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Fountain Primary School, Londonderry

Apps For Parents

Over the last few years there have been many changes around how school works.

If you had suggested that work could be completed by children online, most people would have not understood how this could be possible. Changes in the way we have had to operate mean that our use of technology to both communicate with parents and educate our children has advanced very quickly.

Below we have listed a few key apps that are vital for parents/children in order for the smooth running of modern school life. We recommend that you have all of the apps installed on your phone and will try to explain how each one works and what it's purpose is.


Seesaw Family

Seesaw Family is used by parents to communicated directly with their child's class teacher. If you have more than 1 child at the school, you will be able to communicate with both teachers. This is a vital form of communication as the messages sent on the Seesaw Family app can not be seen by your child/children.

As well as this, Seesaw Family lets you see the work that your child/children have posted to Seesaw.

Seesaw Class

Seesaw Class allows your child to access any work that has been set for them to complete online. It is also the way in which your child should upload any evidence of work should they be asked to.

For younger children, parents may find that they are helping their children to use this app, however, for older children, we have worked on the Seesaw app in school and they should be able to use it independently.


The SchoolsNI App allows access to the school website in a more friendly format. This includes access to messages, news, galleries and our school calendar.

All apps that we have suggested for download are vital but this one is by far the most important. You will get reminders about upcoming events and get notifications to your phone sent directly by the school. These can be time sensitive and may require instant action by parents/carers.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the platform the school have chosen to use for video calling and meetings. This allows us to schedule meetings with parents and will send invites to your email address letting you know the details of the meeting.