Engage – the perfect SIS and LMS for Australia

Powerfully connecting teachers, students, parents and the finance office with tools to communicate, share and measure success

Integrated school software

Engage comprises a very wide suite of applications, providing workflows and automated processes to make life easy for Teachers, Business Managers, Administrators, Parents and Students. On the rare occasions where 3rd party software is required for the solution, or for example where existing LMS, Finance, Library or Timetabling software doesn’t need to be changed, we have the tools, knowledge and relationships to integrate the data.

Single database

Whether installed on site, in your data centre, or at our Amazon Web Services centre in Sydney, Engage acts as a Single Source of Truth, replacing many other disparate softwares.

Internationally renowned software – developed for Australia

Engage is installed in top private schools in over 40 countries, and includes Australian schools around the globe. Benchmarking and statutory requirements are all taken care of. Your data stays secure, in Australia and Child Protection compliance is assured.

Unrivalled implementation and training

Software, even great software, requires a great implementation. People and communication make all the difference. Our project teams help you to map your processes and train your staff efficiently, and above all, effectively.

Tracking, Assessment and Analysis

Whether traditional termly reports, parental APP based access to Continuous Assessment or school analysis of performance and planning, Engage’s own tools and connection to Microsoft Power BI will give all the answers. We have lots of experience of supporting School Groups too.

Office 365, Google, SMS and Communications

Integration with leading platforms and integral SMS ensure communications, but are enhanced by our own Apps with managed two-way push messaging. We called it 'Engage' for good reasons!

Marketing and Enrolments

Foundation events, Website admissions, marketing data and workflows support the attraction and indeed retention of customers and donors. The Engage database starts with prospective students and simply adds information through time, until the same student is an alumnus. Never lose data, or have to cut and paste again.

Support Centre

Engage support is available 24/6/360 with a unique Service Level Agreement. Evolutionary software releases are provided monthly and you will be invited to our regular ASIA-PAC User Group events.

Development and Share Ideas

Development is driven by you, through our Share Ideas platform. You will be able to discuss topics with other Australian schools, or share best practice with schools from much further afield.

Engage – globally experienced and locally focused

What our schools say

Tim Bullock

Tim Bullock

Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting k-12 – Australian International School

Engage is a comprehensive school management system that caters for all aspects of our school wide operations. With great technical support and personalised options, it is ideal for a busy K-12 school like the Australian International School

Bill Conway, principal, Montessori East Primary and Pre-School

Bill Conway

Principal - Montessori East Primary & Pre-School

Introducing Engage has greatly raised our connectivity to our school community, creating a wealth of new possibilities. Finding a management system that is flexible to the unique needs of a Montessori school environment was difficult, but Engage has come to the plate and delivered a powerful product that will take us into the future.

Cathal Joseph Regan

Cathal Joseph Regan

Secondary ICT Department Head – Vietnam Australia International School

"Engage supports our Australian - Vietnamese group schools with a high level of service and an excellent product, well suited to us as an independent and international organisation running an international curriculum."

Ian Ralph

Ian Ralph

President – MITIE

"Great to see Australia attracting strong products for our sector"

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Meet our Australian team

Engage offers a locally focused team based in Australia, backed by its global offices which include full in-house development and support of our software
Piers du Pre

Piers du Pré

Founder

As the Founder of Engage in 1987, Piers has been instrumental in driving the company's strategy of being globally experienced and locally focused, through wholly owned offices. Piers began his professional career as a pilot with BOAC and British Airways.He is married to Lin; they have four sons, four daughters-in-law and four grandchildren.

Richard Jones

Richard Jones

Group Sales Director

Richard joined du Pré plc, one of the du Pré group companies in 1993 as their first specialist IT salesman. IBM trained, and experienced in Wide Area Networking, Richard developed the Group’s IT Sales, ultimately taking responsibility in 2007 for Engage’s customer growth to the Middle East, SE Asia and Australia. Richard is a firm believer in long term, person to person business relationships.

Kieran Millar

Kieran Millar

Group Finance Director

Kieran is the longest standing member of the Double First team, having joined in 1993. With 24 years in the industry, Kieran is an expert in management information systems for fee-paying schools. Kieran is a Chartered Accountant and has a First Class Honours degree in Computer Science and Operational Research. Although Kieran is the Group Finance Director, his role mainly involves heading up the UK and European sales teams.

Dennis Marriott

Dennis Marriott

Consultant

Dennis is an Australian national who served as a senior director of du Pré, Double First's IT and telecoms partner, for several years prior to returning home to head Double First's operations in Australia. He has a broad experience of information technology and compliance across the education and business world and has specialised in our Engage school management information system since 2014.

Charles Mutinda

Charles Mutinda

Regional Manager APAC

Charles' career in IT spans over 20 years and he has been living, studying and working in Asia since 2005. He holds a degree in Computer Science (UK) and an MBA (US/China). His experience includes programming, web development, training, IT systems management, project management, resource management and ICT management in schools.

Virawat Tangjitsirichai

Virawat Tangjitsirichai

Schools Liaison Officer

Virawat is one of Double First's latest recruits in the APAC region. He holds an MA in marketing and advertising from the University of Leeds and works closely with our team and schools across the region.

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor

Operations Director

Born in Johannesburg and educated at Pridwin Prep School, Johannesburg, Mike has over 20 years' experience of delivering complex IT projects in public and private sectors. Mike has led worldwide Engage Implementations since 2011 and has a detailed understanding of the needs of schools and school groups. He is also a keen youth team rugby coach.

Paul Rastall

Paul Rastall

Chief Technical Officer

Paul joined the team in 2000 as a programmer and rose quickly to manage the development team, the entire technical programme and Engage development plans. Paul engages frequently with schools and school groups to ensure that Engage delivers exactly what is expected.

Ian Haig-Brown

Ian Haig-Brown

Software Development Manager

Having joined Double First in 2008 as a web developer tasked with creating the Engage Portal System, Ian became Web Development Team Leader a year later before taking responsibility as Development Manager in 2016. All developers report to Ian and every one of the millions of lines of code in the Engage systems are written by his team.

Charlotte Reay

Charlotte Reay

Product Manager

13 years with the company as a Software Tester and System Analyst gave Charlotte a deep understanding of Engage which led to her role of Product Manager. As such, Charlotte is responsible for the delivery of plans to see the product grow and embrace the future needs of our Engaged schools.

Carole Collins

Carole Collins

Support Services Manager

Carole's career began in accounts and IT Support before becoming a Bursar in a fee-paying school. Given Carole's wide and knowledgeable experience, she joined Double First. Now as Support Manager, Carole has responsibility for delivering world-wide Support, always aiming to be well within the published SLA.

Miriam Sparrow-Wallis

Miriam Sparrow-Wallis

Training Manager

Joining the team in September 2008 and working in the Support and Training teams, Miriam is now the Global Training Manager leading the team of Engage and Engage Accounts Trainers. Miriam’s background is post-compulsory education and training. Outside work Miriam enjoys running, horse-riding and time outdoors.

Barry Anns

Barry Anns

Chief Executive Officer

As the CEO of Double First Ltd and its subsidiaries, Barry is responsible for all Engage businesses in the UK, bringing over 20 years experience to the Board. Barry is married to Charlotte and has two children. He serves as a school governor and also enjoys running, golf and reading.