Annual Student Wellbeing and Engagement Survey

2021 Student Wellbeing and Engagement Survey

The 2021 Student Wellbeing and Engagement Survey (SWES) commenced on 23 August and closed 17 September 2021. 29 650 students completed the survey in 2021.

The 2021 collection had the highest number of students participate since the SWES commenced in 2019.

Overall, the state level data (responses across all schools/year levels) indicates that results remain relatively stable with previous years.

The survey provides valuable data on the wellbeing of our students and will inform our approaches to student wellbeing at a school and system level.

Schools can access the Student Wellbeing and Engagement Survey Canvas Site here.

Rumble’s Quest is an optional early years wellbeing survey that schools can use to survey students in Years 1 – 3. For more information click here.

You’ve Got the Data…Now Get Going resources available

New resources have been developed to support schools to unpack their student wellbeing data with their students and to take action.

A pack will be sent out to all schools in Term 1, 2022 and will also include a set of activity cards for students.

Electronic copies of the following are available here (staff access only):

2018-2021 Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy

The Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy commits to the development of valid and reliable measures of child and student wellbeing to inform future effort and planning.

This is a universal approach to wellbeing in the student voice for all students.

All students in Years 4 – 12 will undertake the Student Wellbeing and Engagement Survey annually.

For general information contact:

2021 Student Wellbeing and Engagement Survey Data

During Term 3 2021, 29 650 students across Years 4 to 12 in Tasmanian Government schools undertook the Student Wellbeing and Engagement Survey. We value student voice. The results of this survey will be used to support school and system approaches to student wellbeing and engagement.

  • 91% of Students felt connecting to adults in their home.
  • 86% of Students felt they had good quality social support from peers.
  • 63% of Senior Students reported being resilient in times of stress.
  • 95% of Students reported they had good relationships and support from their Teachers.
  • 81% of Students reported that they persist with classroom tasks to support their learning.
  • 80% of Students report that they persevere at tasks.
Loved & Safe
  • 90% of Students felt connected to adults at School.
  • 84% of Students feel safe at School most of the time.
  • 72% of Students felt that Teachers & Students care about each other & treat each other with respect.
Material Basics
  • 70% of Students reported having a nutritional breakfast.
  • 68% of Students reported having a good night’s sleep.
  • 82% of Students reported having participated in organised activities at least once a week.
  • 76% of Students reported being generally optimistic.
  • 31% of students reported they frequently worry about things at home and at school.
Positive sense of culture & identity
  • 71% of Students feel that they belong at their school.
  • 80% of Students feel part of a group of friends and usually fit in with other students.

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