Al-Hidayah Islamic School is a co-educational Muslim Primary School with approximately 200 students based in Bentley, WA, Australia. It has been providing Islamic studies and Government Curriculum education in a friendly Islamic environment since 1994.

The challenge

Overcoming school data silos and improving data consistency with a single source of truth

Al-Hidayah Islamic School relied on multiple systems to operate its school. This was compounded during the pandemic when new systems were added to the existing suite creating unmanageable data silos.

The school faced challenges with maintaining data consistency for compliance reporting and seeing a holistic view of the school’s overall performance. Rather than supporting the school, its current systems were causing issues.

The school needed one system capable of putting all its data in one area, creating a single source of truth that could grow with the school.

After having our data siloed across multiple systems, we decided we that we needed a single system to capture our school data in one place.

Ridhwan (Robert) Mayze
Al Hidayah Islamic School, Australia

The solution

Implementing Zunia to streamline school data management in one cloud-based solution

The senior team at Al-Hidayah Islamic School reviewed their three-year strategic plan to help them choose the right student information platform for the school, that would support them today and into the future.

Global EdTech leaders Education Horizons reviewed the school’s current education technology solutions and understanding of its requirements. They were able to provide a recommendation for the right solutions to meet its needs.

Zunia – the next-generation student information system, was recommended and chosen as it was a cloud-based platform, that is intuitive, easy to use and gives Al-Hidayah a single source of truth for all school data.

We find the Zunia platform intuitive and easy to use by all staff and I’ve already seen enormous improvement, setting up our school up for future success. I know Zunia was the right choice.

Ridhwan (Robert) Mayze
Al Hidayah Islamic School, Australia

The results

Zunia empowers school administration with enhanced compliance reporting and data centralisation

Zunia has been able to streamline the school’s administration, improving their compliance reporting capabilities, facilitating accurate census reporting requirements and meeting the school’s key objective of centralising their data, and generating meaningful insights and outcomes.

As Zunia has been built on a microservices architecture it gives Al Hidayah the flexibility they were looking for to support their needs today with the ability to integrate with other solutions in the future via the open API.

We found the new Zunia, Student Information platform, has really helped us with our reporting, particularly compliance. It’s given us a holistic view of our school’s performance and achieved a consistent approach across all areas of our school.

Ridhwan (Robert) Mayze
Al Hidayah Islamic School, Australia

Onboarding made easy

The Education Horizons onboarding and customer success teams have trained and supported the Al-Hidayah Islamic School’s staff throughout the implementation of Zunia and continue to do so.

Michelle from the onboarding team helped to migrate the school from its old systems to Zunia whilst also training the staff on how to use Zunia to get the best out of their system. Robert said, “Michelle was very patient, our team were comfortable and confident with her, and she taught us all we needed”.

Every school within the Education Horizons community is assigned a dedicated customer success manager (CSM) free of charge, who provides ongoing support and assistance to ensure that the school can fully utilise its school management system.

The Education Horizons team has been an enormous asset to our school – stepping us through each stage of the journey from sales, to onboarding and customer success. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and understand schools and their unique needs. Our staff have been comfortable and confident throughout this big change in our school and that is due to the impeccable support of the Education Horizons staff.

Ridhwan (Robert) Mayze
Al Hidayah Islamic School, Australia

Why choose Zunia

  • Zunia makes running your school a dream with our intuitive, cloud-native, information platform.
  • Industry-leading relationship database at the heart of Zunia that manages the whole of your community
  • Safely capture, access, communicate and report your essential student, staff and family information
  • One student information platform driving school management, finance, student wellbeing and learning
  • Zunia’s innovative data mapping tool helps you generate and submit essential reports quickly
  • Intuitive, flexible Marksbook lets you easily capture learning progress
  • School fees and charges management, manage complex family payment plans
  • Communicate with ease with direct two-way parent communication