TESTIMONIALS

Pluto student placement software is changing the way schools create classes forever.

But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what school teachers, principals and deputy principals have to say.

Judith Roberts

“Pluto takes the emotional side of placement out of the equation.”

Judith Roberts
Deputy Principal, Everglade School

Vicki Pettit

“A great tool that significantly reduced the time spent on class placements. Solves the problem of cross-checking that all requests and requirements have been catered for.”

Vicki Pettit
Head of Education, St Andrew’s College

Sarah Stock

“Pluto makes class placements transparent and takes the stress out of human error.”

Sarah Stock
Deputy Principal, Pillans Point Primary School

Brigette Helwes

“Pluto is way more efficient than the manual system – you can see all the information about the children that you need at a glance.”

Brigette Helwes
Deputy Principal, Titirangi Primary School

Anna-Marie McAleer

“USE it!! I have been doing this process for years and Pluto has been a game changer. We are a big school. We have a lot of info to cross check and ‘get right’ – Pluto has taken the stress away.”

Anna-Marie McAleer
Assistant Principal, Murrays Bay Intermediate

Andrea Ritchie

“Pluto makes the job much quicker. It’s good to be able to keep track of issues when you continue to tweak things”

Andrea Ritchie
Deputy Principal, Halsey Drive Primary School

Helen Reed

“Great time saving and efficient way to organise classes with teacher voice heard.”

Helen Reed
Acting Deputy Principal, Remarkables Primary

Kelly Slater-Brown

“It saves a lot of time in a big school!”

Kelly Slater-Brown
Principal, Bucklands Beach Primary School

Verity Harlick

“Pluto is an easy to use system. So much easier than our old method. No more paper placements of children and 263 post it notes on my office wall! Our whole management team has said how easy the system is and how smooth this year’s class placements have been.”

Verity Harlick
Principal, Maori Hill School

Rachael Taylor

“It is a must have. It has been a great tool to use to manage 1000 students into their best class for the following year. We love being able to see multiple iterations and to be able to move individual students.”

Rachael Taylor
Deputy Principal, Campbells Bay Primary

Claire Gubb

“Pluto has been magic. It’s been great to see so clearly the different categories as we have tweaked classes.”

Claire Gubb
Associate Principal, Discovery School

Nicola Eley

“As first time users we have really enjoyed the experience and how easy it has been.”

Nicola Eley
Deputy Principal, Papatoetoe East Primary School

Sharon Gataulu

Sunnyvale Primary School

“Pluto has revolutionised the huge task of class placements.  The system is fast, efficient and user friendly and you are supported every step of the way if you need it. I am so impressed with Pluto that I would not like to ever go back to the ‘old’ way of doing class placements!”

Sharon Gataulu
Deputy Principal, Sunnyvale Primary School

Anne Cato

St Mary's Catholic Rotorua

“Pluto was very easy to use and definitely achieved what we wanted. It makes a job I have done manually for years so much quicker – saving me a great deal of time as it replicated what I was doing manually. It’s also great that it is a fair price for schools. I have spread the word to other schools and would like to thank Pluto for great support and a great product!”

Anne Cato
Assistant Principal, St Mary’s Catholic School Rotorua

Jan McDonald

Sunnyvale Primary School

“Pluto has saved hours of work! I would recommend this no matter the size of your school. It is flexible and so easy to flick from reading groups to maths to writing etc a resource worth every cent in my view.”

Jan McDonald
Former Deputy Principal, Sunnyvale School

Jo Wright

Whenuapai School

“Pluto is incredibly easy to use and makes the complicated, demanding and very important task of class placement, at the end of the busy term 4, so much easier.”

Jo Wright
Principal’s Personal Assistant, Whenuapai School

Christine Pasfield

“We have absolutely loved using Pluto. It was so easy.”

Christine Pasfield
Deputy Principal, Hobsonville Primary School

Pam Crichton

“Pluto has saved me hours of work. It took teachers only 15-20 minutes to complete students’ cards. It will be an asset and time-saver for whoever does the classes for the next year. Thank you.”

