Harness the power of surveys
Harness the power of surveys

Build a stronger and more connected community

As a school, it’s easy to assume that you know what your students, parents, community members and staff need. However, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. To truly understand the needs of your audience, you need to take the time to conduct school surveys. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of school surveys and how they can benefit your school’s environment.


Many individuals in a school community may be hesitant to share their thoughts or feelings openly, but it is crucial to foster an environment where every voice is welcomed and respected. School surveys can help you gain a better understanding of your school members and build healthy communities.


Benefits of Surveying Your School

Before we dive into how to create school surveys, let’s identify the benefits of surveying your school. For starters, surveys can help you gauge the communication preferences of parents, collect feedback on specific topics, foster stronger parent/community relationships, and encourage caregivers to be more involved in their child’s education. Additionally, surveys can lead to surprising rewards by providing an avenue for freeform answers that may yield good ideas and suggestions.


Examples of Topics and Questions for School Surveys

When it comes to designing surveys, it’s essential to follow best practices to ensure that the questions are worded in a way that holds the attention of respondents while also not introducing bias into their responses.

There are some great resources (link: https://www.qualtrics.com/blog/how-to-create-a-survey/) that are readily available to help you follow best practices when it comes to designing your survey.


Let’s begin by exploring some topics and questions that can be applied for any school environment.


Assessing Parents’ Satisfaction with School Life

One example of a school survey topic is to assess parents’ satisfaction with school life. While many states have formal school surveys, you may wish to consider running more regular or informal surveys to assess parents’ opinions and encourage general feedback. This survey can help you gather data on the strengths and weaknesses of your school, as well as identify areas for improvement. Questions in this survey could include topics such as academic performance, safety, and communication with parents.


Reviewing Your School’s Approach to Positive Reinforcement

Another example of a school survey topic is to review your school’s approach to positive reinforcement. Questions in this survey could include how you recognize positive behaviour in your home, whether your child has received an award this year, and if there are any ways, the reward system at your school could be improved. This can help you ensure that your school’s approach to positive reinforcement is effective and meets the needs of your students and community.


Uncovering Opportunities for Improving Communication Methods

Improving communication methods is another area where school surveys can be valuable. For example, you could survey parents to uncover their preferences when it comes to school newsletters or other communication channels. This can help you improve communication methods, which can lead to better relationships with parents and more involvement in their child’s education.


Useful tools for School Surveys

When conducting school surveys, it is important to use the right tools to ensure accuracy and efficiency. Audiri’s Digital Forms feature is an excellent tool for designing and conducting school surveys. This feature allows you to create custom forms, distribute surveys to your community, track responses, analyze data and take action based on the results.


Never underestimate the importance of school surveys. Surveys can help you gain a better understanding of the needs of your audience, foster stronger relationships with parents and the community, and create a better schooling environment for your students. By following best practices and using tools like Audiri’s Digital Forms feature, you can create effective surveys that yield valuable results.


Book a demo with Audiri today to discover how our digital form feature and our other communication solutions can help take your school’s communication to the next level.

Connect. Collaborate. Be Heard.


Three key challenges that schools and community organisations face in connecting and informing parents, students and members. And these challenges have a beautiful new streamlined communication solution in Audiri.


Audiri, meaning “To Be Heard”, is focused on streamlining engagement within communities. While SkoolBag and Sportsbag are deeply rooted in school and sporting communities, we are thrilled to relaunch with expanded functionality in 2023.


We have been listening to our clients’ feedback and have seen how communication challenges within communities have changed in recent years. To answer these challenges, we are proud to introduce new technologies and use cases. We have significantly improved usability and visual appeal, and we are working to ensure that the most valued features are available on a single, simple platform.



Here are the features you love:



  • Placing orders and payments at school: Uniforms, Tuckshops! Parents can streamline their apps and make payments within the Audiri app using the MySchoolConnect integration. We can configure these ordering systems directly with your school’s P&C if they manage these programs.
  • Share photos with parents: Save significant office admin staff time and share photos of students at the school more securely using Audiri’s GeoSnapshot Integration.
  • Integrated Newsletter: Audiri includes a template builder and publishing tool for your school newsletter within the console, so you don’t need to pay for an additional newsletter publishing tool.
  • RSVP capabilities for events: The Events module in Audiri includes RSVP capabilities, which supercharge your ability to deliver on-campus events.
  • Set up user groups, so messages are targeted and timely: Bus running late bringing the Grade 5s back from camp? Permission forms due back for that Preppie excursion? Make sure parents aren’t drowning in notifications and see the important stuff for their family, by activating our handy Groups functionality.

And here are new powerful features that are newly available with Audiri.

  • Parent Teacher Interview Scheduler: Streamline the interview booking process. Teachers and administrators can easily manage and schedule interview slots with accuracy and efficiency. Parents can book their preferred time through the app, making it easier than ever to schedule interviews at the touch of a button. It’s a win for teachers and a win for parents!
  • Direct and group messaging: Consolidate your school-to-parent communication by using in-app messaging, which eliminates the need for teachers to send traditional emails that may end up lost in the parent’s inboxes.
  • White Label App: Easily create your own branded app using Audiri’s white label functionality. Set yourself apart from other schools, improve interactions and downloads from the community, all without the complications, cost, and effort of producing your own branded app.


At Audiri, we’re committed to listening to the market and being at the forefront of innovation. We recognize that the education landscape is constantly changing, and we want to ensure that our app remains relevant and useful for our users. Overall, we believe that our rebranding is a reflection of our dedication to providing the best possible product for our users—and ultimately enabling you to be heard within your community. We’re excited to continue to innovate and improve, and we’re grateful for the support of our users along the way.


If you’re not already using Audiri, we invite you to contact our General Manager, Andrew Brodie, and see for yourself how it can benefit your school community.