Rolling Timetable is a timetable display app that shows timetables for schools that utilise a rolling (or rotating) timetable system.
A rolling timetable is a timetable that does not follow the normal Monday to Friday timetabling scheme. For example a rolling timetable may have six days in it (instead of five). Monday of the first week will be day 1, Tuesday will be day 2, Wednesday (day 3), Thursday (day 4) and Friday (day5). Monday of the second week will be day 6 and Tuesday will go back to day 1 and the cycle will start again.
If there are public holidays (or whole of school sport days etc) these days are normally skipped. For example if Friday is day 3 and Monday is a public holiday then the following Tuesday will be day 4.
The main advantages of a rolling timetable are:
• Students don't miss out on subjects due to public holidays.
• Schools can schedule more periods, allowing flexibility in the timetable (eg. A school can schedule 36 periods over six days instead of 30 periods over five days).
The main disadvantages of a rolling timetable are:
• Difficulty for students (and their parents) in understanding the timetable.
• Difficulty in knowing what subject you will be doing on a particular day in the future (eg. what subject will I miss out on if I make a dentist appointment for period 4 on Friday five weeks from now).
The Rolling Timetable app aims to make understanding a rotating timetable easier. You define the days of your timetable, set the start date of the term or semester and the app will display the daily timetable for each day of the term or semester. Rolling Timetable will allow you to:
• Define "non-school days" that are not counted in the timetable.
• Override the default timetable calculations.
• Define different class times for different days of the week.
• Include other activities in the timetable display (such as lunch, recess and assemblies).
• Include room and teacher information for each subject and class.
Rolling Timetable will allow for:
• Up to 15 days in a timetable.
• Up to 12 periods per day.
• Multiple timetables.
Note: If you don't know what a rolling timetable is and your school does not utilise a rolling timetable then this app is not for you.