

Well done Galilee PS web team - you are doing an amazing job!

Sinead Bannon
Operations Manager