Pam Crichton
Deputy Principal, Chapel Downs Primary School

Stephen Grady

“Pluto takes the time and stress out of a difficult job. The time leaders and teachers put into class placements before Pluto can now be distributed elsewhere at this crazy time of year! The solutions that were generated were very successful, as Pluto takes into account so many factors, leading to balanced classes and less stressed out teachers and leaders!”

Stephen Grady
Deputy Principal, Greenhithe School

Susan Delaney

“Great to view and see the positive and negative relationships. This allows for easier viewing when considering moving children.”

Susan Delaney
Deputy Principal, Red Beach School

Genee Crowley

“Pluto is a great initiative that makes the setting up of new classes a simple and effective process.”

Genee Crowley
Associate Principal, Baverstock Oaks School

Deborah Malcolm

“Using Pluto was easy from setting up the teachers, to teachers filling in the student cards and then generating possible solutions. Once a solution had been created it was very easy to see key information such as positive combinations of students, students who are best in separate classes, etc.”

Deborah Malcolm
Deputy Principal, Chapel Downs Primary School

Philomena O’Connell-Cooper

“After not being too sure whether Pluto would help or hinder us, our experience using it for the first time this year has been seamless. A very useful tool.”

Philomena O’Connell-Cooper
Principal, St Joseph’s Catholic School

Rochelle Foster

“This is the most fair and equal allocation of children to classes I have seen. It takes so many elements into account to ensure the best placement for both children and teachers.”

Rochelle Foster
Deputy Principal, Pinehill School

Raewyn Nicholson

“Just thinking of the hours that we spent last year manually sorting this! Being able to see at a glance on the solutions all that info of differing groups. Amazing. Thanks guys.”

Raewyn Nicholson
Administrator, Blockhouse Bay Primary

Heather Walker

“This program has made all the difference to our stress levels at the end of the year. In the past, we spent hours with sticky notes trying to make equal classes with a mix of behaviour, ability and gender. Now the teachers fill in their cards, the Senco puts in any special needs and we press the button. Thank you so much Pluto!!”

Heather Walker
Deputy Principal, Greenhithe School

Robyn Harding

“I cannot speak highly enough of this site and service. Our teachers found their part quick to complete – it was all online and easily accessible from any computer. I was able to sort the students into classes using a range of criteria. The system allowed many options and composite classes were easily catered for as well. At Dawson, we highly recommend Pluto and we will certainly be using the service again.”

Robyn Harding
Deputy Principal, Dawson School

Andrew Herrick

“Thank you for providing an easy solution to a demanding and time consuming job at the end of the school year. Pluto makes the selection of classes easy for all members of the school. Queries around placement are a breeze and make the justification of placement simple.”

Andrew Herrick
Deputy Principal, Wellesley College

Nicola Neethling

“Pluto provided us with a comprehensive platform to easily create class lists. It gave reliable student information, was user-friendly and allowed us to group our students ensuring that we had an even spread of behaviour, gender and special educational needs. Pluto allowed us to create class lists with more accuracy and ease. I would definitely recommend this platform to other schools.”

Nicola Neethling
Deputy Principal, Silverdale School

Gavin Beere

Hillpark School

“I wholeheartedly endorse this product. The process now takes a fraction of the time to complete. Pluto’s greatest strength is in reducing unintended errors and inconsistencies. This reduces stress on teachers and students as they set for the new school year”

Gavin Beere
Principal, Hillpark School

Chris Steffensen

“I found Pluto an outstanding and easy to use product. It is such a smart and simple system that eliminates any frustration about grouping children. Whether schools make up their classes through academic results, culturally, gender or year group, Pluto was able to quickly filter these groups with an even spread across the classes. We often get parent requests for class placements or for students to be kept with or away from other children. Pluto quickly filtered these students across the classes but maintained the even spread of academic abilities I had wanted.”

Chris Steffensen
Deputy Principal, St Joseph’s Upper Hutt

Jill Dyet

“We have had such positive comments from teachers this year about the make up of their classes. Everyone without exception has been very happy, and we are really looking forward to using the programme again this year.”

Jill Dyet
Deputy Principal, Marina View School