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First themes emerging from school and learning consultation

The Commissioner has sent an easy-to-read ‘Snapshot’ report back to the 1,800 students who took part in his recently completed School and Learning Consultation.

The two reports, one for Years 3 to 6 and a second for Years 7 to 12, provide a preliminary overview of what students had to say on matters such as how they get along with other students and teachers, and the importance of attending school every day.

The consultation was held in Terms 3 and 4 this year and involved students from 98 government, Catholic and independent schools around the state.

The consultation is the first phase of a project that is considering the factors that support children and young people’s engagement in education, one of the most important factors in a person’s lifelong wellbeing.

The Commissioner spoke about the importance of a positive learning experience in his recent presentation at the Department of Education’s engagement forum.

The huge amount of information collected from the consultation is now being analysed, with the Commissioner planning to release a formal report of the consultation in mid-2017.

More information about the project is available on the Engagement in Education page.