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Umina school has second round of surveys

Umina Beach Public School is participating in a second round of surveys aimed at improving student well-being, engagement and teaching practices.

School principal Ms Lyn Davis said a survey had been conducted at the start of the year.

The second survey would help identify trends in student responses and help track student engagement, she said.

"The survey is a great opportunity for our students to provide us with valuable and quick feedback on what they think about school life, how engaged they are with school and the different ways that teachers interact with them," Ms Davis said.

Ms Davis said that capturing the voices of the students would help improve the school and how things were run.

The school will also be participating in the Partners in Learning parent survey, which is connected to the Tell Them From Me survey, both being organised by the Department of Education.

The Partners in Learning survey asks parents and carers questions about different factors known to impact a student's wellbeing and engagement.

Ms Davis said the survey provided valuable feedback and helped the school make practical improvements.

"Running this survey will help our school understand parents and carers' perspectives on their child's experience at school," Ms Davis said.

Ms Davis said that many different factors contributed to a student's wellbeing and engagement, including communication between parents, carers and staff, practices at home, and views on school support of learning and behaviour.

The Partners in Learning survey is conducted online and took 15 minutes.

Ms Davis said that the surveys were entirely voluntary and confidential, with both conducted between August 17 and September 11.

She said all contributions and responses were highly appreciated by the school.





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