Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy

Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy

The 2018-2021 Department of Education Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy: Safe, Well and Positive Learners was published on 28 June 2018.

The Wellbeing Strategy has been developed to support our Wellbeing Goal under the 2018-2021 Department of Education Strategic Plan, Learners First: Every Learner Every Day.

We are committed to supporting every learner every day. We have a responsibility to our learners to provide them with the tools to live a fulfilling and productive life. To achieve this, positive wellbeing is a critical component. Support and guidance will be available to inform improvement planning regarding the Wellbeing Goal.

The following resources have been developed to support the implementation of the Wellbeing Strategy across all learning environments:


2019: Mental Wellbeing

The 2019: Mental Wellbeing Action Plan was published in April 2019.

We are putting a spotlight on mental wellbeing in 2019 as part of the implementation of the Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy 2018 – 2021 and broader system commitment to wellbeing.

Under the Action Plan, a wellbeing webpage will be developed in 2019, which will host a number of useful resources and will provide principals with a platform to share information and experiences using wellbeing resources. Professional learning opportunities will be a feature of the Action Plan.

We will continue to update progress against the actions.


Student Wellbeing Survey

All students Years 4 – 12 will be surveyed on their wellbeing in Term 3 2019, and in Term 1 each year following

A student wellbeing survey will be selected through a Request for Tender process

Further work will be done to understand the most appropriate timing and sequencing of student data collection in 2019, and the support required for schools to administer the survey

In addition to this, the trial of Rumble’s Quest will be extended for students in years 1 – 3. Those schools that trialled Rumble’s Quest in 2018 will be invited to undertake the survey again in Term 3, 2019

In partnership with the Early Learning team, 10 more schools will have the opportunity to join the trial

For general information contact:


Your Say on School

The Department of Education held a session at the 2017 Tasmanian Youth Forum called ‘Your Say on School.” At the session, young people were asked for feedback on:

  • What is working well at school?
  • What could be changes to make school a better place?
  • What does a good school look like?

This session has helped the development of our Wellbeing Strategy.

A summary of findings from the session are provided in the link below

If you have any ideas or suggestions on how to make school a better place for young people you can email us at