EdSmart and Civica to support Department for Education South Australia in freeing teacher time across 900 schools

Melbourne, Australia, September 21, 2018: The Department for Education South Australia (‘The Department’) has announced it will implement Civica Education Suite (CES), featuring EdSmart’s forms, process and workflow functionality, across its jurisdiction.


The department selected the software suite to free up teacher time and shift focus from school administration to teaching and learning after a rigorous selection process.

The software will help over 900 sites including pre-schools, primary schools, high schools and other educational institutions, deliver against The Department’s key outcomes, which include:


·       Improved learning and care

·       Improved analytics and reporting

·       Improved tools to support management of sites

·       Consistency in systems across sites to improve reliability, support, resourcing and training


Scott Bayliss, Chief Information Officer for The Department said:

“We are excited about implementing a world class education management system, featuring EdSmart’s extensive capabilities, to provide a flexible, student centric solution for public schools across South Australia.


“The Education Management System will be a powerful digital tool with a comprehensive suite of features to streamline and modernise school management, and support our teachers to provide individualised learning, assessment and reporting on student progress.


”It will help us to improve student outcomes and reduce the administrative burden placed on teachers and early childhood workers.


Fiona Boyd, CEO of EdSmart, welcomed the decision and the opportunity to service a community of around 185,000 students and 30,000 teachers and school administrators across South Australia.

“We are very happy to play a role in helping The Department achieve its educational outcomes,” she said.

“We’ve seen the impact of EdSmart in schools around the world, and we’re delighted to extend that impact to school communities throughout South Australia. Our work with Civica demonstrates the vibrancy of the Australian Edtech ecosystem.”

Simon Jones, Managing Director for Libraries and Education at Civica, said:

“We look forward to our journey with the department where we can make a positive difference to students’ lives.

“CES is a powerful schools management solution that can improve the education outcomes of students and families across South Australia.”

EdSmart Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer David Eedle said:

“Civica and EdSmart constantly innovate our technology platform in close consultation with our schools to better serve the needs of educators, administrators, students and parents/guardians and are excited to commence working with the department, its schools and preschools.”


Civica (www.civica.com) is a market-leading specialist in business critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help teams and organisations around the world to transform the way they work. With over 40 years of experience in the Australian education sector, Civica supplies more than 3,000 major organisations in 10 countries around the world.


EdSmart (www.edsmart.com) is an Australian cloud-based SaaS solution for educational organisations that digitises school forms, slips and other communication to reduce paperwork and increase engagement. EdSmart’s automation allows schools to build workflows and triggers to streamline common processes internally and externally. Founded in 2014, it has become the enterprise School Organisation System of choice for schools in nine countries.

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