Principals…they need your support to be successful!

Principals…they need your support to be successful!

Principals have an incredibly challenging role. They are responsible for the management of multi-million dollar organisations and the majority of schools are large employers. These responsibilities are in addition to the Principals core role of ensuring the wellbeing and successful education of all students. The business model under which a schools operates sees the loss […]


Registrar – An Important Role in a School

The role of Registrar is arguably the second most important role in a school after the Principal! A potentially controversial statement on the surface, however, when exploring the role in detail, the success of your school’s Registrar can directly influence both the academic and financial success of your school. The Registrar is generally the first school […]


Keeping Your School’s Plates Spinning in Uncertain Times – part 3

In this series of articles we are considering the challenge for school Leadership and the Business Manager of balancing competing priorities and preparing for the impact of a crisis. In Part 1 we looked at financial impact and making opportunity of a crisis and in Part 2 we looked at how analysing operational activities can […]


Keeping Your School’s Plates Spinning in Uncertain Times – part 1

In this series of articles we consider the challenge for school Leadership and the Business Manager of balancing competing priorities and preparing for the impact of a crisis. Part 1 School crises and the financial impact Though a hot topic presently, crisis management is not just applicable in the current pandemic. There are a range […]


Are you using Debtor Management and Debt Collection to your advantage?

This article explains the differences between Debtor Management and Debt Collection and how they are positive tools for schools to use when following up parents who have not paid their accounts. Additionally, the correct use of such tools will achieve positive changes to the payment culture of the schools community. Whether at the beginning of the […]


Keeping Your School’s Plates Spinning in Uncertain Times

In this series of articles we consider the challenge for school Leadership and the Business Manager of balancing competing priorities and preparing for the impact of a crisis. Part 1 School crises and the financial impact Though a hot topic presently, crisis management is not just applicable in the current pandemic. There are a range […]


Why Outsource Payroll?

There has been a progression within the school sector to outsource key operations. Outsourcing such operations is a valid and cost effective method allowing schools to focus on their primary responsibility and key skill sets, the education of students. What started with Canteens and Uniform Shops has moved to Boarding House meals and School Maintenance […]


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 […]


Are your Tuition Fees going to be paid by the end of the year?

Are you using Debtor Management and Debt Collection to your advantage? This article explains the differences between Debtor Management and Debt Collection and how they are positive tools for schools to use when following up parents who have not paid their accounts. Additionally, the correct use of such tools will achieve positive changes to the payment […]


Staff Welfare Strategies

Whenever we are asked as Business Owners, Business Managers or Principals questions relating to our staff and their welfare, we state with full conviction that our employees are our most important resources. The reality is that we don’t always treat them as such. With the many and various pressures on schools in conjunction with the […]