Positive engagement in education is one of the most vital determinants of a person’s lifelong health and wellbeing.
In a number of previous consultations, children and young people themselves have told the Commissioner about the importance of school and the role of education in affecting their wellbeing.
How can you help your child to be engaged in school and learning?
Top tips for parents, carers and family
School and learning powerpoint presentation
School and Learning through the eyes of students (Colin Pettit)
School and learning consultation - Technical report
Speaking out about school and learning - The views of WA children and young people on factors that support their engagement in school and learning
Speaking out about school and learning - Summary report
Creativity and education
Policy brief - Children and young people speak out about education and health at school
Children and young people speak out about education and health at school
Policy brief - Children and young people speak out about education and safety at school
Children and young people speak out about education and safety at school
Children and young people speak out about education
Developed from the Commissioner's 2011 Wellbeing research project
Submission to the Productivity Commission on National Education Evidence Base, June 2016
Submission to Senate Select Committee on School Funding Investment
Submission to the Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs, October 2015
Inquiry into educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Submission to the Productivity Commission, May 2014
Inquiry into Childcare and Early Learning
Opinion piece - Let's not panic about kids wagging school
The Daily Telegraph, Professor Stephen Zubrick – 14 August 2014
Opinion piece - Professor looks to make a difference
The West Australian, Professor Colleen Hayward – 13 April 2013
Opinion piece - Community input vital to giving kids best start
The West Australian, Mrs Annie Fogarty – 20 November 2012
We Are 10 - Information sheet
To celebrate the Commissioner's office's 10 year anniversary in late 2017, a consultation is being held with 10-year-olds across Western Australia.
Addressing Bullying Behaviour in Children and Young People 2015
During Children's Week 2015 the Commissioner held a free public forum for parents, teachers and other professionals about effective methods of reducing bullying behaviour, which included a presentation by Winthrop Professor Donna Cross from the Telethon Kids Institute.
Thinker in Residence 2014
International expert in child resilience Dr Michael Ungar visited Perth in 2014, offering new perspectives on a community-wide approach to building resilience in children and young people, particularly those who are vulnerable or who have complex needs.
Thinker in Residence 2011
Paul Collard, chief executive of the non-government organisation Creativity, Culture and Education in the UK, investigated the potential for creativity in education and cultural experiences to strengthen the wellbeing of children and young people in Western Australia.