If you create an Overseas Trip or Residential Trip using the series of articles here, this is how a parent will experience the process.
Firstly, they will see a deposit payment container. They will not be able to see a preference selection container until they have paid their deposit.
There will only be a single "Deposit Payment" event available to select:
Once they have paid the deposit, the main signup will be unlocked where they can make selections:
After the signup has closed, staff can allocate the groups. When they are ready to confirm the final groups to parents they will generate events. This will send a confirmation email to the parents, and charge the instalment fee shown for the group to their account so that they can log in to make payment.
Parents receive an email confirmation of the allocation, containing any additional information the school has written.
When they log in to SchoolsBuddy, they will see that they have fees outstanding and can click on the Fees tab to see the details, and make payment.
The default view will show any unpaid fees, but they can also filter this view to see paid fees, like the deposit payment:
If the school has chosen to use a quick charge for the final instalment and sent an email with it, the parent receives an email:
Because the trips are created with the "Ignore Day of week" setting, they are defaulted to the first Monday in the activity date period, so parents (and students) will see the trip in their calendar on the Monday: