2019 TERM 4 NEWSLETTER

2019 TERM 4 NEWSLETTER

Read the latest news, updates, project case studies, topical articles for the school sector from Cole School Experts and our Strategic Partners in our latest eNewsletter. 2019 Term 4 Newsletter


A Discussion on the Challenges for School Business Managers

From fee collection, to resource problems due to staff turnover and inefficient data security standards, the modern challenges facing school business managers and leaders are numerous, and complex. Kenton Newall, Business Relationship Manager at Cole School Experts, explains why these challenges exist and what solutions are available in an interview with Legalwise. What are 3 […]


Tips & Tricks to Effectively Manage Debtors & Fees

Part 1 – Enrolment Applications and Terms Enrolment Applications Your enrolment application is the most important set of documents and it is imperative that you put in place appropriate systems and checklists to make sure you get it right! We have seen hundreds of these documents and the number of times that we have come […]


Debtor Management in Schools

When managing outstanding tuition fees, there are generally two categories of parents: (1) those who can pay and choose not to; and (2) those for a range of valid reasons, cannot pay. For those parents who cannot pay their tuition fees, schools have processes to work with those families. We at Cole School Experts define […]


PCSchool Payroll Seminar

Be the first to see the progress of Payroll on Spider! Kate from PCSchool will join us via “video link” to demonstrate future developments on Spider for Payroll. The group will then have the opportunity to share best practice, discuss managing payroll processes and ask questions of each other, Kate and our payroll experts.


Financial Questionnaire

The 30 June deadline for the submission of your Financial Questionnaire will soon be here. If you are facing multiple commitments at this busy time of year, contact the School Experts for assistance from our dedicated and professional team. Its all new with the launch of the Government’s new schools portal SchoolsHUB too!


Sustainability of School Finances

In this article John Somerset, a well respected professional in the educational sector, looks at how schools should assess and manage their Financial Sustainability. John looks at how to ensure annual cash flow is sufficient for sustainability, considers important questions about adequate operating surplus, reinvestment, appropriate debt, and the stability implications of financial, non-financial and leadership factors. […]


Changes to Accounting Standards for Schools

How will the recent accounting standard changes impact the accounting treatment of assets, the data recorded in Fixed Asset Registers & your school’s Financial Reporting? Mr Geoff Edwards, an Adelaide based BDO Partner of Audit & Assurance wrote the following excellent article identifying the financial impact of four Accounting Standards, aptly named “Quadruple Threat”. Download […]


Cole Welcomes Kenton Newall

We are pleased to welcome Kenton to the Cole Community as our Business Relationship Manager. With growth comes the risk of not being able to support our clients in the manner to which we aspire. We have no doubt that Kenton will be able to help our clients through methodology, strategy and technology to develop, […]


Importance of Student Enrolments

Student enrolment numbers determine the levels of funding and income received and the type and amount of resourcing required. A cursory glance is all that is required to know a school’s current enrolment numbers. However, it is the detail, not the specific number that can be most important. Our schools are representative of our society. […]