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Sentral Overview

Sentral is Australia’s leading cloud-based school management platform trusted by more than 2,500 Schools.

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Sentral Overview

Sentral is Australia’s leading cloud-based school management platform trusted by more than 2,500 Schools.

Helping to make Australia's schools world class

With it’s web-based suite of modules, Sentral provides a single comprehensive interface for the management, tracking and reporting of data for school administration, online learning and student management.

Our Vision

Our vision is to empower students and teachers to be the best they can.

Our Mission

We help schools provide the best education for every child in their care by developing software that revolutionises student management.

Our Values

People Who Make a Difference

We are one team. We are passionate about what we do and through collaboration we empower each other to succeed. We have each other’s back!

Trusted Partnerships

Customer is heart, we listen to build understanding and we act with integrity, honesty and transparency. Trust is earned and respect is a given.

Diverse Perspectives

We are not afraid to speak up. We bring our true selves to work everyday. Our differences strengthen us.

Performance Excellence

We know what we’re here to do, we are ambitious and we aim high. We are accountable for outcomes and we learn from each other.

Innovative Thinking

We are inquisitive and empowered to colour outside of the lines. We are not afraid to fail and learn from our mistakes. We have the courage to take risks and challenge the status quo.

Business Agility

We are constantly evolving and reinventing ourselves. We are adaptable and embrace change and respond quickly to customer needs.

Our History

Sentral began in 1998, with our founders stepping directly from the education sector. Having identified a need for affordable, quality technology services, Sentral is designed to meet the needs of schools in a simple-to-use platform.

A proven software solution that leads the way in comprehensive and uncomplicated technology, Sentral seamlessly manages school administration, student data and more. Our tailor-made solutions for schools help administration staff, teachers and school leaders save valuable time to focus on improving school and student outcomes.

In 2019, Global Payments acquired Sentral, as part of their vision to make schools better. The synergy of the two businesses will help provide market leading software and great user experiences in technology solutions and payments.

The acquisition will accelerate product enhancement and development for schools using Sentral’s platform and aligns perfectly with Global Payments tech-enabled, software-driven payments strategy, whilst further expanding their educational market capabilities.

Today, Sentral is the trusted solution of choice
in over 2,500 schools across Australia.

 

Our Culture

Sentral staff come from all walks of life. Our staff bring together their combined experience and skill from careers in primary and secondary schools, educational administration and leadership, software development, IT engineering, and finance and business management. Together we strive to bring you the very best in education management software.

We believe in an evolving business and technological model, based on developing from inside knowledge and invaluable client feedback. Our team is like a family, respectfully working together to achieve the best for our school clients. Our people are encouraged to take measured risks and push boundaries to find more ways to improve school and student administration.

Sentral strives to better understand what schools and teachers need most. Our common goal is to cut out the noise and simplify your daily processes so you can concentrate on nurturing the needs of every student in your care.

Sentral Leadership Team

Meet Our Business Leaders

Al Watson

Al Watson

Chief Executive Officer Software

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Simon Jones

General Manager

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Antony Mawer

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Megan Bonham

Megan Bonham

Finance Manager

Meet Our Customer Leaders

Melanie McKenzie

Melanie McKenzie

GM, Marketing

Gavin Main

Gavin Main

Head of Professional Services

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Cassie Martin

Head of Sales

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Alan Scott Brown

Head of Customer Services

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Steve Duncan

Project Management Officer

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Lee-Anne Garcia

Customer Success Lead

Meet Our Product Leader

Lisa Miks

Lisa Miks

Head of Product

Meet Our People & Culture Leader

Paulina Danak

Paulina Danak

People & Culture Business Partner

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Hear how Sentral helps schools work smarter

The Sentral Station podcast hosts discussions on education to help elevate positive messages and approaches to improve outcomes.