Dear Parents and Care-givers,
At Dianella Secondary College we want your child to do their very best. To get the best education they need to attend school every day.
The teenage years are a time for young people to develop independence and find their place in the world, including how they take part in school life. We do know that some students may need that additional encouragement to attend school regularly.
By working together, our school community can address some of the reasons why teenagers may not want to attend.
Some common problems you may have getting your child to school:
You may also be worried that your teenager:
What can you do to help?
Do you need to let the school know if your teenager will be away from school?
What will staff at Dianella Secondary College do to help?
Why is going to school so important for my child?
Remember everyday matters and every moment counts. Please call the school for any support you may require.
The survey has returned a 4.3 average score for the 20 questions being asked, no question received less than a 4 rating which is a pleasing result for our school. However, this is not to say we won’t keep finding ways to improve to ensure we keep moving forward in a positive direction.
This year we offered our parents and care-givers the opportunity to win a $100 uniform shop voucher for simply completing the survey. I am pleased to announce Sangay Tenzin as our official winner. Sangay, pictured with myself, was overjoyed with his prize.
Can I say thank you to all of our parents and care-givers who took the time in answering the survey, it is very much appreciated.
The State Government recently announced that our school will take part in the DETECT research project to determine the incidence and impact of COVID-19 in WA schools. The study, which involves approximately 80 public schools, education support settings and residential colleges, is being undertaken by the Departments of Health and Education in partnership with Telethon Kids Institute.
Our school has been invited to take part in the online survey component of this study that will build a greater understanding of how students, parents and staff are coping in this challenging time, and what can be done to support our community.
The research team have developed survey questions that are suitable for different age groups and to help understand some of the experience for children, families and teachers during the COVID-19 restrictions.
You will be asked to read and consider the information carefully before you decide whether you or your child are willing to participate. The research team and our school’s principal will be available to answer your questions.
By participating in this research, our school community will help the Government understand what measures are needed to support our community.
If you would like to know more about DETECT, click here.