Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Take Note: It's an App

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Take Note: It's an App

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Byline: Alex Utting Alex.Utting@northernstar.com.au

MOST parents can relate to the experience of failing to receive a newsletter or permission note from their child that has not made it from classroom to home.

However, this may be a thing of the past thanks to Melissa Bridson of Suffolk Park who has designed an app that says goodbye to the paper permission slip.

The School Stream app was created by Ms Bridson and allows schools to upload newsletters, permission slips and canteen menus that parents and students can access with a finger swipe.

"The app came out of my own frustrations with the communication process of passing papers from school to student to parent as the dilemma you could end up in, if you didn't get the note or the time of an event had changed, could be quite significant," Ms Bridson said.

"At times we had driven all the way from Suffolk Park to Lismore to find that an event was cancelled or the location had changed and we were late. …

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