DUNGANNON, Northern Ireland, October 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
sQuid, the electronic payments provider today announced the launch of online top ups and cashless catering at St Patrick's Academy in Dungannon, Northern Ireland.
sQuid now enables school parents to top up their child's school cashless catering account online so that children can pay for food and drink in the school canteen, without the need to take cash or cheques to school.
Mary Thompson, Facilities Manager at St Patrick's, said, "We are delighted with the integration of our cashless system with sQuid's ePayment technology. Our main aim is to remove the need for cash in school, as well as creating another simple and innovative way for children to pay for their school meals, it also means much less administration for the school. By making online top ups, parents can quickly and easily load money onto their child's sQuid account, and with the ability to view transactions online, they can be certain that their child is spending money on a healthy meal at school."
The school was an existing Impact biometric site and having added online top-ups for cashless catering, they are now also providing school parents with the ability to pay for school trips and other school related offers via sQuid online too.
John Gallacher, Regional Manager for sQuid, said, "Allowing parents to top up their child's sQuid account online demonstrates another progressive use of technology at St. Patrick's Academy. This completely removes the need for children to take cash to school in order to access catering facilities or to pay for those other items that schools request parents send cash to school for."
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Bede Feltham, Marketing Director, sQuidcard