Parent survey 2019

This survey is about relationships between home and school, and how well schools and teachers communicate and share information with parents. We would like to find out how things are working and what could work better from a parent perspective.
All parents and carers of school students are welcome to take part and we thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and concerns.
The survey asks about your experiences with your child. If you have more than one child please consider repeating the survey for each one.
It should only take 5-10 minutes to complete, but you're encouraged to add comments. All responses will be kept anonymous.
The Australian Parents Council (APC) and our members believe it is really important that the voices of parents are heard.
 
If you'd like to know more about APC please visit our website www.austparents.edu.au

Our foundation members are:
 
APC has a broad range of members including organisations and individuals.

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* 1. Are you a parent or carer of a child currently in school?

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* 2. Is your child in

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* 3. Is your child being educated in

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* 4. What state/territory do you live in?

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* 5. The next questions look at the relationship between home and school. Firstly how does your child's school currently share information with you - and which methods would you like it to use? You can choose multiple answers.

  currently uses would like
In person eg parent events/information nights
Phone/text
Email
Social media
School app
School website
School newsletter
Parent portal
Other (please specify in comments)

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* 6. How does your child's teacher share information with you (outside of formal school reports) - and which methods would you like them to use? You can choose multiple answers.

  currently uses would like
In person
Phone/text
Email
Social media
School app
Student diary
Written note
Class newsletter/blog
Parent portal
Other (please specify in comments)

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* 7. Would you like there to be regular set times outside of school hours when teachers are available to talk to parents/carers?

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* 8. If yes, how would you like them to be available? You can choose multiple answers.

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* 9. How much information does/do your child's teacher/s share with you about what is being learnt in class? Where would you place them on this scale?

None - I only find out what is being learnt in class from my child Comprehensive  - I get frequent detailed guidance
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 10. How much information does/do the teacher/s share with you about your child's social and emotional development? Where would you place them on this scale?

None - I only find out when my child is upset about something Comprehensive  - we frequently discuss behaviour and well-being
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 11. How open is/are your child's teacher/s to you as a parent/carer? Where would you place them on this scale?

I am not encouraged to approach them I always feel welcome
i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

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* 12. What is your opinion of the formal parent teacher meetings? Where would you place them on this scale?

They are meaningless - a few minutes with a teacher is just box ticking They are perfect, I find out everything I need to know in a single meeting
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* 13. What would you like to be able to discuss with your child's teacher/s? You can chose multiple answers.

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* 14. Have you ever....

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* 15. Do you think....

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* 16. Do you have any further comments about how teacher/s and the school share information with you about your child's educational, social and emotional progress?

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* 17. Would you like to receive news, information, advice and surveys about education issues in future?

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* 18. Would you like to receive information, updates and invitations to parent events from an Australian Parents Council member organisation in your state or territory?

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