Loyola joins app bandwagon

City schools are joining the technology bandwagon and the latest among them is Loyola High School in the state capital which has recently launched a mobile app through which parents can get live updates related to their wards.

By Our Correspondent in Patna
  • Published 28.04.18
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Patna: City schools are joining the technology bandwagon and the latest among them is Loyola High School in the state capital which has recently launched a mobile app through which parents can get live updates related to their wards.

Parents can check the attendance of their wards, classwork and homework related details, fee status, exam results and other important details.

The mobile app CampusCare also aims to improve the interface between parents and teachers, claim the school authorities. "Not only attendance, parents can contact teachers or they can also check the marksheet. They can even check homework and classwork assignments. The app also facilitates online payment facility to children's parents. The best thing about the app is that parents can check every data of their ward in the school from home itself. In today's time, many parents find it quite difficult to visit their children's school," said the principal of Montford Montessori Home of Loyola High School, Brother Mike.

A teacher of the school said the app had features for streamlining academic, financial and administrative process. "With this app, the idea is to make the institution paperless. All the information will be uploaded through the app. Printed notice or circular is supposed to be given to students only if the situation demands," said the teacher, adding that the app could be downloaded from Google Play Store.

"Parents can download the app from Google Play Store and then they need to go to www.loyolacampuscare.in and then they need to login by a number and a password to open the app (the login ID and password is supposed to be sent to the mobile numbers of parents which is registered with the school)," added the teacher.

Parents of Loyola High School students also appreciated the app. "At present, we write leave applications in the school diary . The mobile app has features through which parents can directly provide the reason of their ward missing school on the same day and the teacherhe administration can see the details and can grant leave on the same day. However, to me the best part is that we can see the classwork and homework related details on the app because many times children can't recall the homework they were given by their class teachers especially those who are in the primary wing," said Namita Bhardwaj, mother of a Class V student.

Other city schools, too, have introduced mobile apps in past one or two years.

A teacher of St Michael's High School said the school had introduced a mobile app two years ago but that could only track the attendance related details. "The classwork and homework related details are not fed into that. Though we have another mobile app but that is only for teachers as the school administration issues instruction to the teachers through the app."