My Calendar, calendar colours and calendar syncing

What is My Calendar?

My Calendar offers a personalised way of keeping track of one's school meetings and events, by saving one-time or recurring events and adding other participants

Select a month from the drop down arrow next to the month name at the top.

To create a school event, click on a day in the calendar and input all the details in the slide over that appears, then click on 'Create school event'.

You can switch calendar view by clicking on the 'Day', '5 days' or 'Month' options.


The lessons staff members have also been assigned to cover will also show up on a staff members calendar. Clicking on the lesson from their calendar will allow them to access the registers for the lessons to complete them on Arbor.



What does the colour coding mean?

In My Calendar, the slots are colour coded:

Dark Green: Class lessons (including Covering lessons)
Light Green: Urgent Events
Light Yellow: Extra Curricular Events
Orange: All other Events (Break, Club, General, Meeting, Parents Evening, Sports Fixture)

Can we change the colour coding?

It is not possible to change the colours in the calendar.


How do I link my Arbor Calendar to an external calendar?

Google Calendar or BusyCal

You can add our personal Arbor Calender events to other applications and systems by going to My Items > My Calendar > Live Feed. This means any events created in your Arbor calendar will appear in your external calendar, but any changes made in your external calendar will not be reflected in Arbor. 



Copy the long URL and go to your external calendar application. In this example, I'm using Google Calendar.

Click to add another calendar and choose the 'From URL' option.



Paste the URL you copied into the box, then click Add Calendar.



Your Arbor events will then appear in your external Google Calendar.




You can sync your Arbor Calendar with Outlook using SalamanderSoft. Please get in touch with SalamanderSoft to see what your next steps would be.

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  • How do you import this to Outlook?

  • Hi Iain Holmes, thanks for leaving a comment!
    It is currently possible to sync your Arbor Calendar with Outlook using SalamanderSoft. If this looks like a good option for you, please get in touch with SalamanderSoft to see what your next steps would be.

  • Can you set up a school calendar with whole school events which is then accessible to all staff?


  • Hi Helen, take a look at this article.

  • Hi Gwen, thanks for your reply. I can see that this allows me to download school events and filter them.

    But wasn't quite what we were looking for. I was hoping to replace our school calendar in outlook with the Arbor calendar and connect it to our google calendar on our school website.

  • Hi Helen, it isn't possible to do this with the whole school calendar, only with individual calendars as shown above. With so many things scheduled in the school calendar, it would almost make it impossible to use!

  • How can colours be change on my personal calendar?

    Having 'Other' events all one colour is not very helpful when I have a variety of meetings, Clubs, Duties etc

  • Hi Stefan, I'm afraid it isn't possible to change the colours in the calendar.

  • Gwyn Mabo Is this something planned in development as it seems like a glaring oversight in functionality?

  • Hi Stefan, we aren't currently planning on making any changes to this functionality. You can see what we're working on and how to add feedback for us to consider in future here.


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