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Celebrating an important educational milestone for NSW DoE schools

May 12, 2016

Softlink was pleased to attend an event at Banks Public School last Thursday, 5th May, celebrating the half way point of the Oliver v5 roll out to all New South Wales Department of Education (NSW DoE) schools.  

Softlink Managing Director, Nathan Godfrey, said the occasion was an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the outstanding success of the project.  

“The excellent working partnership between Softlink and the Department has been integral to the streamlined and successful roll out of the project, and this was evidenced at the event.” 

Senior Department representatives, Stephen Loquet, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Directorate, and Allan Booth, Director, Learning Systems, were in attendance to support the milestone.

Nathan said it was significant  to see the broad representation of the Department at the event, including representatives of the project team, each reflecting on the positive outcomes of the Oliver deployment.

“Hearing feedback about how Oliver v5 is encouraging peer learning and engagement, and the excitement with which students are approaching the new system is very rewarding.”

Banks Public School Principal, Pate Cooper welcomed guests to the event, describing the smoothness of the school’s transition to Oliver v5, and the collaborative approach it supports in the teaching and learning cycle.

NSW DoE School Library Project Solutions Delivery Manager, Geoff Jones and Colleen Foley, Libraries Coordinator, Learning Systems, also shared the project milestone with their colleagues, Softlink representatives, and members of the Banks Public School community.

Nathan said Softlink is committed to providing software that supports quality educational outcomes and collaboration between school libraries and educators.

“Being able to scale that support, and deliver so effectively to the largest education institution in Australia, is possible because of Softlink’s experience around the world in large scale deployments. ”

Feedback from NSW DoE schools and further comments about the event is available on Storify or find tweets on the event at Learning Systems @learnPSNSW or Scan @ScanJournal