Project Management

Digital school newsletters
Digital School Newsletters: Keep your school up to date 1920 1280 YOLO

Digital School Newsletters: Keep your school up to date

Did you know that over 60% of New Zealanders now prefer to consume their daily news online?[i] Online news is easier to access and update than print media, so should your school follow suit? A digital newsletter keeps your school community up to date on important news and events. No longer will your school updates remain…

Yearbook Prep
How to Yearbook Prep During the Off-Season 1920 1195 YOLO

How to Yearbook Prep During the Off-Season

We all know yearbooks are a lot of work, especially in the last few months of the year. So how can we make this process easier next time around? Here are some techniques to try before the new school year commences, to better streamline and manage the process. Write Notes After finally finishing last year’s…

Yearbook Printing Process
The Yearbook Printing Process 1920 1280 YOLO

The Yearbook Printing Process

The last 6 weeks of yearbook production are busy! You have spent the entire school year gathering and creating content, but this time is especially condensed and involves making sure the book is ready for printing. This article explores all the steps that lead up to printing your yearbook, and how your hard work makes…

internet tools
The Top Ten Internet Tools You’ve Never Heard Of 1800 1162 YOLO

The Top Ten Internet Tools You’ve Never Heard Of

The internet is full of useful tools that can help simplify almost any task. This article will introduce you to some handy websites that you may not have heard of before. From design to project management, these tools will help you with your yearbook organisation and efficiency! 1. WordCounter WordCounter may seem self-explanatory, but it…

Cookbook fundraiser
Food for Thought: Is a school cookbook the perfect fundraiser? 1914 1492 YOLO

Food for Thought: Is a school cookbook the perfect fundraiser?

Browse most family kitchens and you will find an abundance of cookbooks, written recipes and pages torn from magazines of cakes and desserts. Regardless of heritage, age or occupation, food is an important part of people’s lives and cultures, used to celebrate and to connect. Due to their popularity and purpose in daily life, cookbooks…

Ginny Gartland Yearbook Interview
Interview with Ginny Gartland 2048 1463 YOLO

Interview with Ginny Gartland

Interview conducted and written by John Shafer, Director of YOLO Introduction Working at Cockle Bay School in Howick for over 20 years, Ginny Gartland has grown up with a small group that has become a large community. As manager of the Howick Electoral Centre in an election, students that were 5 years old when they…

print and digital yearbook
Going Digital: Is a digital yearbook a better choice? 1200 961 YOLO

Going Digital: Is a digital yearbook a better choice?

With technology constantly at our fingertips, it’s clear that the world is more digital than ever. How we absorb news, communicate with family, and pay our taxes has changed dramatically – but should your school yearbook follow suit? Both print and digital yearbooks have their pros and cons, which can make it tricky when deciding…

choosing yearbook content
Tips on Choosing Yearbook Content 2048 1495 YOLO

Tips on Choosing Yearbook Content

Once your school decides to produce a yearbook, the next step is deciding what content to include. For most schools, it’s not a case of what to put in, but what to leave out! OUTCOMES A great way to facilitate this process is to first work out a set of desired outcomes for your yearbook.…

Yearbook Angela Little Communications Manager
Interview with Angela Little 2048 1427 YOLO

Interview with Angela Little

Interview conducted and written by John Shafer, Director of YOLO Introduction Years ago, when visiting the archive room of Sacred Heart College in Auckland, I was struck by the smell of dust – over 100 years of age on the documents and yearbooks. Everything in the cramped, contained space told the stories of the students,…

diversity in yearbook
Celebrating Diversity in Your School Yearbook 2048 1365 YOLO

Celebrating Diversity in Your School Yearbook

There’s a definite shift around the world towards inclusivity and better recognition of the many groups that comprise our society. Whether it’s the media, business culture or academic institutions, we see encouraging signs of their efforts to acknowledge diversity. A recent ERO report highlights the increasing ethnic diversity in New Zealand schools, with the regions…