Thank you for agreeing to complete this voluntary survey.

The purpose of the school climate survey is to find out about equity and inclusive education, and about how safe and caring your school is.

The information will be used by your principal and teachers to help make your school a safe place in which everyone is respected and feels that they belong.

Please do not put your name on this survey. Your answers are confidential. We are interested in what you and other students have to say.

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* 1. What grade are you in?

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* 2. Are you male or female?

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* 3. Do you feel safe and welcome at school?

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* 4. Do you feel safe on the way to and from school?

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* 5. How do you feel about your school?

  Always Often Sometimes Never
I enjoy being at school.
My school is a friendly place.
I can learn in my school.
I feel accepted by students in my school.
I feel accepted by adults in my school.
I can get extra help at my school when I need it.

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* 6. Do you ever feel unwelcome or uncomfortable at your school because of any of the following?
(Please check the items that apply to you.)

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* 7. In your school, how often have you learned about the experiences and / or achievements of:

  Often Sometimes Never
women and girls
Aboriginal peoples (First Nations, Metis, Inuit)
people of many races, cultures, and skin colours
people who practice different religions
people with disabilities
people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender
different kinds of families
people with different income levels

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* 8. In your school, members of diverse groups appear in:

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Not sure
pictures or posters in the school
displays of student work
materials used in class (e.g., books, videos)
discussions and presentations about topics studied in class
school publications (e.g., newsletters, yearbooks)
special events and celebrations

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* 9. At school, do you feel that any of these reasons stop you from being able to learn to the best of your ability:
(Please check all that apply.)

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* 10. How safe do you feel in the following places?

  Very safe Safe Not safe Does not apply
Lunchroom or eating area
School washrooms
Classrooms
Gym
Gym change rooms
School buses
School grounds
School entrances and exits
Hallways
On the way to school
Online / Texting

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* 11. How safe do think other people feel in the following places?

  Very safe Safe Not safe Does not apply
Lunchroom or eating area
School washrooms
Classrooms
Gym
Gym change rooms
School buses
School grounds
School entrances and exits
Hallways
On the way to school
Online / Texting

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* 12. Have you been bullied at school?

  Often Sometimes Never
Physically?
Verbally?
Socially?
Electronically?

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* 13. Have you been bullied because of ...

  Often Sometimes Never
your race, culture, or skin colour?
being a boy?
being a girl?
your sexual orientation?
your religion or faith?
a disability?
your family's income?

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* 14. Have you, alone or as part of a group, bullied others at school?

  Often Sometimes Never
Physically?
Verbally?
Socially?
Electronically?

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* 15. Have you, alone or as part of a group, bullied someone because ...

  Often Sometimes Never
of their race, culture, or skin colour?
they were a boy?
they were a girl?
of their sexual orientation?
of their religion or faith?
of a disability?
of their family's income?

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* 16. Where and how often does bullying occur?

  Often Sometimes Never
Lunchroom or eating areas
School washrooms
Gym
Gym changerooms
School buses
School grounds
School entrances
Hallways
On the way to and from school

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* 17. When you see another student being bullied, do you try to help?

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* 18. Do you think that teachers try to stop bullying?

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* 19. Do you think that the principal or vice-principal tries to stop bullying?

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* 20. If you did not do anything the last time you saw someone being bullied, what was the reason?
(Please check all that apply.)

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* 21. Think of the last time you were bullied. What did you do?
(Please check all that apply.)

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* 22. If you did not do anything the last time you were bullied, what was the reason?
(Please check all that apply.)

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* 23. If you have reported or told someone about bullying, who did you tell?
(Please check all that apply.)

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* 24. What are things that you think your school could do to help you feel more welcome and to help prevent bullying? (Please check all that apply.)

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* 25. Is there anything else that you want to tell us about how safe you feel at your school?

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