General Resources

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BOSTES Notifications

The regulator of all schools in NSW – BOSTES (Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards) is constantly bringing out new announcements that impact Non Government Schools. Things such as requirements for renewal of registration of individual non-Government Schools or Visa Changes and their implications for CRICOS Schools and a range of other matters are [...]

October 19th, 2016|General Resources, Strategic Leadership|

Organisational Culture Compendium

Organisational Culture Compendium

October 19th, 2016|Engaged Communities, General Resources, Strategic Leadership|

Preparing for the Commonwealth Census

Each year in August, Australian Non Government Schools complete a Census for the Commonwealth Government, from which many schools derive the biggest amount of income they receive from any one source. Given the Commonwealth Census determines the single biggest income line in many school accounts, getting the census right just seems like common sense! Resolve [...]

June 28th, 2016|Financial Management, General Resources|

Technology Tip – Excel

At Resolve we use a Microsoft Excel quite a lot; doing all sorts of modelling, exporting and importing data and basically trying to the the impossible at times. Excel is an incredibly powerful program and has so many features at so many levels you can pretty much do anything you want. We have pushed it [...]

March 18th, 2016|General Resources|

Sentiment Surveys

One of those things that organisations do from time to time are Strategic Management Plans – some are long and complex, others are way too generic, while others really help the organisation move forward in a strategic and focused way. One of the issues that arises in developing a Strategic Management Plan, or indeed just [...]

March 18th, 2016|Engaged Communities, General Resources, Strategic Leadership|

Technology: Software

We were having a discussion in the office the other day about basic book-keeping and the way we used to do a variety of administrative tasks manually (it did not seem that long ago!). It made us think about the latest crop of software we have been using and how it is changing the way [...]

November 19th, 2015|Financial Management, General Resources|

School Census Survey

Each year every non-government school in Australia completes a Census Returm for the Commonwealth Government that helps determine its Government Funding. The Bursars Forum recently surveyed its 1000+ members to find out aspects of how schools approach such an important task. Some of the key findings included: The Registrar/Enrolments Secretary is the most common staff [...]

November 19th, 2015|Financial Management, General Resources|

Tech Tip – Trello

Every now and then you come across a great little tool that helps you do your job more easily. One of those products we use at Resolve is call Trello ( ) and best of its free! Trello is a simple to use collaboration tool that lets you share projects with others, delegate tasks and [...]

August 30th, 2015|General Resources|

Cloud Computing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines cloud computing as “a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.” What are the benefits for [...]

May 26th, 2015|General Resources|

Excel Tips and Tricks

For many of us Microsoft Excel is either a program we live in every day and we love or a piece software that terrifies us or alternatively a program that we only use the smallest amount of. At Resolve we use Excel a lot and in doing so continue to find all sorts of interesting [...]

February 27th, 2015|Financial Management, General Resources|