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First Class will take you through every step of the timetabling cycle, from entering student subject choices to the printing of your timetables, even publishing them to a web page !

Contact us or call 1300 301 931 to discuss your school's timetabling requirements.

What's New in First Class

First Class Timetabling

 

  • The new report within Daily Extras now helps Business Managers to quickly and easily produce invoices for the employment of relief teachers. Dates and hours worked over any period of time are accurately reflected in readiness for payment.
  • A report that details the relief teacher’s replacement classes can now be quickly produced, supporting schools in the endeavour to implement one of their key strategies, to efficiently monitor class activity.
  • You now have the ability to summarise the entire history by subject over a period of time.Specific classes can be targeted to form the basis of strategic future planning when allocating replacement teachers.
  • Our improved security module, caters for the ‘one database’ approach to all of the multi users, allowing for specific rights to access First Class via the logon.
  • The enriched ‘camps/excursion’ module is now inclusive of students, providing the daily organisers with the student numbers in reduced class sizes and potential teachers in lieu.

A+ Roll Marking

  • The improved ‘Edit Roll’ module now offers added student filtering, keyboard interactivity, the ability to ‘mark all’ over any date range and links from class to student rolls.
  • You also have the ability to import the A+ setup from other SQL databases, resulting in a very simple and efficient administration process. Current school year absences can be quickly archived at the end of the year, whilst preserving your system settings.
  • There have been enhancements in the tagging of students as ‘unmarked’ for particular times throughout the day. Students can remain "unmarked" if their class did not run, or indeed, be quickly tagged with an appropriate absence code by class.
First Class Key Update Archive

FirstClass Timetabling
Email in First Class offers a comprehensive selection of student and teacher groupings allowing for quick and efficient correspondence of information. Group searches exist via student or teacher, year level or form, faculties, specific subjects as well as custom groups of students and teachers. SMS correspondence has significantly addressed time management issues, saving precious time.

 

  • Examples include:
    • The ability to Email a group of teachers to prepare work for an upcoming student’s absence
    • Messaging every student who is taught by a certain staff member
    • Email to absent staff with attached minutes from meeting
    • Class lists can be emailed to all staff within a Year Level
    • Teachers can be notified of daily organizational changes via SMS
    • Send reminders to students involved in Year Level meetings or sporting events
    • SMS parents advising them of the late arrival of an excursion back to school
    • Email to parent of student absences over any date range sorted by subject
  • Class lists and form lists can also include photos to assist staff in identifying students
  • "Home Screen" pops up automatically and has links to all the most used functions of FirstClass. This is a useful screen for first-time or intermittent users of FirstClass.
  • Ability to display allocations in colour which is extremely useful visual tool when resolving timetable clashes.
  • To assist with resolving student clashes in blocking, we have created a report that highlights students with unallocated classes and indicates those that are due to possible or actual clashes.

 

A+ Roll Marking

Scheduled Absences is an important feature in A+. It enables students to be ‘bulk added’ to any reason in advance and over any date range. This notifies the classroom teacher on the day of the student’s absence. Recent enhancements to A+ now offer the ability to schedule a recurring absence over any date range, via days in the week or days in the timetabling cycle. Excursions, sporting events, TAFE every Wednesday afternoon and school carnivals are typical examples of school-based activities that can be scheduled.

  • The improved ‘Edit Roll’ module now offers added student filtering, keyboard interactivity, the ability to ‘mark all’ over any date range and links from class to student rolls.
  • You also have the ability to import the A+ setup from other SQL databases, resulting in a very simple and efficient administration process. Current school year absences can be quickly archived at the end of the year, whilst preserving your system settings.
  • There have been enhancements in the tagging of students as ‘unmarked’ for particular times throughout the day. Students can remain "unmarked" if their class did not run, or indeed, be quickly tagged with an appropriate absence code by class.

 

First Class Web

  • Provides staff with a user friendly interface for period by period roll marking
  • Student photographs automatically pop up in class rolls assisting staff to identify students
  • Class lists with the option of photographs can be printed or saved in pdf
  • Staff can add notes for individual students in a class allowing important follow up take place
  • Rolls that have been marked will be indicated by a red tick adds a visual guide as to which classes remain unmarked
  • Can run on a wide range of browsers (including Safari)

 

PDA for A+ Roll Marking

  • The ability to mark the roll for any period in any year level
  • The ability to synchronise data to the SQL database via cradle or wireless network catering for LIVE attendance
    data in schools.
  • Only student changes are uploaded to the SQL database ensuring quick synchronisation to PDA that saves
    valuable time.
  • A 'route' or pathway display to the roll monitor the sequence of rooms and staff to visit. At the end of this process, the PDA instructs the roll monitor to return to the main office.
  • The 'Pincodes' module within A+ is capable of restrict student access to PDA, which ensures accurate attendance data.
  • PDAs contain powerful student searches that display the student's timetable and whether they were in class. Ideal for finding students out of class and asking, "Where should you be now?" with the class information displayed on the PDA!
  • The option to mark double periods once provides the classroom teacher with one less interuption. This provides the classroom teacher with one less interruption the next period.
  • Once classes have been marked via the PDA, data can be quick sorted to summarise absence by periods, students and absence type. This provides an accurate snapshot summary of absences via percentages.