The following newsletter was sent to Compass users on Wednesday August 28th 2019. This version has been edited where necessary to ensure relevance for a more general audience, both customers and non-customers. The purpose of our monthly newsletter is to keep members of the Compass community updated about the work that has taken place at Compass HQ and beyond.
Earlier this year we began to plan our first run of Compass Catch-ups. These ninety-minute morning workshops would consist of a presentation by Compass CEO John de la Motte and Director Lucas Filer followed by a feedback session with members of the Compass team. Taking place in Compass schools, we invited members of the wider Compass community to attend, offering an opportunity to hear about the changes being made to Compass while having the chance to tell us what they thought about the platform. We would also make sure we provided plenty of tea, coffee, and cake.
The following newsletter was sent to Compass users on Wednesday July 24th 2019. This version has been edited where necessary to ensure relevance for a more general audience, both customers and non-customers. The purpose of our monthly newsletter is to keep members of the Compass community updated about the work that has taken place at Compass HQ - and now in a number of new offices - over the past month.
The financial and time costs of running a school can be considerable. However, taking into account the number of people in your entire school community (teachers, students, admin staff, parents), is your school running as efficiently as it could be? Is every dollar you spend working in the best way for everyone? Are your administration tasks as slick as they could be? Or could there be potential savings, giving you back precious time and money?
School compliance regulation changes are imminent, with most states bringing new legislation into effect over the next 18 months. With changes affecting school governance, enrolment, curriculum and student learning, student safety, staff employment and school infrastructure, there’s no better time to review your internal policies and assess any areas that may need attention in the coming months.
Public Transport Victoria (PTV) has announced a new form of proof of entitlement allowing students to access concession fares. For pupils at schools that choose to participate, this innovative and flexible option will mean that it is no longer necessary to prearrange, pay for and carry the dedicated PTV School Student ID card in order to travel on student passes or fares.
We are pleased to announce that Compass has achieved Level One compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) - a key indicator of our commitment to ensuring the data of those who use Compass is kept secure.
"Is your school management system doing a good job?" This was the question School News asked, inviting Compass representative Jon Mooney to provide an 'expert view from the industry' in their Term 2 issue.
What is Two-factor Authentication (2FA)?
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an identity verification feature employed in various online systems, notably by banks and financial institutions. 2FA conducts a non-invasive but highly effective “double check” when people sign in for the first time on a new device, sending them a unique Access Code (for example, via SMS) to make sure they are indeed the owner of the username and password provided.