Parent App is a convenient and accessible way in which we can communicate with parents on many aspects of school life. It is easy to use and is accessible from a smart phone, tablet or PC.
The Parent App is used for accessing data about your child (e.g. attendance data). The Data Collection area allows you to submit any changes to the basic data we hold, and our intention is to open up the Assessment area soon so that this information can also be accessed by parents. If we have any important messages to send to parents, it will be via this app. We are taking positive steps to make Newton Farm a paperless school, therefore our focus is to fully engage with parents on this platform.
Getting Started: Register your interest in the app with the school office - we will check that we have the correct and most up to date email address for you. You will receive an activation email from Capita/SIMS which is unique to you and will expire after 14 days. Click on the link from your tablet/PC/smartphone to activate your account. Please remember your login/password as school cannot help with lost details - password management will be relevant to the 3rd party account you registered with (e.g. if you registered with your Gmail account, then you will reset your password using Gmail’s account management procedures).
Here is a link to a useful tutorial covering registering and downloading the app.
* NEWS * NEWS * : If you left your details at the recent Parents Evening you will now have been invited/re-invited to download the app*
Letters about how to register for and access ParentPay went out to all pupils in June. These individual letters contained a login and temporary password allowing parents to set up the accounts for their children. This is now the main payment method used at school. School is cash-less from September 2019. Please ensure you have set up the account for your child(ren) before September 2019 and please be aware that all trips, lunches, sporting events, etc will be payable by ParentPay only. A letter from Chartwells Catering has gone out to help explain the lunch process from September - each family has been sent a copy.