Dear Parents and Caregivers,

As part of our focus on school effectiveness, Marian Catholic College will be participating in an online survey for students – Tell Them From Me (TTFM).  The survey will provide us with valuable feedback on what our students think about school life, how engaged they are with school and the different ways that teachers interact with them. Schools in Australia and around the world have used the Tell Them From Me survey to help them improve.

On Friday 31 May, 2019, all students will be given the opportunity and time to participate in this survey during their Pastoral Period. If they are absent on the day, they will be given another opportunity on Monday 3 June, 2019. Students who agree to complete the survey will be given a random username and password to access and complete the survey online. Students’ names cannot be linked to their responses which allows it to be completely anonymous. Results will show all student scores combined together – it is not possible to single out individual students in the results.

The survey takes approximately 25-30 minutes to complete. The survey measures include such topics as emotional and social well-being, physical health, and behaviours and attitudes linked to student success. The survey also allows students to give their thoughts and feedback in open-ended question responses.

Participation in the survey is entirely voluntary. Your child will not take part if either you or your child does not wish to. If, during the survey, your child is uncomfortable answering any question, he/she should leave it blank and move on to the next one. Your child can stop the survey at any time.

If you do not want your child to take part in the survey, please email [email protected].

If you would like more information, please contact Mrs Fiona Livingstone on 9654 6717 or via email [email protected].

Mrs Jayne Campbell