Our online school payment software just keeps on getting better. For the latest cashless school news, features and case studies read on.
The term 1 2020 issue of Principals Today (125) features Island Bay School and their experience with with our online school payments portal, Kindo. Executive Officer, Theresa Meredith, and Principal Deborah Fenton talk about how processes have changed over the years. Since working with Kindo, payments, permission notices, teacher and board-level reporting has all been simplified. “We pull in more money than we used to, and our parents have the flexibility to pay when and how they prefer, in the amounts that suit them”. From the days of ice-cream containers of cash to the now streamlined online parent payments portal – “Kindo Payables has been a real win for us.”
Read the full article here on pg 20 of Principals Today
Kindo schools find that fundraising is less about admin and more about funds – and the money always ends up in the right bank account. When everything from event tickets to sausage sizzles can be booked online and paid for immediately, school families respond more quickly and more people get involved.
From a PTA perspective, Kindo means less time input per event, vastly reduced cash handling and no headaches matching payments to student names and classes. All this adds up to easier fundraisers all round. Check out West Rolleston Primary’s Great Cheese Roll fundraiser – PTA member, Jo Burnett shares her experience.
Kindo even offers some ready-made fundraising options to add to your usual favourites with a range of appealing products and supplier already loaded on the platform and ready to go. Scroll down to take a look at a few of our favourites…
Kindo has also developed a fantastic ‘take to PTA meeting’ planner. Download it here.
West Rolleston Primary PTA thought that raising $12,000 with their cheese roll fundraiser in 2018 was great — until they hit $20,000 in 2019. And by running the second fundraiser through online school payments portal, Kindo, admin time was cut tenfold.
Two years ago, Jo Burnett, a parent on the PTA (GROW) committee, saw a need to raise funds to support families in the run up to school camp. “We had some families with multiple children struggling with camp fees and I wanted to do something to help.” The community got behind Jo’s idea and students were challenged to sell cheese rolls to friends, neighbours and family, with a fish and chip lunch awarded to the most successful class. Continue reading The Great Cheese Roll Fundraiser
In line with the Kindo aim of making administration easier for parents and schools, Kindo has just released automated Tax Donation Receipts for parent donations.
Parents simply pay their school donation online through Kindo, and Kindo will email a donation receipt directly to the caregiver. The receipt is designed to meet full IRD requirements, removing the need for school administrators to issue donation receipts manually. School finance managers have full control over which items are valid for donation receipts through a simple online Kindo interface.
This is the latest of many features released for Kindo, the #1 leading provider of online payment services for New Zealand schools. Previously Kindo was the first to integrate directly with leading School Management System eTAP, enabling parents to view and pay for eTAP invoices and receipting the payments directly into eTAP. They also offer ezlunch healthy lunch services on their platform, along with fundraising options, support for uniform and canteen online ordering, sports registrations, permission forms and payment, and many features designed in response to their 250 school customers’ needs.
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Raumati Beach School tell the story of how Kindo has reduced office staff demands, cut down admin for teachers and created an upturn in donation payments in the latest issue of Principals Today magazine, Term 1 2018.
“I knew Kindo had the potential to be good for us – and that’s become a reality. The system is easy to set up and it works for everyone.”
The term 2 2017 issue of Principals Today (114) features Ellerslie School and its experience over the last 12 months with our online school payments portal, Kindo. Finance Manager Dawn Findlay reports some major gains in revenue and time-saving. “We were really surprised at the uptake and number of donations we received through Kindo… I’m a complete convert.” In brief:
6 March 2017 Kindo Comments Off on SchoolNews: “Review your e-commerce system to save time and money” Case Studies, News, School Donation, School Donations, Software Features, Student Management System
E-commerce for efficiency and improved finances is well covered in this Term 1 2017 issue of SchoolNews magazine. Ellerslie School is profiled on page 12 “Revenue up at Ellerslie School with Kindo” featuring how the school cashless payments system, Kindo, has increased donation collection 20% and also improved funds earned through fundraising on the e-commerce platform. Kindo “more than pays for itself”.
The e-commerce feature on page 24 features more information on e-commerce and how schools are using technology to improve their efficiency, reduce forms and paperwork, and improve finances. Articles are shown below… Continue reading SchoolNews: “Review your e-commerce system to save time and money”
Kindo is featured as the online school payments system that has been described as ‘transformative’ for the school administrative team and the school community at Auckland’s St Thomas’s School, in this article published by the Education Gazette Focus, October 2016. Integrated with ETAP student management system and used for PTA fundraising, paperless show tickets as well as instantly updating ETAP with payments, Kindo’s saved the office hours in payment processing and reduced foot traffic in the office, cut down on volunteer time and made it easier for parents. St Thomas’s School note that they’re seeing payments come in more quickly too. View the full article. Continue reading Gazette Focus: “Digital Transformation a win-win” at St Thomas’s School
Earlier this year, School News magazine featured an article called ‘Cashless payments remove administration woes’.
Did you know that New Zealanders use electronic payment more than almost anyone else in the world? Yet a surprising number of schools still process cash payments manually. With the help of online payments system Kindo, schools across the country are shifting to cashless payments solutions. Now fully integrated with eTAP, Kindo provides a completely hands-off process which updates student account information on the fly, saving hours of admin in the school office.
“We’re happy to say it’s (Kindo) turned out to be exactly what we hoped – a payments system that works for schools.” Gae Beckingsale, Takapuna Grammar
Read the full article here.
Principals Today magazine featured the integration of student management system eTap with Kindo. You’ll find it in their 2016 Term 2 issue under the banner ‘Dollars and sense’. This sure makes sense to us!
The Kindo e-commerce system provides parents with a seamless view of their account on eTap, with a quick click to pay… resulting in instant eTap updates.
View their article here. (page 19) or scroll down to read more.
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