This article outlines what a group is and how you can access them to receive additional news or information relevant to you.


What is a "group"?

Each SkoolBag organisation creates groups to organise information and provide you with the option to receive additional news or information. Each group can provide you additional access to news, picture events and forms. These groups can be year specific, class specific, sport specific, event specific and more.

Where can I find my groups?

To access the groups, navigate to the SkoolBag app and click on the organisation logo.

From here, you have access to three tabs:

  • General: This screen allows you to access the content provided by the school or organisation. Information on this screen is available to every user subscribed to the school or organisation.

  • Groups: This screen shows the list of groups you are subscribed to, as well as the option to add or remove additional groups.

  • Eforms: Access the digital forms made available to you in this screen.

Click on Groups to navigate to your Group list for this school or organisation.

Note: If you are subscribed to multiple schools or organisations, the group list will be separate for each school or organisation.

Types of groups

There are two types of groups you can subscribe to, open or restricted.


These groups are typically used for specific content including, but not limited to, notices related to specific classes, music, sports and other extracurricular activities, where the whole school is not required to be informed.

You can choose to subscribe or unsubscribe to these groups by navigating to the Groups tab in the SkoolBag app.


A restricted group can be identified by the lock icon next to the add (plus) button. These groups function exactly like open groups, for specific content. However, you can only request to join the group to gain access to the content.

Once you request access, a SkoolBag Admin must grant access by approving the request. The request can also be rejected by the SkoolBag Admin at any time.

If you have been approved, you can still unsubscribe at any time. However, if you unsubscribe and choose to join back later, you will need to request access to the group again.

How do I subscribe or unsubscribe from a group?

Navigate to your group list. From here, click on Add / remove groups.

Adding a group (subscribe)

Click on the plus button to the right of the group to subscribe to the group and receive content from that group moving forward.

Removing a group (unsubscribe)

Click on the 'x' button to the right of the group to unsubscribe from the group. Once this is clicked, you will no longer receive any content or new related to this group.

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