Australian School SMS communication and attendance systems leader MGM Wireless (MWR) is pleased to announce the Western Australian Department of Education has approved an extension of its contract with MGM for the use of its SMS Student Attendance improvement solution for a further 12 months. Once it is exercised in September 2012, this will be the fourth extension to the original 2 year contract entered into in 2007.
MGM’s SMS messaging and attendance management systems are operational in over 230 WA state schools where it is a key tool to combat student absences and improve student safety in local communities.
In a media release in February, ‘Parents must support school attendance’ The WA Department of Education highlighted the State Government’s Better Attendance, Brighter Futures strategy. MGM’s messageyou Schools and Watchlist products are specifically included as strategies to improve attendance and their use is covered in the WA Department of Education Annual Report.
In Australia, MGM invented and pioneered the School use of SMS communication technology. MGM’s systems have been proven to be highly effective towards improving student attendance, welfare, safety and to provide an important communication bridge for Parents. To date, MGM boasts more than 750 successful implementations nation-wide – a proven track record to ensure a brighter future for so many Australian school students.