15 Oct 2019

Assessing Wellbeing in Education (AWE) Assessment

Dear Parents and Guardians,

In the week beginning 21st October 2019, your child will fill in an online questionnaire assessing her/his wellbeing. This is happening across ESF with all students in Years 4 – 13. The Assessing Wellbeing in Education (AWE) assessment will help schools to measure and track the wellbeing of their school community though positive education based online wellbeing assessments.

The AWE assessment consists of a collection of validated psychometric scales and scientifically informed questions from the psychology literature that assess various aspects of wellbeing. The AWE assessment covers all major theories of wellbeing, rather than one particular theory or perspective. Filling in the 29 questions should take 5-10 minutes.

The school will receive data about each student’s wellbeing, and anonymised data related to classes, year groups and the whole school. This will help the school plan to help both individuals and inform whole school plans.

Each student will also receive her/his own personalised wellbeing report. The reports are written in plain English with easily interpretable graphs that track changes overtime so the students can monitor their own progress. Students will be encouraged to talk to their family and friends about their results. Having conversations about wellbeing, what is going well and what is not going so well, is a good first step towards improving wellbeing. Students can also talk to tutors, year heads and counsellors.

Further information is available at www.awesomeschools.com Please get in touch with  me, Christine Rowlands rowlandscm1@stconline.edu.hk, Dionne Lashley lashld2@stconline.edu.hk Head of Middle School or Jane Parry parryj1@stconline.edu.hk Head of Senior School if you would like to discuss this further.

Kind regards,

Christine Rowlands
Vice Principal