I am proud to rise in the house today to inform all members and all Islanders about a new school development initiative.
An online survey is underway to collect input from students, parents, educators and support staff about their experience with the school system.
The Tell Them From Me survey will allow participants to give direct input into school development initiatives.
It is important to collect information and advice from everyone involved with the school system to find out first-hand what people are thinking.
By working together, we can come up with new ideas and learn valuable information to help build a stronger school system across our one Island community.
Tell Them From Me is an interactive online school survey designed to help front line educators and administrators improve learning outcomes for students.
By measuring student engagement, student wellness and school climate, “Tell Them From Me” gets to the source of known factors that affect academic achievement.
Everyone completing the survey will be given a random username and password to ensure anonymity.
Students across the province are now participating in the survey that requires about 30 minutes to complete.
Later this month, teachers and school staff will be surveyed and parents will be invited to complete the survey in the spring of 2011.
Information gathered by the survey will help front-line educators, administrators and our Department to have a clearer picture of the system at a school, district and provincial level based on student and teacher input.
So, I encourage parents to join the conversation and to provide input by completing their survey next spring.