Testimonials

See what schools say about how they have benefited from the services we have provided them.

Willingness to share knowledge has been much appreciated.

It has been an absolute pleasure having Cole School Experts assisting us. It has greatly helped us manage the high volume of queries and requests in our finance department. Your consultant’s ability with our school finance software has been fantastic and their willingness to share their knowledge has also been much appreciated.

Head of Finance

Westminster School

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True professionals that go above and beyond!

Our relationship with Cole School Experts extends beyond 12 months with Cole assisting us in managing our large and complex payroll at very short notice. The Cole team are true professionals, very responsive to our needs in delivering quality and accurate services and often go above and beyond. We feel supported and valued in this partnership.

- Chief Operating Officer

St Peters Lutheran College

Provide a service hub that schools can trust!

The Nelnet group of brands have enjoyed many years working in collaboration with Cole School Experts to support Schools.

The Cole team of highly skilled consultants have always been very professional, completely client focused, and enthusiastic to fulfil the objectives of the schools they work with.

Cole School Experts culture of working closely in the Education Sector with like-minded suppliers ensures they are able to provide a service hub that schools across Australia and New Zealand can trust.

- Managing Director

Nelnet International

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facts

Able to guide and assist schools no matter the challenge!

Working with the Cole School Experts team has provided both new and existing customers access to exciting technology and highly skilled professionals whom have been able to guide and assist schools no matter the challenge.

- International Education Manager

FACTS Management Australia

Extremely efficient and knowledgeable about schools!

St Peter’s College had staff from Cole School Experts for parental leave contracts covering payroll and the accountant role.   All staff were extremely efficient, knowledgeable about schools, Synergetic and best practice process flows.  They fitted seamlessly into our Finance team and made valuable contributions to process improvements during their fixed term contracts.  I would highly recommend staff from Cole School Experts.

- Business Services & Finance Manager

St Peter's College

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Seamless suite of services!

Being part of the Cole Schools Experts Strategic Partnership has enabled our schools clients a seamless suite of services depending on their specific needs.  There is such a greater confidence in dealing with people who are recommended to you and who you know truly understand the dynamics and challenges of working in the schools space.  The Strategic Partnership also requires an obligation to deliver on the service given the trusted referral.  The Cole Connect series allows us to keep on top of industry trends and best practice.  We are proud to be part of the Strategic Partnership network.

- Partner

LYNCH MEYER LAWYERS

Evidence is there to be shown in our Balance Sheet!

Cole School Experts work well with the College staff and adapted as if they were on our own payroll. They work together seamlessly and produce good quality outcomes.
For a school of this size any savings or anything that can be outsourced and completed independently is an advantage and life-saver for us. The culture, ethics and empathy we work with at the College has been shown from the Cole School Experts staff in dealing with families.
The evidence is there to be shown in our Balance Sheet, Cole School Experts clearly pay for themselves and I have no hesitation in recommending them to other schools.

- Business Manager

Cornerstone College

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Well done with Debtor Management!

Well done! Thank you for all the effort it certainly paid off. Cole School Experts and Platinum are doing a great job for us.

- Business Manager

Mount Barker Waldorf School

Really happy with the outcome!

Cole School Experts staff are easy to work with, they quickly adopted and understood our processes. Outsourcing to Cole School Experts saved us staffing and allowed us to implement projects and work with families a lot closer than what we normally would have. Because of that we are getting better outcomes.
The service Cole School Experts provide is really good. We have brought our debtors under control to a significant level really because of the relationship we have with Cole School Experts and we are really happy with the outcome.

- Finance Business Manager

Sacred Heart College

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Confidence from the exceptional quality of work!

 

We have been really pleased with Cole School Experts, who were able to provide us with efficient and very responsive support across a broad range of interim Business Manager and school business functions. We have found their communication to be proactive and strong and the quality of the work performed for us in a range of areas has been exceptional. The experience of the team at Cole School Experts has been both evident and reassuring, which has given us great confidence in that aspect of leading the school.

Principal

Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School

Cannot speak more highly of the support and service

As a new College we had a lot of new processes, programs, staff and general school administration to wrap our head around. To know that we had engaged a company such as Cole School Experts to take care of all our finances and payroll helped relieve some of the stress and it provided our executive team and board the peace of mind that we needed to launch the school successfully.

