26 September 2023

School survey marks State schools at top

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The 2022 School Opinion Survey has found that more than 90 per cent of school communities feel positive about their local State school and the service it provides.

The survey, released on World Teachers’ Day, was completed by 100,000 parents and caregivers, 100,000 students, and 51,000 staff.

While all results polled in the nineties, the best came from special school students, 98 per cent of whom said their teachers cared about them and encouraged them to do their best.

Speaking in Parliament, the Minister for Education, Grace Grace said the 2022 School Opinion Survey resulted in strong results across the board.

“I know it, school communities know it, Queenslanders know it, and this survey proves it — State schools are great schools,” Ms Grace said.

She said the Department of Education conducted the survey each year, seeking the opinions of parents, caregivers, students and school staff about important aspects of schooling.

“I am delighted to see that students, staff and parents and carers who participated in the survey are supportive of their schools and think they are doing a great job,” Ms Grace said.

“However, the survey is also a great opportunity to identify areas for improvement,” she said as she thanked teachers for their hard work.

“Teachers make a huge difference to their students’ lives and futures,” the Minister said.

“I encourage all Queenslanders to take the opportunity to celebrate the teachers in their lives, both past and present,” she said.

“We have all had special teachers in our lives, either through our own schooling or our children’s education. They are truly the foundation of our great education system,” Ms Grace said.

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