Annual data from the Student Wellbeing & Engagement Survey, in addition to data on the annual School Satisfaction Survey.

Child and student wellbeing is a key priority for our department. We aim to ensure that learners are safe, feel supported and are able to flourish so they can engage in learning. Find out more about our approach to wellbeing.

Student Wellbeing

The annual Student Wellbeing & Engagement Survey provides critical measures of student wellbeing through the voice of our learners. The survey data informs our school and system planning, our policies and services, and efforts to support the wellbeing of children and young people across government.

The table below shows annual data for the proportion of respondents in Years 4-12 showing medium or high wellbeing across four key wellbeing domains as a proportion of all responses across the questions relating to each domain.

Student Wellbeing & Engagement Survey results (2022)

Wellbeing domain% of students with medium or high wellbeing
Loved and Safe – School Climate71.7
Learning – Cognitive Engagement80.7
Positive Sense of Culture and Identity – School Belonging71.3
Learning – Emotional Engagement with Teachers94.8

School Satisfaction

School satisfaction information is an important element of school improvement planning. School satisfaction data was collected from parents and staff in all Tasmanian government schools. 2019 was the final year of student satisfaction recording due to the introduction of the student wellbeing measurement.

The table below shows most recent annual data on the satisfaction levels of parents and staff. Satisfaction levels are determined based on respondents who agreed or strongly agreed, as a proportion of all those who expressed agreement or disagreement, averaged across the nationally agreed question set.

School Satisfaction Survey results (2022)

% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed

National questions include 12-16 items, inclusive of multiple aspects of school satisfaction. This measure replaces previous measures based on a single question, to increase validity and reliability of data in monitoring satisfaction over time.

2022 Student Wellbeing and Engagement Survey (SWES)

The 2022 SWES was facilitated by our Child and Student Wellbeing unit.

It took place in Term 3, 2022. 28,527 students took part.

Find out more about SWES.

Overall, the state-level data (responses across all schools/year levels) indicates that results remain fairly stable with previous years.

The survey provides useful data on the wellbeing of our students. It will inform our approaches to student wellbeing at a school and system level.

Wellbeing for Learning – Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy

The Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy commits to the development of valid and reliable measures of child and student wellbeing. This data will be used to inform future effort and planning.

This is a universal approach to wellbeing in the student voice for all students.

All students in Years 4 – 12 will undertake the Student Wellbeing and Engagement Survey annually.

For general information contact:

2022 Student Wellbeing and Engagement Survey Data


  • 90% of students felt connecting to adults in their home  
  • 87% of students felt they had good quality social support from peers
  • 63% of senior students reported being resilient in times of stress


  • 94% of students reported they had good relationships and support from their teachers
  • 80% of students reported that they persist with classroom tasks to support their learning
  • 80% of students that reported they persevere at tasks

Loved, Safe and Valued

  • 89% of students felt connected to adults at school
  • 84% of students feel safe at school most of the time
  • 72% of students felt that teachers and students care about each other & treat each other with respect

Material Basics

  • 71% of students reported having a good night’s sleep*
  • 68% of students reported having a nutritional breakfast*  
  • 84% of students reported having participated in organised activities at least once a week

* based on students reporting they had a good night’s sleep or ate breakfast at least three times a week


  • 77% of students reported being generally optimistic
  • 30% of students reported they frequently worry about things at home and at school  

Positive sense of culture & identity

  • 71% of students feel that they belong at their school  
  • 79% of students feel part of a group of friends and usually fit in with other students