Every two years we undertake a school climate survey for students, parents, and teachers. The school climate survey is required by the Ministry of Education as part of the Safe Schools initiative, and the information gathered is used to help us make sure that our schools are safe and welcoming so that students can feel comfortable enough to learn.
Over the next few weeks, all grade 4 to 8 students will have an opportunity to participate in our school climate survey.
The survey was developed by the The Learning Bar, and it will be administered through the OurSCHOOL platform formerly called Tell Them From Me.
About the Student Survey
OurSCHOOL is an online survey that helps teachers and principals learn about students’ feelings towards their school and their thoughts for improving their school environment. The survey is not a test. There are no right or wrong answers. The survey is simply a way for students to have their voices heard. The survey is completely voluntary and anonymous.
The survey measures include but are not limited to:
- Social/Emotional Outcomes (e.g. social engagement, emotional health);
- Physical Health Outcomes (e.g. risky behaviours);
- Drivers of Student Outcomes (e.g. school context, classroom context).
When Will the Student Survey be Available?
The student survey will open October 5th, 2017 and will close November 16th, 2017. Students will be given time to complete the survey during the school day.
Parent and Teacher Survey
Parents and teachers will also have an opportunity to participate in a similar survey later in the school year. Details will follow.
More information is available at https://www.hcdsb.org/Schools/Pages/School-Climate-Surveys.aspx