School: Apostolic Carmel High School & Junior College
Nestled off the busy Hill road in Bandra West, Apostolic Carmel High School and Junior College (ACHS) is an all girls institution managed by the Apostolic Carmel Congregation. Founded in 1953, the school has over 2,000 students and has recently started a junior college. For its diamond jubilee in July 2013, the school wanted to create a website, but had very little time. A chance meeting with Bishop Stanley resulted in a quick request to create a website.
Intellinects created its first school website for ACHS in time for its diamond jubilee. The School took great efforts to procure photographs, provide information and provided constant feedback. In less than 3 weeks, a school website was created and launched on the day of the golden jubilee strengths. The website has around 1,000 users on an average with page views ranging from 4,000 to a peak of 7,000. Intellinects felt that a significant number of parents had yet to access the website and created its first Android Mobile app for the school. Over 600 parents use the Android school app on a regular basis. The School has a dedicated resource who updates the website regularly and keeps information up to date. The school also has a dedicated video channel where school videos including one of the recent annual day are available.
Intellinects also provided an SMS gateway for the school to reach out to parents on a selective basis. Largely due to the work done with the school, Intellinects now works with ACHS Alumni as well as 3 other schools belonging to the ACHS congregation across Maharashtra and Goa. Most recently, ACHS opted to switch to online admissions, which was successfully executed by Intellinects. Charcha facility is being tested by the school and is expected to go live shortly. The Parent teachers association has been extremely supportive of the digital initiatives and has encouraged the school to embrace technology.
School: Carmel Convent High School, Nandakhal
Carmel Convent High School is managed by the Apostolic Carmel Congregation and is located at Nandakhal, Virar. Reliable internet connectivity is a challenge although mobile networks are widely prevalent.
Parents travel to the city for work and have a long commute. The school has nearly 2000 students and over 500 parents use the website on an average. In November 2014, the mobile app was launched and already 150 users have downloaded the app. Information used via the app is almost twice that of the mobile.
School: Marian Kindergarten, c/o St. Joseph’s Convent High School, Bandra
Marian Kindergarten is a part of St. Joseph’s Convent High School, one of the oldest all girls schools in Bandra. It has several hundred applicants for a little over 100 seats in junior KG. Parents camp overnite at the gates and are constantly calling the school to check when admissions will open and there’s constant pressure and requests.
In 2014, Marian Kindergarten made the decision to go online with admissions and the entire process, including offline communication was supported by Intellinects. Form the time, the decision was made, it took only one week to implement the admissions online system. Admission process requires validation of the parent/guardian’s mobile number, a secure password for future access and retrieval as well as detailed submission of documents online.
Intellinects provides an admission portal to the school, which provides real time updates, detailed analytics and ability to download data in excel.
School: Convent of Jesus and Mary High School & Junior College, Kharghar
Started as recently as 2002, the Convent ( CJM Kharghar ) is one of the most reputed schools in Navi Mumbai. It has 2,000 students and offers education up to the twelfth grade. CJM Kharghar is still building additional infrastructure for expansion and being a relatively new school wanted to integrate technology in to its methodology.
Intellinects created the school website along with the youtube channel for the school. Regular communication with the PTA provided several interesting ideas and the school was one of the early adopters of the mobile app.
The School also uses the SMS gateway to reach out to parents . The school has over 1500 users of the website and nearly 500 people have downloaded the app. The mobile app has nearly 5,000 screen views a month. The school has a part time resource updating the information twice a week and is looking forward to additional initiatives including charcha and learning management systems.
School: St. Andrews High School, Bandra, Mumbai
St. Andrew’s School is the first school founded in Bandra after Bombay passed on to the English and was St. Andrew’s Parish School. It was started by the Vicar, Fr. Francisco de Mello in 1780. It is a Catholic educational institution conducted by the Archdiocese of Bombay. “UBI CRUX IBI LUX” is the motto of St Andrews High school, which means “where there is a cross, there is light”. The cross that the students carry is heavy but with the warm light of appreciation, the burden can be joyously carried. Mission Sunshine opens the black stone building of St. Andrew’s School to appreciation because where there is appreciation there is sunshine.
St. Andrew’s website had not been updated for a long time as the existing vendor had stopped providing support and was difficult to contact. This was indeed developing into a “sun spot”. Intellinects Ventures helped the school in recovering the domain name and built a completely new site based on the Mission Sunshine theme. The website has nearly a 1,000 visitors every month and more than 300 parents have downloaded the Android app as of December 2014. Views on the mobile app are now close to the web as well. The school will also be using the online admission platform as well.