By now quite a few selected parents/guardians may have completed the 2018 Parent Opinion Survey and I wish to sincerely thank you for your contribution to the life of the College by providing us with your feedback. If for some reason you have been selected to complete this year’s Parent Opinion Survey and you haven’t completed it yet, please do so by August 26. Your opinion is valuable to us.
The Parent Opinion Survey is completed annually by the Department of Education and Training and is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents at every school in Victoria. This year, about 30 per cent of parents were invited to participate. All responses to the survey are anonymous.
This year to Parent Opinion Survey is being conducted from Monday, 23 July to Sunday, 26 August.
The Parent Opinion Survey is an opportunity for schools to collect data from parent/guardians in relation to our school community, ensuring that continuous improvement and success is occurring in School Climate, Student Engagement, Teaching and Learning and of course improved student outcomes. It is a very important step towards making our school one of the best possible educational setting in the wider community.
In recent years, we have conducted annual and anonymous opinion surveys for staff, students and parents. We use this information to inform and direct our plans for school improvement. Many parents over the years would most likely have completed these surveys.
This year, your family may have been randomly selected to participate in the Parent Opinion Survey. If you did get selected, I would ask you to take the time to complete the survey as your opinion is important to our school community. It is important to us that you complete the survey as honestly as possible.
The Department of Education and Training has updated the survey to align it with the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes and the refreshed Attitudes to School Survey. Core measures from the previous survey have been retained for data continuity purposes.
Completing the survey: Access, translations and more
The survey is to be completed online and it only takes 10 – 15 minutes to complete. It can be accessed at any convenient time within the fieldwork period desktops computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones.
There will be no paper survey option, therefore, North Geelong SC is very happy to provide access to computer facilities and staff members to support all parents who are unable to complete the survey online using their own devices or they need someone to guide them through the survey. The school will notify the selected parents and provide them with the information and all the support needed to complete the online survey at home or at school.
The online survey is available in English, Arabic, Mandarin, Chin (Hakha), Hindi, Vietnamese, Japanese, Greek, Turkish, Somali and Punjabi.
Additional survey language guides have been made available to schools in Albanian, Bengali, Burmese, Cantonese, Dari, Dinka, Filipino, Greek, Gujarati, Indonesian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Malayalam, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish or Urdu.
For more information, see: Parent Opinion Survey
Once again, thank you very much for your support. If any parents/guardians have any questions or queries re: Parent Opinion Survey, please don’t hesitate to contact the school Principal.