The Only 'Calendar First' School Parent App

myWhānau helps parents be better organised, reducing 'parental noise' and the time your school spends on admin

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Most Principals find improving communication between teachers, parents and students challenging

Source 2020 Education report - the educator Australia 

Parents are frustrated too with the labour intensive, manual process of managing school communications and they frequently miss events or details. 

This creates significant 'parental noise' impacting teacher and office staff admin workload.

57% of parents are frustrated managed their school communications

Verbatim from parents on how long it takes and how frustrating it is

myWhānau is the only  'Calendar First' school app to diarize parent tasks and school events with the details parents need.

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No School Data Entry Required

Our service creates all the calendar entries automatically. This removes the administrative & data entry burden for school staff.  In fact, school admin is reduce further with our automatic reminders and online forms.

Parents are Better Organised

Our school calendar is the first school parent app where both school events and parent tasks are added to parent's calendar with the level of detail they need. Parents are more organised, more in control and more involved, reducing 'parental noise' and admin workload.

It is Free & Easy to Implement

There is no cost to both the school or the parents improving school inequality in access to resources. With no tech integration required onboarding for schools and parents is quick and easy.

Schools say

myWhānau School Calendar Assistant has made a huge difference to our school community. Our parents have said it has changed their lives by making it much easier for them to be organised.

When parents are feeling organised and less stressed it makes it easier for us all.  Another huge plus for us - there is no cost for the school to use myWhānau and there is no content admin required either - myWhānau takes care of it all, even providing customer service for our parents. I highly recommend myWhānau School Calendar Assistant as I believe it has enormous benefits for parents, as well as the entire school community.

- Sanjay Rama Principal Ponsonby Primary

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 Parents say

91% (3)

They are now more organised


They are less frustrated and more in control


They have more peace of mind

1 in 4

They are now more productive at work

 myWhānau is free for schools & parents

We are proud to do our part in reducing resource inequality between schools. The School Calendar Assistant is funded by those parents who choose to subscribe to the Family Calendar Assistant app.

No data entry for schools

The team at myWhānau source information directly from school emails, portals and websites and add this information automatically into parent’s calendars. There is no data entry required from schools.

Reduces parent enquiries

We aggregate the multiple channels of school communication for parents by adding into the calendar information from emails, portals, websites and apps. Calendar entries include newsletters to read,  forms to completed, school events to attend and events to RSVP. We add what to do, where to go and importantly link the original information so parents have all the detail they need in one place.

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Reduces need for schools to chase parents

Gone are the days of constantly reminding parents. myWhānau enables online forms and automatically creates deadlines and reminders along with push notifications into the calendar. Parents are notified in the evening what they or their child needs to do tomorrow. Task entries like “complete form” and “register to a particular school event”, can be marked by parents as done when actioned. This tick is private to them and stored only on their device.


Reduces admin workload for teachers

Calendar entries are targeted by year or groups. So class specific entries like PE days, swimming days, class events, library day for example can be added to the calendar. Teachers can be more confident children will arrive to class with what they need to bring.

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Improves parent involvement

myWhānau School Calendar Assistant syncs to Apple iCal and Google Calendar. Working parents can better juggle responsibilities with work and school commitments in one place. Events requiring parent volunteers can be add directly into the calendar at the right time empowering parents to be better involved.

Facilitates easier payments & absences

Within the app, parents can access a links page bespoke to each school needs. For example they can click through to payment page, registration, absence, the portal or the website.

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No IT integration required

Getting started is painless. We just need visibility to group emails and access to the portal, if applicable.

The School Calendar Assistant is Private and Secure

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Restricted Access

Users are verified by schools and App is password protected.



We're committed to protecting personal information through our strict myWhānau Privacy Policy here



Entries are read-only with a quality assurance process, requiring review of all entries made in the App. Teachers and Admin staff have access to the app and visibility of all entries as required.

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Secure Data

Our data is encrypted in a server that meets Australian Government’s highest data security certification. We use SSL encryption and two step verification.

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