Updates & Downloads

Data Structure (V2016)

Your Data should now be Version 2016. If it is not, please contact PCSchool Help Desk. An email has been sent to all schools with current contracts which contains the URL for the download as well as the instructions on how to complete it. To get the link resent, please email the PCSchool Help Desk – helpdesk@pcschool.net.

IMPORTANT This update is needed to get all the latest features of PCSchool. It will perform a major data structure change that is not compatible with Spider versions older than Spider 2015.

View the Data Structure Changes included in this update.

Visit the PCSchool Software Development Blog for more information.

Version 2016 Followup

Download if you are already running Version 2016. This will provide any new features/bug fixes for Version 2016.0 and above. These Followups should be downloaded at least once a month.

See Read me instructions inside the download before proceeding.

  • Curric.exe Version: 2016.0.0.711 Date: 2/12/2017
  • Debtors.exe Version: 2016.0.0.362 Date: 2/12/2017

Visit the PCSchool Software Development Blog for more information.

How to install the Followup

Is your Spider up-to-date?
The version will be shown on the initial login screen by hovering the mouse over the “Powered By PCSchool” wording on the bottom right of the login screen, or over the “My Portal” browser tab of the “Home” page.

Spider Update Instructions

Change Log

Updated Help Documentation

Current Spider 2017.11.27.3

This version of Spider uses the updated .NET Framework 4.6. Please ensure you have the correct version on the server before installing.

If updating from Spider version 2016.03.xx, once the Spider is updated the first time, ensure that ROLL MARKING and TIMETABLES in Spider are showing correctly. If the CLASS PERIODS for roll marking are not showing, please ring support or email help@pcschool.net .

If the login page does not initially show correctly, press CTRL-F5 to clear your browser’s cache.


PCSQ – 2016.12.05

PSCQ is been developed to resolve issues with some printing, emailing and Document Management aspects of PCSchool which were introduced by later versions of Windows. It also solves the issue of having to break statement runs into batches, allowing the complete run of statements to be printed in a single selection.

Please ensure you have read and understood how PCSQ works before downloading. It is critical that Back Office users understand how PCSQ operates. PCSQ instructions

Crystal Report Runtime

Spider 2016 requires a newer version of the Crystal Runtime. Only update Crystal Runtime if you receive a warning when updating Spider.

Is is important to UNINSTALL the current version first before installing this version. The following link is for the 32 bit runtime which we recommend for most schools. In some circumstances, a 64 bit version may be necessary. If this is the case, please contact PCSchool Support.

Team Viewer

Remote Support Client

PCSchool Help

Check your local pcschool.ws file to see where it is looking for the file e.g. HelpPath=C: PCSLAUNCH PCSchool Help.

On your local computer in the above path add the downloaded file to this.

(This should be done on the server as well as the local computer)

Latest Standards File also includes latest Pathway File and University Entrance Approved Standards

NZ Schools (Updated November 2017)