St Andrews carpooling - everything you need to know!
Why the Parachuute app?
We chose a solution that meets school privacy requirements & keeps trust at the centre of any arrangement
Parents set up their own trusted network sourced from people they know at school, & any other parents in the same year level who have opted into carpooling
You can also use the app to coordinate driving for extracurricular activities
Better for the environment
Improved safety at pickup/drop-off
Gives parents some time back in their busy week
Builds community amongst parents & kids
Less cars means we can spend money on important things for our school, not car parks
How to get started
Download the app & register
Parachuute uses a points system which are exchanged for favours - like a good karma currency
You will initially have a 5 point balance but St Andrews parents will be topped up to 20 points (please allow until the next day)
Gather your gang & get carpooling
Create your trusted network by adding parents from your contact list into the app.
To broaden your network register your details on the Parent Portal. You can use this to search for parents from your year level who live close to you, and then connect with them to see if you are comfortable setting up a carpool arrangement
Send requests for help, or offer up your spare seats to others
Reminders, notifications & maps are all built into the app
Instructional videos & FAQ can be found here
Any questions or feedback welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org / 0447 372 398