In 2017-18, students were asked to answer the Tell Them From Me Survey. This survey now renamed Our School. All students from grades 4 to 6 answered anonymously. The results were very surprising to our Safe and Healthy Schools Committee. The results show that there is still a lot of work to be done at the school to improve.
The survey unveiled to following information about the students’ perception of school:
- Grade 4: 32
- Grade 5: 39
- Grade 6: 31
- 79% of students have a high sense of belonging;
- 89% of students have positive relationships at school;
- 88% of students have positive behavior at school;
- Student rated their relationship with teachers as 8 out of 10.
- Students also reported the following information regarding the measures to prevent bullying:
- Students know the consequences of bullying(73%)
- There are adults at school that students can talk to (81%)
- Teachers help students understand bullying (85%)
- Teachers tell students what to do (71%)
- It was noted that students know what to do when others are bullied: tell (80%), stand up for the victim (83%) or made effort to include victim (91%).
- 31% of students said they were victims of moderate to severe bullying (31% for girls, 33% for boys)
- When asked if they felt safe at school and on their way to and from school, student answered yes at the following percentages:
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- When asked if they felt safe at school, 48 % student answered yes.
- 78% of the students reported that they did not bully others.
- 20 % of the students reported that they don’t tell a lunch supervisor when they need help.
- Most cases of bullying were verbal and social (32% and 37%).
- The following areas were more problematics for bullying: Outside the school (33%), Bus (22%), Washroom (15%), Hallways (15%)
- 75% of students reported that bullying happened during recesses. or on the bus