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Ascham School Wins Silver at the 2018 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards

The Ascham Hub, built on Elcom’s Digital Engagement Platform, was recognised as a remarkable solution contributing to the intranet and digital workplace fields.

Elcom Technology (Elcom), a leading provider of school portals, intranets and websites through their digital engagement platform, are thrilled to announce their client, Ascham School, a day and boarding girls’ school offering a strong academic program within a friendly, inclusive culture, has won Silver at the 2018 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards. Ascham School is well known for its progressive thought leadership and this extends to the use of digital technologies. Their portal, the Ascham Hub, is a single integrated platform for all communication and information for parents, students and staff, delivering process automation and efficiency at scale, and reducing administration required.

Now in its twelfth year, awards were handed to the winners from sixteen countries. The awards honour outstanding solutions that offer real value to their organisation and to their end users, and in turn, contribute to both the intranet and digital workplace fields.

Myfanwy Stanfield, Director of Enrolments and Community at Ascham comments, “The Hub is now truly reflective of school life and has become the platform for all our communication and information. We are confident that our users can easily find the information they are looking for at any time regardless of their choice of device.  We have received positive feedback regarding the improved navigation and dashboard approach. The relevancy of the Hub, in terms of content and processes, has lead to a significant increase in engagement from our community. Having confidence that we have one central place for all our communication and information is paramount in delivering a best practice intranet portal for our school.”

Ryan Bloch, General Manager and COO at Elcom further comments, “Elcom is proud to have continued our partnership with Ascham School to implement the Hub using the Elcom Digital Engagement Platform. Together, we delivered an improved online experience for parents, students and staff, making it easy to view relevant and accurate information in real time.’’

Key benefits of the portal for the Ascham School community include:

  • A comprehensive, interactive and mobile-friendly hub, with more than 150 layouts used across the site to cater for the different types of content.

  • Personalised dashboards for each student, parent and teacher, enabling them to quickly locate and review school information including events, news, notifications and notices, as well as offer them choices around the types of notices they receive and how they view it.

  • Deep integration achieved with Synergetic Management Systems that includes both reading and writing data such as absences and medical information.

  • Updated news several times a day, allowing users, particularly parents, to see activities happening around the school in real-time.

To find out more about the Ascham portal, click here.

About Elcom: Elcom has a long history of collaborating with schools, universities and other educational institutions to deliver compelling intranet, portal, website and training solutions that meet their evolving digital needs. Elcom is trusted by many of the leaders in education including the Ascham School, Geelong Grammar School, Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Sydney Church of England Grammar School, Moriah College, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School and many more. The knowledge we’ve gained from working with schools over the years has culminated in the launch of the Elcom School Portal. To learn more, click here.