3 Sep 2018

Well Being

Dear Parent and Guardians
As you will be aware, wellbeing is a priority in the Sha Tin College Strategic Plan and across the Foundation.  For this reason, all children in ESF schools between Year 4 and Year 13 will soon undertake a wellbeing questionnaire.  This will help all of us in schools to measure and track the wellbeing of our students though Positive Education based online assessments.
In the week beginning September 24, your child will complete her/his online questionnaire. This will occur during Tutor Time. Wellbeing assessment scientists and school psychology experts developed the Assessing Wellbeing in Education (AWE) assessment in 2014.  The AWE consists of a collection of validated psychometric scales and scientifically informed questions from the psychology literature that assess various aspects of wellbeing. It covers all major theories of wellbeing, rather than one particular theory or perspective. Filling in the 29 questions should take students approximately 10 – 15 minutes.
Here at STC, we will receive data about each student’s wellbeing, and anonymised data related to classes, year groups and the whole school. This will help us plan ways to help individuals. Each student will also receive her/his own personalised wellbeing report. These reports are written in plain English with easily interpretable graphs that track changes overtime so the students can monitor their own progress. We will encourage students to talk to their families and friends about the results. Having conversations about wellbeing, both what is going well and what is not going so well, is an effective first step towards improving wellbeing. Students can also talk to tutors, year heads and counsellors, as always.
Further information is available at www.awesomeschools.com.  As the designated AWE link for Sha Tin College, please contact me if you have further questions.
With thanks and warm wishes.
Christine Rowlands
Vice Principal