Central Avenue
Newton Aycliffe
Co. Durham

01325 300339

St Mary's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School



School Ping


SchoolPing is a free-to-download app that keeps you connected to all of your child’s school news, via instant messages sent straight to your smartphone.

SchoolPing is easy, safe and convenient to use. At work, at home or on the go, all you need is an internet connection to stay in the loop with everything from your child’s progress to sports days and parents’ evenings. Communication is quicker and more secure than SMS, while you can receive and view documents, images and videos right there in the app.

The documents below will help you download the App and give you information about benefits of using SchoolPing.


Getting Started with SchoolPing

Benefits of Using SchoolPing


 If you have any problems using SchoolPing, please speak to Ms Fowler in the office.




Class Dojos 

 We keep in touch with parents in a number of ways:

  • School website
  • Termly events sheet
  • Newsletters - sent out fortnightly
  • Letters - class or for families
  • Class Dojo and School Dojo

Our Dojos are a secure way of sharing class and school news with parents who receive a login for their child's class Dojo account, this then allows access to the Whole School Dojo.

On the Class Dojos parents receive regular news, photos, videos and homework sheets for the class they are logged into. The Dojos also record the reward system of positive and negative Dojos which enables to track their child's attitude to work and play. Often the posts are as the children are working or undertaking an activity which might be "News Worthy" for parents.

The whole School Dojo account highlights the news and achievements across the whole school as well as items of news.

Parents are able to leave comments and "like"  posts and those who work and find it difficult  to get into school find the Dojos a good way of keeping in touch.