Learner Survey 2018

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* 1. Are you happy at Parktown?

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* 2. Are you proud of Parktown?

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* 3. What do you like about Parktown?

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* 4. What kind of representative are you of the Parktown Brand?

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* 5. On average, how long does it take you to get to school?

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* 6. How do you get to school?

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* 7. Who do you live with?

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* 8. Do you participate regularly in school extramurals (sport, culture, service)?

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* 9. List any extramural activities you would like to do that we don’t offer.

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* 10. Do you participate in school academic enrichment activities?

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* 11. Are receiving awards your motivation for participation in extramurals?

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* 12. If you do not participate much in extramurals, please give reasons why not.

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* 13. Do you participate in community service?

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* 14. If yes, what type of community service do you do?

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* 15. if no, can you explain why not?

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* 16. What is more important to you: good marks or real learning (which may involve failure and perseverance)?

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* 17. Do you do your homework?

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* 18. How much homework do you do per week (on average)?

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* 19. Do you have a quiet place at home where you can do your homework undisturbed?

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* 20. Do you enjoy reading for pleasure?

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* 21. How many hours a week do you spend reading?

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* 22. Do your teachers refer to the Habits of Mind as part of their teaching?

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* 23. Would you do an assignment if it were not for marks?

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* 24. Have you seen someone cheating in a test/exam at Parktown?

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* 25. Did you report it?

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* 26. If you did not report it, why didn’t you?

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* 27. Have you cheated in a test/exam at Parktown?

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* 28. Have you seen, or do you know someone who is stealing / has stolen at Parktown?

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* 29. Did you report it?

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* 30. If you did not report it, why didn’t you?

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* 31. Have you stolen something at Parktown?

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* 32. Have you had something stolen from you at Parktown?

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* 33. Are you personally (not through a third person telling you about it) aware of any girl with a problem (e.g. involved in dangerous online activities, drugs, alcohol, family abuse, etc.) that needs adult help?

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* 34. If yes, have you reported it to a senior member of staff or school psychologist?

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* 35. Have you been diagnosed with depression by a medical professional (this includes a psychologist)?

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* 36. If yes, are you on medication?

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* 37. Have you used medication in the last two years for any of the following:

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* 38. Have you ever smoked marijuana (weed, dagga)?

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* 39. If yes, where did you get it from?

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* 40. Do you drink alcohol?

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* 41. What other illegal substances have you tried?

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* 42. How well are you doing academically? (consider your average at the end of last term)

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* 43. If you are achieving poorly, what do you think are the reasons?

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* 44. Do you attend extra lessons at the school?

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* 45. Do you attend extra lessons or have a tutor outside of the school?

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* 46. If yes, for what reasons do you take the extra lessons and in which subjects?

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* 47. Are there any school subjects you would have liked to have taken that the school does not offer?

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* 48. If yes, what are they?

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* 49. Do you own a cellphone?

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* 50. Is your phone in your room at night?

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* 51. How many hours per day do you spend on social media or the internet? (other than for school work)

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* 52. Do you have access to a computer at home?

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* 53. Do you have access to a computer printer at home?

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* 54. Can you access the internet on your home computer?

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* 55. Have you been late for school in 2018?

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* 56. Please give reasons for your lateness.

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* 57. Have you been absent from school in 2018?

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* 58. Please give reasons for your absence.

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* 59. Have you seen anyone being bullied at school?

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* 60. Did you report it to anyone?

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* 61. If no, why not?

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* 62. Have you been bullied at school?

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* 63. Did you report it to anyone?

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* 64. If no, why not?

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* 65. Have you been guilty of bullying someone else?

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* 66. Have you ever been abused?

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* 67. Have you experienced any form of racism at school?

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* 68. If yes, explain what you experienced?

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* 69. In your opinion, how important is it to come to school every day? (Give an answer between 1 and 4 with 1 being not important and 4 being very important).

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* 70. Do you eat breakfast before school?

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* 71. Are your parents/guardians able to provide you with three meals a day?

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* 72. Do you feel hopeful for the future?

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* 73. What do you think is the biggest problem facing teenage girls today?

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* 74. Do your parents/guardians participate in school activities/meetings every year such as Fun Day, Parent’s evenings, Career Afternoon, AGM Meeting, SGB elections, Grade information meeting, Parent’s Association events?

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* 75. If your parents/guardians do not attend, please tell us why not.

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* 76. Who mostly attends these activities/ meetings?

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* 77. Do you give your parents/guardians the newsletter every two weeks?

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* 78. If no, can you tell us why not?

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* 79. How would parents prefer to receive the newsletter?

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* 80. GRADE 8 QUESTION (other grades ignore) Do you feel you have settled in at Parktown?

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* 81. GRADE 11 AND 12 QUESTION (other grades ignore)
What advice do you wish somebody had given you in Grade 8 or 9?

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* 82. GRADE 11 AND 12 QUESTION (other grades ignore)

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* 83. If you would like to tell us something that would help us serve learners’ needs better, please feel free to write in the space below.

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