Cardwell Primary School

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ParentMail & Sims Pay

What is Sims Pay

Cardwell Primary School would like to introduce a system called SIMS Pay which we recommend all of our parent use. Sims Pay is an online marketplace, which enables schools to sell and collect payment for items such as school meals, trips, events, clubs and other school activities in a safe and secure way.

Cardwell School have decided to join Sims Pay So that we can reduce the amount of cash and cheques that enter the school premises.

  The Benefits Sims Pay Offers:

  • The ability to pay for expensive items (e.g. school trips) in instalments, at the discretion of the school.
  • The ability to maintain a single SIMS Pay account that serves all of their children, even if they attend different schools (this is available only if all the schools use SIMS Pay).
  • The ability to select school meals, review previous meal purchases and to pre-pay or school meals.
  • The ability to make safe and secure online payments at any time of the day via debit or credit card.
  • The ability to make payments in person via PayPoint and Post Office counters.
  • The ability to identify when payments are due and whether sufficient funds are available.
  • The ability to receive email notifications when a balance falls below a set amount.
  • The ability to view current balances and a payment history

When you have received this email you should receive a set of instruction and a link to access Sims Pay.

Our Office team at Cardwell Primary school will send all parents a registration email which will contain an invitation code. In order to access a Sims Pay account you will need an email account with one of our supported identity providers: Microsoft, Office 365, Google.

 

 Information that the invitation code will contain:  

  • A unique invitation code required for registering your SIMS Pay account.
  • The name of your Child/Children currently at the school for whom you can make payments once registered.
  • The additional information you will need to provide when registering, i.e. your child, or one of your children's, date of birth.
  • What you can do with your account, i.e. make payments for your Child/Children at the school using SIMS Pay.
  • A link to the registration page (if you received an email)
  • The date by which you must register your account. If you do not register by this date, a new invitation will be required.

If you need any additional information or assistance, please visit the office staff at Cardwell Primary School where they can help you with your ParentMail account.

 

 (Please be assured that ParentMail is registered with the Information Commissioner and guarantees that all information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation.)

 

What is ParentMail

 At Cardwell Primary School we use ParentMail, a service used by over 6,000 schools, nurseries and children’s clubs to communicate to parents. Communicating with parents is an important part of what we do, making sure you get the correct information about school news, activities and things that really matter is something we care about. 

ParentMail will be beneficial to you because you can:

  • Messages can be sent directly to parents and carers. (Our Weekly newsletter, Information regarding trips and upcoming event such as world book days etc. are sent out via this system)
  • Book Parents Evening Appointment so you can book your parents’ evening appointments from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
  • Use a free mobile app on Android and IOS to pick up school messages instantly.
  • Have an account simply for school messages (away from your busy email inbox!)
  • Highlight important messages or archive old messages to make life easier.

How to get started:

In order for the office team to get our Parents/Carers set up to ParentMail we will need our parents to provide us with their current email address and contact number. When this has been obtained registering with ParentMail becomes very easy! 

When you have been set up as a Parent/Carer for a pupil at Cardwell School within the next few days you will be sent an email from ParentMail directly, when you receive this all you will need to do is follow the instructions in the email.

Once registered, the office staff at Cardwell Primary School recommend that if you have an Android or Apple smartphone, you should download the ParentMail App for the best user experience.

To do this, simply search for - “ParentMail” in your App store.

 If you need any additional information or assistance, please visit the office staff at Cardwell Primary School where they can help you with your ParentMail account.

 

(Please be assured that ParentMail is registered with the Information Commissioner and guarantees that all information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation.)