While many of us in ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã may see TASS (The Alpha School System) as a tool used by ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã staff to simply help with the enrolments and filing documentation, the truth is that this software is used across Australia in a number of schools and it is vital in maintaining student and family records.
This week three ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã staff members travelled to Queensland to take part in TASScon, a three-day conference devoted to the furtherance of TASS software integration and education in schools.
Mrs Kylie Smith (Business Manager, Ellenbrook Christian College), Mrs Lizl Coetzee (Business Manager – ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã) and Mrs Lize Janse van Rensburg (Application and Technology Officer – ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã), made the trip across for the conference, which featured presentations from Chairo Christian School representatives, three different breakout streams for improving specialised knowledge on different aspects of school management and a keynote presentation from school transformation specialist, Mr Peter Hutton (Director Education Transformation, Future Schools Alliance).
The conference featured other keynote speeches on Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) from Michael McQueen (author – The New Rules of Engagement) with almost 200 participants from independent and state schools attending.
TASS continues to play an integral part in our ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã schools and our hope is that by upskilling our ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã staff through events such as TASScon we can bring back knowledge and understanding which can then empower other ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã staff to further utilise these tools to enhance the educational experience for our families and students.