REMINDER: 2021 School-year reports rollover and security renovation…

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Many thanks for your support of the Financial Survey for Schools (FSS).

On Saturday, 15 July 2023, we will temporarily close the Somerset Education School Portal to add another layer of security and also prepare for 2022 School-year reporting.

Our target timeline | Summary
Saturday 15 July 2023 | Temporary close FSS Portal — make sure you have downloaded 2021 School-year reports.
Tuesday 18 July 2023 | Re-open Option 1 on the portal Enter Financial Data  2022 School-year — remains open to April 2024.
Tuesday 18 July 2023 | Added security Upgraded password and two-factor authentication required.
Tuesday 01 August 2023 | Reports available 2022 School-year reports available — options 2 – 9 on the Portal.

Adding additional layer of security 
To continually improve our data security, Somerset Education are implementing new password protocols plus a two-factor authentication process. 
🎬 This short video explains the changes featuring step-by-step instructions: Multi-factor authentication.

Four easy-to-follow steps – as featured in the video
Step 1 | Login to Somerset Education School Portal using your current password:


Step 2 | An authentication code is sent to the email address registered with Somerset Education:


Step 3 | You will be asked to upgrade your password to include improved security requirements:


Step 4 | You will arrive at the school portal as usual:


Accessing the Portal
To assist you with accessing the Portal, here are the step-by-step instructions:Navigating the Somerset Education Portal.

| Any questions?
For more information about the FSS or our budgeting and reporting tools, please do not hesitate to contact Cathy or Jessica at or call 1300 781 968 (from outside Australia +61 7 3263 5300).

Kindest regards

John Somerset is a Chartered Accountant. He has extensive knowledge of the independent school sector and is past President of Independent Schools Queensland and a past board member of the Independent Schools Australia.

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