• Educa For Schools

    Streamline sharing with families, support teacher registration.

Make Families Part of the Learning

Educa is a communications and documentation platform, founded in New Zealand in 2010.  We started in early education and now provide an online service and phone apps to help primary and secondary schools.

  • Communicate with families in one place — individually or collectively
  • Teacher portfolios
  • Planning, forms, soft skills reporting and other online documentation available

Educa serves over 1,400 schools and early childhood centers primarily in New Zealand and Australia. While we are a standalone solution that works for any school, we are partnered with MUSAC to create added efficiencies for NZ schools.

Save Time With Group & Student Updates

Share small samples of learning frequently using student initiated posts and group observations written by teachers that post to individual student portfolios. Families can also contribute learning examples.

Manage Teacher Registration

Bring your teachers together in one system — they can share evidence and resources, and schools can see where teachers stand. More here

Curriculum Links -Meaningful Sharing

Link stories, including stories by students, to NZ curriculum goals, key competencies or plans. Stories start meaningful conversations with parents, extended family and specialists.

Teacher Portfolios Educators Will Love

Each teacher has a private portfolio. Linking to evidence in Educa makes it quick and efficient. Accepted by the Education Council.

Control Access & What Goes Out

Privacy, mentoring and approval settings support new teachers, allow outside specialists onto student profiles, and helps manage what goes to parents.

Post Policies and Resources

Share policies with teachers, parents or both in the Policies module. There is a Resources section also – upload resources, such as school forms or info for parents or reference materials for teachers.

Reporting Soft Skills

Because anything shared with parents can link to any objectives, including soft skill measures, Educa collects data for reporting on soft skills. We are working with schools on report formats.

Announcements & News

Send messages to parents that will be read. When parents login, the message board is their first screen.

Is parent communication taking too much time?

Replace email, paper and the rest. Reach parents
through one easy channel that goes to their phones.

Special Use Cases for Educa

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Learning Support

Create a 360 degree circle of learning around your learning support students — create visibility for teachers and families.

High school case study >

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After School Care

Keep parents in the loop and involved, tracking after school activities and logistics in Educa.

OSHC case study >

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Te Reo, Bi-Cultural Programs

Educa has a Maori language version (Mandarin, Spanish and others) to help all families feel included.

Case study on language barriers >

Flexible, Easy To Use and Local

Live Support in NZ

We provide regular workshops and one on one training if requested.  We are based in NZ and will always pick up the phone if you call.

MOE Compliant Servers

Educa uses AWS hosting that meets New Zealand MOE requirements to be hosted in Australasia. Educa meets all known Australian state requirements also.

For Australasian Schools

Educa is a local provider, we are living with and responding to changing school requirements in New Zealand and Australia.

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Print or View Online

While Educa saves printing costs, stories can be printed or saved as PDFs. Similarly lesson plans and reports can be printed.

Flexibility to Handle Soft Skills & More

If required, Educa would make the transition to soft skill reportng easy.  It also has planning, assessment and review documentation options.

User-Friendly Look and Feel

Educa is easy to use with big buttons and lots of space. It’s not one of those busy, hard to use business systems that tries to do too much.

Partners & Endorsements

MUSAC musac made easy Early Childhood Council

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Educa or Seesaw for New Zealand Schools?

 

Where is Live Support?

Live hep for your staff and for your parents. Educa has a support team in Wellington. Seesaw support is in US time-zones.

 

US-Style Instruction or Inquiry?

Seesaw serves American schools, where rote learning is favoured. It is adding content and testing that is at odds with NZ’s inquiry-based philosophy

 

Known by ERO

Educa has been accepted by ERO since 2010.  If we can help your ERO inspection go more smoothly, we want to know about it!

 

Teacher Portfolios

Educa provides ERO approved portfolios for inquiry and registration, with linking to Teacher Standards.  Seesaw does not.

 

Link to Curriculum

Sharing with parents is OK, but without linking to curriculum or goals, it’s a bit meaningless.  Educa provides this linking, Seesaw does not.

 

Planning

Educa’s collaborative planning module is particularly helpful in learning support to keep teachers on the same page. Seesaw does not have planning.

What customers are saying

“Educa is exactly what we have been asking for. We've tried a number of options for sharing learning and engaging parents and this is by far the best. It's simple to set up and use and our teachers love it. You can quickly and easily add links to curriculum and key competency goals, and families can also post learning stories. Most important of all -- our parents love it and are engaged in their child's learning."
Karen Tabuteau St. Mary's Catholic Primary School, Rotorua
“We could see that 98% of parents had connected. This was much higher than expected and reassured us that we could use Educa as a main source of communicating.”
Donna Clark Special Needs, NaeNae College, Wellington
'Educa is a great way to capture learning moments, and as a teacher, it means I can reflect on the learning and come up with ideas collaboratively with family and colleagues to extend and support the development of the individual child."
Donna Master Donna Master, Teacher, Rototuna Primary School