Engage schools in Southern Africa
Engage – the only school-wide software suite for independent schools in Africa
Engage is the beating heart of more than 70 leading schools across Southern Africa – and more than 680 schools worldwide. Read on to view the experiences of schools that utilise Engage as their single source of truth.
Chengelo School, Zambia
As we are a boarding school with a medical clinic onsite it’s important that all essential student information is recorded and accessed when you need it, and using Engage has provided us with this central source of truth. Using the Engage Daybook module has also made our lives easier particularly when it comes to recording medical information and incidents.
Melanie Benzon, Head of Department and Senior Teacher Academic, Chengelo School
Deutsche Internationale Schule, Johannesburg
With Engage, everything is now in one place – we have a single source of truth for all student information, parent communication and finance management. This coupled with the security features increases our confidence and value for money with Engage. Engage is POPI compliant and helps us share student information to the right people at the right time.
Francina Oliver, IT Manager, Deutsche Internationale Schule
Knights Preparatory School, Johannesburg
“At Knights we celebrate the uniqueness of each individual in our care and Engage has made it possible for us to do this in real practical ways every day.
"Our school is more connected and our parents receive feedback and information that is pertinent to their children. Our parents love seeing the DayBook notifications which allow them to engage meaningfully with their children on what has happened at school.
"I love that our school community is connected regardless of where we are geographically."
Michelle McMenamin, Principal, Knights Preparatory School
Pridwin Preparatory School, Johannesburg
“The curve of our growth plans and forward thinking innovation could not be met with our existing software.
"We created a list of requirements and evaluated nine systems with three-hour long presentations from five companies, looking at usability, functionality, and their ability to grow with us.
"Engage stood out in every area. There was no doubt regarding the choice to be made."
Eswee Prinsloo, Deputy Head and Head of Operations
St Cyprian's School, Cape Town
"We took a very intentional decision several years ago to embrace a 21st Century approach to learning by fully integrating our use of technology to improve learning, rather than just using devices in a standalone way. Our decision to install Engage has made an enormous difference and enabled us to deliver that integrated approach while also improving access to information and enhancing our environmental custodianship by moving towards a more paperless society. We track the measurables in Engage but also capture things like commendations, to help us understand personal development as well as academic achievement over time, exactly in line with the school’s values and objectives.
I have been absolutely delighted with the functionality of Engage, as well as the inherent message that our use of it gives to all our stakeholders, teachers, students, parents and beyond. It especially meets the needs of a younger generation of parents and students who have grown up in this era."
Sue Redelinghuys, Principal, St Cyprian's School, Cape Town