Orah is a cloud-based student life platform that provides schools with the tools to improve student wellbeing, behaviour, attendance and communications. Orah was founded in NZ back in 2014, initially focused on improving student life at boarding schools. Schools understand that well-being isn't reflected by a single student check in, instead there are multiple data points which provide that clarity. The Orah platform allows schools to collect and combine disparate student life information to paint the full picture for a student's progress.
✅ Communicate and collaborate with staff, student and parents regarding student records of concern
Sometimes you need to bring in family, teachers or the student to address particular record of concern. Orah allows you to manage this process seamlessly – and securely.
✅ Customisable experience for different student segments
Wellbeing frameworks often need to change to accommodate different segments of students in a school. Orah gives you the option to change the wording & interface to suit different segments of students within your school, this allows to easily provide a tailored experience for all the different ages and stages of student's at your school.
✅ Custom surveys - multiple ways to collect data
Sometimes schools want a more in-depth understanding of student wellbeing which can't be thoroughly understood from a 30 second Mood-Check. Schools can build custom surveys that are as long or as short as you'd like inside Orah and even measure them against your own wellbeing framework.
✅ Orah meets schools where they are
Oftentimes, schools do not have the capacity to take on much more than the workload that they have on at the moment. Sometimes to the detriment of less visible issues like student mental health. Orah is designed to be used in modules, allowing schools to address areas they feel equipped to handle right now.
✅ Ability to upload your own wellbeing resources
Orah allows you to upload your own wellbeing resources and customise well-known resources to suit your particular school. You'll be able to leverage external partners like School.TV and pair the content with information relative to your school's values and culture. This allows a combination of expert advice and personalised feedback for your students.
✅ ISO Certified
Wellbeing information is incredibly sensitive data and can put the school under pressure to ensure it's all stored with the highest level of care and security. Orah is ISO Certified meaning you can be sure your data is stored to the level that's expected by your local/national requirements and of course by the parents of your students.
✅ Link to external helplines
Orah allows you to link local and national help lines to the application for your students to contact in times of need that may come outside of school hours.
✅ Comment/Create conversations around specific responses
Your team, and students can start a conversation after a specific response to a Mood Check which allows for a private exchange to work through any issues at a moment of need.
✅ Customised Records of Concern Settings
Set your own rules to encourage follow up for students who may be having a hard time. For example; your team might decide that if someone responds with 'Feeling Down' 3 x in a term, a specific member of staff can be notified to follow up. But a different rule might state 'if a student marks as 'Frustrated' 4 x in a row' it could trigger a different member of staff to follow up. It's up to you.