Ways You Can Use Bulk SMS to Manage Your School- Part 1

  08 July 2015

The session has ended and the new one is about to start. You wonder, “How do I get more students to join us in the new session? The rate at which angry parents flocks to the school, always complaining of one thing or the other is becoming alarming and parents are taking their kids every day. You ask yourself “How do I manage this school? Aren’t we going down? Or maybe you just established your dream school and you need help on where to start to manage it effectively?

Well, look not too far away, the answer is right there in your pocket. Bulk SMS can transform your school in terms of management in wonderful ways you never expected.

Here in the first part of this series, we will look at 5 ways you can use bulk SMS to manage your school effectively:

1. ADVERTISEMENT: If you are thinking of increasing the population of your school in no time, then advertisement should be an integral part of your management plans. Bulk SMS marketing has been found very effective for lots of firms, organizations and businesses in the area of growing them, and schools aren’t an exception.

 

2. EFFICIENT PARENTS-TEACHERS ASSOCIATION’S (PTA) MEETINGS: Lots of schools have the PTA that provides an avenue for parents and teachers to come together and discuss pertinent issues about the school and the student’s welfare. Bulk SMS effectiveness for this purpose will be in the area of increasing attendance to such associations meetings by making bulk SMS a mode of reminder, and also reduce cost of inviting the parents through letters as bulk SMS has been proven cheaper. Infact, as your school grows, which bulk SMS will undoubtedly do for you, you might start using short codes in the messages to confirm attendance of these parents.

 

3. INFORMING PARENTS OF THEIR KIDS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: The innate desire for their children to succeed. That is their dreams. Schools are excellent opportunities to groom them to attain the top status in life. Every parent will be extremely happy to get information about the performance of their children in school. Intimating them with this information through bulk SMS is very effective. Not only will it make their trust in you strong, it can also improve the students and very good for the image and status of your school.

 

4. FUNDRAISING: As your school keeps growing, it becomes unavoidably important to carry out some major projects in the school so the growth can continue in the same exponential rate. This is where source for funds comes in. While the conventional and much official use of letters to request for funds and fundraising ceremonies are quite effective, you can also use bulk SMS to remind the parents of this projects and get all the funds you need to bring it to fruition. You could even make them take the action through the SMS b y using “call to actions”.

 

5. INFORMING PARENTS OF THEIR KIDS’ SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND GENERAL BEHAVIOUR: Nothing makes a parent angrier than spending so much on their kids only to realize they aren’t giving them value for what they spend. No parent will scream at you for giving him information that will help his son/daughter become a better person. On the contrary, they will feel more drawn to you and get the feeling their children are in good hands.

 

The above mentioned points are very effective means of managing your school, but they are far from been the only ones. Learn 5 more efficient means of using bulk SMS for managing your schools effectively in the second part of this series

Here at SmartSMSSolutions, we have lots of school managers who use bulk SMS service to effectively make their schools stay a long way above the others.

If you need an effective, affordable and quality bulk SMS platform for your school, Register now and watch how applying the above suggestions can transform your school in no time. Get free SMS units instantly after registration.

Do you use bulk SMS service for your school at present?, go to send SMS page and send SMS applying any of the above suggestions you are not currently utilizing.

Do you agree that the suggestions given above can help transform your school? Or you have any question concerning this? Use the comment box below to share with us.

 

 

 

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