We are now six months into our partnership, and I honestly cannot speak more highly of the support and service that we are receiving from our allocated finance and payroll managers. They are friendly, approachable, and available but most importantly, they understand the education system. From a new client’s perspective, that is invaluable.

FRANCIS GILL - Principal

SEDA College NT

Extremely professional, supportive, efficient and knowledgeable.

At the end of 2021 Waikerie Lutheran Primary School (WLPS) found themselves in the position of needing to recruit a new Business Manager at short notice. WLPS is a small school and we needed to quickly find someone to manage financial tasks such as creditors and debtors, payroll, financial reporting, asset management and so on. Cole School Experts were recommended to us. Right from the start Cole were extremely professional, supportive, efficient and knowledgeable in providing information about what they could do for us, how the ‘virtual bursar’ programme would work, setting up access to virtual work spaces and ensuring a smooth transition. Without a hiccup we were able to ensure that all of our staff were correctly paid, on time, every fortnight! All of the staff that Cole have provided to work with us have been professional, accessible, and caring. The support and wisdom they have provided has led to a vast range of improvements to the way in which we manage our financial tasks. As a new principal it was quite daunting for me to arrive at a school with a Business Manger leaving in 4 weeks time and no-one to replace them. Cole have not only provided the financial services we require, but also been available to share their wisdom and experiences in supporting me as I grow into this new role. I can’t thank Cole enough for what they have done for WLPS and how they have supported me.

Principal

Waikerie Lutheran Primary School

We have appreciated the support we have received from your wonderful staff.

Finance Manager

Sunrise Christain School

Really excited about not only continuing but strengthening our relationship further in the future.

I just want to say thank you to you and your team for an amazing first year. What your business provides schools is truly amazing. The service, support and people, in general, are of the highest quality and I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have had you all by our side throughout the year. I am really excited about not only continuing but strengthening our relationship further in the future.

Principal

SEDA College NT

Thanks and appreciation to your staff for all the great work being undertaken

Please pass on my thanks and appreciation to your staff for all the great work being undertaken here in difficult circumstances with the complex families. The results are certainly self-evident. We are all very happy how this has progressed.

Lutheran secondary school

We were extremely pleased with your service

We were extremely pleased with your service. The Cole School Experts team were fast, efficient and able to help us continue operating smoothly when they lost critical staff at month-end. Great work!

Samford Valley Steiner School

Thank you for all your work with us!

I am grateful for all the work you have done for our school in the past few months. It was not easy and you have certainly made my life easier!

Finance Manager

Emmaus Christian College

It’s been lovely working with you! You felt like part of the team during the times you stepped into our office and we loved your sense of humour!! Thank you for all your work with us and I’m sure we will need Cole School Experts again at some stage.

Business Manager

Emmaus Christian College

Valuable Support Provided!

Thank you so much for your patience and for the valuable support you provided.

Business Manager

Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School

Great Job Done!

Legend!! Loretta and Darryl have done a great job. Thanks again for your help.

Business Manager

Prince Alfred College

Continues Learning and Strengthening Our Practices

Thank you for your assistance in not only completing the tasks due but also sharing the journey with me. I’m looking forward to continuing learning & strengthening of our practices.

Principal

Garden College

Appreciating Our Payroll Specialist

I want to express my appreciation for your Payroll Specialist and the work she has done for Saint Stephens College. She has proven to be an invaluable asset to your company. Her expertise and teamwork were invaluable during the time I had to take unexpected leave. We work in a very similar way, and it has been beneficial as we can bounce our thinking processes and ideas off each other. Maintaining connections within our industry is crucial for personal and professional growth, and I look forward to continuing our connection with your esteemed company

Admin Manager

Saint Stephens College

Thank You for Exceptional Work

Thank you for the work you are doing for us. I really appreciate the timely, friendly, efficient way you do what you do. Thank you!

Business Manager

Pilgrim School, Aberfoyle Park

Debtor Manager - Kindness and Compassion

Can I just thank you personally for all of your help over the past 12 months. You have been there to help us through a very difficult time, and I am very grateful for kindness and compassion for our families and your support of the College. I know this is your job, but I have been very grateful for you.

Office Manager

Wagga Wagga Christian College