The SkoolBag School Communication app is Australia’s leading school communication solution, providing busy parents, students, and staff a powerful way to stay engaged with their school.
Getting started is easy. Simply create your free SkoolBag account to log in and then add your school(s).
SkoolBag is designed with simplicity in mind, to ensure that schools can quickly and easily communicate instant notifications, emails, school newsletters, absentee and permission forms, photos, documents, events and more to the school community.
* Add one or multiple schools to your app
* Subscribe to specific groups relevant to you (e.g. Year 4, Band, Staff Updates, P&C Updates)
* Receive instant notifications
* Browse the event calendar, view maps, and add events to your personal calendar
* Dynamic news feed with updates from your school(s)
* Receive payments for school fees, excursions and other events
* View school newsletters
* The school profile includes links to key systems all in one place (e.g. parent portal, canteen, parent teacher interviews and more)
* eForms (Absentee, Permission Slips, School Surveys and more)
Schools use SkoolBag to unite their community with notices, permissions, emails, newsletters and all school communications in one place.
The SkoolBag All-in-one communication suite provides productivity improvements - saving previous staff time, school funds, and providing the most convenient method of communication for all users.
* Problems or feedback?
We strive to provide the best experience for our users. Simply open your app and shake your device to bring up the issues/feedback module where you can type to us, or send a screenshot.
Visit our website to learn more: https://www.skoolbag.com.au
Several experience improvements and bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Forced update from branded school app to SkoolBag app, icon for app looks like an error alert yuck, recover password sends email with no link when viewed from Outlook mobile so your mail body format is duffed (workaround is to reply to the message to extract the link that shows in quotes body text) ...
Fix please or allow both apps to work until they are both proven to work. A heads up on a pending forced update would have been courteous...just like last time when forced everyone to have a login. Fine, just give everyone a heads up please.
The unilateral march of the software developer and marketing department whim does not lead to customer delight...eventually folks just hate your app and complain to the school that are forcing us to use it and motivated to find a better one.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for getting in touch. Sincere apologies that you didn't receive the notification on the upcoming upgrade to the new SkoolBag App, we have been alerting users since early last year. We have fixed the issue where the link had been missing from the password reset, but also apologise for the inconvenience. If you would send us an email on email@example.com so that we may call you to chat about the issues you have faced, we would love to hear more from you so that we can better the experience for you and future SkoolBag users. Jannicke
Why won’t this work in landscape mode?
I use this app on my ipad. Must it be locked to the portrait orientation? I have to take it off the keyboard and use the crappy onscreen keypad instead. I don’t use my phone because the screen is too small and I can’t read it. The ipad is my computer and always on the keyboard, now you waste my time by making me type one handed. I won’t use it, I will instead keep working at my actual task and waste the school’s time by calling them to give me the information the old fashioned way, by phone. Make this app work in both landscape and portrait and I will download again.
Developer Response ,
Hi there, sorry to hear you have been missing this feature on your iPad. We are working on improving the SkoolBag app on the iPad but it will take some time. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org, we would love to speak to you about what features you miss viewing on your iPad the most. Jannicke
Recent update adds a step but not bad
SkoolBag recently updated and while it looks fantastic it’s meant I now have to click an extra step before seeing my school (although I assume you have to click the circle for your school so that if you had multiple schools via the app this would allow choosing, it would be great if you could click to default to just one).
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback, we are changing the front page of the app in an upcoming release to answer to feedback like this. Please contact us on email@example.com if you would like to let us know more
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.