Child and Student Wellbeing is a key priority for our Department. The department’s Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy underpins our current and future efforts to keep children and young people safe, well and engaged in learning, across all of our learning environments and adopts the six ARACY wellbeing domains. Find out more about our approach to wellbeing.
The Student Wellbeing and Engagement Survey (SWES) is an annual survey completed by students in Years 4 – 12 in all eligible Tasmanian government schools. The SWES provides critical measures of student wellbeing through the voice of our learners.
The Survey data informs our school and system planning, our policies and services, and efforts to support the wellbeing of children and young people across Government.
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2023 Student Wellbeing and Engagement Survey (SWES)
The 2023 SWES was facilitated by our Child and Youth Wellbeing unit.
It took place in Term 3, 2023. 28,750 students took part.
The annual Student Wellbeing & Engagement Survey provides critical measures of student wellbeing through the voice of our learners. The Survey data informs our school and system planning, our policies and services, and efforts to support the wellbeing of children and young people across Government.
The table below shows annual data for the proportion of respondents in Years 4-12 showing medium or high wellbeing across four key wellbeing domains as a proportion of all responses across the questions relating to each domain.
Student Wellbeing and Engagement Survey results (2022)
|Wellbeing domain||% of students with medium or high wellbeing|
|Loved and Safe – School Climate||71.7|
|Learning – Cognitive Engagement||80.7|
|Positive Sense of Culture and Identity – School Belonging||71.3|
|Learning – Emotional Engagement with Teachers||94.8|
- I901 – Student Wellbeing (Excel, 26KB)
Overall, the state-level data (responses across all schools/year levels) indicates that results remain fairly stable with previous years.
The survey provides useful data on the wellbeing of our students. It will inform our approaches to student wellbeing at a school and system level.
2023 Student Wellbeing and Engagement Survey Data
- 90% of students felt connecting to adults in their home
- 88% of students felt they had good quality social support from peers
- 73% of students reported being resilient in challenging times
- 94% of students reported they had good relationships and support from their teachers
- 80% of students reported that they persist with classroom tasks to support their learning
- 80% of students that reported they persevere at tasks
Loved, Safe and Valued
- 89% of students felt connected to adults at school
- 83% of students feel safe at school most of the time
- 69% of students felt that teachers and students care about each other & treat each other with respect
- 73% of students reported having a good night’s sleep*
- 69% of students reported having a nutritional breakfast*
- 84% of students reported having participated in organised activities at least once a week
* based on students reporting they had a good night’s sleep or ate breakfast at least three times a week
- 79% of students reported being generally optimistic
- 28% 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
- 81% of students feel part of a group of friends and usually fit in with other students
Annual data on the proportion of respondents in Years 4-12 showing medium or high wellbeing across four key wellbeing domains (as a proportion of all responses across the questions relating to each domain) can be found in the Excel file below.